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Trails and Vines

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Trails and Vines

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Name:Trails and Vines
Location:UK, Spain, France
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Sports:Running

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Summary

Introduction

 

Trails and Vines, founded by Abby Price and Chris Coates, offer tailor made running holidays aimed at runners of all abilities, who wish to experience stunning running trails,and to explore fabulous wines and regional foods with other like-minded runners.

Abby and Chris will design a running program specifically for you, combining both coached sessions and more relaxed, fun runs depending on your goals and how much running you chose to do. The aim will be to ensure you leave having felt challenged but also having enjoyed your holiday.

Each Trails and Vines holiday includes luxury accommodation with home cooked, regional based meals, excursions to enhance your experience of the region and numerous visits to the best wineries.


Travel

 

By Air:
For Rioja holidays: Bilbao airport 170 km – Zaragoza airport 190 km – Logrono airport (for internal flights) 32km

For Bordeaux holidays: Bordeaux airport 82km - Bergerac airport 36km

Transfers: Trails and Vines offer transfers from and back to your airport of choice

Car Hire: To redeem your Special Discount via our partners, Rhino Car Hire, click here ….


Accommodation

Accommodation

 

Rioja: The Posada Ignatius Guesthouse is located in the town of Navarrete. After 29 reviews on Trip Advisor, The Posada Ignatius Guesthouse rates as 5 out of 5 and after 216 reviews they are rated 9.7/10 with Booking.com ....
 
Bordeaux: An old farmhouse in Saint-Quentin-de-Caplong, a small village between Bordeaux and Bergerac. To read full reviews of this property, see ...
 
UK: Please see individual running retreats for information on accommodation.

Your Trails and Vines holiday will include breakfast, lunch and dinner (with the exception of two trips out) plus table wine with dinner for the whole week, a wine tasting led by Abby and Chris, and two visits to amazing local wineries.


Abby & Chris

Abby & Chris

 

Abby and Chris continually search for the best running trails and wineries for you to experience. They constantly self-improve their knowledge of all things running as well as wines.

Running
Abby wearily completed a 5k fun run in 2014. Since then, Abby has planned her journey to successfully completing marathons and she would like to share her experiences with you. Abby’s love of wine came from her family who help her expand her taste and knowledge of all things wine.

Chris spent several years in the British Army where he developed his running stamina. Having left the military, Chris rediscovered his love for the sport when he was searching for a way to balance his stressful working life.
 
Since 2014, Chris has completed many marathons, ultra-marathons, and an IronMan. He is an England Athletics certified run leader and soon to be a UK Athletics running coach.

Wines
Having both developed a love of wines, they decided to leave their corporate jobs behind and worked for the excellent Chilean Vineyard, Vina Casa Marin. Abby proved a great success explaining their wines and how they pair with different foods.   

Review from Trip Adviser; 16 May 2018
Incredible vineyard, wine tour and overnight stay!
We had a great time in Casa Marin. Abby was incredibly helpful and accommodating. She gave us a fantastic tour with wine tasting … Our highlight was the 3 course meal with wine pairing. Thank you so much for such a memorable experience!

 

Abby and Chris are WSET Level 3 qualified making them experts in their ability to describe wines, account in detail the style, quality and price of wines.


 

Bespoke Packages

Bespoke Holiday

 

Can't see anything for you in the existing holiday dates? Trails and Vines also offers the ability to custom build running holidays for groups of 8 or more. For more information contact them here.


Running & Wine Dates

 

Training Camp Dates

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Reviews

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Reviewed by Jane
On 06-Oct-2020 17:1:09

Comments:  Abby and Chris are fabulous hosts. A lot of thought and energy goes into making their holidays so enjoyable. If you are a wine loving runner you will love their unique concept.
Reviewed by Gary
On 06-Oct-2020 17:1:34

Comments:  My wife and I went on a recent weekend in Kent with Trails & Vines. Not only did we have a fantastic time with some great people but we were tremendously impressed with Abbie & Chris in making the entire time such a memorable and fun experience. The food, company and accommodation was all marvellous and the runs and the wine just topped it all off. We will definitely be joining them again.
Reviewed by William
On 06-Oct-2020 17:1:59

Comments:  This is the first running holiday my wife & I have ever had. My wife has only recently taken up running so both of us were a little apprehensive. Right from the point of booking the communication was friendly and assuring. We were warmly welcomed on the first day to a really beautiful barn conversion in Kent. It was truly lovely, superb surroundings, peaceful and well appointed. With the COVID-19 situation the whole logistics were made more difficult. Despite this, Abby & Chris made it feel safe without over complicating & making the whole weekend feel awkward and clinical. The runs took account of everyone’s ability, no one felt out of place and everyone felt included and encouraged. The strengthening and coaching sessions were really useful and informative. The trail runs were scenic in wonderful countryside following rivers up through fields, through vineyards with superb views. To add to the experience we visited two vineyards to sample the wine (we didn’t have to run back!) The food was plentiful and excellent, couldn’t fault it. It was a really enjoyable weekend with great food, great accommodation, great wine, lovely friendly people, good runs and superb hosts in Abby and Chris. What more could you want, except to go on another weekend?!
Reviewed by John
On 06-Oct-2020 17:1:24

Comments:  Absolutely fantastic weekend, with awesome coaches Abby and Chris. A great bunch of people who all enjoy the same thing. Can’t recommend highly enough!!
Reviewed by Stuart
On 06-Oct-2020 17:1:42

Comments:  From start to finish this was an amazing experience. Everything we did had quality to it. The accommodation is fantastic - peaceful, well equipped, spacious. The food was wonderful, tasty and a plenty - breakfast, lunch and dinner. The runs were scenic, well thought through and were done in a way for any standard. The vineyards were amazing - great wine and stunning in the sunshine. The guests were able to relax, get to know each other, with quite times and social times possible. I met some lovely people with a shared interest and chatted endlessly. It was all brought together by Abby and Chris who hosted the event perfectly. Relaxed, chatty, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. I loved the whole thing and will be back! Especially the trip to Rioja!
Reviewed by Andrey
On 15-Dec-2019 14:0:52

Comments:  What a lovely week we have had with Abby and Chris in the Bordeaux region! This is a great holiday not just for the established runners, but also for those who are curious about running, or occasional runners, or wine lovers, or simply the supporting partners. These holidays tick all the boxes...
Reviewed by Emma
On 22-Nov-2019 07:0:40

Comments:  Where do I start? My trip to Rioja in Oct 2019 is reaping rewards with my running. Prior to this hol I was only able to run 5km without stopping. During the holiday I managed up to 9 miles with only rehydration stops!! It was fab. I was the sole singleton but everybody was welcoming and made me feel part of the group.Abby and Chris were great hosts and coaches. Approachable and encouraging. So kind and patient and gently pushing to achieve potential. Scenery was amazing. Accommodation was lovely and comfortable.Abby's homemade cuisine was certainly a highlight too.The mix of runs and vineyard visits/ leisure time were a highlight. I lost a few pounds despite the food and freely flowing wine!It doesn't matter if you are a ???? or a ???? this trip is well worth it. Take the plunge and you will return refreshed and reinvigorated like me!
Reviewed by Lynn
On 05-Jun-2019 07:1:27

Comments:  Just returned from Bordeaux Trip what a fabulous experience as a "new to running 5km over 50 person" it was with some trepidation that I embarked on this adventure. I did not need to worry Abby and Chris were supportive encouraging and provided me with lots of advice and inspiration. The mix of running, wine, fabulous food, great trips and excellent company made for a fabulous trip. Abby and Chris are excellent hosts and I wish them every success with their future. Thank you Abby and Chris
Reviewed by Katherine
On 05-Jun-2019 07:1:36

Comments:  An excellent combination of running and wine tasting in a lovely setting. Abby and Chris were perfect hosts using their expert knowledge of both wine and running to make a fantastic week. I’m looking forward to rebooking in the future.
Reviewed by Andrew
On 05-Jun-2019 07:1:55

Comments:  I have just returned from the early May Bordeaux trip. I highly recommend this holiday to anyone who loves any combination of good wine, scenic runs and delicious food. The accommodation was idyllic, set in beautiful rolling hills amongst vineyards. The organisation throughout the week was flawless. As a non-runner (supportive spouse), I entered the holiday with a little trepidation regarding the running, but left only wanting to do more. I thought the sessions were varied and interesting with spectacular scenery. Abby and Chris's expertise and enthusiasm in coaching was clear, and their tips in running posture, stretching and training planning was really well received. The four vineyard tours provided a fascinating insight into winemaking both at high end- and family run- vineyards. Back at the house there was always a bottle open to continue the wine tasting. The quality of Abby's cooking was a lovely surprise, and it was a privilege to taste all her wonderful food, every meal was perfect. Super generous portions was also a bonus. Again, I highly recommend Trails & Vines, for a stress-free, healthy wine holiday.
Reviewed by Linda
On 16-Jan-2019 17:0:36

Comments:   I have recently taken up running again after several (non-running) years! Abby has been excellent in providing 1:1 support and tuition. I even managed my first park run without stopping last month.Most importantly I am actually enjoying running!!! I am impressed by Abby and Chris` commitment and vision with Trails and Vines-a great opportunity to get involved with this fun, committed couple and enjoy the balance of running in wonderful environments (What can be better-the beautiful Vineyards of Bordeaux and Rioja) and enjoying a glass or two of excellent wine afterwards! Well done guys, I am heading your way soon....!!!
Reviewed by Bary
On 15-Jan-2019 16:0:23

Comments:  Had a fabulous week running through the vineyards of Rioja, building both my running stamina and appreciation of wine.Wasn't sure (before I went) how well running and drinking would mix but the answer is surprisingly well, due I have no doubt to the great balance to the week that was delivered by the program Chris and Abby had devised.They were really amazing hosts, nothing was too much trouble, and every run and excursion was carefully thought through and researched so that the week was continuously surprising and interesting. Most surprising of all was that I managed to run over 50 miles (which was a big step up from my normal 10 or so) without once feeling tired or being worried about injury. I can only put this down to the careful planning and excellent variety of runs, stretches, and recovery exercises that were on offer.The wine tasting and excursions to wineries and local towns were also spot on. Delicious wines and breathtaking scenery felt like a justifiable reward after each morning's exertion.Finally, we all turned up on day one as a diverse bunch with mixed running histories and abilities, different interests, and very different lifestyles. Part of the pleasure of the week was to see a team spirit develop and by the final long run, we were very much just that, a team of chilled out runners wishing the holiday didn't have to come to an end.I'd recommend this holiday to anybody, it works even if you only want to run, or only want to drink, but the combination is really something special.
Reviewed by Claire
On 15-Jan-2019 16:0:49

Comments:  A uniquely excellent holiday combination led by two wonderful people. Spending a week in La Rioja with Chris and Abby was unforgettable! The running was personalised so that each of us had clear guidance on our paces for running easy and hard. The coaching struck the perfect balance of encouraging, stretching and informative. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do runs every day before the holiday but the programme was so well thought through that I didn’t question myself at all once we were there. The routes were varied and took us through stunning scenery, often through vineyards and orchards. The wine felt well-deserved after the hard work. Abby and Chris introduced us to tasting wine and provided delicious wines which we enjoyed in the spacious and exquisitely located accommodation. Winery visits were also great fun and showed contrasting styles of winemaking. I learned loads about Rioja and when I drink it I’ll now think back happily to this holiday. Abby’s cooking is not to be glossed over. What a treat! Nutritious, generous, tasty and used local produce. We ate like Kings. Lastly but not leastly, Abby and Chris are great fun to spend a week with and have managed to make Trails and Vines holidays the perfect balance of chilling with wine and earning it, all done with seemingly effortless execution. I’ll be back!
Reviewed by Dave
On 15-Jan-2019 16:0:27

Comments:  Beautiful runs, great wine, brilliant food...and even better people!Our trip to Rioja with Trails and Vines was simply one of the best holidays we’ve been on.Rioja has some fantastic scenery to admire whilst running and plenty of lovely wine to sample but it just wouldn’t have been the same without Abby and Chris’s intimate knowledge of the area and of the wine. They really did think of everything so we didn’t have to.Every run was perfectly planned so all we had to think about was running and enjoying the stunning views. Every meal was prepared from scratch and simply delicious. Every trip allowed us to see something of the area and of course, every wine felt so well-earned after a run!Whether you’re a serious runner or a parkrun jogger, a wine buff or a novice (and in our group we had a mix of everything) Abby and Chris’s real strength is in tailoring every run and every event to suit you.I can’t recommend these guys highly enough and we’ll certainly be back!
Reviewed by Rob
On 15-Jan-2019 16:0:25

Comments:   I had a fantastic week in Rioja with the Trails and Vines team - learning a great deal about running (my main reason for the trip) and also had a fascinating insight into the wine from the region, and further afield.The runs were planned to help you explore the area, whilst building up distance and technique - from hills and fartlek sessions to long runs and recovery runs. Chris and Abby imparted a lot of useful knowledge across the week, which has helped me to focus on my aims and challenges going forwards. The mix of individuals was great and at no point did you feel like you were holding anyone back, or pushing ahead - all the sessions were planned so you could run and improve at your own pace.As a newbie to the wine world, it was fun to dive straight in - learning lots from the tasting introduction, through the vineyard tours and dinner tastings. Running through the local vineyards and villages which produce these wines was amazing, and you really get to understand the culture and process behind what ends up in the bottle.Chris and Abby were top hosts, providing amazing food, drink and entertainment across the week - and catering for all needs, going beyond what you would expect to make you feel at home. I am looking forward to another holiday in the near future!
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