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Spanish & Hiking – Special program Camino de Santiago

Language course by Sierra&Sol and CastiLa

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Granada is a beautiful city much appreciated for its history, its culture, its vibrant nightlife, as well as its natural surroundings.

Home to the Iberian Peninsula's highest mountain and bordering the Mediterranean coast, Granada’s landscape is rich and diverse. Thanks to the extensive network of hiking trails, you can explore all four Natural Parks and one National Park and get to know beautiful valleys and towns such as La Alpujarra.

CastiLa and Sierra&Sol are pleased to offer you a unique experience combining nature as well as linguistic and cultural immersion.

In this full-immersion language course, you will interact with your teachers, Spanish students, mountain guides and local hikers. This Spanish & Hiking course includes the following language courses and a one-week hiking trip along the famous Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) in the Basque Country. For every hiker, it is a dream to walk along the Camino.

  • Program of the classes

    Standard:

    • 4 lessons per day
    • Classes per week: 20
    • Duration of classes: 50 minutes.
    • Method: Rotation of teachers.
    • Material included in the price: Books and all the necessary equipment.
    • Social and cultural activities: Every day, with Spanish Teachers.
  • Program of the hiking activities

    2-weeks program

    1st week: 

    • Two short hikes (3-4 hours) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
    • 1-day hike on Saturday
    • 1-day hike on Sunday

    2nd week:
    One week hiking along the Camino de Santiago in the Basque Country. You will walk together with a group of local spanish hikers from Granada. We will start in Playa Las Arenas close to Bilbao and our destination will be Santillana del Mar in Cantabria.

Distribution of time and academic activities

Our first-week time schedule: depending on the exact starting date for the Camino, the shown times can differ

week-schedule-spanish-hiking-sierraysol

Explanation of the numbers:

1. Practice-based on grammar: 2 classes per day
Explanations of grammar extracts and immediate exercise practice in real communicative situations. Corrections of homework.

2. Practice and conversation based on thematical units: 2 classes per day
Oral and written exercises, comprehension practice (audio-visual material and analysis of documents or magazines, books, television, and radio) and conversation related to the specific topics studied.

3. Extracurricular activities (optional): 
To gain knowledge of a language, cultural immersion is necessary. With this in mind, CastiLa offers different social activities that help the foreign students’ integration into the Spanish life. These activities are of a wide variety, including Spanish movies, thematic evenings, musical evenings, trips visits, parties, sports, “tapas time” and “paellas”.

4. Hiking activities:
Spanish practising while walking and discovering the beauty of the natural areas that surrounds Granada. Learn about our natural and cultural heritage, landscape, flora, fauna between others. You will be able to share this hikes with other students or local hikers in order to have a real immersion in the nature lovers world.

4* In case of two-week courses these hikes on Saturday and Sunday correspond to the first weekend
The student is invited to do a second free hike on the second Sunday

Program and Date:

2018: https://sierraysol.com/package/camino-santiago-northern-way-cantabria-asturias/

26th of May to 2nd of June

Price:

1,092€

Payment:

Deposit of 50 % of the total 1 month before the starting date

The balance 15 days before the starting date.

Cancellation and refund policy

In case of cancellation, the following policy applies.

  • More than 45 days prior to the starting date of the trip, we will grant you a full refund minus a €50 administrative fee per reservation.
  • Between 44 days and 15 days prior to the starting date of the trip, we will retain 50% of the trip cost.
  • Less than 15 days prior to the starting date of the trip, or once the trip has begun, there will be no refund.

 

Terms and conditions and environmental policy

Please read our terms and conditions and our environmental policy. Sierra&Sol is an ecotourism company with a serious commitment to the environment which we hope to pass on to our clients.

Sierra&Sol – Hiking activities in Southern Spain

Contact by email with Teresa mtm@sierraysol.com
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mtm@sierraysol.com
www.sierraysol.com
Tel.: +34 666 405 811

CastiLa Centro Internacional de Estudios Hispánicos

C/ Aljibe del Gato 1. 18010 Granada- España – SpainCastiLa-sierraysol-spanish-hiking
Tel.: +34 958 20 58 63
Fax: +34 958 27 72 40

info@castila.eswww.castila.es
Contact by email with Natalia
admisions@castila.es

What’s included?

  • 7 nights in hotels. Doubled rooms. Private bathroom. Breakfast every day
  • Guided walk
  • Transportation of luggage in order to enable hiking with only a day backpack
  • Emergency service
  • Interpretation of the area and its heritage along the Camino
  • Accident and public liability insurance
  • Mobile phone and spare batteries, walkie-talkies
  • Comprehensive First aid kit
  • Communal first aid kit
  • Pilgrim’s credential


What’s isn’t included?

  • Meals, except breakfasts
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Anything else that doesn’t appear on the included list
Price:

1092€

Location: Granada and Basque Country, Spain
Duration: 05 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
Difficulty: Easy (REI)

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Activity Level Descriptions

REItrips

 

(1) Relaxed: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.

  • Activity: 1-3 hours most days
  • Distances: walk less than 3 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat terrain
  • Elevation change: little to none
  • Altitude: less than 3,000 ft

(2) Easy: Great for newcomers to active travel.

  • Activity: 2-5 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 6 miles, cycle 10-30 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat or rolling terrain with some possible steeps
  • Elevation change: up to 2,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 6,000 ft

(3) Moderate: For outdoor novices and above.

  • Activity: 4-6 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 10 miles most days, cycle 20-40 miles most days
  • Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 10,000 ft

(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fir travelers with basic skills.

  • Activity: 5-8 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 30-50 miles most days
  • Surfaces: mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit travelers.

  • Activity: 10+ hours/day
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 50 miles or more miles most days
  • Surfaces: remote mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents, uneven trails with loose features.
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

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