The Ultimate Motorcycle Touring Retreat

5 Days 1000km

Wilderness | Garden Route | South Africa

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin”

Where adventure touring and restorative wellness meet to foster a culture of Healthy and Happy living.

This intimate ‘Adventure Touring’ Retreat infuses the Garden Route’s external natural beauty and internal stillness into an integrated body/mind adventure.

Experience soul-soaring adventure rides – exploring the hidden tracks of the Little Karoo; and discovering the splendor of the surrounding mountains, lakes and coastal plains of the Garden Route .

Still the mind with soul-restoring inner strives, incorporating aspects of vinyasa-inspired restorative yoga practice, breath work, meditation, one-on-one yoga therapy, conscious eating, community and conservation practices. No ‘previous yoga experience’ is required, only an open-mind and curious soul.

How you choose to engage will determine the benefit gained. 

Location:

The Wilderness | Garden Route | South Africa | 33.9940°S, 22.5748° E

Accommodation:

Villa Sol is a plush and spacious place of breathtaking views, warmth and light, and idyllic tranquillity. Wilderness beach, the Touws River and Wilderness village are within easy strolling distance. The residence is fully-serviced.

Getting There:

4hrs ride from Cape Town, 2,5hrs from PE. 2hrs Flight from JHB & DBN, 45min Flight from CT, 1hr flight from PE. Free Transfers to and from Airport

Local Touring Expert:

Brent Coetzee with more than 22yrs touring experience lives for the next adventure. There is no denying his passion in adventure riding and over the years Brent has uncovered tracks and routes between the coast and Karoo few know exist

Bike & Gear:

Bring your own or if need be, Bike & Gear Hire can be facilitated through a local dealership at an additional cost  https://www.bmwbikehire.com/bike-hire

Our Yogi:

Jeannie Holmes is a blessing, an extremely talented and knowledgable devote to the ancient ’traditional’ practice of Yoga. With an established practice in Cape Town and more than a decade of yoga running through her being, Jeannie remains grounded by her resolve to heal – integrating the science, philosophy and art of yoga, along with detailed alignment and the intricacies of anatomy and physiology. 

Yoga Props:

Quality Yoga mats and various props to assist are provided. No previous Yoga experience required.

Activity Level:

Intermediate to Advanced. The Bike Routes, although not long can be demanding depending on the routes selected. Additional activities such as Yoga, Breath, Meditation, Hiking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and Swimming are accessible to all.

Meals:

All Inclusive | 3 Meals Per Day + Snacks | Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Friendly

Beverage:

Inclusive | Water, Tea & Coffee | Cash Bar Available

Group Size:

Min 5 Pax, Max 10 Pax | Intimate Experience | Couples, Singles or Sharing

Duration:

5 Days, 4 Nights

Scheduled Retreat Dates:

Retreat dates are customised around a groups travel plans and Villa availability.

Enquire Now to secure dates that suite your groups needs. Further preferential ‘retreat stay longer’ rate options also available. ‘Lets plan your groups retreat together’

Cost:

R15,000.00 pp (single)
R14,000.00 pp (sharing)
*60% Deposit Required
*subject to exchange controls at time of payment.

What’s Included In This Package
  • Daily Bike Touring Adventure | +/- 250km/day
  • 60min Daily Vinyasa Inspired Restorative Yoga Class
  • Daily Workshop
  • Group Meditation
  • Local Adventure Activities
  • 3 Wholesome Meals Per Day (vegan, vegetarian & gluten-friendly) + a selection of Snacks, Fruits and Treats
  • 4 Night’s Accommodation at Villa Sol
  • Free Transfers to and from Airport

Unpacking My Restorative Retreat

Time to connect to ‘The Self’

DAY 1:
ARRIVE IN WILDERNESS AND CHECKIN AT VILLA SOL

Welcome to Villa Sol, our coastal retreat graced by the iconic long white sands of The Wilderness, a Garden Route seaside village set amongst indigenous forests, intertwining rivers and tree-fringed lakes.

Checkin is between 2-5pm.

Meet your hosts, register, unpack your bags, familiarise yourself with your surroundings and then relax for the remainder of the afternoon.

60min Vinyasa Restorative Stretch Class will be offered on Sunset (on premise)

Dinner –  your hosts will present the planned itinerary for the coming days.

21:00 – Day 1 Complete, Rest well.

DAY 2:
TO HEL AND BACK, WELCOME TO GAMKASKLOOF

  • 30min after sunrise, enjoy a 75min Vinyasa Restorative Class (on premise)
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 10:30 *Daily Touring Adventure to Die Hel (The Gamkaskloof)
  • 12:00 Lunchtime (off-site)
  • 14:30 Free Time
  • 16:30 **Daily Workshop
  • 17:15 ***Sunset Group Meditation
  • 18:00 Free Time
  • 19:00 Dinner Time
  • 21:00 Day 3 Complete, Rest Well
DAY 3:
10 RIVERS, 7 GORGES

  • Sunrise beach walk & ocean cleanse
  • Breakfast served 60min after the sunrise
  • 9:30 Free Time
  • 10:30 *Daily Touring Adventure through the 7-Passes
  • 12:00 Lunchtime (off-site)
  • 14:30 Free Time
  • 16:30 **Daily Workshop
  • 17:15 75min Sunset Vinyasa Restorative Yoga Class
  • 18:30 Boma Fire & Open Flame Barbecue
  • 11:00 Day 3 Complete, Rest Well
DAY 4:
  • 30min after sunrise, enjoy a 75min Vinyasa ‘FLOW’ Class
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 9:30 Free Times
  • 10:30 *Daily Touring Adventure into the Little Karoo, Van Wyksdorp
  • 12:00 Lunchtime (off-site)
  • 14:30 Free Time
  • 16:30 **Daily Workshop
  • 17:15 ***Sunset Group Meditation (on premise)
  • 18:00 Free Time
  • 19:00 Dinner Time
  • 21:00 Day 4 Complete, Rest Well
DAY 5:
YOUR JOURNEY MUST GO ON…

  • 30min after sunrise, enjoy a 75min Restorative Vinyasa Class
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 9:00-12:00pm ****Local Adventure Activity (Ocean, Land or River)
  • 12:30 Lunch Time
  • 14:00 Time to say good-bye
  • 14:30 Adventure Touring Retreat Complete | Departure
Scheduled Times

Indicated times are for guidance purposes only. We acknowledge that individual/group needs and wants might differ and as such each retreat will be customized to suite.

The Daily Workshop

Here we dive into topics related to mind, body, soul and our natural environment. We look at practical ways and solutions to becoming better versions of ourselves as well as ways to protect the resources that sustain life on this planet.

Daily Bike Touring Adventure

for intermediate to experienced rides. Daily outrides of approx. 250km (roundtrip) will take you into havens of peace and natural beauty. Enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Klein Karoo, isolated valleys lost to time, various mountain passes, surreal gorges and coastal scenery.

Group Meditation

Following the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, you will be transitioned into a state of ‘dynamic sleep’ enabling the body to deeply relax while the mind remains fully lucid. Also referred to as a ‘hypnagogic state’ – its the threshold between alpha and theta waves, that fine line between where the body sleeps while the mind remains acutely aware. The world of epiphanies.

Local Adventure Activity

the Wilderness presents an abundance of outdoor adventure activities accessible and suitable to all levels of expertise & skill. Depending on the weather and a groups specific preference it will be decided which activities to choose from. Activities include, but are not limited to: Hiking along the pristine coastline, along the river estuaries into rich indigenous forest and/or up into the Outenique Mountains. Swimming in the Ocean, Rockpools, River and/or exploring a variety of waterfalls. Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Canoeing and Surfing are all accessible or you may prefer to go Tandem Paragliding available from 3 unique view points in the area. Fishing, Diving… the list goes on.

Conservation

Happy, healthy living requires awareness. Awareness of the mind, body and environment. You cannot be healthy in an unhealthy environment. In partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) we explore practical ways to integrate conservation into everyday life to promote the preservation of our wildlife and natural resources to secure a better future for all. The responsibility lies with us, now.

Let the healing begin…

“I believe in empowering individuals with the tools on how to best manage and cultivate equilibrium to ease through all experiences, and have the sense of freedom through taking responsibility for our own energetic systems.”

Our Yogi, Jeannie Holmes

Enquiries/Contact Us:

Telelphone:
+27 (0)82 338 9227
Email:
stay@villasol.co.za

Address:
437 Southside Street
Wilderness
6560

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