The Lodge has evolved over many years in the minds of a group of travel enthusiasts. All the positive experiences and ideas that they have gained from numerous travels all over the world, they now try to materialize in The Lodge. Vacation, for them, means a mix of action and relaxation, wellness and adrenaline, experience new cultures and still feel at home. To do what you want, when you want it. Lose yourself to find yourself again, on their own or as part of a group.
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$59 per person)
The Lodge has private and shared accommodations. They have single, double, triple rooms available and a pool house good for four persons. The rooms are equipped with a private bath ensuite, and a private terrace. All rooms feature an iPod / MP3 docking station. The rooms are also equipped with a heater which available in October, November, March, and April. They use quality anti-allergy care mattresses "Molaflex" to give their guests a good nights sleep. For individual and harmonious furnishing of the rooms, they used mainly recycled wood for ecological reasons.
No real holidays without a pool! A little dip in the morning to wake up, or dosing away the day floating on an air-mattress, a drink from the pool bar in your hand, this saltwater swimming pool will add to the feeling of really being on holiday.
The Lodge offers daily morning and evening yoga classes in an 80-square-meter, semi-open pavilion made of recycled wood.
The fitness area is not a common gym with just weights. It focuses on balance and core training and use elements from functional, cross fit and TRX. You will find various balance boards, slack-lines, swiss and bosu balls.
Relax on a sun lounger in the beautiful garden, lined by colorful flowers and majestic palm trees, giving you a tropical sensation.
Cozy sofas and armchairs made of recycled wood, flat screen TV, DVD, Playstation, books and board games await you in the lounge in the main house.
A fully equipped, shared kitchen is at your disposal.
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.
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 The 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 The 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 Lodge is the only place in Europe where you are in a 50 kilometer radius of 129 kilometers of stunning coastlines, 64 surf spots, 376 kilometers bike path, 40 climbing spots, a 100-square-foot yoga and fitness area, spa and countless other sports facilities await. It is located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, one of Europe's most diverse and enchanting regions.
15 minutes inland from The 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.
A scrumptious buffet breakfast and packed lunch will be provided and are included in the price.
The Lodge offers two types of breakfast, trying to use regionally grown products as much as possible. The generous breakfast times from 08:00 - 11:00 cater the early bird as well as to the late sleeper.
Standard breakfast is included in the price. The standard breakfast is a rich breakfast buffet that will provide you with all you need for an action packed day. It includes tea and coffee, different juices, yoghurt, various fresh breads, ham and cheese, jam and honey, fruits and cereals.
A packed lunch is an easy way to prepare you for a day outdoors. Create your own delicious sandwich at the breakfast buffet and receive your lunchbox containing a bottle of water, fruit and cereal bar. The Lodge gets their ingredients locally to support local farmers and avoid long transport routes. This also means that only the freshest and most delicious products will be served on your plates.
Feel the warm water massaging your tired muscles, gaining new energy for the next day. Open for everyone on Monday and Thursday between 17:00 - 22:00. On non-Spa days, such as Wednesday and during the weekend, it is accessible with an additional cost until 20:00 only.
Massages are available optional at an extra cost. The masseuse will be at your service, offering different types of massages.
Relax your tired muscles in the wood-fired sauna and chill out on the wooden deck till its time for the next round of sweating. Open for everyone on Tuesday and Friday between 17:00 - 22:00. On non-Spa days, such as Wednesday and during the weekend, it is accessible with an additional cost until 20:00 only.
The nearest airport is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). From there, The Lodge Portugal can arrange an airport transfer at an extra cost.