INSPIRED BY THE WILD
Fitness weekends and holidays in the wild
Fitness weekends and holidays
Combine unique fitness-boosting and well-being workshops with coastal adventures full of inspirational experiences to recharge your body, mind, and spirit, on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast of Wales.
Our fitness and adventure retreats are the perfect opportunity to improve your fitness and develop well-being in an inspiring wild environment. You will experience unique and exciting adventure activities and a variety of fitness and mindfulness workshops, all under the expert guidance of our qualified fitness instructors and professional adventure guides.
You’ll be well looked after by our team of friendly lodge staff and enjoy excellent hospitality at our fully catered 5-star adventure centre.
What’s a fitness and adventure event?
This is your chance to challenge yourself, learn new skills and get energised, inside and out. We have developed a weekend and midweek package to provide the perfect blend of fun and hard work, to improve your health, fitness and vitality without the chore of going to the gym. You’ll be sharing your love of the outdoor gym with other like-minded people so don’t be shy to come along by yourself as you’ll be in good company.
You will take part in our exhilarating adventures right here on the awesome Pembrokeshire coastline, combined with our varied workouts in the wild and fitness focused workshops. You will reap the rewards of improved fitness and stamina, increased strength and flexibility, improved well-being from immersion in nature and a healthy glow from breathing the fresh Atlantic air. You’ll enjoy the shared experience and encouragement with the others in your group!
You’ll stay cosy in our comfortable 5 star graded eco lodge accommodation. All your food for the event is provided. Meals are home cooked, healthy and delicious. Vegetarians and special diets are happily catered for.
Sunday to Friday programme includes sea swimming and aqua fit, coasteering, sea kayaking, surfing, yoga classes, dance fitness class, trail running, circuit training, stretching and flexibility, high intensity interval training, mindfulness workshop.
Friday to Sunday programme includes sea swimming and aqua fit, coasteering, surfing, yoga class, trail running, stretching and flexibility workshop.
Choose your fitness and adventure break from our two packages:
We have designed an action packed program with plenty of variety, so we can work the whole body whilst having plenty of fun. Nothing is compulsory and you are very welcome to adapt the weekend program according to your own needs.
If you can, arrive for 5.00pm and straight out for a local run to the beach – lovely! Or… join us a little later in time for a welcoming evening meal at 7.30pm
After settling into the lodge we will meet for introductions to your fitness instructor and look at each individual’s aims for the 2 days.
Start with a morning run and sea swim/aqua fit then back to the lodge for healthy breakfast. At 9.00am we go off for an awesome Coasteering adventure at one of our nearby fantastic wilderness locations on the coast. After a healthy lunch, we’ll enjoy a yoga class with a specialist teacher and then it’s time for a self-guided Pembrokeshire Coast Path run or “power walk” along the inspirational coastal trail . You can take things at your own pace and go for a longer or shorter distance depending on your own needs, so this is fully flexible. Following a well-earned evening meal our evening workshop from 7.30 – 8.30 is a Stretching and Flexibility workshop.
For the morning we suggest another run to the beach. After breakfast we will have head off for an exhilarating Surfing adventure at one of our beautiful surfing beaches. What a fantastic and fun way to enjoy a great workout! Over lunch we will debrief and provide suggestions for continued fitness improvement.
After lunch we recommend a trip to our nearby Ivybridge Spa for a massage and use of spa facilities for those who want an indulgent finish to their weekend.
This cost is not included in the weekend trip and will be payable directly to the Spa. Please let us know and we can get you booked in. Massages from £25
- two nights comfy accommodation at the five Star Preseli Venture Eco Lodge, home cooked food Friday evening meal to lunch on Sunday
- two half day adventures plus a coastal run/power walk
- yoga class and high intensity training session to include stretching and flexibility
- all specialist equipment and qualified guides
- minibus transport for all activities,
- train station transfers on certain trains.
Midweek holiday package – 5 day itinerary
Sunday Arrive for 5.00pm and we’ll take a woodland run down to the beach with some stretching and beach work-out, then back to the lodge for a lovely home cooked evening meal followed by introductions and discussion of individual aims for the week.
Monday We’ll jump straight in with an exhilarating morning of coasteering. After a healthy lunch we’ll head out for a trail run, finishing at the beach for a sea swim, which will round off the first day nicely.
Tuesday Today we get moving with an early morning run to the beach followed by a healthy breakfast and a morning of sea kayaking. After lunch you can enjoy the ‘Stress Buster Toolkit’ workshop with the Mindfulness coach. After this let’s enjoy a relaxing stretching and flexibility workshop.
Wednesday For a fun and light-hearted start to the day we will be running a Zumba class which will work on your aerobic fitness and agility. After breakfast we will head off to another nearby beach for an awesome surfing adventure – watch out, it’s addictive! Refuel with a good hot lunch at the eco lodge and then it will be time for a yoga class with a qualified practitioner..
Thursday After some full on fitness adventure days we have a treat in store! Thursday starts with a lovely sea swim at our secluded local beach and after a tasty breakfast at the lodge you will be off for another awesome coasteering adventure. This full body workout earns you a more gentle afternoon with a second yoga class. Then you are welcome to head off and enjoy our local spa and a full body massage. But if the thrill of adventure is still calling you are welcome to opt in for an afternoon activity instead. As the week draws to an end you will have an evening to relax at the bar and de-brief with your fitness instructor.
Friday One last morning run to take in the beautiful rural surroundings and breath deep the fresh Atlantic air. After breakfast join us for a stretching and flexibility workshop to work out any last aches and limber up for a mornings surf lesson. After a hot lunch at the lodge it will be time to wave you off.
- five nights comfy accommodation at the five Star Preseli Venture Eco Lodge, home cooked food Sunday evening meal to lunch on Friday
- five half day adventures plus coastal trail run/hike
- two yoga classes, fitness focused workshops, well-being workshop
- all specialist equipment and qualified guides and well-being coaches
- minibus transport for all activities
- train station transfers on certain trains
*An optional extra – Enjoy a wonderful treatment at our nearby Ivybridge spa just ten minutes away in our local town of Goodwick. Packages priced from £25 – £55 per person.
Dates and Costs 2019
- Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June
- Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September
Cost – £295/person
- Sunday 5th May – Friday 10th May
- Sunday 2nd June – Friday 7th June
- Sunday 16th September – Friday 20th September
Cost – £665/person
Fun and active weekend at Preseli Venture!
Reviewed 17 May 2016 ★★★★★
Just had a fantastic weekend at Preseli Venture taking part in the Fitness weekend. On arrival the Preseli team were very welcoming and made me feel at home straight away. A fantastic trip, it was a lot of fun, enjoyable and I also feel that I have had an all over body workout too!! Thank you Preseli Venture, can’t wait to come back again soon!!
Laura W United Kingdom
Frequently asked questions
How fit do I need to be to come along?
Everyone is welcome. Our fitness holiday and weekend are perfect for those looking to get in shape, improve their fitness and stamina, or just enjoy an invigorating healthy break away while experiencing exciting new challenges. It’s a great opportunity to get re-inspired and perhaps re-boot a fitness routine that has become neglected over recent months and even years!
What will the food be like?
Enjoy healthy, ‘real food’ prepared by our lodge chef. Sample menu, Breakfast: Granola, choice of cereals, yogurt, wholemeal toast and honey, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, fruit juices. Lunch: Welsh Cawl, (chunky vegetable and lentil soup) with warm bread. Fruit bowl and fruity flapjacks. Evening meal: Moroccan chicken tagine and cous cous, followed by home-made fruit parfaits
Do I need to take part in all the activities?
We provide a program chock full of fitness, fresh air and adventure, but since all the adventures and workshops are not compulsory you can feel free to tailor the holiday according to your own wishes and stamina.
Is this for adults only?
Our fitness and adventure weekends and holidays are open to adults of 18 years and over.
Do I need to be able to swim?
The activities are open to everyone. Just come equipped with a ‘go for it’ attitude and a sense of fun! You’ll need to fit into a wetsuit and be happy to be in the water.
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Preseli Venture, Parc-y-nole Fach, Mathry, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5HN, WALES, Call us on 01348 837709 Office opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
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