5 Days Budget Climbing and Yoga Retreats in Colares, Portugal

  • Star Pine Lodge, Estrada do Rodizio 145, 2705-341 Colares, Portugal

Overview

Climbing and Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Star Pine Lodge was created by outdoor sports enthusiasts who found the perfect set up to follow their passions in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais. Perfectly situated just above Praia Grande beach and surrounded by the hilly forests of Sintra, you can enjoy your days practicing yoga, surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding, among others. The cosy and friendly atmosphere of Star Pine Lodge makes it easy to meet like-minded travelers and settle in from the first moment. Star Pine Lodge is also a good base to enjoy the stunning nature of this region, visit the UNESCO world heritage town of Sintra, or take a day trip to Cascais or Lisbon.

    Highlights

    • 3 days of 1 hour afternoon yoga session
    • 3 days of 2.5 hour morning climbing course
    • Free use of pool, yoga & fitness area, garden, chill-out-lounge, common kitchen
    • Daily breakfast buffet and lunch pack
    • Transport to and from climbing spot
    • Fresh fruits and tea all day
    • 4 nights accommodation

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: German, English
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    The main idea behind Star Pine Lodge was to create a happy place where everyone can feel home. We think that an inspiring surrounding helps you to just be yourself and that is what the Star Pine Lodge is. Built by a team of travelers from all over the globe we managed to create a great mix of art and nature, color and forms, materials and styles which go side by side in harmony and make you feel welcome.

    Single room with shared bathroom

    These rooms come with 140 cm beds and nice views. Shared bathrooms are cleaned daily.

    Double room with shared bathroom

    These rooms come with a big double or two single beds and nice views. Shared bathrooms are cleaned daily.

    Single room with private bathroom

    These rooms come with 140 cm beds and are facing the garden area. Please send an inquiry to Star Pine Lodge for a quote.

    Double room with private bathroom

    These rooms come with a big double or two single beds and are facing the garden area. Please send an inquiry to Star Pine Lodge for a quote.

    General equipment

    In the individual decoration and harmonious furnishing of the rooms, recycled wood was used to keep the environmental impact at a minimum. For a good night of sleep, all beds are equipped with anti allergy mattresses from Molaflex.

    Swimming pool

    Go for a nice splash in our pool, hang out under the waterfall or just relax in the sun and listen to the murmur of the water. There is always on sheltered space waiting for you somewhere around the pool.

    Yoga area

    We love our Pavilion and all of us would like to live in it. Built only of recycled wood and windows we managed to create a gorgeous 70 m² space with ocean view that can be opened or closed according to weather conditions. Twice a day we welcome you to join our yoga classes or just stretch or train in that peaceful environment. You will find various training equipment waiting for you.

    Garden

    Our 1200m² garden is there for relaxing; find yourself a hammock and chill under one of the 20m high Star pines in the shade, or just find your own little space. Our garden is completely surrounded by 2-3m high reed and gives you the privacy you need.

    Common kitchen

    As some of us don´t want to eat out every day and would rather spend the money on other stuff, we prepared a fully equipped kitchen for you. Here you will find everything you need to prepare your food the way you want it.

    BBQ area

    With a daily fish market and several butchers around, feel free to light up a fire and enjoy a BBQ any time.

    Chill-out lounge

    A cozy lounge area with comfortable sofas, TV and a fireplace. Here you can have your breakfast, hang out in front of the fireplace or just meet some other guests. Free tea and fruit are always waiting here for you.

    Yoga session

    In the evening, 1-hour yoga sessions focus on restoring your energy by relaxing your muscles and calming your mind after an action packed day. Private yoga sessions takes your yoga to that next level, or if you want to learn about certain exercises to improve your surfing / climbing / mountain biking, a private one-on-one 1 hour yoga lesson is the solution.

    Climbing session

    Discover one of the little-known but versatile climbing regions of Europe. In a radius of 50 kilometers, there are more than 40 climbing spots available, where most of them are right on Star Pine Lodge's doorstep, in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais. The certified and experienced guides will share their in-depth local knowledge with you and present you a new challenge every day, always tailored to your personal level. Professional advice and video analysis of your achievements will advance your climbing level during your stay at Star Pine Lodge. Whether it's your first steps outside a climbing gym or you just want to improve your climbing techniques, the guides will find the right spot for you.

    The Star Pine Lodge is surrounded by the green hills and the mystic forests of the natural park of Sintra & Cascais to the east and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean to the west. The surrounding is so diverse that we would have to write a book about all the things you can see, experience and discover here. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, then you won’t find it anywhere. That we can promise.

    Beaches

    The extensive Praia Grande and its little sister the scenic Praia Pequena with its steep cliffs are only a short walk from Star Pine Lodge. Great beaches for surfing. Here, you find little restaurants, snack bars as well as a surf shop. Take a short bike ride or a 20-minute walk and you get into Praia das Macas, a nice little beach with a little village that offers restaurantes, little grocery stores, bakeries and cafes.

    Besides these, more wellknown beaches the area also has some more hidden bays on offer, where even on a summer sunday you will hardly find any people, if you don't mind a little hike down the cliffs. In a radius of 30 kilometers to the south / east (Cascais / Lisbon) and north (Ericeira), you find dozens of more beaches, bays and reefs offering perfect conditions for all kinds of water sports.

    Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

    The Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, spreading out from the mountains of Sintra to the beaches of Cascais, represents a unique diversity of landscape and without doubt the most breathtaking region in Portugal. It includes sand dunes, rugged coastline with high cliffs and sandy bays, dense forests and calm lakes, with the majestic Serra de Sintra overlooking it all. The centuries old symbiosis of manmade Sintra and the surrounding nature has gained the whole area the status of UNESCO cultural heritage.

    It is in its approximately 145 square kilometers where most of your activities take place, and where you never stop to marvel at the countless historical and natural wonders.

    Sintra

    15 minutes inland from Star Pine Lodge lies Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic town has been a summer residence for the Portuguese Royal families from the 14th to the 20th century and thus there are several impressive royal buildings to visit. Dominating the city's center, you find the Palacio Nacional, with its two famous conic chimneys. On top of the Monte de Pena, you can see the fantastic 19th century Palacio da Pena from as far away as Lisbon. Surrounded by a beautiful and exotic garden, this combination of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance architecture is a must-see and the view of the surrounding area will blow you away.

    The remains of the Castelo dos Mouros, the Castle of the Moors, date back to the 8th century, the period of Arab occupation of the Iberian peninsula. Nowadays, the ruins of the castle invite the visitor to get lost in time and enjoy the majestic view from its ancient walls. Brightly illuminated at night it still seems to protect the city of Sintra.

    Further sites not to be missed include the Palacio da Regaleira estate, a romantic palace and chapel surrounded by four hectares of park, featuring fountains, lakes, grottoes and wells and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the Palacio de Monserrate with its laid back park, where you find one of the richest botanical gardens in Portugal.

    Cabo da Roca

    Cabo da Roca, as part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, marks the western most point of mainland Europe. Its impressive cliffs reach up to 140 meters above sea level and the stunning view over the Atlantic ocean gives a real end-of-the-world feeling. 16th century Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes honored Cabo da Roca as the place "where the land ends and the sea begins".

    Some hidden beaches and amazing tracks around the cliffs allow for your own little discoveries.

    Cascais / Estoril

    The coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril are culturally and naturally rich and offer innumerous sight-seeing attractions. Great shopping, beaming nightlife and the Casino of Estoril, Europe's largest casino, add to the attractions of these twin cities in the Greater Lisbon subregion.

    Colares

    Colares is a little traditional village a short bike ride from the camp. A nice place to have a coffee and enjoy its quiet charms. In Star Pine Lodge Portugals opinion, it is one of the nicest small towns in the area where Portugal is still Portugal.

    Lisbon

    The Portuguese capital is one of the oldest cities in the world and less than a 40-minutes drive from Star Pine Lodge. Rich in architecture and culture, it is also a very vibrant city and a must-see for everybody coming to Portugal. It can be easily reached from the camp for a daytrip. Highlights include the view from the Castelo Sao Jorge on the top of the oldest district Alfama, a stroll through the shopping districts of Baixa and Chiado, a tram ride with the traditional Nr. 28, taking you up and down steep, narrow streets or the modern architecture of the Parque das Nacoes, with the Ocenarium, one of Europe's largest aquariums. And don't miss out on a night in Bairro Alto, a quiet neighbourhood during the day but turning into the center of nightlife after the sun has gone down.

    Between Lisbon and Cascais, Star Pine Lodge suggests a stop at Belem, where you can visit the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a huge monastery giving impressive proof of Portugal's former wealth and importance during the Age of Discoveries. Built in the 16th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Close by at the river shore, you find the Torre de Belem, a 16th century watch tower guarding the entrance of the river Tagus. UNESCO World Heritage as well, the Tower of Belem is one of Lisbon's famous landmarks. Once in Belem, don't forget to taste the world famous Pasteis de Belem! Finally, a visit to the top of Cristo Rei, the 80-meter tall Jesus statue on the hills on the south shore of the river, allows for a breathtaking view over Lisbon.

    Nearby places:

    • ATM - 7 minute walk
    • Azenhas do Mar Beach, 3.5km
    • Cascais - 25 minutes by car
    • Colares Village (supermarket, butcher, pharmacy etc.), 3 km
    • Lisbon Airport - 35 minutes by car
    • Lisbon Center - 45 minutes by car
    • Praia Grande Beach - 7 minute walk
    • Praia Pequena Beach - 6 minute walk
    • Praia das Maçãs Beach - 15 minute walk
    • Sintra - 15 minutes by bus
    • Praia das Macas (supermarket, fish market, pharmacy, etc.), 1.5 km
    Activities
    • Cycling nearby
    • Gym
    • Massage
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Mountain walking/trekking
    • Shopping nearby
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Swimming pool
    General
    • Bar
    • Barbeque facilities
    • Beach
    • Dining area
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Garden
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Special menu request
    • Yoga studio
    Services
    • Shop nearby
    • Tour assistance
    • Wi-Fi

    Daily breakfast buffet and lunch package are include in the price.

    Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. You´ll find yourself struggling to decide at our rich breakfast buffet. Choose between various kinds of fresh bread and rolls, cereals, jams, honey, different kinds of ham and cheese, vegetables, fruit, eggs, yoghurt, milk, soy milk, coffee, tea, water, juices and more. Don´t they say it´s the most important meal of the day?

    Lunch pack

    Pack yourself a lunch at our breakfast buffet, including a self made sandwich, a 0.5 L drink, a fruit and a cereal bar. Ready for an exciting day!

    BBQ

    Enjoy a nice glass of wine or beer while waiting for fresh fish, tasty meat and fresh vegetables gaining that special BBQ flavor. BBQs connect people.

    Dinner

    We can arranged 3 course dinners for groups of min. 8 persons. This service is not always available and need to be booked in advance.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Boule
    • Climbing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horse-back riding
    • Kite surf
    • Mountain bike
    • Rock climbing
    • Skate boarding
    • SUP
    • Surfing
    • Windsurf

    Massage

    You can book various styles of massage at our reception. Please be aware that they have to be booked in advance.

    • 3 days of climbing sessions with certified guides, 2 hours and 30 minutes per day
    • 3 days of yoga classes, 1 hour per day
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch package
    • Free use of climbing and yoga equipments
    • Free use of pool, yoga & fitness area, garden, chill-out-lounge, common kitchen
    • Transfers to and from the climbing spot
    • Unlimited fresh fruits and tea daily
    • Airport transfers
    • Massage treatment
    • Other sports activities
    • Sauna and beach towels
    • Sports rental

    Arrival by plane

    The nearest airport is Lisbon Airport. From there, Star Pine Lodge can arrange an airport transfer at an extra cost.

    Testimonials

    • Review by a traveller from Berlin, Germany

      "Great and beautiful place with very nice rooms really friendly staff and lots of options for activities or just to hang out. Good breakfast, good pick-up service from sintra station. Depending on amount of guests you have to take yoga classes in "the lodge" (10 min walk) which is their partner accommodation."

      October 27, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by a traveller from Greater London, UK

      "The star Pine lodge was like visiting a family home, the staff were friendly and helpful. The accommodation was amazingly clean and the breakfasts were lovely and fresh every morning. Being able to make a packed lunch was an added bonus. There is a great fish market near by where you can get fresh fish caught the same morning and then take them back to Star pine Lodge and cook them in the guest kitchen. The area is beautiful with clean beaches and forests all around - the beach is really just 3-4 minutes walk from the accommodation. The world heritage site Sintra is 30 mins away by bus and is well worth the visit. I did the daily yoga classes which were amazing. I would highly recommend Star pine lodge, I went by my self and felt safe, comfortable and fully at ease. It was a great experience"

      October 25, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by Ramona from Nuremberg, Germany

      "My friend and I booked a week yoga & surf retreat at Starpine Lodge. The staff was super nice and made us feel very welcome. They gave us a lift from and to the train station and were always very helpful. What we highly appreciated was that we could use the credit we bought for surfing for other sports activities instead as we changed our mind about surfing."

      "The rooms were clean and very comfortable. There is a little pool and a yoga pavillion. Starpine Lodge is a perfect place to relax. Small and quiet. The atmosphere was great. "

      "The kitchen was modern and fully equipped. Breakfast was really good and we could make our own lunch packets for the day. The only thing we did not like was that the rooms were very humid and get quiet cold and night. But we were there end of the season and that is probably better during summer. We highly recommend you to stay in Starpine Lodge! :)"

      October 21, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by Yulia

      "This hotel is excellent!!! Very friendly staff, nice designed, clean and cozy rooms, good breakfast and BBQ. Will be nice for any kind of vacation, no matter if you go with kids or parents :) Totally worth to come back!!!"

      October 20, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by a traveller from Lucerne, Switzerland

      "Best breakfast, nice people, beautiful accommodation, very clean rooms, very sympathetic staff and nice beaches! Nearby there is a delicious fish market and small shops. A very nice place which I would recommend to all."

      October 5, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by Katja from Riga, Latvia

      "Amazing place, great friendly people - Sam, Jake, Petra - took good care of us! Beach is only few 100 meters away, breakfast for champions and relaxing atmosphere :) You can hear ocean sound if leave the window opened. Don't doubt - go there!"

      October 5, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by Katja from Riga, Latvia

      "Amazing place, great friendly people - Sam, Jake, Petra - took good care of us! Beach is only few 100 meters away, breakfast for champions and relaxing atmosphere :) You can hear ocean sound if leave the window opened. Don't doubt - go there!"

      October 5, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by Ewan from Paris, France

      "I brought 15 of my friends to the Star Pine Lodge, and all I can say is that we had a blast ! You'll feel at home, cared after, and will definitely enjoy your time there! The view over the ocean, the yoga area, the swimming pool... it's a all-in and a win! The staff is amazing, always around, and eager to help. They gave us great recommendations, and prepared a fantastic barbecue! I couldn't think of a better place to go next, and we'll definitely come back! Thank you so much for having hosted us for the #WhiteWeekend!"

      October 5, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by Roger

      "The star pine lodge is a great place to come to unwind. I love that you can do activities or just chill. The team working at the accommodation are exceptional. The house and facilities are top. The sea water is cold in this part of Portugal which I learned but the food is really good and the Portuguese are warm and friendly."

      August 22, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    • Review by Gaby from Montreal, Canada

      "I stayed 5 days at the lodge at the end of my trip in Portugal and it was awesome. The location is perfect, you can walk to the beach and i had a view to the ocean from my room. I was there in October after the touristic season and it was so peaceful and relaxing. Everybody at the lodge were so welcoming and charming. Petra, Jack (Jake) and Sam were nice, funny and helpful. I did yoga with Magdalena and its was perfect. I took a surf class too and even if it was not easy, my first time, i really enjoyed it. My last night we had a nice BBQ with all the people from the lodge and the staff and it was really a nice evening. I recommend this place to everybody who wants to relax, meeting nice people from everywhere and reconnect with themselves. I will definitely go back there."

      November 1, 2016. TripAdvisor, edited

    Colares, Portugal

    Star Pine Lodge offers accommodation and a range of activities, including surfing, climbing, mountain bike, and yoga.

    Speaks English

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    5 days / 4 nights

    Availability

    This vacation is available all year round, except from November 30 - March 1. Please select an arrival date below.

     

    Low season
    • November 1-30

     

    Mid season
    • April 1-30
    • May 1-31
    • June 1-30
    • October 1-31

     

    High season
    • July 1-31
    • August 1-31
    • September 1-30

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