7 days retreat week Retreatreise „Hiking in the Algarve“
One week stay in the Vivenda Vale Verde with food. Incl. Walks on the coast and in the hinterland.
Teach your students on a retreat in Portugal. In our “Hiking in the Algarve” package, you and your retreat participants spend a week in the Vivenda Vale Verde near Carvoeiro. Here you can hold the sessions or practice on the large roof terrace with sea views, in the natural garden or in one of the two large living rooms.
In addition to a rich breakfast buffet, another meal (lunch / dinner, depending on your daily schedule) is included. In addition, you will learn about the nature and landscape of the Algarve on several hikes.
This package is ideal for coaching sessions where the focus is on the connection to nature or the harmony with oneself and the environment, as well as the tranquility in beautiful landscapes.
Hike along the coast,
Hike through the Monchique Mountains
Donkey tour through the rural Algarve
private swimming pool,
Rich breakfast buffet
Lunch or dinner
(vegetarian, vegan etc. as needed)
Vivenda Vale Verde
You will spend a week in the Vivenda Vale Verde with the participants of your retreat. Here you will relax in the large natural garden on several levels. You will swim in the heated pool or perform a coaching session in the Jacuzzi.
From the rooftop terrace you will enjoy the ocean view, with a morning yoga session. If it rains in the fall or winter, you will simply move the meeting in one of the two living rooms of the villa.
- Capacity: 12 – 14 people. 4-6 people more, by adding the neighboring house.
- Further information about Vivenda Vale Verde: Click here.
Daily breakfast and one more meal (dinner or lunch) as planned for the day. Vegetarian / vegan options etc. are available. Meals are prepared by a local chef.
Below is an example menu. The concrete menu we like to plan according to your personal wishes and depends of the daily availability of fresh vegetables, fish, etc.
- Granola with greek yogurt/soy yogurt or chia pudding or creamy oats with fresh fruit.
- Eggs of the day (scrambled, soft boiled, vegetable frittata, shakshuka, fried with vegetables, baked) served with avocado, cucumber and fresh tomatoes.
- Sourdough bread/GF bread.
- Variation of healthy breakfast add ins, one kind per day (refined sugar free keto pancakes, spinach muffins, GF banana bread, protein waffles, open toasts with toppings).
- Butter, vegetable spread, jams, honey, agave, nut butter.
- Milk, almond milk, tea, coffee.
- Fruit juice or smoothie of the day.
- Vegetarian Laksa Soup “Singapore” / Tom Yum Kung
- Vegetarian Thai curry
- Basmati rice thai green
- Papaya cucumber salad with lemon, coriander and walnut dressing
- Coconut rice pudding with fresh mango and sesame seeds
This retreat package is all about the connection with nature. To support this goal, and in addition to the coaching sessions in which you and the participants of the retreat dive deeply into the subject of your coaching, we organize walks for you and your group.
On the walks you will get to know the beauty of the Algarve. You can feel the sun on your skin and see the colors of the plants, the glittering blue of the sea and the barren beauty of the coastal cliffs with your own eyes.
Cliff walk from Ferragudo to the property
Ferragudo is one of the most beautiful and famous fishing villages in the Algarve. Although the place has in recent years advanced from being an insider tip to a standard program, the village has retained its original charm.
Starting from the center of Ferragudo with the small beach at the mouth of the Arade river, the hike will always take you along the steep coast of the Algarve with its picturesque rock formations.
The trail passes some testimonies of ancient fortifications such as watchtowers and the remains of Roman fortification conservation facilities.
After about 10km you arrive at the Praia de Vale de Lapa, from where it is still a short 10 minute walk to your accommodation.
We organize a shuttle service that will take you to the beginning of the tour.
Hiking in Monchique
A trip to the Monchique mountains is part of every hiking holiday in the Algarve.
The mountain, which protects the Algarve from cold winds from the north, is one of the most biodiverse areas in Europe due to its unique micro-climate and volcanic soil.
Your hike will take you through the spa town of Caldas de Monchique with its famous thermal springs and beautiful old town to the summit, with the highest point of the Algarve at 902m. From up here you can enjoy in good weather a great panoramic view to Portimão and the Atlantic Ocean.
Donkey tour through Barrocal
The Barrocal is the hilly hinterland of the Algarve. There is still a lot of agriculture here, fruit grown in drywall and also the characteristic trees of the Algarve, such as gnarled olive trees, the Alfarroba (carob tree) and almond trees can be seen here in abundance.
You will be escorted on your guided tour of donkeys, which surrounds a wonderfully calm aura and which, with its stoically good-natured mind, contribute wonderfully to the deceleration and connection with nature.
We also organize a picnic or a longer break with time for a meditation or group practice on this hike.
Highlights of the package „Hiking in the Algarve“
You coach the participants. We provide the required material and take care of the planning and organization.
The Experience Portugal Retreat package includes:
- 7 days in the Vivenda Vale Verde.
- daily Soulfood breakfast sbuffet and one more meal, prepared by a local chef.
- 3 hiking tours, on which you and your participants can dive deeply into the nature.
- Ideal for coaching groups of up to 12 participants that want to reconnect with the nature and come back to their inner balance through a variety of impressions.
We are happy to adapt the retreat so that it meets your wishes and requirements to 100%.
Your partner for mindfullness retreats in the Algarve
A successful retreat is based on two pillars: good coaching and a great atmosphere and setting. We organize your mindfulness retreat from A-Z according to your wishes and take care of the smooth running. So on your group trip both conditions for an outstanding experience of your participants are fulfilled:
- You focus on your guests.
- We provide the perfect setting.
This creates real added value and is the basis for an all-round successful retreat and satisfied guests.
Save time and stress. Let sun & soul organize your retreat in the Algarve.
Whether yoga vacation, seminar week, retreats, work or small group and coaching trip. Before and during the event, you want to fully concentrate on planning and executing your coaching. Your customers are the focus and you want to give them an unforgettable, beautiful and enriching experience. That’s why we take over the organization of your mindfulness retreat and keep your back free!
We are your team: All you have to do is bring your own group and coach. We take care of everything else!
Why sun & soul?
Everything you would otherwise have to put together individually and book piece by piece, we will do for you. In addition, you benefit from our network, experience, tour operator price advantages, reduced accounting complexity, insurance coverage and the fact that we know exactly what’s important when organising your retreat.
Because mindfulness is not a phrase for us. We live it every day.
What are the advantages for you?
We organize and coordinate each part of the retreat for you and put it together in one package. So you can concentrate on your coaching / training and focus on your participants. This is an invaluable advantage. Because if you spend your days coordinating and organizing each item during the retreat, your participants will not receive the attention and service they expect and deserve. We are your solution to this problem. Concentrate on your core competencies, we’ll do the rest for you.
We know the Algarve, the people, the beauty of nature and the local language. We have a network and are your guarantee for a perfectly planned and completed retreat. Benefit from us! Your customers will appreciate it.
As a registered tour operator, we handle the entire booking process and the payment process. We will ensure that all the legal requirements for your retreat are met and also free you from the issues of complicated travel tax rules that apply to coaching and retreat travel.
We are the only company that organizes Retreats in private holiday homes. There will be noone else than you and your group present. This ensures that you find the perfect conditions to create exactly the atmosphere and the group feeling that is important to reach the goals of the retreat.
We make sure that your retreat becomes an unforgettable and beautiful experience for you and your party.
What does our service cost?
Every retreat is unique, just like our packages. We create a retreat that fits your needs, requirements and budget. As a tour operator we have access to better prices for accommodation and services of all kinds. Simply contact us and we will make you a good offer.
You will not see an invoice from us. After the retreat you will give us an invoice for your profit. You have nothing to do with the cost of the services of your retreat. We will pay them.