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Hike into SilencePyrenees Mountains, Spain

If the saying ‘silence is golden’ glimmers with hope, a month-long meditation trek may be just what the doctor ordered.

Journey to the secluded peaks of the Spanish Pyrenees in search of personal reconnection and understanding. In a small group you’ll trek in silence for days, following nature, not a guru, and become attuned to the beating of your heart and the rhythm of your breath.

Camp in solitude in the wild mountains where you’ll discover true spontaneity and the value of social interaction in its absence. Find your own form of spirituality, explore your darkest thoughts and desires and feel the vibrancy of your dreams as your self-awareness kicks in.

Travel lean and practise ‘spiritual fasting’, carrying no more fuel than you need to sustain life as you trek through grass-lined gorges and over frosted mountain passes. Some find hiking as a hermit cathartic, others relaxing, but it’ll sure cure your craving for quiet.

get there

There are a few different sites to stay at in the mountains and contact details are on the website (richard@pyrenees-pireneos.org).

 

  • Simple, stylish lodging
  • Mountain hiking advice and counselling available
  • Meals are included

A six night stay or a two week hiking trip costs US$360 to $450.

Bring your hiking shoes, sturdy legs and a metaphorical zipper for your lips!

Le Castel, Arquizat, 09400 Miglos, France

No meat will be served, but dairy and fish is allowed.

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Tags: camping, Europe, hiking, meditation, mountains, spain, spiritual experience

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