Walk & Talk


From the verdant, picturesque mountains of Asturias, enjoy a laid-back, eight-day language learning holiday with hiking, cooking, and sightseeing as part of the fun mix of activities. A fantastic way for you to increase your confidence outside of the classroom and use Spanish in a real-world setting. With the guidance of a Spanish language teacher, you will put your anxieties at ease and learn to use your newly acquired skills in everyday settings.

For over 25 years, Mary Kay Maas, a native of Wisconsin but a Spanish resident since 2005 has been residing in Oviedo where she raised her two boys. She has talked, walked, listened, and shared her passion for this country and the Spanish language. As a language teacher, Mary Kay teaches students from all over the world on how to become comfortable and immersed in a new language and culture. Her classes are fun, engaging, and perfect for all types of learners; whether your preferred method is by listening, visual or hands-on, Mary Kay has a way to reach you. So grab your hiking boots, a notepad, and a sense of adventure, and join us on this unique journey in the mountains of Northern Spain. Each morning begins with a language lesson and an introduction to places we will visit throughout the day. Our daily language instruction will develop around practicing vocabulary and conversation while hiking, visiting sights, partaking in cooking demonstrations, and other hands-on activities.

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 all whilst practicing Spanish.

What’s Included

  • All transportation during the retreat
  • 7 nights of hotel accommodations with en suite bathrooms (limited single rooms available)
  • All language classes
  • Guided walks in the surrounding mountains and river valleys with a bi-lingual guide
  • Healthy breakfasts
  • Delicious dinners with wine
  • Light hands-on cooking classes with Chef Juan Carlos

PRIVATE tailor-made trips are available upon request. Please ask us for details.