7 Brilliant Retreats For Solo Travellers In Europe

30/05/2023, Healing Holidays

Traveling alone is a personal experience where you can focus solely on yourself, and a solo wellness holiday or retreat can give you the opportunity to take time out and practice self-care in a relaxing environment. From yoga and detox retreats to rejuvenating spas, enjoy being alone or take the opportunity to meet new like-minded where nothing can come between you and the chance to unwind.

Healing Holidays offers multiple retreats suitable for solo travellers in Europe where you can make new connections, explore breathtaking landscapes, and relax and unwind in a peaceful and serene environment.

Here are 7 of the best retreats for solo travellers in Europe.  

Preidlhof, Italy

Preidlhof is located in South Tyrol and offers luxurious accommodations and sophistication. It has won numerous awards and is an ideal destination for personal regeneration. The Preidlhof Spa takes a holistic approach to health and is focused on transformational wellness. It combines innovative and traditional healing practices to inspire and stimulate guests on all levels, including physical, emotional, energetic, psychological, and spiritual. The spa's philosophy is based on finding the right balance between 'hedonistic' and 'eudemonic' wellbeing, as defined by Aristotle, which is where pure pleasure meets a deeper sense of self-discovery, purpose, and meaning. The Preidlhof Way is seamlessly integrated into every aspect of the guest's experience, from location and accommodations to cuisine, spa treatments, and classes. This unique and exclusive spa experience is only available through Healing Holidays, making it ideal for experiential travellers and serious wellness seekers alike.

A woman doing Yoga at the edge of an infinity pool at Preidlhof

Euphoria Retreat, Greece

Euphoria Retreat is a luxury, holistic, and well-being destination spa overlooking the village of Mystras in Greece, a UNESCO world heritage site. Nestled in the foothills of the mystical Mount Taygetus, the majestic complex is a place of inspiration for those seeking to live a more balanced and healthy life, change and transform and reconnect with their spiritual self in a way that is closer to their heart and roots. Explore a journey of physical and emotional transformation with specialised treatments and wellness programmes based on a combination of Chinese Taoist and Greek Hellenic philosophies and healing practices.

Euphoria Retreat offers a calming environment as soon as you enter the door. The retreat home is a state-of-the-art gym with the latest Technogym equipment and also has two yoga & meditation studios with ceiling-to-floor windows which offer spectacular views of the mountains. A wide range of complimentary daily group wellness activities aims to gently restore body, mind, and soul, make new lifelong connections with other solo travellers, and enhance your transformational journey.

A woman enjoying a cupping massage at Euphoria Retreat

SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Healing Holidays highly recommends SHA Wellness Clinic for the ultimate European adventure solo traveller retreat. This stunning clinic is situated on a hillside overlooking the southern coast of Spain and offers a combination of natural therapies, top-notch nutrition, and the latest Western medical advancements. SHA Wellness Clinic is a legitimate medical facility that provides a wide range of programmes and medical diagnostics, including sleep recovery, weight loss, and detox programmes. There are also programmes for smoking cessation and stress reduction and a team of experts available, such as doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, yoga teachers, acupuncturists, and chefs.

A woman working out with a personal trainer at SHA Wellness Clinic

Park Igls, Austria

Park Igls is a multi-award-winning health retreat and medical spa in the heart of the Alps, offering a holistic approach to detoxifying the mind and body through a programme of nutrition, exercise, and diagnostic therapies. The clinic offers a range of health programmes based on Modern Mayr Medicine principles, which aim to leave you feeling relaxed, informed, and regenerated. Whether you’re feeling tired, looking to lose weight, or looking to investigate a more serious health issue, the medical team is on hand to help you detox, cleanse and improve gut function under the expert care of the friendly and knowledgeable team of doctors and therapists.

Solo travellers can enjoy the hotel, as it boasts its own park as well as a panoramic gym with spectacular views of the Alpine Mountains, a fitness studio, and an indoor pool. There is ample room for relaxation with a library and cozy lounge area, as well as a billiard room and tea bar for the ultimate experience and a chance to meet other like-minded individuals on their own journey to better health.

A woman receiving an abdominal massage at Park Igls

Ayurveda Resort Mandira, Austria 

One of the best European retreats for solo travellers is the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in Austria which is exclusive to Healing Holidays. It offers an authentic and all-inclusive experience by combining the Indian philosophy of life with a European approach. Experienced doctors and therapists have developed and fused Ayurvedic and traditional medicine to suit the needs and lifestyles of modern Western lifestyles with sustainable results that can be enjoyed in a haven of peace and relaxation.

When not undergoing treatments, guests can enjoy the property’s various amenities, including swimming pools, a fitness centre, and a thermal spa, or explore the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area on hiking or cycling tours. The Ayurveda garden offers a sanctuary of serenity where you can read a book from the book corner or simply allow your mind to wander with a cup of tea from the tea lounge, the ideal relaxation remedy for solo travellers.

A woman doing Yoga outdoors at Ayurveda Resort Mandira

Shanti Som, Spain 

Shanti Som is an intimate and peaceful South East Asian-inspired retreat nestled in the hills of Andalucia. It's a great destination for a European adventure as a solo traveller, as this family-run retreat is a haven of tranquillity and harmony with only 15 rooms, making it the ideal retreat for those looking to regain energy and gain balance in peace and quiet. You can immerse yourself in well-being activities, ancient Eastern and Western-inspired spa treatments, and healthy meals designed to nourish the body and soul and allow time for personal reflection and self-understanding.

Fitness and weight loss certainly have to be the strong points of Shanti-Som, with a variety of different classes and sessions on offer in the likes of yoga, Pilates, and personal training, ensuring that people of all abilities are catered to. The spa is equally fantastic, and there’s an excellent range of treatments on offer, from traditional pampering to holistic healing. Your wellness is of the utmost priority at Shanti-Som, and a stay here is sure to be a rewarding experience. Its serene location in the Natural Park means you can also enjoy beautiful viewings along the many hiking trails on your own or with other like-minded solo travellers as well.

A Woman Doing Yoga Outside At Shanti Som

Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland

Finally, a fabulous option for a European adventure retreat as a solo traveller is Chenot Palace Weggis. This exclusive medical retreat sits majestically on the shores of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland and epitomises holistic wellness at its pinnacle with a science-based and 360° approach to health and well-being. The unique well-being programmes use the world-renowned Chenot method, which combines the principles of traditional Chinese healing with the latest scientific advances in Western medicine.

As a solo traveller at Chenot Palace Wiggins, Chenot Palace Weggis’ exclusive location allows for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. A wealth of facilities are designed to evoke calmness in the mind and body, with access to a private beach, zen gardens, contemporary artwork throughout the hotel, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and a swimming pool. Food also plays an integral role in Chenot Palace Weggis’ wellness philosophy. Healthy but delicious dishes are designed to support the detoxification processes, stimulate metabolic efficiency, promote repairing mechanisms, and protect the body against premature ageing and degenerative lifestyle diseases.

A man running on a treadmill at Chenot Palace Weggis

Europe is home to some of the most exciting adventure retreats for solo travellers, offering the perfect blend of thrill-seeking activities and social opportunities. These retreats offer a chance to step out of your comfort zone, push your limits, and create unforgettable memories in a beautiful setting. So why not take the plunge and embark on a European adventure retreat for solo travellers? You never know where it might take you. Reach out to us here at Healing Holidays to learn more!

If this blog has got you interested in starting your wellness journey call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

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