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7 Days Wellbeing and Kitesurfing Camp in Tarifa, Spain

Wellbeing Camp in Tarifa

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 4 participants
Breakfast included

Freeride Tarifa invites you to explore Tarifa in Andalusia, Spain and enjoy your holiday with a combination of kitesurfing and wellness lessons. In the morning, stretching, yoga or Pilates, depending on your desires you can participate in these activities or can just rest before enchain the afternoons with a fabulous session of three hours of kite on the beautiful spots of Tarifa. Nature lovers will get the perfect match with plenty of natural areas, sun, sports and relaxation for your next fit holiday!

Meet the instructors

Olivier
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Highlights

  • IKO/FAV certified instructors
  • Wellness activities to choose from
  • 3 hours per day of kite sessions (15 hours during your stay)
  • Group classes planned (four persons per instructor with two kites)
  • All the kite equipment Naish 2019 included
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry

Freeride Tarifa has the best options to plan your holidays and forget about unexpected bad surprises. You are offered a stay in a surf house at the best price guaranteed but they can also offer you various options in case you prefer a private room, a high standing hotel, or an apartment, so do not hesitate to specify your wishes.

Surf house

This modern and minimalist surf house is based at the entrance of Tarifa close to the seaside, only a 10-minute walk from Balneario beach where you will find nice beach bars to rest after your kite session, (this beach is reserved for bathers in the summertime) and a 5-minute car ride from the main kite spot, Los Lances beach. In this surf house, rates include bed and breakfast.

All the rooms have bunk beds and safety lockers with access to a large shared bathroom. This place is perfect for solo travelers that would like to meet other kitesurf lovers. You will also find commune areas such as an equipped kitchen, salons with television and billiards, a cafeteria-bar, a rooftop with a sea view, and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Other services are also available, such as bike/motorbike rental, and laundry.

The communal kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwaves, toaster, dishes, cutlery and cooking utensils, coffee machine, and washing machines. You will also find many shops (sports and food) around the property and with a 15 to 20-minute walk, you will get to the old town of Tarifa where the nightlife takes place with a wide range of tapas bars, nightclubs, and amazing restaurants.

Hotel

This charming hotel has all the qualities required to make you spend a relaxing and pleasant stay. You will stay in half board and enjoy breakfast surrounded by nature and facing the sea. You will be just 1min walk from the Yoga studio where you can perfect taking care of you taking advantage of the Sauna (with extra charge), the Jacuzzi in free access to hotel guests and two outdoor pools (unheated).

The hotel is located between the two main kite spots and it's also near the city of Tarifa, which offers many shops, tapas bars, and restaurants. You can also go for a nice walk along the beach from the hotel to Tarifa.

Program

After your morning wellness session, you will enjoy a three-hour kitesurf lesson in the afternoon. During the whole week, you will enjoy 15 hours kitesurfing in group lessons with up to four people.. The classes will be taught by IKO / FAV certified instructors. During each lesson, a kite will be shared by two people to focus on cooperation and learn by observing your partner while also getting your strength back during your resting time.

You will practice on Naish material which is renewed every year. You will learn the basics of this magical sport, learn how the wind works, knowledge about your equipment, how to control the kite, the body drag and the launching in the water, the control of the power, the waterstart, the good position, and the upwind with your first rides! If you are an advanced kitesurfer and you want to improve, it will be more suitable to give you courses in semi-private.

During the camp, you will practice kitesurf on the spots of Los Lances and Valdevaqueros, beautiful beaches open on the Atlantic Ocean and only a five-minute drive by car from your accommodation venue.

"The After Kite" is also a precious moment where you will share your experience of the day and learn new tricks with other kitesurf enthusiasts over a drink while admiring the beautiful sunset of Tarifa!

Wellbeing sessions available

  • 10:30 One-hour Pilates session (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
  • 12:15 One-hour 30 minutes of a stretching session (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 10:30 One-hour 30 minutes of yoga session (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 11:30 One-hour 30 minutes of yoga session (Saturday and Sunday)

Special notes

Kitesurf

In case the lesson can't take place due to bad meteorological conditions, customers can choose to be refunded for the proportional part for the kitesurf lessons (the price will be re-adjusted according to the price list) or get a voucher to come back again.

Instructors

Olivier Negrel

Location

Tarifa is a fortified village in the south of Spain. It’s located within the province of Cadiz in Andalusia.

Tarifa is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its unique location provides it with a beautiful blend of Spanish and Arabic cultures. It’s one of the most scenic villages in Andalusia and is well regarded as a kitesurfer’s paradise.

Tarifa is surrounded by four protected natural areas Los Alcornocales Natural Park, El Estrecho Natural Park, Playa de Los Lances, and Duna de Bolonia. Expect to see cows chilling, flocks of storks flying, and plenty of other interesting fauna and flora on land. With endless stretches of sandy beaches and plenty of nature areas, Tarifa is a hub for all sorts of watersports and the perfect place for nature lovers.

There are two main spots to choose depending on the wind conditions, Los Lances and Valdevaqueros. When the wind condition is really powerful, the main spot is Palmones beach in Algeciras.

Nearby places

  • Gibraltar - 40 minutes
  • Jerez de la Frontera - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Malaga - 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Morocco, 14 kilometers
  • Séville - 2 hours 30 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates
  • Rock climbing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Whale watching

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

Food

Except breakfast all the other meals are not included. However, you will find a lot of chiringuitos nearby the spots where you will have your lessons to refuel yourself with a sandwich or main meal. In the center of Tarifa, you could also find supermarkets and tapas bar restaurants, for an Andalusian dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

Things to do (optional)

At an additional cost, you can have a massage. If you would like an extra hour of pilates, the cost is 12 EUR per person. Extra yoga classes can also be added for 15 EUR.

What's included

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Afternoon: 3 hours per day of kitesurfing lessons. 15 hours during your stay.
  • Morning: 5 wellbeing activities - Yoga, pilates and stretching
  • Brand new Naish kitesurfing equipment
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • Daily breakfast
  • Yoga mat

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Daytime activities not included in the retreat
  • Massages
  • Private training or private yoga
  • Sportswear
  • Transfer from Tarifa to the kite spots

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Malaga or Gibraltar

  • From Malaga or Gibraltar, highway until Algéciras (15 minutes from Tarifa), then follow the direction Tarifa-Cadiz.

Driving directions from Seville or Jerez de la Frontera

  • From Seville or Jerez de la Frontera, take the highway in the direction of Cadiz.
  • Before arriving in Cadiz, follow the highway (A48) in the direction of Algéciras.
  • The highway ends in Vejer De la Frontera (25 minutes from Tarifa), then follow the direction Algéciras-Tarifa.

Arrival by airplane

Many airlines fly to the airports of Malaga, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, or Gibraltar and most flights are direct. The main airlines are Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch and British Airways.The distance from Málaga Airport (AGP) to Tarifa is 1 hour and 45 minutes, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Séville Airport (SVQ), 1 hour and 15 minutes from Jerez de la Frontera / Jerez Airport (XRY), and 40 minutes from Gibraltar International Airport (GIB).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

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Pricing information

Please take notice 3% will be charged for credit card payments.

 

Availability

This vacation is available from March to November, please select an arrival date below. Kindly take notice that the hotel is a demanded option. Please send Freeride Tarifa an inquiry to know more about this option.

 

Low season
  • March
  • November

 

Mid season
  • April to June
  • September to October

 

High season
  • July to August

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