Azaren Luxury Yoga-Cycling-Hiking Retreat March, 2019

Azaren 25-30th March, 2019

Yoga and Meditation twice a day, massage & hammam treatments available, sun & pool, hikes & cycling, good food and all of this resting in the most heavenly place. Pure bliss!

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We had so much fun last year on our Cycle-Yoga-Hiking holiday we are back again this year to bring you even more adventure and surprises.  Azaren is an incredible base for all of our activities and the Yoga-Cycle warm up in the morning and Yoga-Cycle-unravel in the afternoon is nourishing and invigorating. Located at the base of the Atlas Mountains, Azaren is perfect for breathtaking views, challenging bike terrain and awe-inspiring hikes.

With all this activity, you might just work up an appetite.  The menu is always delicious, healthy cooking. The chef uses vegetables from the garden, traditional bread baked daily in an outdoor red clay, wood-fired oven. The food is fresh and Moroccan-authentic with a wide variety of vegetarian dishes (and meat for those who need a bit of protein cycling everyday) prepared daily. Dietaty requirements are catered for.
Your retreat won’t be all eating and activity though, Azaren is well-equipped with all the amenities one would expect for luxurious relaxation as well. Tennis courts, hammam, massages, manicured gardens, (discreet) outdoor showers, and all the fresh mint you can pick for your Mojito by the pool. There will be plenty of time to rest and relax in the warm Moroccan sun.
Details

Azaren is located 30 kms south of Marrakesh in the beautiful Ourika Valley. It’s airport benefits from excellent connections both with low cost and regular airlines. It is a luxurious private residence that is all ours for the six days of the retreat. Spring in Morocco is warm in the day-time and cool at night. It is the perfect time to be outside cycling or practicing Yoga. Cycling is as challenging or as easy as you wish and if you are not a cyclist but your friend/partner is we have priced the trip accordingly. Every effort will be expended to keep you comfortable and safe whilst out riding or practicing Yoga. Prepare to sleep well and rejuvenate, tapping in to the serenity and elation that comes with moving your body and being in good company.

Yoga- what to expect

  • Two sessions daily morning and afternoon in an indoor/outdoor purpose built yoga studio
  • Yoga, meditation and theory lectures, all props and mats provided
  • Cyclists can participate in daily Yoga as each day’s ride will end before the afternoon yoga session. Great way to stretch tired muscles

Hiking-what to expect

  • Breathtaking views across the Ourika Valley. Hiking trails through the foothills of the snow capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains
  • A 3-4 hour max hike with a gradual ascent
  • lunch prepared by Berber locals

Cycling- what to expect

  • Well maintained road bikes with all the accessories (we’re not talking’ Cervelo P5X’s here, but they will get you down the road). Hi-Performance road bikes (Carbon frames) available for those avid-cyclists. E-bikes available for those who might be a bit intimidated by the hills.
  • Daily routes designed for group abilities. Average rides will be anywhere from 25km-75km depending on level of group. Rides will start in the morning and can end in time to meet the group for lunch back at Azaren.
  • More challenging options for those avid cyclists keen on conquering the Atlas (100+km loops with routes of 1600m+ vertical gain)
  • Cyclists should be of recreational to avid cycler ability. Beginners might want to stick to Yoga and Hiking on this holiday.
  • E-cycles are available if hills aren’t your thing.
  • Full van support with food, water, directions, encouragement.
  • Full bicycle mechanical support if needed (you won’t have to change a tyre should it go flat!)

To book, contact: zephyrwildmanyoga@gmail.com

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Accommodation

There is ample space for the bedrooms to be made for two separate single beds if not sharing a bed. Each Suite and Villa have generous ensuite bathrooms.

Rooms with Double Beds Only:       The Master Suite        Coral Suite        Saffron Villa

Rooms with the option to turn Double Bed into Single Beds: 

Blue Suite     Lavender Villa      Red Villa      Orange Villa    Purple Suite     Turquoise Villa

£2900 Single Accommodation Yoga/Hiking/Biking

£2400 Single Accommodation Yoga/Hiking Only

£2300 Sharing Accommodation Yoga/Hiking/Biking

£1800 Sharing Accommodation Yoga/Hiking Only

Price Includes :

The Leisure

  • Luxury Accommodation 6 days 5 nights
  • 3 meals a day (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available
  • wine with dinner
  • Berber BBQ under the stars
  • apero each night before dinner on the roof terrace, by the pool or cozied up next to the bonfire under the Berber tent
  • daily house keeping, pool towels, use of the amenities (swimming pool, tennis court, billiard room, steam room, gym)
  • high speed wifi-internet (ridiculously fast, available everywhere on the property)
  • airport transfers (when arriving with the group)

The Activity

  • 2x Yoga & Meditation classes a day, Yoga mats & props provided
  • road cycles provided, van support for cyclists, daily routes bespoke to the group abilities
  • more challenging bicycle routes for those that want to go out on their own
  • purpose-built yoga studio available for your use at anytime
  • guided hike into the Atlas Mountains, visit to Berber Village for lunch
  • all transfers to and from hikes, rides, cultural visits, etc.
  • a few extras we have planned which will be sure to delight

Price does not include:

  • Extra alcoholic beverages, However evening apero & wine with dinner is on us
  • Taxi if you don’t arrive with the group
  • Spa treatments, all available on-site
    • Hammam €35 or 350 Dirham, 35 minutes
    • Table Massage €35 or 350 Dirham, 55 minutes
  • transport (4×4 with driver about 100€ per day) for exploring the medina of Marrakesh or the nearby villages.

Click here for recent reviews and comments about past Yoga retreats I have hosted at Azaren.

To book-

To book, please send £500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit or full payment to reserve your place. The balance will then be due by 25 February, 2019 via bank transfer. Cancellation after 25 February, 2019 will result in forfeiture of 50% of total payment (minus deposit), cancellation after 11 March, 2019 will result in 75% forfeiture of total payment (minus deposit), cancellation after 18 March, 2019 will result in 100% forfeiture of total payment and deposit. Email me if you have any questions zephyrwildmanyoga@gmail.com

Highly recommend that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.

Look forward to another wonderful Holiday at Azaren.

Beaming you all blessing, laughter and future Yogic adventures!

Zephyr x

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