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Are you looking for mountain biking holidays in Portugal’s most diverse area while having your daily yoga practice? Then, this mountain bike and yoga holiday package is for you! Join this retreat for a holiday full of speed and movement while looking for balance and equilibrium at the same time. Spend the active holiday exploring the beauty of nature and relax your mind and body through the practice of yoga!
You will be accommodated in a comfortable villa with pool, a paradisaical garden, and panoramic sea views from the entire plot. You will sleep in stylishly furnished double rooms with single beds (some with private bathroom and balcony) and make use of all the amenities and areas of the villa, such as hammocks, deck chairs, chill out / meditation area, and a fully equipped kitchen for your culinary well-being.
The cozy living room has TV, DVD, and Wi-Fi ready for your entertainment. Of course, you also can watch the crackling fire in the fireplace while having a stimulating conversation on the couch. The large panoramic windows in living and dining room treat you with unforgettable views of the countryside and the Atlantic Ocean.
With the mountain bike and yoga package you will enjoy guided mountain bike tours and yoga lessons for 5 days.
You will start your days with a morning meditation and gentle yoga classes, which aims to prepare your body and mind for the challenges to come. The energy needed for your mountain bike ride will be given during the healthy and delicious organic breakfast.
After breakfast, you will go for a mountain bike ride in the Serra de Sintra and its surroundings. The rides are versatile and can be adjusted depending on the group’s fitness and skill levels. You will enjoy breathtaking impressions of the nature surrounding the place.
During the mountain bike riding, you will find a nice cozy place to rest, pause and refuel by enjoying the lunch package or having a quick Portuguese coffee, the so-called bica (espresso), in one of the favorite cafes.
After mountain biking, you can relax and stretch your muscles and ligaments during the early evening yoga session. This will help you recover quickly from the efforts of the day biking and start the relaxing part of the evening.
Then everyone does as he / she prefers, dining all together during the sunset on the terrace, relaxing with a soft drink or tea by the pool, lounging at the couch and reading a book in front of the fireplace, or just hanging out in the hammock. You will find a variety of options that can make you happy.
Saturday (arrival / departure day) and Sunday can be used to explore the surrounding area (e.g. sightseeing in Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais), lounging at the beach, the pool or enjoying one of the many recreational activities possible nearby, such as surfing, horseback riding, golfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, scuba diving, and many more.
At the end of the week, you will have experienced fantastic mountain bike trails, improved your yoga skills and met some new like-minded people. You are going to return fit, relaxed, and can cope easily with you everyday live back home, taking lots of good memories and looking forward to your next stay.
If you don't want to bring your own machine, you can rent a B-Twin Rockrider hardtail mountain bike for 120 EUR / week with this specification:
During high season, minimum number of participant in the retreat is 6 persons.
This retreat will take place in a comfortable villa with a pool and sea view in a picturesque mountain village called Malveira da Serra, nested in a paradise-like garden on the slopes of the Serra de Sintra with a breath-taking view over the Atlantic coastal region. The south-facing location guarantees sun all day long.
The beautiful location of the property invites you to spend time outdoors, enjoying and letting nature soak into your soul. The nearby Praia do Guincho, and the mystical forests of the Serra de Sintra are particularly magical places full of positive energy. There are of course numerous beaches with waves waiting to be explored.
The mountain bike rides take place in the nature reserve Serra de Sintra (mountain range) and its surroundings (fields, forests, and rugged coastline). It is probably one of the few undiscovered jewels among mountain bikers. Although the mountain range elevates just 530 meters above sea level at its highest point, the area offers numerous trails for all skill levels.
In the morning, Karma Surf Retreat will serve you a healthy organic breakfast (buffet), consisting of cereal, organic fruit, bread, rolls, homemade jam, milk, yogurt, typical sausages, and cheeses of the region and other Portuguese delicacies. Moreover, coffee, various teas, water, and fruit are at your disposal during your stay at the Karma Surf Retreat.
At noon, Karma Surf Retreat will arrange a delicious healthy packed lunch to enjoy during or after your activities. Most likely, you will also find a typical Portuguese snack bar during your mountain bike rides to have a quick coffee. Alongside the trials you will find fountains with Sintra spring water to fill up your bottle.
On top, Karma Surf Retreat will organize a welcome barbecue plus a culinary surprise. At all other times there is a fully equipped kitchen of the villa at your disposal, so you can prepare your favorite dishes and dine together, for example, on the terrace overlooking the sea watching the sunset.
In case you would like to eat out, there are several restaurants nearby, including typical Portuguese, seafood, grilled chicken, snacks, pizza, and also a gourmet restaurant. For sure you will find something you like. You have an even bigger variety of restaurants in Cascais (15 minutes). Even Lisbon's stunning culinary diversity (including vegetarian) is only 30 minutes by car and will not leave any wish unfulfilled.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). Airport shuttle is available 50 EUR per trip for 1 - 3 persons. Alternatively, from the airport, you can take the public shuttle bus to the train station Cais do Sodre, where you take the train to Cascais (combined approximately 7 EUR). From there, you can take a taxi to the retreat in Malveira da Serra (approximately 8 - 12 EUR). Travel time is 1 - 1.5 hours.
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