2022, 22 – 29 July
[bookable to 18th of July]
2022, 19 – 26 August
[bookable until 14th of august]
A magical journey
The perfect journey for you when you love hiking in stunning & unspoiled mountains with conscious company.
A wonderful balance of being active and relax in nature.
While hiking you can take space to experience yourself, while enjoying the quiet mountains. At the same time the small group of travel compagnons brings you the opportunity to have connecting conversations with conscious people.
of the journey
After a preparation afternoon in the pretty old town of Bergamo we travel by bus to the centre of a very small mountain village. A village as from the movies with a beautiful little church where an old Italian lady walks down the street. When you look up you see the mountains in the background and you realize that is the stunning area in which you are going to be submerged during this journey.
We tie our laces, put on our backpack and hike out of the village. Exchanging the habited world for the quiet mountains.
Our journey starts with a path elevating through a fairytale forest and meadows full of flowers. Along the journey we climb higher and higher. We cross little streams, sometimes we hike on earth, other moments on stones or big boulders. A couple of times we reach a mountain pass above tree line followed by descending a beautiful path along mountain lakes.
Near the end of the week, we climb a mountaintop where – if we are lucky with the weather – we can look as far as the sea.
of the journey
Feel physically & mentally strengthened
Connect with nature, within & without
Amplify love for yourself & others
of the day
- Wake up with a short yoga sequence
- On the way; lunch, breath session, swimming in refreshing tarns & relaxing
- Afternoon; arrive at the mountain hut, me-time
- Evening meditation
The Mountainbreath journey felt like heaven, literal and figuratively! – Dirtha
The combination of exploring nature and your inner world at the same time is magical. I’m sure I will join in on another Splinkyourlife journey! – Menno, participant expand your boundaries
I felt very peaceful, I was able to relax into myself and the journey. This made the journey for me a breathtaking experience. – Participant Mountainbreath
I got to know Caloe as a warm and very competent guide. She created a pleasant atmosphere by her calm presence and empathy. I felt free and safe. – Sjoeke
The new man will find his religion in nature – not in dead stone statues, but in living dancing trees in the wind. He will find his religion surfing on the sea, climbing on the virgin mountain. He will find his prayer with the snow, the moon, with the stars. He will be in dialogue with existence as it is. He will not live with abstract ideas. He will live with realities. His commitment he will come to know super-nature. God is hidden here in this earth, this very body: this very body the buddha, this very earth, the paradise.
In a mountain area which is
a well-kept secret,
quiet & pristine
Hiking, yoga, breath work,
‘baths’, meditation & relaxation
Caloe has divergent
knowledge about nature, health
Small group (4 – 7)
Conscious guidance &
6 nights in authentic
& 1 night in a B&B
7 breakfasts,7 lunches,
& packing list
Gifted by arrival in Bergamo
Early bird €1088,-
* Really want to join this journey? But does the journey seems out of reach because of the costs & your financial situation? In that case, send me an email. Sometimes I have little budget given by others to support meeting the costs of the journey for people who have less to spend. FYI: The price of this journey might be slightly higher than you are used to. The reason for this is that I need to count some extra income to be able to safe some money for my ‘old days’. The government is not doing this for me, as they signed me out of society, for the reason I want to live a nomadic lifestyle from my van.
WHERE DOES THE JOURNEY START?
We meet at a B&B in the beautiful old town of Bergamo (World Heritage UNESCO). I will profit everybody with some last packing guidance and we take a small walk in the old town. After one night in the B&B we travel into the mountains by bus, where we replace the inhabited world for the stunning mountains.
WHAT PHYSICAL CONDITION IS NEEDED?
Everybody with a good basic condition can join this journey. We take time for the hiking and take enough rest on the way. We will be in physical motion, but will not be in a hurry. You carry your own backpack which will be between 10-12 kg. Whenever you have doubts if your physical condition is sufficient enough, please contact me. So we can determine if the journey is a fit for you.
HOW BIG IS THE GROUP?
The group will never be bigger than 7 wonderful people. Seven is a perfect number for a heartfelt group coherence. Aswell, safety is important in the mountains, with this groupsize I can facilitate a safe journey.
The journey will go through with a minimum of 3 people.
CAN I TAKE MY OWN SPACE DURING THIS JOURNEY?
The journey is a perfect combination of the possibility to socialize as well as offering the opportunity to connect with yourself in silence.
WHAT IS THE YOGA SESSION LIKE?
The sessions are a short, sweat and easy sequence of 20 minutes, to stretch, wake and warm up the body. Connecting with the breath and yourself in that very moment. I always adjust the session to where the group is in their body and mind.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I NEED ?
Good hikingshoes are the essential items for this journey.
They need to be high, with soles with a good profile. Make sure your shoes are worn-in.
When you have questions about your shoes, don’t hesitate to ask me advise.
WHAT IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT THING I NEED ?
A well fitting backpack, with a good waistband & good shoulderbands is necessary.
CAN I LEAVE SOME LUGGAGE BEHIND?
All lugage which is not nessecary to take into the mountains can stay safely in the B&B where we spend our first night in Bergamo. After the journey we pick up the luggage you left behind.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
When you book you will recieve a supporting packing list to prepare yourself for this journey. The items are divided in essential & optional.
A good preparation will bring you ease and comfort on the journey 🙂
IS THIS JOURNEY FOR AWAKE PEOPLE?
Everybody who is open to listen with compassion to other peoples perspectives is welcome on this mountainbreath journey.
Caloe as a guide likes philosophical conversations to explore the world of experience together. Yet, know it is not a must to join these conversations to have a wonderful mountainbreath journey.
WHAT IS A MOUNTAIN HUT LIKE?
Mountain huts have a special mountain hospitality, they provide a safe accommodation for the night. Expect a familiar atmosphere where you are been taken care of with a bed and nourishing mountain food.
The common thing in every mountain huts is that everybody dines together at the same time. This brings a very cosy atmosphere in the dining room. Feeling connected with all people who hiked up the mountains to reach the hut.
Breakfast is served at a certain time, where we as a group eat together.
ARE DRINKS INCLUDED?
During breakfast you will be served either a tea or coffee.
During the hikes, we will have breaks where I pop out my burner to make tea, coffee or soup.
At diner water is included. When you drink something else it is on your own account.
WHERE DOES THE JOURNEY END?
The last day we finish our hike in an old mountain village. From here we take the bus back to Bergamo. Depending on the wishes of all participants we find a soothing way to close off the journey together in Bergamo.
For planning your return travel keep in mind we probably will arrive in Bergamo at the end of the day around 18.00.
HOW TO TRAVEL?
By plane: Fly to Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Italy. Then take the bus to City Alta (every 15 min) From the Netherlands (Eindhoven), as well as other EU countries, you can fly easy and relatively cheap with Ryanair.
By train: from all over Europe there are good connections to get to Bergamo railway station. From the station you take the bus to City Alta (every 15 min)
By car: From everywhere in Europe Bergamo is easy to approach by car. When you come by car I will provide you with information where you can park your car safely during the time we are in the mountains.
Each mountainhut has it’s own rules and regulations according Covid. Their hospitality is amazing. They take necessary precautions, in a relaxed manner (as I experienced in July 2021).
I trust every person behaves from a conscious sense to maintain a healthy space for themselves and others.
Whenever you need to cancel the journey due to illness you can; change your booking dates, convert the journey into another SPLINKYOURLIFE program, give your booked journey to someone else, postpone your booking to next year. As last option, we can speak about refund. I am sparingly with giving refunds, as I feel it is also your responsibility to stay healthy before the journey starts (by taking care of yourself and avoiding crowded places for instance). Nevertheless I am open to find reasonable solutions.
Disclaimer: Unfortunatly I as a guide cannot control a virus. Therefor I cannot carry any responsibilities when people get ill. However I will do my best to make the journey resonably safe.
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before journey start date.
75% deposit refund for cancellation – 15-29 days before journey start date.
50% deposit refund for cancelation – 14-7 days before journey start date
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-7 days before journey start date.