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6 Days with a 3-Day Advanced Horse Riding Adventure and Yoga in the Beautiful Algarve, Portugal

Quinta AltaVista, Monte Lemos, Luz, Lagos, Portugal

Beautiful Yoga and Horse Riding Holiday Portugal

Alta Vista Surf and Adventure Lodge invites all the equestrian enthusiasts to join this adventure horse riding holiday in the Western Algarve, Portugal. Algarve is the ideal escape destination and a perfect backdrop for your horse riding adventure. With unspoiled countrysides, beautiful beaches and the national parks of the west coast, there’s plenty to explore by horseback. The little spot in the Algarve is ideal for those looking for a beautiful and unique holiday experience.

Highlights

  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 3 days of adventure ride
  • Total of 10 hours in the saddle
  • Suitable for intermediate and advanced riders
  • 5 night stay in a beautiful lodge in a pretty seaside town
  • Full use of the lodge facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Relax by pool

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$36 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

The AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge located in the pretty seaside town of Luz, with stunning views from the terraces, spanning from the mountain range of Monchique to the sea. Private ocean-view and pool-side rooms are light and airy, with crisp fresh linen and top quality comfortable double beds or two single beds, a private shower room, and a terrace with magnificent pool or sea views; ideal for recharging after some time in the saddle. The spacious lodge has a lively social atmosphere of a surf camp but offers much more than just a hostel.

The lodge is just a 15-20-minute walk down to the Blue Flag beach and town, with fantastic cafés, restaurants, and bars all within easy reach. There is no need for car hire. If you are looking for a lively night out, Lagos is less than 10 minutes away by bus and taxi. Boasting the best bars and nightlife in the area, it is within easy reach but you will be excited to head back to the tranquil location of the Lodge for a great night's sleep!

Program

Program

  • Day 1: 3 hours of riding - Coastal safari: Riding through villages and along the picturesque coast.
  • Day 2: 5 hours of riding - Floresta ride: Riding from the stables to the National Park of Barao Sao Joao for a picnic lunch under the pine trees, riding back to the stables by a different route (a total of 7 hours out).
  • Day 3: 2 hours of riding - Pathfinder ride: Riding to a village and around abandoned farmland and back to stables.
  • Please note: Riding on beaches is not guaranteed.
  • Yoga - 2 yoga sessions at the lodge included.

As well as horse riding and yoga, you can join other activities such as massage, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, jeep safaris, and many others. Or you can just relax by the pool or the beach.

Retreat location

Proud to be the least developed region of Portugal, the Western Algarve is the perfect escape destination. Away from the built-up hotel complexes, overdeveloped towns and tourist-crammed beaches, this little spot in the Algarve is an ideal escape destination and a perfect backdrop for your horse riding adventure.

Those looking for a beautiful and unique holiday experience can combine horse riding and some relaxing yoga at the lodge. There are incredible stretches of protected national parks, pristine beaches, wild, and unspoiled coastlines and impressive cliffs and rock formations, the Western Algarve has it all!

Nearby places

  • Lagos - 10 minutes

Food

Delicious breakfast will be served daily. Tea and coffee are available all day.

Optional

  • Weekly barbecue with unlimited sangria
  • Group dinner nights out in Lagos
  • Vegetarian / vegan banquets
  • Bar snacks available
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

With over 300 days of sunshine, Algarve boasts the best climate and conditions for a wide range of activities. During your free time, you may want to try surfing, stand up paddle, kite surfing, scuba diving, mountain biking, wakeboarding, extra horse riding, skydiving, and much more! There are over 30 activities! All these activities can be booked at the lodge.

The AltaVista friendly hosts are always on hand to recommend the best-hidden beaches, outstanding local restaurants, and lively nightlife in the area. They also organize group outings to Lagos, BBQ nights at the lodge with their famous unlimited Sangria. There is also a bar with drinks and bar snacks - a great place to chill in the evening and make new friends!

Spa treatments

There are also full body massage, back massage, and Reiki options available for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 3 days riding (total 10 hours in the saddle)
  • Riding hats provided
  • Pick up from the lodge to the riding stables - 10 minutes away
  • 2 yoga sessions in the yoga studio, yoga garden, or seafront gardens
  • 5 days delicious breakfast at the lodge
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available all-day
  • 6 days and 5 nights of accommodation
  • Use of all lodge facilities

What's not included

  • Dinner, lunch and bar snacks and drinks
  • Flights and transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenditure

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Lagos or from the A22 motorway exit 1

  • Follow the EN125 in the direction of Vila do Bispo and Sagres.
  • Do not take first turning to Luz, go straight on at this roundabout.
  • When you reach the traffic lights on the outskirts of Espiche, turn left for Luz.
  • Go up the hill approximately 200 meters.
  • Take the first right just before the zebra crossing up a stone track.
  • Follow the track for 100 meters, Alta Vista is the second house on the left.

Driving directions from Luz

  • Follow the EN125 in the direction of Vila do Bispo and Sagres.
  • Do not take first turning to Luz, go straight on at this roundabout.
  • When you reach the roundabout on outskirts of Espiche, turn left for Luz.
  • Go up the hill approximately 200 meters.
  • Take the first right just before the zebra crossing up a stone track.
  • Follow the track for 100 meters, AltaVista is the second house on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) by 7:00 p.m. Car hire or taxi can be arranged to pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is not included in the price. Please send an inquiry AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge for more information.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$36 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Thursday October 22, 2020
Departure: Tuesday October 27, 2020

Availability

This program is available from April to October. Please select your arrival date below.

 

Seasonal info
  • Low season: April
  • Mid season: May, June, and October
  • High season: September
  • Peak season: July and August

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