Barcelona workation - international

May 20, 2022

Sun, summer, and work

When you travel with Refuga it is possible to combine amazing weather with work and networking.

Spain - Barcelona

25 deltagere

May 20, 2022

til May 27, 2022

USD 1.300

15-20 entrepreneurs with the common belief that sharing knowledge is a benefit to all travels to Spain. Several of our participants have joined more than one trip, and they still get valuable experiences, which their growing business benefit from.

On a Refuga trip you get the time and the opportunity to immerse yourself into one of your projects. You get a break from everyday duties, as food will be taken care of for you. You will also get peace, fast internet speed and beautiful surroundings. We do everything to give you the best conditions to dive into your own projects and actually reach those goals you have had on your to-do list forever.

If you only plan on going in order to work, then you will miss some of the most valuable parts of Refuga:
A network. The network will consist of likeminded entrepreneurs who freely and gladly share their best tips and own experiences.
The participants are always a very mixed bunch of people. Some are new, others have big businesses, and everyone has different experiences, which is shared in themed sessions about challenges and tips.

The open work environment in the big Spanish house results in work corners in many places. This means that you can easily ask others for advice if you should stumble upon a tricky challenge. This help can give many pages of notes which you can use to further develop your projects once you get home.
There are many of our previous participants who wants to go again. We are very happy and proud of this, and it always creates a nice ambience on the trips. However, we do expect that a maximum of 75% of the participants have been on a similar trip as we strive to have room for new entrepreneurs and their new and fresh input.

Daniel tells the following about the trip with Refuga: The feedback I got during the session by the pool was significant. As soon as I got home, I made my first liquidity budget, hired a part time worker, and got a much bigger overview of my growing business. It made me so confident I applied for the Danish version of Shark Tank.


What you get

  • A week in an amazing house in Spain.
  • Delicious food made by a local cook.
  • Snacks available to you all day.
  • Beer and wine with the food.
  • Pool with a view of the mountains.
  • Bus from Barcelona airport and back.
  • Fast speed internet in all parts of the house.
  • Daily sessions with tips for your business.

Patrick Teglstrup Rasmussen –

Of all the conferences, events, and things alike I have participated in Refuga is by far the event I got the most out of especially when it comes to networking. If you need a little push from likeminded people, then go on a trip with Refuga. I can only recommend it and I already look forward to next time!

Patrick Teglstrup Rasmussen

Bo Møller –

I have participated at Refuga once. It was an incredible experience with serious work, football, delicious food and unforgettable bike rides in the mountains.

Bo Møller

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Søren Sieg Jensen –

I have gone on trips with Refuga 6 times´, and all 6 times have been amazing experiences. Every time I have come home with new unique experiences in my baggage and new acquaintances which have been priceless for both my company and to me personally. The sparring and the network you get on a trip like this is not something you can buy for money other places. I have certainly not been on my last trip!

Søren Sieg Jensen

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Gitte Wange Olrik – NORU

To go with Refuga has brought my company big value and new possibilities. I have met a group of people who each and everyone have contributed, so that I have been able to progress as a human and company owner. I can warmly recommend a work trip under the sun of the south.

Gitte Wange Olrik



What does the price cover?
From when we pick you up at the airport until a week later everything is paid for. This includes accommodation and meal allowance

What is not covered is plane ticket to Barcelona, personal shopping, and own activities.
NB: If you choose a later departure or should your flight be delayed so you don’t catch the shared transportation you must pay for your own transportation. We will gladly help coordinate your arrangements. With our help the price of a taxi is about 150 euros.

How do we get to the house?
We meet at a café in Barcelona El Prat Airport. Then we take a shared bus to the house located north of Barcelona. The ride is about an hour.
We make sure that you are also returned to the airport in time for you to catch your plane.
What is the accommodation like?

2-4 people sleep in each room. Towels, bed linen and duvets will be provided.
If you have any specific demands or wishes, please write us at

What can be expected of the food?
The food is prepared by our local host who is a professional chef. The food will usually consist of delicious local dishes. During the day the participants will have access to snacks and cold drinks. Wine and beer will be served with the dinner, but do not expect unlimited alcohol.
If you have allergies, are vegetarian or have other specific eating preferences you can write it in the comment section of your application.
Is it a requirement that my business has employees?
No, it is not a requirement. The most important this is that your business is in motion. It does not matter if you are a newly start-up or established. On this trip you will get help to evolve your business in a direction which feels right for you. The participants are on different levels and the sizes of the companies vary. They do however have the interest in sharing experiences and helping others in common.
What should I bring?
The most important things to bring are a computer/laptop, an extension cord with a narrow and not round plug, a camera, hiking boots or shoes and of course a positive attitude.
The weather changes from day to day but in general the weather is good. It is hot during the day, but it can get cold in the evening in case we sit outside when we eat. As a result, you should bring a versatile wardrobe.
Are the flight tickets included in the price?
The flight ticket is NOT included in the price. However, everything from the moment we get into the shared bus and until you arrive back at the airport is included in the price.
Where and when do we meet?
We meet at a café in Barcelona “El Prat” Airport. The time will be announced in an email, but often it will be around 2.30 pm.
On the departure day we will be back at the airport at 10.00 am.
The final decision about meeting time will be declared in an email once we have collected everyone’s arrival times.
Who participates in a trip like this?
Our participants are a mixed group of people. We have participants who have many employees and others who are only just considering who to hire first. The most important thing is that all the participants share the wish to learn something new and help others. They also know that it will be helpful to get a different perspective on the business from the outside.
Is it a requirement that I am self-employed?
No, we often have participants who are employees. The importent thing is the mindset. That you are openminded and willing to share of your knowledge and help others.
Is it a requirement that I participate in all the activities?
It is not mandatory to participate. We do recommend that you participate in our programmed activities during the week to get the most out of the trip. There will also be loads of time to work, relax, dive into the pool or whatever you feel like in between the planned activities.
Should I prepare and bring anything?
We will let you know in advance what you need to prepare. This could be: What we expect from you and what you can contribute with; a presentation of yourself to the group; consider what kind of challenges you have faced, how you have overcome them and what the consequences of this have been.
We will also make a Facebook group before the trip for all the participants. Here you should make a presentation of yourself and your project. We will send you an email about the group a month before the trip at the latest.
I have more questions – who do I contact?
Please write an email to, and we will answer you as fast as we can.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The application for the trip
Your application will be assessed once you have sent it. You can expect to receive an answer within 7 days.
If your application is accepted, you will receive an invoice for a USD 300 deposit. While waiting for the payment your spot will be temporarily reserved for you for 14 days.
The reservation will be final when you pay the invoice. If you fail to pay in time the temporary reservation will disappear. The invoice for the remaining amount missing will be send out two months before the arrival day. Do also remember to check our terms of condition and further information.

Lars Skjoldby – Skjoldby & Co

I have participated in several networking events as a self-employed person, but the networks I have gained during my 5 Refuga trips to Spain are without comparison the best, strongest, and most valuable networks. Refuga have given me an extra gear. Anyone who knew me before my first trip can confirm this.

Lars Skjoldby
Skjoldby & Co –

Here you can read what Lars wrote about his  first Refuga trip

Dennis Drejer – RITO

Refuga is the single most giving event I have participated in both for my business and myself personally. It is an event which really changes your mindset.

Dennis Drejer


Here you can read what Dennis writes on his blog about his  first work travel many years ago. It is put a bit further down on the page.


All prices are excl. VAT.

USD 1.300

per person

What you get

  • Inspiration for your project from up to 20 other entrepreneurs.
  • Amazing food and wine for a week.
  • A work trip to sun and pool.
  • A boost to your project you won’t get many other places.
  • A network of entrepreneurs who want to help you succeeding.
  • A week which will get you far.


The practical stuff

  • Apply now so that you can ensure your spot
  • We meet in Barcelona El Part Airport. It is usually at 2.30 pm.
  • You will get transported back so you get to the airport at 10.00 am.
  • 7 days all inclusive.
  • You receive an invoice with the full payment amount on your email when you are accepted as a participant.
  • When you are approved as a participant and pay the invoice your spot is reserved. Until 30 days before the trip you can choose to move your participation to another trip with no added cost. If there is less than 30 days until the trip you will lose the price of the trip. However, you do get an offer to participate on another trip of the same type at half the price.

I’m not quite sure yet

  • If you think this could be something you are interested in, but you are not completely sure please let us know. We will happily help you and answer questions so that you can be completely sure before you apply. You can send us an email at and we can book a Skype meeting to clear your questions.



Spain - Barcelona

Type of travel



May 20, 2022
til May 27, 2022

Facilitated by

Lars Lottrup


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