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6 Days Meditation, Yoga, and Horseback Riding Holiday near Aljezur

Fonte de Paz e Felicidade, Craviera (near Vales), Aljezur, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal Horseback Riding Holiday

Anyone who likes to be near horses is in the right place here! Horses surround the house as it is on the spot of the horse farm. The house has a beautiful view, is situated in the protected forest of the west Algarve and only 10 minutes away from the ocean. Personal rides or in groups can be arranged, as well as therapy and regular lessons. This vacation will be easygoing and you will learn a lot!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 240 pounds / 110 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 14 to 16 hands
  • Tack Type: English Tack
  • Horse Breed: Portuguese

Before the start of your retreat, you can join 4 free half-hour online yoga classes with Claudia at the time that is convenient for you. Please contact Bron voor Rust & Geluk for more information.

Meet the instructors

Claudia, Jim, & Gudrun
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Highlights

  • Daily horse riding
  • Daily yoga and/or meditation
  • Approximate daily riding time: 1 - 6 hours
  • Riding program for all levels
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All meals are included

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$67 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

The house has two double rooms with large and comfortable beds. Both rooms have patio doors and there is a shared bathroom. A large terrace is located around the house with enough shade. There is also a large hangout room inside and a big kitchen. Hammocks can be found around the house and in the valley.

Program

You can join riding, yoga, meditation, surfing, hiking, shop, or take a cooking class; a lot is possible and Claudia and Jim will make sure you have a good time. Depending on the wishes of the rider, horseriding classes/therapy or outrides will be from one to six hours a day.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Grooming/riding
  • 12:30 Back at the house, time to chill, and lunch (Possible to take part in yoga, meditation, hike)
  • 15:30 Grooming/riding
  • 17:30 Back at the house, time to chill (Possible to take part in yoga, meditation, hike, cooking)
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Chill, meditation, mantra singing

The horses are well trained, fit, and educated for beginners and advanced riders. Dressage, jumping, and outrides are available. You will be surrounded by protected nature, forests, mountains, lakes, and ocean.

There a special breathwork workshop included. You will learn tools in a pleasant and quick way, using your breath on the horse. Friendly for your body and that of the horse. So if you wish to learn horseriding or improve your style, join a free online class in advance and the workshop when you are at the retreat. Gudrun the horseriding teacher teaches with these tools in German, English, and Portuguese.

Instructors

Claudia Dunselman

Jim Kellerman

Gudrun Seitler

Retreat location

Fonte de Paz e Felicidade (Source of peace and happiness) is a place with a beautiful view and a big plot in the middle of nature. Stunning beaches are nearby, for a walk, swim, or surf. The picturesque town of Aljezur is only a few miles ahead. You can find peace and enjoy the beauty around you with sun, silence, and nature.

Unique features

Activities

  • Horse riding

General

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Food

All meals are included in the package and you will be offered daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One meal is offered on the day of arrival and two on departure.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Spa treatments

Massage or healing

What's included

  • Daily horse riding
  • Daily yoga/meditation
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All meals daily
  • 4 half-our online yoga classes before the start of your retreat
  • Special breathwork workshop

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfers are not yet included in the package, you can rent a car or arrange a pickup service with Fonte de Paz e Felicidade. Pick up from this airport is available at an additional cost of 55 EUR, from Lagos train station at an additional cost of 10 EUR, or from Aljezur bus station for free.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$67 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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