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Exhilarating, energetic and kinetic: retreats to lift your mind, body and spirit.

Duration: 2 to 5 Days
Price: from £295
Age: 17 and Up

Fitness and Adventure Weekends and Holidays in Wales

Recharge, reconnect and re-centre on our wellness-oriented fitness retreats at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Embrace your inner wild with our uniquely exuberant blend of fitness and adventure activities designed to help cultivate a deep sense of vitality, radiance and well-being. Our immersive and holistic approach to building strength, fitness, flexibility and body-awareness is centred around the idea of Nature as a playground, an outdoor gym and a place of infinite possibility for exploration and mindful movement! Take an invigorating plunge on a coasteering adventure, a full-body experience traversing the intertidal zone where the land meets the sea... Catch the wave of your breath in a calming, grounding and restorative outdoor yoga class with fresh Atlantic sea air and the soundtrack of birdsong through the valley... Exercise balance and control as you learn to paddle and pop on peeling beach breaks with expert surf tuition... Stimulate the senses and uncover the meaning of thermogenesis and thalassotherapy, the profound healing effects of wild sea swimming! Our fully-qualified, friendly and professional fitness instructors and adventure guides are there every step of the way to make sure each individual meets their appropriate edge, gets a healthy dose of endorphins and, most importantly, leaves feeling invigorated, inspired and positively effervescent!

Adventurers return to our beautiful marsh-mallow pink eco lodge, a welcoming sanctuary tucked into the folds of the Abermawr Valley, where healthy home-cooked meals await. Gather around a bonfire under the stars or curl up in front of the flickering wood-burner; Preseli Venture is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind after an energetic day.

"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!!"

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What happens on a Fitness Weekend or Holiday?

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be in the safe hands of our dedicated and friendly hospitality and adventure team who have lovingly curated every element of your fitness and adventure break so that you can dive right in and experience the pure, soul-nourishing freedom of the Pembrokeshire Coast!

If you choose to join us for a Fitness and Adventure Weekend, you'll arrive on Friday evening in time for a delicious welcoming meal, followed by a dynamic 2-day itinerary including wild sea swimming, coasteering, surfing, yoga, woodland trail running and coastal path power walking.

If you're coming for the midweek Fitness and Adventure Holiday, you'll arrive on Sunday evening for an evening meal, followed by an lively 5-day programme including wild sea swimming, coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking, yoga classes, a aerobic fitness class or circuit training, trail running and a mindfulness workshop. 

As an optional extra, enjoy a relaxing massage or spa treatment at our nearby Ivybridge spa just ten minutes away in our local town of Goodwick. Packages priced from £25 – £55 per person. Pre-booking advisable.

Where will I stay?

You’ll stay in our unique 5 star graded eco lodge accommodation with single, double, twin and larger shared rooms. 

From Friday evening to lunch on Sunday over a weekend break, or Sunday evening to Friday lunch on a midweek holiday, all your meals are provided in our restaurant by our in-house chef, using fresh ingredients, locally sourced or home-grown where possible. A full cooked Welsh breakfast, with healthy alternatives too, will fuel you up for your morning adventure and a hot lunch will warm you up before the next one. In the evening, relax and unwind with a two-course evening meal and order a local brew at our reclaimed-timber bar. Our menu is deliciously varied and upbeat, with healthy, hearty meals to fuel you for your activities, catering for all special dietary requirements.

The beautifully furnished and spacious restaurant and lounge offers views down to the ancient woodland and across a rolling pastoral landscape. Our sheltered courtyard provides outdoor seating with spectacular views down to the ocean and the Penbwchdy headland. Dine al-fresco with Nature’s soundtrack of ravens, choughs and woodpeckers echoing through the valley. There’s plenty of green space outdoors for ball games, including a volleyball pitch, and plenty to keep the whole family entertained indoors, with a pool table, table football and a bountiful box of board games! 

Example Itinerary for a Fitness Adventure Weekend

Friday

PM: Arrive at the eco lodge as early as 17:00, stretch your legs with a short walk or run down through the woods to Abermawr, our secluded local beach, and breathe the fresh Atlantic sea air. Return and settle into our cosy lodge with a welcoming evening meal at 19:30 and relax, ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

Saturday

AM: Boosted by a fresh fruit smoothie, greet the day and work up some heat in the body with a lively woodland run through the ancient wooded valley and down to Abermawr, our local beach where we encourage you to wake up the senses with a refreshing wild sea swim in crystal clear, aquamarine waters! Run or walk back to the lodge for a full Welsh breakfast then head off to a wild coasteering spot for your first adventure. Swim, scramble, climb and leap, encountering rushing gullies, whirling plunge pools and spurting blow-holes! Coasteering is a full body work-out and you'll be working muscles you never knew you had!

PM: Warm up back at the lodge with some cawl (a Welsh soup) and warm crusty bread before we drop you off on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for an afternoon Power Walk back to the lodge. From this up and down well-traversed trail, swathed in sea campion, yellow gorse and pink thrift flowers, you can spot inquisitive grey seals lazing on the rocky shoreline, pods of harbour porpoise and Atlantic sea birds fishing, peregrines diving and kittiwakes nesting. Breathe deep the Atlantic sea air, and feel the wind on your face, a wonderful mental health tonic.

Once you arrive back at the lodge, hop into something comfy, take it down a notch and re-centre yourself with a calming, grounding and restorative, outdoor yoga class. Catch the wave of your breath as you flow through this gentle vinyasa. Create inner space and exapansion using your inhale and allow your exhale to guide you more deeply into the stretches. Let go of any expectations about yoga shapes, get curious and surrender to the sensation, finding what feels awesome for your body.

The evening is yours to gather round a bonfire for some stargazing or chill out on the sofa with a book.

Sunday

AM: After a full breakfast to fuel you up, we'll seek out the swell for a revitalising surf adventure! Warm up and stretch it out on the sand before paddling out and practising your pop! Navigate past the breaking waves and hone your wave selection, find your feet, turn and trim, all under expert guidance. With some of the best sand-bottom beach breaks in Wales, crystal clear waters and clean summer swells, you’ll be riding waves in no time.

PM: After a healthy lunch, you'll leave the lodge feeling enlivened and rejuvenated having experienced the transformative power of the ocean and Atlantic sea air!

As an indulgent finish to the weekend, book yourself a Spa or well-earned massgae treatment before you head off home!

Example Itinerary for an Fitness Adventure Holiday

Sunday

PM: Arrive at the eco lodge as early as 17:00, stretch your legs with a short walk or run down through the woods to Abermawr, our secluded local beach, and breathe the fresh Atlantic sea air. Return and settle into our cosy lodge with a welcoming evening meal at 19:30 and relax, ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

Monday

AM: After a full Welsh breakfast, get kitted up in a wetsuit, bouyancy aid, helmet and a pair of old trainers, then head off to a wild coasteering spot for your first adventure, traversing the intertidal zone of the rocky coastline where the land meets the sea. Swim, scramble, climb and leap, encountering rushing gullies, whirling plunge pools and spurting blow-holes! Coasteering is a full-body workout, you'll feel those muscles working, we promise!

PM: Work up some heat in the body with a lively woodland run through the ancient wooded valley and down to Abermawr, our local beach where you'll wake up the senses with a refreshing wild sea swim in crystal clear, aquamarine waters!

Tuesday

AM: Greet the day with either an upbeat aerobic fitness workshop or circuit training to get the blood circulating and the endorphins pumping. Then tone it down and tap into the breath with a deep-stretch yogic flow, in your first yoga workshop, delivered by a qualified yoga teacher. As soon as you hop on the mat, let go of any expectations about yoga shapes, get curious and surrender to the sensation, finding what feels awesome for you. This is an opportunity to dial in, be present and expand your awareness to every corner of the body!

PM: After lunch, explore a beautiful section of the Pembrokeshire coast by sea kayak. Paddle under immense sea cliffs punctuated by cascading waterfalls and sculptural rock formations. Gazing into the aquatic world beneath you, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of gliding through remote rock gardens. This is a great work-out for the arms and perfect for building strength and integrity in the core muscles without the need for an abdominal workout routine!

Wednesday

AM: After a full breakfast to fuel you up, get ready to practice your paddle and pop on an epic surfing adventure! Frolic in the frothy white water or hone your technique with expert guidance. With some of the best sand-bottom beach breaks in Wales, crystal clear waters and clean summer swells, you’ll be riding waves in no time.

PM: Warm up back at the lodge with some cawl (a Welsh soup) and warm crusty bread before we drop you off on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for an afternoon power walk back to the lodge. From this clifftop trail you can spot grey seals lazing on the rocky shoreline, chattering stone chats flitting between the gorse bushes and the acrobatics of choughs, peregrines and ravens in flight!

Once you arrive back at the lodge, hop into something comfy, take it down notch and re-centre yourself with a second calming, grounding and restorative, outdoor yoga class. Catch the wave of your breath as you flow through this gentle vinyasa. Create inner space and exapansion using your inhale and allow your exhale to guide you more deeply into the stretches. This is a chance to unwind and tap into a sense of ease.

Thursday

AM: Refuel with a cooked breakfast ready to submerge the senses on your next wonderful, watery adventure. We'll take you to a new coasteering loaction this time for an entirely unique trip. Having found your sea legs and built a foundation of confidence, you'll feel even more connected to your environment and quick to improvise and play on this aquatic nature-trail. Brace the elements and dive into a whole new world! If the sea was like a mirror on Monday, flat calm and sparkling in the sun... today it may be boiling, surging and crashing against the cliffs! No two coasteers are the same.

PM: After a morning of dynamic movement, we'll slow down the pace with a mindfulness and meditiation workshop, delivered by a professional practitioner, where you will unlock a valuable box of healing tools which can help alleviate stress and tension in the mind and body and cultivate inner peace and presence in your every day life. To round off this relaxing afternoon, we recommend a massage or spa treatment at our nearby Ivybridge spa just ten minutes away in our local town of Goodwick. This is an optional extra: packages are priced from £25 – £55 per person and pre-booking is advised.

Friday

AM: We’ll seek out the swell for your final half-day adventure, a second surf lesson. We'll start the morning stretching everything out on the beach in readiness for the surfing work out ahead. Maybe you'll find your feet more consistently this time, feeling more control and ease manouvering the board. Now that you're paddling with more confidence, you might navigate past breaking waves to the calm "out back" where, free of the white water at last, you can really start honing your wave selection and try catching unbroken waves, perhaps even turning and trimming on the face!

PM: After a healthy lunch, you'll leave the lodge feeling enlivened and rejuvenated having experienced the transformative power of the ocean and Atlantic sea air!

2 Night Weekend

£295 per adult

  • 2 nights accommodation at the eco lodge with home-cooked food from Friday evening meal to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 half-day adventures: coasteering and surfing.
  • A power walk on the Pembrokeshire coast path with minibus drop-off.
  • A woodland run and wild sea swim.
  • All specialist equipment and qualified guides.
  • Minibus transport for Preseli Venture guided adventures.

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5 Night Holiday

£695 per adult

  • 5 nights accommodation at the eco lodge with home-cooked food from Sunday evening meal to Friday lunch.
  • 5 half-day adventures: coasteering x 2, surfing x 2 and sea kayaking x1.
  • A power walk on the Pembrokeshire coast path with minibus drop-off.
  • A woodland run and wild sea swim.
  • 2 x yoga classes, a mindfulness workshop and an aerobic fitness workshop or circuit training.
  • All specialist equipment and qualified guides.
  • Minibus transport for Preseli Venture guided adventures.

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Dates for 2021


Weekends

  • Friday 4th June – Sunday 6th June
  • Friday 23rd July – Sunday 25th July
  • Friday 3rd September – Sunday 5th September

Midweek Holidays

  • Sunday 12th September - Friday 17th September

If you can't make any of our Fitness Adventure Weekend & Holiday dates this year, perhaps you might like to join us for an Adventure Weekend any weekend of the year or a Adventure Holiday on certain midweek dates.

Book your Fitness Adventure Weekend or Holiday at Preseli Venture


Looking to come tomorrow or don't see your date listed? Please call us on 01348 837709 or email info@preseliventure.co.uk

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Build your own bespoke Adventure Break


If you love the sound of our Fitness Adventure Weekends and Holidays but our packaged up breaks dont quite suit your needs, you can build something bespoke by booking accommodation and picking your own half-day adventures. Use the links below to take you to our eco lodge booking calendar and adventure days booking calendar. Just use the eco lodge booking calendar to select the dates of your stay, then click +Add to Booking and navigate over to the adventure days booking calendars to choose the activities you want to participate in during your stay. Simple!

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Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do i need to be to participate?

Everyone is welcome. Our fitness weekends and holidays are perfect for those looking to get in shape, improve their fitness, 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! All activities can be adjusted to suit your body and our fitness instructors and adventure guides are there to help you meet your appropriate edge - which is different for every individual! It's all about finding what feels good for you!

What's the food like?

Enjoy healthy meals freshly prepared by our in-house chef, with locally grown, home grown and organic ingredients where possible. You'll need nutritious, hearty meals to fuel you up for your active days, so we go the extra mile to make sure you're well fed.

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 programme 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.

Where will our adventures take place?

We work closely with the National Trust and have access to a range of beautiful un-spoilt National Trust locations on the North Pembrokeshire coast. The location is always chosen on the day so that we can select the most suitable place taking into account the weather, tides and swell.

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.

Can I come on my own?

Sure, we very often welcome solo-travellers on our adventure weekends. Preseli Venture is a great place to meet like-minded individuals - the lodge has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and what could be a better way to make lifelong friends than jumping into the sea together?

Can we come as a group?

Yes of course! We are able to host groups of anything up to 40 people. We welcome fitness clubs, outdoor activity clubs, yoga groups and classes, university societies and also corporate groups who are looking for an incentive retreat or rewarding team-building challenges. If you're organising an event, we're happy to send out invitations to your group with instructions on how to book and all the details of the event.

Is this holiday for adults only? 

Our fitness and adventure weekends and holidays are open to adults and young people of 17 years and over.

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Any questions we haven’t covered?


Just call us on 01348 837709 or contact us and one of our team will be happy to help.