• Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Resilience in Spain 2017
  • Hotel Fuentes de Lucia



JUNE 17 — 24, 2017


CME/CEU’s are available for this program. You can find additional information in the product description area below.

Reunite mind, body, and spirit by connecting with like-minded individuals as you walk through quiet, charming villages, forests, farmland, high altitude summer pastures and beaches.

Over the course of the trip you will begin to realize you are actually awakening your inner needs and opening your heart to new insights and possibilities. With the surrounding beauty and help of our staff you will learn reflective and resilient practices. Our time developing resilience will be through the use of dialogue with other members, quiet reflection, journaling, daily group reflections, book reads, and using our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop gratitude, hope, awe, and joy.

Asturias, Spain’s best kept secret and home to Hotel Fuentes de Lucía, is the location of our adventure. This dynamic retreat, which combines resilience and hiking, is staffed by local hiking guides and surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges and crystal clear rivers. There is nowhere better to breathe in the pure mountain air and stretch your limbs.

We begin the day with an early morning reflective practice followed by a hearty breakfast in the main dining room before the day’s hiking adventure unfolds. We walk beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 8 miles per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences and wonderful food. Savor local Asturian cuisine, sample aromatic cheeses and sip the traditional beverage, Sidra Asturiana, a cider made from locally grown apples. Trek through scenic gorges and alongside babbling brooks; dine in local taverns; explore 10th-century churches and relax under Spain’s oldest yew tree, El Tiexo, planted more than 1000 years ago in a sacred meadow.

In the early evening we will have the opportunity to meet for a social hour, daily debriefing and book club as we rejuvenate our mind, soul and trekking legs before enjoying lovely home-cooked dinners prepared by the owners of Fuentes de Lucia. No matter what your level of fitness or resilience experience you are welcome on this active holiday.

If have additional questions about this trip, please contact Dr. Corey Martin at


  • Single Occupancy: One person in a single occupancy room

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM = $1,699 per person

  • Double Occupancy — I have a roommate: At checkout, please let us know the name of your roommate in the Order Notes section.
  • Double Occupancy — Please assign me a roommate: If you don’t have a roommate, we would be happy to assign one for you.


Please be sure to read through the Additional Information tab below to familiarize yourself with What’s Included, What’s Not Included and Cancellation Details.



Product Description

Step away from the “normal” resilience conference and move into a fun and active learning environment with Bounce Travels & our small group Resilience Retreats.

Grab your hiking boots, a journal and a sense of adventure and join us on this unique journey in the mountains of Northern Spain! Each morning begins with a reflective practice and an introduction to places we will visit throughout the day. Our daily development of resilience practices will be through the use of dialogue with other members, quiet self-reflection, journaling, daily group reflections, book reads, and using our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop gratitude, hope, awe, and joy. Pack your small day-pack and away we go! We will follow local hiking trails along established footpaths, ancient trade routes, through narrow canyons, and over mountain passes. Plan to hike approximately 8-miles per day.


June 17 at 5:00pm Pick up at train station in Oviedo and travel to Retreat Center

8:00am – 9:00am Daily Resilience Topic — Click here to download a PDF of the Daily Resilience Topics

9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast

10:00am – 4:00pm Hiking

4:00pm – 6:00pm Personal reflection time

6:00pm – 7:00pm Journal Club – “Flourish” by Martin Seligman

7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner


Day 1 : Fuentes de Lucia – QUIROS

Bounce Travels will meet you in Oviedo at 5PM. We will then head south through the Trubia river valley basin in the Ubiñas Mountains, part of the massive Cordillera Cantábrica Mountain range. There we will follow (by car) the Senda del Oso (Bear Trail), a 50 kilometer footpath recently converted from rail tracks into Via Verdes, or Greenways, for the pleasure of walking in nature. Our basecamp, Hotel Fuentes de Lucia, a recently converted farmhouse in the hamlet of Faedo, will be our home and learning center for the week. It is set on a hillside of this lovely, green valley surrounded by tall peaks. Dinner included.

Day 2 : QUIROS – 8 miles

A narrow footpath out the back door of the hotel will be the start of our morning walk. Along the way, we explore three mills, each one over 200 years old. This chestnut lined trail leads us from village to village with spectacular views of the valley. After lunch, we’ll follow the Senda del Oso back to Fuentes de Lucia and settle in for one of our resilience activities. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 3 : SENDA del OSO – 7 miles

From the hamlet of Caranga, we will follow another branch of the Senda del Oso to the small town of Terverga. From there, a drive to the top of a pass will reveal the spectacular views of Puerto de Ventana. If the Cave of La Huerta is open, we will visit it. From the top of the pass, it is all downhill into Quirós. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 4 : SOMIEDO – 7 miles

A 45 minute drive will take us into the heart of Somiedo National Park, a seldom visited park sharing its border with Castilla y Leon. The complete isolation of this area makes it seem as if time were actually standing still. This area was declared a natural park in 1988 due to its diverse landscape of flora and fauna and it is recognized today as a wildlife reserve for its environmental variety and preservation of tradition. We will explore one of the many mountain trails up to Los Lagos. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 5 : OVIEDO

El Mercado de Fonton (market) is where we will start our day in the capital of Asturias, Oviedo. The streets in el casco antiguo will be packed with stands of fresh fruits, home-made cheeses, hand-crafted goods and an assortment of everyday items, new and old. We will have plenty of time to photograph the sights or just take it all in from one of the many cafes that line the streets of this medieval university town. After a delicious lunch of tapas in one of the local sidrarias (cider bars) we will meet a tour guide who will take us on a visit of the city’s monuments. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 6 : LAS XANAS – 7 miles

In the town of Villanueva, we will follow a route up and into a gorge called El Desfiladero de Las Xanas. Climbing steadily, a well-planned path hugging the sides of this canyon will take us up to the hamlet of Pedrobayo where we’ll feast on a lunch of the famous Asturian bean stew, Fabada. After a short siesta under a tree (weather permitting) we’ll follow another path that leads us back to the start of this trail. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 7 : BERMIEGO to CORTES and SAN MELCHOR – 5 miles

From the hamlet of Bermiego, famous for its decorative horreos (corn cribs), we will set out on an adventure through the Urbino mountains to the small village of Cortes. This is the birthplace of San Melchor, a humble missionary, later a bishop, who in 1858 was martyred in Vietnam. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 8 : Return to OVIEDO

After breakfast, we will drive you to Oviedo bus or train station to arrive by 10am.


This program is designed for healthcare providers and leaders, however individuals not in healthcare will find this extremely rewarding and are welcome to attend.


Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medication education for physicians. The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participating in the activity.

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 15.25 hours of credit. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Individuals representing other professional disciplines may submit course materials to their respective professional associations for 12.75 hours of continuing education credit

Additional Information


• All transportation during retreat
• 7 nights of hotel accommodations with private bathrooms (limited single rooms available)
• Guided walks in the surrounding mountains & river valleys with bilingual guide
• Healthy breakfast
• Delicious & creative dinners with wine
• Copy of the book Flourish by Martin Seligman
• Opportunity to learn multiple resilience practices


• Round-trip airfare
• Daily lunches
• Tips and gratuity


• Cancellations prior to March 1, 2017 are subject to a $500 cancellation fee
• Nonrefundable on or after March 1, 2017
• Limited to the first 15 people


• This itinerary may (is highly likely to) change slightly due to weather, festivals,  group dynamics and spontaneous side trips.

• After each day’s description, you will see a number indicating the amount of  miles we cover. There are days when we are hiking in the hills and may  not have easy access to the support van. We will try to provide an optional  hike if you feel that the hiking in the hills maybe too difficult. This is not an  endurance race; we want you to have a great time! We are able to adjust the  hikes based on the group’s abilities.