Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Portugal.
The Lodge is a result of a collection of ideas from a group of travel fanatics. All the positive experiences and ideas that they have gained from travels all over the world, they now try to materialize in The Lodge. Vacation, for them, is a combination of action and relaxation, wellness and adrenaline, and experiencing new cultures while still feeling at home. To do what you want, when you want it.
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$58 per person)
The Lodge has private and shared accommodations. The rooms are equipped with a private bath en-suite and a private terrace. All rooms feature an iPod or MP3 docking station. The rooms are also equipped with a heater which is available in October, November, March, and April. They use quality anti-allergy care mattresses to give their guests a good night’s sleep. For individual and harmonious furnishing of the rooms, they used mainly recycled wood for ecological reasons. The Lodge has a saltwater swimming pool, a yoga pavilion, a fitness area, a palm tree garden, a chill-out-lounge, and a common kitchen that you can access during your free time.
The morning yoga session is one hour and 30 minutes of Vinyasa yoga. Asanas with emphasis on balance, stretching, and strength will be the focus of this lesson. The experienced yoga teacher, Ines, will guide you through the various positions for more body awareness and flexibility, and prepare your mind for the day.
The evening yoga classes will be held before dinner. This one-hour yoga session focuses on how to restore your energy by relaxing your muscles and calming your mind after an action-packed day.
The Lodge is the only place in Europe where you are in a 50 kilometer radius of 129 kilometers of stunning coastlines with 64 surf spots, 376 kilometers bike path, 40 climbing spots, a 100-square-foot yoga and fitness area, spa, and countless other sports facilities. It is located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, one of Europe's most diverse and enchanting regions.
Fifteen 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.
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 is offered from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. to cater to early birds as well as to late sleepers.
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, coffee, different juices, yoghurt, various fresh breads, ham and cheese, jam, 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.
Another option offered for an additional cost is a special healthy breakfast that will provide you with special power shakes where only the most nutritious and healthy ingredients are allowed. It includes a shake made out of fruits, various nuts, flakes and sunflower seed, oats, and whey powder, a Chia seed honey yogurt booster, and a wheat grass mango juice.
Feel the warm water massaging your tired muscles, gaining new energy for the next day. Open for everyone on Monday and Thursday between 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. 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 and chill out on the wooden deck till it’s time for the next round of sweating. Open for everyone on Tuesday and Friday between 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. On non-Spa days, such as Wednesday and during the weekend, it is accessible with an additional cost until 20:00 only.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. One-way airport transfers cost 50 EUR for one to three people and 75 EUR for four to eight people. Transfers are to be paid at The Lodge on arrival.