Winter Wellness Wales

Winter Wellness Wales

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Winter Wellness Wales

4 Days Starting and ending in Pantperthog, Machynlleth SY20 9AS, UK

Visiting: Pantperthog

Tour operator:

Adventure Tours UK

Tour code:

WWW

Recommended For:

Couples, LGBT plus, Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 10

Physical rating:

Low, 1 (Easy)

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegans, Vegetarians, Please advice request

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Wellness Tours

Activities:

Walking, Yoga

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Indulge in a rejuvenating 3-night retreat designed to elevate your well-being this winter and kickstart your year on a positive note. Immerse yourself in the serene eco-sanctuary at the Centre for Alternative Technology, where each day unfolds with revitalizing yoga classes, mindfulness sessions, delectable cuisine, and immersive encounters with nature. It's the ideal getaway to unwind, re-connect, and embrace a healthier you.

Highlights

  • 5 yoga sessions

  • Winter wreathe making

  • 1 yoga nidra meditation

  • Guided mindfulness walk and hike into the Dyfi Forest

  • For adventurers who want to start the new year off in a healthy and positive way on a sustainable winter wellness retreat

Places You'll See

Centre For Alternative Technology

Bright And Homely Rooms

Dyfi Forest

Free Your Mind In The Wild

Soothe Your Sole

Slowly, Strongly, Smoothly

Itinerary

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Day 1 : And Breathe...
Location: Pantperthog
Accommodation: Lodge, Lodge
Accommodation Name: Centre for Alternative Technology
Meals Included: Dinner

Arrive in Pantperthog, ready to check into your cosy and peaceful accommodation. Your home for the next three nights is the world-renowned Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). CAT is an eco lover's dream set in the foothills of South Snowdonia, home to some of the most special landscapes and wildlife areas in Europe.

Feel inspired: Get acquainted with your retreat companions, before taking a guided tour of CAT. Learn about the history of the unique site and of CAT. Take a look at how renewable energy is used onsite and view the unusual variety of environmentally responsible buildings. The tour also takes in CAT’s beautiful organic gardens and some of the impressive 30 acre site, with its seven unique habitats including heathland, woodland and meadow, each hiding an amazing story and an important mission. It’s impossible not to be inspired by the diversity of your surroundings and the ongoing sustainability projects.

Nourish: Sit down for a delicious evening meal. When it comes to dining at CAT the ethos is ‘straight from plot to plate’ meaning the menu is made up of ingredients grown in the centre’s own allotment or responsibly sourced from the local area.

Set your intentions for your winter retreat in an evening yoga session. Designed to start shifting stagnant energy, so you can enjoy the coming days with a clear mind and a relaxed body.

Day 2 : Inhale. Exhale. Hike.
Location: Pantperthog
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Centre for Alternative Technology
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It's time to roll out your yoga mat for your first yoga session of the day. Starting with Pranayama (breath work) your yoga instructor will guide you through postures to stretch, strengthen and release tension from your body. Ending the session with ‘savasana’ a short guided meditation to leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the day ahead.

After a tasty breakfast head out for a morning hike from the centre grounds. Wander into the Dyfi Forest and enjoy walking amongst the conifer and beech trees. Breathe in the crisp winter air, as you tune into the pace of your surroundings.

Get crafty: Back at the centre, tuck into a well-prepared seasonal lunch. Next, it’s time to embrace your creativity and make your own winter wreath. Take a wander around CAT's gardens and woodlands, collecting beautiful natural materials. Back inside, learn to create your own wreath using CAT's own coppiced willow and your own foraged materials. Feel your stresses melt away as your hands are kept busy creating your own little celebration of Winter.

Soothe your soul: Following a hearty meal with your new friends, gather for a yoga nidra session. Practised lying down, yoga nidra is a meditation that provides the ultimate sense of relaxation. With a new found sense of peace snuggle up in your cosy rooms for a deep night’s sleep.

Day 3 : Rise & Shine
Location: Pantperthog
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Centre for Alternative Technology
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It’s time for your morning yoga practice. Breathe, stretch and reset. Your yoga instructor will guide you through another blissful practice. Take the class at your own pace, yoga is not about ability, but about harmony between your mind and body.

Mind over matter: After another delicious breakfast, wrap up warm and head out for a mindful walking experience. As you walk, let your mind wander, take in your beautiful natural surroundings and let go of the distractions that usually occupy your mind day to day. With encouragement from your guide, learn to use your senses to bring yourself into the present moment.

Checking in: Back at the centre take some time to yourself after lunch. Tea and cake will be served in the communal space. An opportunity to sit down as a group and check in with the intentions set at the start of your retreat.

Gather for a final dinner with your new friends. Connect, share experiences and enjoy your lovingly prepared meal. End the day by joining your yoga instructor for a restorative yoga and meditation session.

Day 4 : A Fresh Start
Location: Pantperthog
Meals Included: Breakfast

Leaning into your new routine, participate in one last pre-breakfast yoga session. Sealing your retreat intention and perhaps setting a new one to take home with you.

What's Included

  • 5 yoga sessions

  • 1 yoga nidra meditation

  • Guided mindful walks

  • Winter wreathe making

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 evening meals

  • 3 nights eco accommodation at the world renowned Centre for Alternative Technology

  • Voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails

  • 1 native tree planted in our woodland

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Optional Extras

  • Single Supplement

    Single supplement

Accommodation

3 nights eco accommodation at the world-renowned Centre for Alternative Technology

Check out our Q&As

  • How to get here?

    By Air: The closest international airports are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport. It is approximately a 2.5 hours taxi transfer from either airport to the tour start point in Pantperthog or alternatively travel by rail to Machynlleth and follow the By Rail instructions below. By Rail: The closest train station to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Pantperthog is Machynlleth station. From Machynlleth station it is approximately a 10 minute taxi-transfer to the Centre for Alternative Technology By Road: The Centre for Alternative Technology, Pantperthog is located 30 minutes from the A470, and approx 2hrs from the M54

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No, 18 years & older only

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    This is classed as category 1 (low). no experience of any activities is needed.

  • What you need to bring

    Comfortable walking boots or shoes Warm layers - Winter in Wales is cold Hat and gloves – to stay extra cosy on your wintery walks Waterproof jacket and trousers Yoga mat (optional – we can provide if needed) Head torch, to make finding your way around at night easier! Day backpack - to carry hydration, snacks and spare clothing

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    All of our accommodation is priced on a shared basis so, as a solo traveller we’ll match you up with a like-minded, same-sex travel partner. You’ll both benefit from avoiding unnecessary single supplement charges and you might just spark up a friendship that lasts beyond the length of your trip. if you do prefer to have your own private room, that can usually be accommodated. If it’s a room for on

  • What does 'fully supported mean?

    When we talk about fully-supported adventures, this means we’ve made everything as simple as possible for you. We take care of your accommodation for the duration of your trip and provide all the transport you need within the UK. We also make all the arrangements necessary for your chosen activities.

  • How many other people will be in my group?

    Typically our groups are between 8 and 15 people. Of course when we’re dealing with specific activities such as mountain biking or hiking, we always work within the recognised guiding ratios. So for example, our mountain bike adventures will never exceed 8 guests in total.

  • I'm making my own way to the start point of your tour. How do I know where to go?

    If you plan to arrive by train, please contact us for information on the closest main line station to your tour start location. You’re welcome to arrange your own transfers or we will make arrangements on your behalf if preferred. If you plan to drive and need a suitable location to leave your car, please contact our team for recommendations on the best location to head for.

  • Are you adventures suitable for children?

    Our adventure packages are all aimed at adults aged 18 years or over. This is partly because many activities have height or age restrictions and we found that trying to factor this in when crafting our experiences, limited what we could include. Our aim is to deliver the best of the best in each region, so we weren’t comfortable with compromising the activities we could offer.

Reviews of this Operator

Sue Defoe  

Llangollen Hills

14-Sep-2022

A brilliant weekend in Wales hill running! Was apprehensive as I am the wrong side of 60 but Tim was an excellent coach and full of useful information and tips on techniques and nutrition. The hotel was excellent and the weather played it’s part! I would recommend this trip to others.

Colin Fox  

Had a great weekend in North Wales

11-Oct-2022

Had a great weekend in North Wales very well organised and great running guide in Tim . Food was excellent and weather was fabulous

Lauren  

I went on the surf/yoga retreat...

08-Sep-2022

I went on the surf/ yoga retreat in wales and it was the most refreshing and adventurous break I’ve had in a long time! We had an amazing host- Sarah who took care of us the whole trip. She was so personable and made us all feel very relaxed! The surf instructor Don was fabulous who took the time to help us battle the waves and the yoga instructor Remi was equally as great. It was a perfect balance of activity/ relaxation. St.David’s is also a lovely little place. The hotel was lovely, especially the breakfast:) I would definitely recommend this trip and will be booking with them again in the future! Thank you so much team!!

Adri Gordon  

I truly enjoyed the Wild Wellness Retreat in North Wales!

29-Jul-2022

I truly enjoyed the Wild Wellness Retreat in North Wales! Sarah and Hariette both worked very hard to make the adventure very memorable. The balance between yoga , Paddle boarding and foraging were perfect. The story telling by Fiona took me back to happy childhood memories. The food was delicious! I truly enjoyed the company of all the glampers and feeling blessed to meet such lovely people. Adventure Tours delivered an oppertunity to relax , experience new things and become one with nature! Big Thanks !

Tracy  

Glorious Welsh trails!

14-Sep-2022

My second private trail running weekend with Adventure Tours. This time we were a group of six. Another brilliant experience of fantastic hill running, great organisation and accommodation. Particular mention for our running guide, Tim for his expertise, support and unfailing patience, with great advice to take home and put into practice. We had a lot of fun on the ups and the downs. Hoping to do it all again next year!

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