Raise A Glass for These Wine & Culinary Active Retreats

Just because you love yoga, fitness or cycling–doesn’t mean you don’t also love great food and wine. Honestly–the 3 together make the perfect pairing. Especially if you get to make the food! So, if you too love wine and great cooking and want to indulge in both as you pursue your next active retreat–then we have some great trips lined up for you.

So, raise a glass, grab your passport and get ready to treat yourself to a truly magical culinary & wine retreat that fills the body, mind and soul with good food, good wine and good vibes all around.

Vegan Cooking and Yoga Retreat in Peru

Vegetarian cuisine is both tasty and culturally diverse and this Vegan Cooking and Yoga Retreat aims to show you just that. You will experience time and again how wholesome food prepared with love and good intention is exquisite, eye-pleasing, and fulfilling. Johanne holds a vegetarian nutrition certificate and is a coach in mind-body nutrition & the psychology of eating. She worked as the cook in a hostel in Costa Rica for over a year and at this Wellness Retreat Center for over 3 years and made a name for herself as a great cook. Johanne will teach you how to prepare and eat more plant-based foods and raw foods without the dogma and the fanaticism often associated with them. 

If you already follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, you might become savvier and will come away with tasty recipes, as the possibilities of vegetarian dishes are endless. Come learn to transform these ingredients into delightful dining experiences that are sure to excite your palate and engage your senses.. You will hopefully discover new foods like locro de zapallo, Johanne's vegan take on a popular Peruvian dish.

And this program would not be complete without yoga and daily walks through the protected forest.  Join us!

Dates: Multiple Departures

Yoga, Meditation, Cooking and Horseback Riding Retreat in Corsica, France

Travel to Corsica, France for this luxury Cooking, Horseback Riding and Yoga Retreat.

Your daily yoga and meditation practice makes you feel more and more connected to your body, mind and soul. In addition to a wholesome yoga programme, this retreat will offer you an opportunity to learn to cook balanced Ayurvedic meals so that you can continue to support your wellbeing after the retreat as well.

And if you are interested in horse riding, you can enjoy this amazing experience with the most spectacular backdrop in Corsica!

This yoga retreat is designed for all levels of practitioners including beginners, intermediate and experienced practitioners. During this retreat, you will have an opportunity to experience a variety of approaches to hatha yoga, from elemental vinyasa flow to peaceful hatha with a therapeutic quality as well as a myriad of supportive practices including myofascial release technique and resistance training.

Dates: May 8 to May 12, 2024

Yoga + Mountains + Wine + Adventure in France

Spend a week in beautiful Southern France on this Yoga+ Mountains + Wine Adventure!

This French countryside escape is hidden and quiet, tucked away at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, surrounded by vineyards, castles and medieval towns. Tranquil, luxurious and charming, this is your ideal countryside escape and easily accessible from Toulouse and Carcassonne.

You will be staying in an area known for its vineyards so we will of course take a tour to learn the wine-making process and sample local wines.  Experience a Tutored Tapas and Wine Tasting with La Maison du Rire. Learn about the wines, gastronomy, culture and history of Languedoc-Roussillon. The tasting lasts approximately three hours and incorporates eight wines from across the entire region partnered with local, seasonal and home made tapas dishes prepared by Emma.

Plus you will take part in daily yoga, beautiful hikes and onsite massages.

Dates: Oct 12 to Oct 19, 2024

Culinary Delights and Cultural Experience in Namibia

Join this once-in-a-lifetime Cultural Adventure and Culinary Delights Experience. Combine culinary delights, extraordinary nature encounters, and educational cultural experiences on this unforgettable adventure through Namibia's mesmerizing landscape.

Forage along Swakopmund’s Atlantic Ocean, a charming German influenced coastal town. Roushanna from VELD & SEA will provide an introduction to foraging techniques and give you valuable insights about the coastal rocks. Discover the intriguing world of Swakopmund’s native edible seaweeds and learn  how to responsibly gather and prepare macro-algae and shellfish.

Participate in daily yoga and culinary adventure. And visit Namibia’s Greatest Wildlife Sanctuary for an amazing Safari experience. The park plays host to an impressive array of wildlife, boasting over 114 different mammal species including elephants and lions.

Dates: April 22 to April 29, 2024

Surf, Yoga and Culinary Delight in France

This Surf and Culinary Delight Retreat will take place in a  traditional Basque château, overlooking the Pyrenees in Bidart.  Bidart is a small village on the French Basque Coast, surrounded by fields, farms and a plethora of surf beaches only 10-15 minutes away.

The French Basque coastline has a potpourri of surf breaks up its sleeve. The variety of waves and wave quality means there’s usually something happening for all types and levels of rider.

In addition to surfing, you can enjoy daily yoga, French-style Continental breakfasts or brunch,  amazing  dinners at the villa, a cooking party with the Private Chef, and a gourmet tasting menu at a 1* Michelin Star Restaurant.

Dates:  June 15 to June 22, 2024

Cycling & Cooking in Tuscany

Get ready for Cycling and Cooking in Tuscany. This bike trip combines fantastic bike rides and cooking lessons, as well as special tasting: olive oil, wine and cheese. Most days include a hands-on cooking class or a visit to taste local food artisan!

The cooking and the cycling aspects will please anyone who has a strong interest in one or both of these great passions.

A variety of bike rides will get you deep into some of the world’s most iconic and famous landscapes, while the rich array of food and drink experiences will keep your mouth watering throughout your stay. Not to be missed.

Dates: May, June, Sept and Oct 2024 Departures

Cycling & Cooking in Sardinia

Head to Sardinia for this Cycling and Cooking Retreat. Enjoy refined Sardinian olive oil and don’t miss the wine and cheese tasting. On this getaway, you will cook classic Sardinian dishes including malloreddus, culurgiones and fregola.

You’ll also take part in daily rides through the countryside and visit a range of sites including Montiferru or the plain of Arborea, the Punic-Roman ruins of THARROS and the archaeological site of Barumini.

Dates: May, June, Sept and Oct Departures

Women’s Vermont Trail Running + Culinary Retreat

The Vermont Trail Running + Culinary Retreat is ideal for runners who appreciate good food and want to experience Vermont’s food-maker culture, from cooking classes to farm tours. While staying at The Essex Culinary and Spa Resort, conveniently situated between downtown Burlington and Stowe Village, you’ll enjoy daily guided mindful runs along with special dining and culinary experiences that are sure to delight your senses.

Enjoy the support and guidance of an expert in mindful running, locally based running guides who know this region inside and out, and take cooking classes with the Essex Resort’s top chefs, who will inspire you to create new dishes using local flavors and while showcasing regional approaches to food preparation.

This four-day women-only retreat is ideal for those who are either new to running, returning to running after an injury or layoff, or who prefer to run short distances. All the runs are between three and six miles-and employ a run-walk approach, so no matter your pace you’ll be able to go at a pace that’s comfortable for you. 

Dates: Sept 12 to Sept 15, 2024

Yoga + Wine + Hiking + Fitness in San Luis Obispo, California

For this Yoga+ Wine+ Fitness + Hiking Retreat, you will be tucked away on 45 acres of scenic California mountain terrain, on a property that is a refuge of complete escape, privacy, and rejuvenation. 

Surrounded by the preserved historic Santa Margarita Ranch, plan on lots of yoga, fitness, local hikes and wine tasting at this one-of-a-kind Central Coast Wine Country destination. Plan on sleeping like never before after full days of activity and fresh, mountain air. Plus, wine by the bonfire at night!

Dates: Nov 6 to Nov 10, 2024

Yoga and Wine Retreat in Marble Falls, Texas

Join this Texas style Yoga & Wine Retreat glamping experience, for all women whether you’re an advanced yoga guru or never done a single pose of yoga in your life! 

Stay in our yurt-style accommodations, or one of our charming vintage trailers, or our bunkhouse, or our amazing container villa, or bring your own tent to pitch! Participate in dynamic workshops, daily yoga & meditation, a healing sound bath, optional excursions & activities, enjoy delicious, cooked meals, local Texas wines and also maybe take a trail ride with us! 

Wake up to the birds singing and maybe a little hello from some of the local wildlife. Connect to other like-minded women over the campfire, sample delicious local wines and find a deep sense of being. Retreat Ranch is located on 46 acres in the heart of Hill Country Texas and our women’s yoga retreat is designed for connection- to yourself and others through nature, incredible energy and sacred spaces. Retreat Ranch also has unique accommodations and amenities including outdoor games, outdoor fire pit, meditation labyrinth, dipping pools, hot tub, sauna & more.

Dates: May 19 to May 19 and Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2024

In the End

If you are looking for the perfect pairing for your next holiday–be sure to check out one of these active retreats. You’ll be able to relax, enjoy the great outdoors, immerse yourself in the local culture and experience some of the best food and wine the area has to offer. Best of all on many of these trips-you’ll learn to cook these local dishes yourself.

We've highlighted some of our top picks for active, culinary and wine retreats in 2024, and with so much to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect trip for your next culinary & wine adventure.

If you're ready to start planning your fitness and wellness holiday, please get in touch with us today or check out more of our culinary & wine retreats here, and we’ll be happy to send you more information.


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