Yoga & Hiking Retreat Portugal

Yoga & Hiking Retreat

in Portugal

A Yoga & Hiking retreat exploring Portugal from Lisbon to the Costa Vicentina.

Looking for a yoga retreat in Portugal that takes you from Lisbon, Sintra, and to the south?! You’ve found the perfect yoga retreat in Portugal!

Our yoga and hiking retreat in Portugal begins with 3 nights in Lisbon tasting food and wines and walking through the city’s most historic landmarks and neighborhoods. We will visit Sintra to explore this unique city and its surrounding castles and palaces. Heading south towards the wild Portuguese coast we will spend the last half of the week hiking the breathtaking coastline, visiting secluded beaches, exploring nature, trying our hand at surf lessons (totally optional!), and reconnecting with nature at its finest.

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April 15 - 22, 2023 April 22 - 29, 2023 May 20 - 27, 2023

Yoga & Hiking Retreat Portugal

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Yoga & Hiking Retreat in Portugal

Our week will kick-off with three nights in Lisbon enjoying the local culture, exploring historical landmarks, and tasting delicious Portuguese food and wine. From Lisbon, we will day-trip to the lovely hill town of Sintra to see ruins of an inverted well, incredible villas and uniquely whimsical palaces. Daily yoga sessions will gently support the pace of our travel and compliment the itinerary.

During the second half of our retreat, we will head southwest to Costa Vicentina, the wild, undisturbed destination known for its remarkable cliffs, stunning beaches and crashing waves. Surrounded by this breath-taking nature, our group will settle into four relaxing nights at the renowned and exquisite hotel & restaurant, Herdade da Matinha. From this intimate homestead, we will venture out to hike the beautiful coastline, unwind on the beach, and discover Alentejado National Park. Each day will offer a sweet balance of rest and play, as we enjoy flowing & restorative yoga sessions with plenty of time for self-care by the pool and connecting with one another over garden-crafted meals.

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Yoga & Hiking Retreat in Portugal includes :

3 nights in Lisbon hotel in São Bento Creative District

4 nights in Costa Vicentina at a stunning valley accommodations

Yoga classes as per the Itinerary

Breakfasts daily and one lunch

Opening dinner in Lisbon; Two fabulous dinners & one lunch at our hotel in Costa Vicentina and one dinner at a local vineyard

Fado music dinner at a famous Fado house in Lisbon

Wine tasting and dinner at a local biodynamic farm and winery in the south

Walking food tour in Lisbon with a bit of history and local cuisine

Free time and optional visit to the famous LX Factory for shopping, the famous Time Out Market, exploring the museums of Lisbon and wandering the streets and trails along the Rota Vicentina

Day trip to Sintra to visit the famous inverted well, Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Park and coastline. Lunch, entrance to the palace and a wine tasting are included.

Relaxing Beach days w/ optional surf lessons

Hiking options galore in the Rota Vicentina. We will do a few hikes together and then there are other options for hiking on your own if you wish.

All city taxes for hotels

Transportation to Costa Vicentina from Lisbon

Airport transportation from Costa Vicentina to Lisbon airport


Airport transfer schedule TO Lisbon airport from Costa Vicentina :
Leaving to Lisbon airport at 9am (2.5 hour drive without traffic)

Any transfers outside of this time will be considered a private ride and not included in the package. A private ride to Lisbon airport from our accommodations is approximately 250euro.


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What’s not included :

Staff gratuities (daily cleaning service, guides and servers)
International flights
Airport transfer from LIS airport to Lisbon hotel
(taxis are located outside the airport and are approximately 15-20 Euro)
4 lunches & 3 dinners
Travel insurance
Return COVID testing if necessary


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Yoga & Hiking Retreat in Portugal Itinerary :

DAY ONE

Check into Lisbon Hotel
6pm Opening Welcome Circle & Happy Hour at hotel
7:30pm Dinner together in Lisbon (included)
Stay the night in Lisbon


DAY TWO

8am Coffee, tea and fruit available
8:30-9:45am Yoga Practice at a local studio
10:30am-2pm Brunch Walking Food and History tour of Lisbon (included)
Free time; LX Factory for shopping; explore; relax
8pm Traditional supper club dinner with Fado music (included)
Stay the night in Lisbon


DAY THREE
 

8am Coffee, tea and breakfast available
9am Leave for Sintra day trip
Visit the Quinta da Regaleira palace, gardens and inverted well; National park and coastline; Lunch included; Yoga practice outdoors weather-permitting
Local wine tasting 5-7pm
Dinner on your own in Lisbon
Stay the night in Lisbon


DAY FOUR

8am Breakfast available
10:30am Leave for Costa Vicentina (2.5 hour drive)
1pm Lunch included at hotel
Arrive and settle into accommodations; massages, free time to explore; hike off property
6-7:30pm Yoga practice
8pm Dinner together at the hotel (included)


DAY FIVE

 

8am Coffee, tea, fruit
8:30-10am Yoga practice
10:15am Breakfast
11:30-2:30pm Optional Intermediate Cliffside hike (8 kms) along the sea
3pm Beach time, optional surf lessons; Lunch on your own at the beach
6-7pm Yoga practice
Dinner on your own (can be at the hotel)


DAY SIX

 

8am Coffee, tea, fruit
8:30-10am Yoga practice
10:30am Breakfast
12pm Leave for the coast; Free time, hiking, beach swims
Lunch on your own
5-9pm Wine tasting and winery visit at a local biodynamic farm. Dinner together there of local products and family style bites


DAY SEVEN

 

8am Coffee, tea, fruit
8:30-10am Yoga practice
10:15am Breakfast
12pm Leave for the coast; Free time, hiking, beach swims
Lunch on your own
6:30-8pm Gentle Yoga & Closing Circle
8:15pm Closing Dinner together at the hotel (included)


DAY EIGHT

 

9am Group departure for Lisbon Airport

*This itinerary is subject to adjustments, changes in times, locations, or activities as the retreat leaders and hosts see fit. Any change will be on par with our standards or an upgrade in services or location making for an even more amazing experience for the group and our guests. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation if any situation were to arise.


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Yoga & Hiking Retreat in Portugal Accommodations :

3 NIGHTS IN LISBON : An Art hotel in the São Bento Creative District

Dear Lisbon : Gallery House is not just another hotel. Here you find the comfiest beds, quirkiest decoration and most delicious breakfast of São Bento Creative District, immersed in a lively culture and art hub. DL Gallery House lives in perfect symbiosis with Galerias de São Bento, a co-work and creative hub where locals meet travelers, digital nomads meet artists and all together meet Lisbon. Expect everything but the usual. Apart from our ‘usual’ comfy lobby with a fireplace, the inspiring library and the chilled terrace.


4 nights in Costa Vicentina : a gorgeous Boutique HOTEL

The second half of our retreat will be hosted in a spectacular town on the edge of the Southwest Coast of Portugal’s Alentejado National Park and Costa Vicentina. Herdade da Matinha is a stunning hotel property nestled into a sacred valley. Enjoy the swimming pool, the farm and animals, enjoy a massage or go for a hike right off the property.


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Yoga & Hiking Retreat in Portugal Pricing :

Private Rooms*

Room has 1 double bed and an ensuite bathroom.
$3,995usd

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Shared Rooms*

Room has 2 twin beds and an ensuite bathroom.
$3,495usd per person

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*Please note these images are representations of the room types and may vary in decoration, layout and style.


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Yoga & Hiking Retreat Portugal Payments :

Deposits* of $750usd are due to secure your space in the retreat.

The balance of your retreat (minus your $750usd initial deposit*) is due 60 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group two months before the retreat.


MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT :

Deposits of $750usd are due to secure your space in the retreat. Please check availability with us for accommodations before making your deposit.

Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you if possible. Due to Covid regulations, we are unable to pair guests in shared rooms unless both are comfortable assuming the associated risks. In the case that there is no one to share a room we ask that you take a private economy room instead.

To make your deposit please email us with your preferred payment method and to confirm availability.

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BALANCE PAYMENTS :

The balance of your retreat (minus your $750usd initial deposit*) is due 60 days prior to arrival.

You may pay with a credit card, bank wire transfer, Zelle, or deposit a check into our bank account to settle your balance. We also accept Bitcoin. We understand that no one likes fees, but some of these options do incur a percentage that will be passed on to you. Please see the itemized list below.

          

Credit Card = Pay using your credit card. 4% fee is applied.

Bank Wire = Pay online with a wire. Please add $20usd to your total for wire fee.

Zelle or dropping a check into our Chase account = No charge to pay with this method. Daily limits apply with Zelle.

Bitcoin = We proudly accept payment methods in cryptocurrency. Any transaction fees your wallet might charge, apply.

Please let us know your preferred method of payment and we will send you the appropriate information right away.


POLICIES


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations made within 60 days or less of arrival are 100% non refundable. All initial deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (Y&AWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. Y&AWW and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. Y&AWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary.

Yoga & Adventures Worldwide, its affiliates, retreat facilitators, hotels, third party vendors, and tour providers, the ownership, or staff, of course, cannot be held responsible for events that are outside of our control. There are no refunds as per our cancellation policies. We highly recommend that all of our guests secure a quality travel insurance that will cover them for ANY event which may cause for a change of travel plans, or for ANY unfortunate event including but of course not limited to:

– Transportation delays, cancellations or changes due to strikes, labor disputes, or lockouts from airlines, boats, ferries or any type of transportation
– Any inconvenience or complication caused by bad weather, storms, and hurricanes : a direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike
– Government/political actions, events or situations; threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.
– Personal health issues or personal situations in general which may affect travel plans
– Any loss, theft or damage of personal items at any stage of your trip
– Any accident causing injury during any stage of your trip
– Travel restrictions or illness associated with COVID-19.

All travelers may join our retreats “at your own risk”, but should continue to take precautions such as wearing masks in public, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. Testing will be determined by the countries through which the traveler must pass. All testing requirements are at the travelers expense and are not included in our packages. Please stay up to date with current travel related requirements.

We ask that all travelers arrive with proof of a negative antigen Covid-19 test (no matter your vaccination status) within 24 hours of the start date of the retreat.

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover your investment in these uncertain times. We recommend this insurance company that covers Covid-19 incidents including travel delay due to quarantine requirements, any medical aid you need due to Covid-19 and changes to flights and travel plans. It really sets our minds at ease when booking international travel. For US citizens living in the US the plan we recommend is the Safe Travels Outbound option.

For any non-US residents or US residents living outside the States we recommend Safe Travels International Cost Saver or Safe Travels International plans.

We are not able to refund payments or extend credits due to complications in travel, rescheduling or closings due to Covid-19. Please let us know if you have purchased this insurance.

In addition to travel insurance, we also recommend that you check your health insurance policy regarding treatment outside your home country in the rare case you would need care while away from home. We recommend and use IMG Travel Medical Insurance to cover us around the globe. Please consult with the agent to make sure the plan you choose covers Covid-19. Please let us know if you have purchased this insurance.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a call or to receive further info via email.

In addition to travel insurance, we also recommend that you check your health insurance policy regarding treatment outside your home country in the rare case you would need care while away from home. We recommend and use IMG Travel Medical Insurance to cover us around the globe. Please consult with the agent to make sure the plan you choose covers Covid-19. Please let us know if you have purchased this insurance.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a call or to receive further info via email.

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