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WALK IN 8 DAYS TO INSIGHT

Find peace, focus and inspiration under the Spanish sun. During these 8 days you will explore the island with 6 inspiring hikes while you stay at one of our cave houses. You will eat fresh vegetables and fruits from our growing food forest. And you will enjoy the tranquility of the pool and gardens with great view of the Risco Caído. As we are still renovating our finca this retreat wil available again in 2025. To keep informed about our progress and upcoming retreats, please pre-register below. 

Goal

Ready to recharge?

Charged by the Spanish sun and probably with tired legs, you will leave Gran Canaria after a week. Inspired and motivated you return home
with more overview than you have ever had. You pick up your life with full of confidence, and with both hands. You gained an unforgettable experience , you have made great new friends and you can from now on enjoy the delicious Spanish cuisine at home. But above all, you know that from now on walking gives you peace of mind, overview and insight to make decisions. And that those decisions will only be successful when you keep looking at the world from different perspectives. Depending on the group composition, the program is in Dutch or in Dutch and English.

EXPERIENCE

6 inspiring hikes that trigger you

Walking has a special effect on the brain. It calms your brain and neutralizes stress because walking uses those parts of the brain that produce stress hormones. During a walk they are no longer able to do this. The outside air makes your brain function better. By walking in nature for a few days improve your intellectual capacity up to 50%. That is why often when walking the best ideas come to mind. And then it also influences your mood enormously positively. 

Hiking in Gran Canaria is a special experience. You will be surprised in every valley the varied nature that the island has to offer. It is not without reason that the island is listed no less than 5 times Unesco World Heritage List. And the island was declared one by UNESCO in 2005 World Biosphere Reserve because of the enormously varied nature on the island. During the six walks below you will discover this diversity with your own eyes.

To the origins of Gran Canaria
We'll walk over the edge of the largest volcano crater from the island. Bare rocks and volcanic grit alternate with greenery. On one side of the path a view of the crater and on the other side of the sea or the mountains. Then we will visit the sacred mountain Humiaga and discover the imposing fortress that the original inhabitants built here.
The highest peak on the island
Through steep mountain paths, we climb up almost 1,000 meters. After this challenging hike with amazing views, we reach a euphoric peak at the island's highest point, the Pico de las Nieves.
Follow the water
Barranco de los Cercícalos is special because water flows in this deserted valley all year round. We wander among the greenery and discover several hidden waterfalls. And there is a good chance of seeing the Canarian giant lizard.
From rock fortress to hippie village
On this circular walk from Santa Lucia, we visit the rock fortress La Fortaleza. The island's original inhabitants lost the last battle with the Spanish occupiers here. And after passing the blue-green reservoir, we discover a hippy village in the dry riverbed.
High ridges, Deep valleys
Via the valley Barranco del Juncal, we climb up through a cooling pine forest to the top of the ridge. Walking over the peaks, we look far across the island. We see picturesque villages in the depths and reservoirs in the distance.
Sand to the other side
We traverse the dune area las Dunas de Maspalomas and are surprised by its desolate expanse. We see plants that can survive even meters under the sand. The dry riverbed leads us past a camel ranch and lake full of birds, back to the coast.
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Result

Overview and action through 1-on-1 coaching

During the
walks, cooking and meals there is plenty of opportunity to talk, exchange ideas
and learn from each other’s experiences. But you achieve the optimal result
during the 1-on-1 coaching. During the first session we make your personal
wheel of life. I explain how that works in the video next to this text. This
handy remedy quickly gives an overview of your life. Based on this overview, we
choose which aspect of your life we will work on this week. Every day we work
together for 30 minutes. In total, we will work on your development for about
3.5 hours. I am sure that you will return home as a different person. 

Change

Photography for different perspectives

Everyone sees the world differently and experiences situations differently. That is because every person has his own perspective applies. You can easily learn through photography to look at the world in a different way. For example, by zooming in on the details, zooming out to the whole or opting for a completely different perspective. If you are aware of the different perspectives, you can use them to reach your goal more easily. Because if you look through the eyes of a different people, you know exactly what they see and what is important to them.

Relax

Live in a food forest for a week

Your home base is our Finca La Hoyatillla near Juncalillo. Here you can retreat to your cave house to let the day sink in. Or you can relax at the pool or on one of the terraces with views of the growing food forest and the surrounding mountains. 

enjoy

Delicious Spanish Cuisine

During this week we cook together with a local chef that introduces you to Spanish cuisine. For example, you learn to prepare paella and Rancho Canario. And you get the recipes home, so that you can surprise family and friends with the most delicious Spanish dishes. On the way we always eat a simple walking lunch, because you don’t want to carry too much with you. On Friday we go out for dinner after a week of brisk walking my favorite tapas restaurant in Maspalomas, Maná 264. There we are extensively pampered and we taste the most delicious dishes. Your taste buds will never be short of anything in Spain!

Overview

THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

A unique stay

You stay in a cave house or tiny house on our finca with a growing food forest with pool and great views.

6 impressive hikes

You will experience the varied nature of the island. From vulcanos, forest, mountain tops all the way to the Sahara.

Photo's of your journey

You receive a camera to record your journey. With a different assignment every day that makes you look at the world differently.

1-on-1 coaching

This 3.5 hours of 1-on-1 life coaching will change your life. You will gain an overview of your life and will work on a topic of your choice.

Cooking classes

During joint cooking classes from a local chef, will introduce you to the flavors of Gran Canaria and you can take the recipes home.

All inclusive

The journey is all inclusive, so you don't have to worry about anything.

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You get 3 bonuses!

#1 A unique diary of your experience

On the first evening you will receive a unique diary in which you keep track of your experience. You work in this the daily assignments from. And of course you use it for you daily reflection. This way you get a nice report of this hiking adventure.

#2 Your personal wheel of life

During the first session we create your wheel of life together to determine what we are working on during this week. After the retreat you will receive the elaborated version of this wheel of life at home. In addition, I provide it extra tips to get started with it.

#3 All photos to remember

During the retreat you get a camera on loan. You print 1 photo every day for the execution of the photo assignment in your diary. After the retreat you will receive all photos digitally sent. So you don't miss out on the unforgettable experience.

Preperations

You arrange this yourself

  • You book your trip to and from Gran Canaria yourself, so you decide from which airport you leave and how you land on the island. After booking you will receive information about the recommended flight. If you come to the island earlier, you will take care of the transport to the airport yourself. The airport is easily accessible from both Las Palmas and the south. The group departs together from the airport to our finca and will return there together afterwards.
  • You will bring along all the gear you need for hiking. We will sent you a checklist before the retreat. 
  • A travel insurance is mandatory. We organize our retreats as safe as possible, but you never know what can happen while hiking. Better safe than sorry!
  • You will spend time in Maspalomas between the walk and dinner on Friday. Any drinks and purchases during that time are for your own account.
That's all... we will take care of the rest!
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