Surf, Fitness and Adventure Retreat, September 9th - 15th 2018 - Nazaré, Portugal

About us

We differ from your standard surf camp. With us not only will you learn to surf, but you will also have the opportunity to discover the beauty of Portugal whilst adventuring around our local area. Our aim is to share with you our love of life here in the hope that you will fall in love with it too.

Rowan will lead the retreat and will show you the stunning local area during morning trail runs (at your own pace) and beach side surf related fitness circuits. As a surf instructor he will also join you with Miguel on surf days whilst Dinamene prepares your meals and awaits your arrival home for a sunset, lake side yoga session.

The week is carefully organised and will ensure that you go home feeling like you have had an adventure of a lifetime. During your non-surf days you will be either stand-up paddle boarding around Obidos Lagoon (all SUP photos are courtesy of www.penichesupschool.com) before heading into the historic town of Obidos to taste their famous Ginja liquor, dolphin watching or riding on horseback along the famous North Beach of Nazare.

This is without a doubt Nazare's ultimate surfing package holiday. 

What’s Included:

• Airport transfers on arrival and departure days from Lisbon airport

• Private or Shared comfortable, modern accommodation in a beautiful rural setting

• Fresh vegetarian meals provided by onsite chef (except 2 dinners)

• 3 full surf days with private group surf tuition with Surf4U

• In-depth video analysis of your surfing

• Surf related fitness workouts with Rowan

• 4 In-house yoga sessions with Dinamene

• Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Obidos Lagoon with Peniche SUP School

• Ginja tasting tour of Obidos

• Dolphin Watching

• Horse Riding on Nazare's famous North Beach

Optional Extras

• In-house massage

• 1-to-1 Individual training session with Rowan

PRICES

OPTION 1 - €965 per person- 1 Single bed in shared twin bedroom, shared bathroom, shared apartment

OPTION 2 - €985 per person- 1 Double bed in private bedroom, shared bathroom, shared apartment

"A week of surf, fitness and adventure. Small intimate groups, beautiful location, delicious healthy food to feed your mind and body".

Event Highlights

  • Stay at the Stunning Quinta Cabeço da Moita
  • All Fresh, Vegetarian Meals (Except 2) Included in Price
  • Shared Unforgettable Adventures
  • Learn to Surf on Portugal's Famous Silver Coast
  • Small Group Surf Lessons
  • In-House Post Surf Sunset Yoga
  • Surf Related Beach Workouts
  • Trail Run Through the Countryside
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Horse Riding on Nazare's Famous North beach
  • SUP Adventure on Obidos Lagoon
  • Exploration of the Local Area
  • Build Friendships with Like Minded Souls
  • Visit the Location of the Worlds Biggest Surfed Wave

Venue Highlights

We are proud to share with you our retreat location, Quinta Cabeço da Moita, an idyllic Portuguese farm. The quinta is steeped in nature and is just minutes from the rugged, surf friendly Silver Coast of Portugal.

Once you arrive with us you will be transported away from the stresses and strains of your day-to-day working life to a place of calm and tranquility healing your body, mind and soul. You are free to wander the grounds of the farm. You may wish to check out the small chemical free vegetable garden, or visit the various farm animals including horses, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, and the other local wildlife.

Once you are acquainted with your furry neighbours you can relax by the pool and take in the breathtaking views and fresh country air whilst tuning out to the peaceful sounds of nature surrounding you. As the week progresses you may even wish to book a massage at the quintas very own lakeside massage cabin.

We will also be sharing a few of our meals in the communal dining area and sunset yoga sessions in the quintas very own yoga space. Both of these spaces boast of floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the lake.

The venue is located 5 minutes from the traditional fishing village and popular beach resort of Nazaré. A bustling seaside resort in the summer months and during the Autumn and Winter months it is buzzing with surfers from around the world who come to surf the giant Atlantic waves on North beach, caused by a deep and unusual submarine canyon.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Schedule

Day of Arrival

Once everyone has settled into their peaceful surroundings at Quinta Cabeço da Moita we will join together to salute the sun as it sets before sharing a deliciously healthy welcome meal together.

Day 1- Surf Day

We begin your first day with a freshly prepared, healthy breakfast and then head to the beach for a full day of surfing with Surf4U. Rowan will be with you to coach alongside Miguel and will video your surfing in preparation for some surf video analysis on Day 2.
Mid way through the day we will enjoy a nutritious picnic on the beach which will help keep us energized for the day.
Once we arrive back on the quinta we will stretch out our weary, surfed out muscles during a relaxing sunset yoga session with Dinamene.
To top off our awesome first day we will enjoy a tasty meal together over a glass or two of locally sourced wine.

Day 2- Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Obidos Tour

Day 2 begins with a sunrise surf related fitness workout with Rowan. Then after breakfast and the much needed cup of coffee we will join together to look back at the progress we made during the previous day of surfing. Using video analysis Rowan will give pointers on how to improve your surfing technique.
After a little time relaxing on the quinta we will head to Stand Up Paddle Board on the beautiful Obidos Lagoon with the awesome Peniche SUP school. This also give us the opportunity to explore the medieval town of Obidos and sample it's famous Ginja liquor.
On return to the quinta there is time for you to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. This is also an opportunity for you to organise a massage with our in house masseuse, get some extra training with Rowan or to simply relax by the pool.
As night falls we will head into Nazare to sample the local cuisine.

Day 3- Surf Day 2

Today we head to the beach for the second of our surf days. Rowan will again be accompanying Miguel in coaching and videoing your progress, giving pointers on the techniques spoken about in the previous surf video analysis session.
Dinamene will be awaiting us back at the quinta for some more sunset yoga before we tuck into another delicious, nutritious meal.

Day 4- Dolphin Watching and Horse Riding

We begin day 4 with an optional trail run with Rowan (at your own pace) around the country lanes surrounding the property. Then once everyone is awake and well fed we will join again for another video analysis session.
After the video analysis we pack our binoculars and a picnic and head out to sail over the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins.
Once we are back on dry land we will explore Nazare. There will be plenty of free time to wander around the town before we head to Nazare's famous North Beach for an epic sunset horse ride.
To conclude our adventurous day we will delve into another of Dinamene's delightful vegetarian feasts at the quinta.

Day 5- Surf Day 3

Today will be our final surf day. It will be a great opportunity for us to put into practice everything which we have learnt throughout the week. With our confidence at an all time high we may even have a small surf competition to crown the surfer of the week.
We will complete our day with a last sun salutation before heading out into Nazare for a farewell meal and well earned leaving drinks.

Day of Departure

We will say our goodbyes over a final nutritious breakfast before your private transfer departs for Lisbon airport.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals at the venue will be vegetarian or vegan and will be freshly and lovingly prepared by the Dinamene who lives onsite and also delivers the yoga sessions. She will prepare beautiful, vegetarian/vegan dishes to feed your body and soul.

All ingredients are locally sourced and grown chemically free. She can accommodate people with any special dietary requirements.

All except 2 dinners will be at the venue or on the beach. The two dinners not included will be organised in restaurants locally so that you get a chance to experience local Portuguese cuisine. (Which can include meat or fish).

Accommodations

The farm has a number of very comfortable two bed-roomed self-contained apartments, a swimming pool, lake, massage room, events and yoga room with stunning views of the lake, there is a, small chemical free vegetable garden and various animals including horses, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, and lots of other local wildlife.

Apartment options

OPTION 1 - PRIVATE DOUBLE IN SHARED APARTMENT - 2 SPACES AVAILABLE
Features: You will have a private double bedroom in an apartment shared with 2 other guests. You will have the use of a Shared Bathroom, Kitchenette, Shared living space and outdoor terrace with table and chairs.

OPTION 2 - SINGLE BED IN TWIN ROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT - 4 SPACES AVAILABLE
Features: You will have a single bed in a shared twin bedroom, the apartment will be shared with your roommate as well as one other guest. You will have the use of a Shared Bathroom, Kitchenette, Shared living space and outdoor terrace with table and chairs.

All linen provided.

Directions

Participants will be collected from and dropped off at Lisbon Airport. Airport transfers are included in the price. Lisbon is 127 km (1 hr 30mins) from Nazare.

Tags: activity holiday adventure fitness horse riding retreat silver coast portugal sup surf vegetarian yoga

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