The idea of organizing the first edition of Gran-Ola Retreat arose from a very special collaboration that I started with Be Nuts. It is a brand that offers products such as vegan granola and nut creams, without added sugars and gluten-free. I have taken this project with special affection since I have been traveling to Australia for many years and I have always liked their philosophy in terms of food, nature, and sport.
So when this opportunity came, I thought about everything I saw in Australia concerning high-quality granola that, in addition to tasting great, fulfill the objective of feeding. In addition, all its packaging is biodegradable and plastic-free. As a result of this collaboration, we created my own granola named “Gran-Ola” with a base of pecan nuts, coconut chips, and cinnamon. In order to present it, we decided to plan a surf camp Cantabria, Langre Beach to introduce it to our breakfasts and talk about why it is so special.
I organized this weekend together with Candela Pérez co-founder of Be Nuts. Our intention was that our guests could experience a fun weekend with surfing, running, and yoga. I took care of the surfing part while Candela of running and Ana of yoga.
We started the day at 8 am with a Yoga session to activate the body followed by a big breakfast with Gran-Ola and Be Nuts in addition to other options. After gathering strength, at 11 am we walked to the Langre beach to surf and we stayed until lunchtime. In the afternoon, after a well-deserved rest, we would go for a run down the slope with beautiful views of Langre beach and natural pools. By the time dinnertime came, the table was served by the Michelin-starred cuisine of Labicicleta.
In this first edition, we were accompanied by 16 great guests from all over Spain. A relaxed and pleasant atmosphere was created from the first moment. I want to thank each one of them for coming over and trusting us since without them this surf camp Cantabria would not have been possible.
In conclusion, It has been very gratifying to see how much fun we have had these days sharing a healthy and sporty life. Our intention is to offer Gran-Ola Retreat on different dates so that more people can join this experience with us.