YOGA & ADVENTURE retreat IN ISTRIA, cROATIA
5-DAY PROGRAM( 6 nights )
This is the similar program like the Y&A Retreat but with longer adventure tours and exploring not only our town Rovinj but also the whole magical region Istria, visiting some of the most beautiful towns in Croatia.
Daily morning Yoga classes
Daily adventure excursions: kayaking, windsurfing, SUP, biking and hiking
Visiting the best spots of Istria including Pula, Grožnjan, Kamenjak, Lim, and Rovinj
Daily organic vegetarian or vegan breakfast
6-nights' accommodation in Rovinj, Croatia
Dining in the best local restaurants around Istrian region ( not included in the price )
GENERAL SCHEDULE for the week
Begin on Sunday ( arrival day ) with the evening gathering
From Monday to Friday:
8:00 - 9:15 - Morning yoga class
10:00 - Breakfast
11:00 - 19:00 Daily adventure tours (see below)
End on Saturday morning with breakfast at 9:00
The biking trail that we choose is one hour from Rovinj and is the most beautiful bike trail in Istria. It passes through the old train tunnel, across the old bridge and through many vineyards with great views at the Motovun valley. The path is not only the best because of her beautiful scenery but it is situated between 2 of the most beautiful medieval towns on the hills of Motovun and Grožnjan which we are going to visit. It is a 2 hour easy bike ride, mostly downhill. In the end we will stop for lunch time at the Livade village which is BTW the most known place in Croatia for the truffles. There we eat in a very nice ( not expensive ) local restaurant.
For Kayaking we choose the very bottom of the Istrian peninsula. It is only one hour driving from Rovinj and we will visit Pula so you will see the famous Arena, one of the best roman amphitheater still standing.
The kayaking will be at the place called Kamenjak. It is a natural protected area with many beaches. Kayaking will be about 2 hour and is an easy journey with stops for swimming and relaxing on one island, or at the popular water cave. There is one amazing unique beach bar with fast food restaurant where you can have your meal.
On the windsurfing day we will stay in Rovinj and visit Red Island where you can do windsurfing with our instructor, SUP ( stand up paddling ) or just swim and relax on the beach. There is a restaurant and pizzeria too. We start with bikes from our Guesthouse to the Rovinj center where we take a boat to Red island.
For the hiking we have several options and we will select them according to weather forecast, and other considerations. All the places where we hike are beautiful and easy to hike.
SUP - Stand up paddling & snorkeling
One afternoon we take the SUP board and we go to have fun on some remote beach where you can relax, swim, snorkel and maybe try yoga on the SUP as well.
All the 5 tours start from Rovinj ( Five Elements Guesthouse ) at 11 and we are back around 7 PM.
All the transport, guide, instructors, equipment are included in the price. Lunch and dinner is not included in the price. You can bring your own sandwich or something or you can eat in the local restaurant at the spot with us.
Note that the program is flexible and changeable according to weather like strong winds or rain. In case of canceling the tour ( which is very rear ) because of very heavy weather condition we will have indoor activities instead.
PRICES Start from 508€
1 person in shared triple room 508 €
1 person private room 610 €
2 persons private room 1015 €
Included in the price:
6 nights' accommodation in one of the Five Elements Guesthouse rooms
Daily breakfast (vegetarian or vegan and mostly organic )
Daily Yoga classes
All adventure tours, transport, gear, and instruction
Local wine and snack for the welcome evening
not included in the pricE:
Lunch: For the lunches we will be out on the adventure tours but there will be a restaurant at the spots.
Dinner: Most guests prefer to visit the town for dinner, or you can make dinner in our guesthouse. All guests will have access to the common kitchen. Some apartments have a private kitchen.
Pick-up from Pula airport is with additional cost of 60€
Pick-up from Rovinj bus station or harbor ( you need to take a taxi )
Limited availability for this program is up to 10 persons.
istria - Yoga & adventure retreat DATES for 2019:
1 - 7 September 2019
8 - 14 September 2019