Climbing and Yoga holidays in Portugal!
Climbing and Yoga sounds like the perfect match of activities for your holidays in Portugal? Along with healthy food, comfortable accommodation and a breeze of culture? Then opt for our climbing and yoga holiday package right away and have yourself cliff-hanging in beautiful settings soon!Â
||Climbing & Yoga holidays in Portugal
*price per person / week
Climbing holidays in Portugal!
If you want to do climbing and yogaÂ in combination with nice people, healthy and good food, comfortable accommodation, culture and relaxing in a beautiful environment – right here is the right place to spend your climbing holidays!
Climbing sessions will take place in Cascais coastline or Sintra mountainrange depending on the group level and weather conditions. You will be climbing near waves beneath you or deep inside the Sintra forrest with breathtaking views over the ocean. You will get to know this trendy sport and improve your climbing skills.
Our climbing coaches are fully qualified, highly skilled and very passionate about climbing.Â They are keen on sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for climbing, therefore making your stay a special fun holiday experience for you.
Daily Yoga will support your start of the day, get you in tune for the climbing session to come and in the afternoon regenerate your body from the unknown climbing-exercise. With the two different Yoga styles offered you will have a lasting Yoga experience and enjoy new inspiration for your daily Yoga training at home.
You will be accommodated in a comfortable villa with a pool and sea view in a picturesque mountain village called Malveira da Serra â€“ nested in a paradise-like garden on the slopes of the Serra de Sintra with a breath-taking view over the Atlantic coastal region.
The south-facing location guarantees sun all day long!
The food consists of an organic breakfast, healthy lunch package, welcome BBQ and a Portuguese Seafood lunch, including soft drinks and fruit for free. The fully equipped kitchen is always at your disposal for preparing your favourite dishes with fresh ingredients from the nearby supermarket. There are also many possibilities of eating out in the nearby area.
Those who need even more activities, will find numerous possibilities of distraction or challenge in the nearby area and natural reserve. Surfing, golf, surfing, mountain biking, horseback riding, kitesurfing or sightseeing in Sintra or Lisbon, just to name a few things you can do. Praia do Guincho, one of the most adorable beaches in Portugal is just 5min. (by car) away – just perfect for surfing or sun-bathing.
You are accommodated in our comfortable villa with pool, a paradisiacal garden and panoramic sea views from the entire plot.
You will sleep in stylishly furnished double rooms (some with private bathroom and balcony) and make use of all the amenities and areas of the villa, such as hammocks, deck chairs, chillout-/meditation-area and a fully equipped kitchen for your culinary well-being.
The large panoramic windows in living and dining room treat you with unforgettable views over the country-side and the Atlantic Ocean.
The beautiful location of the property invites you to spend time outdoors, enjoying and letting the nature soak into your soul. The nearby Praia do Guincho, and the mystical forests of the Serra de Sintra are particularly magical places full of positive energy. There are of course numerous beaches with waves waiting to be explored.
In the morning we serve you a healthy organic breakfast (buffet), consisting of cereal, organic fruit, bread, rolls, homemade jam, milk, yogurt, typical sausages and cheeses of the region and other Portuguese delicacies. We will also serve freshly juiced juices and green smoothies made from fruit and veggies of the season.
Moreover, coffee, various teas, water and fruit are at your disposal during your stay at the Karma Surf Retreat.
On top, we will organize a Brazilian welcome-BBQ plus a Portuguese seafood lunch. At all other times there is a fully equipped kitchen in the villa at your disposal, so you can prepare your favorite dishes and dine together, for example, on the terrace overlooking the sea watching the sunset.
In case you would like to eat out, there are several restaurants nearby, including typical Portuguese, seafood, grilled chicken, snacks, pizza and also a gourmet restaurant. For sure you will find something you like. You have an even bigger variety of restaurants in Cascais (15 mins). Even Lisbonâ€™s stunning culinary diversity (including vegetarian) is only 30 minutes by car and will not leave any wish unfulfilled.
The climbing & yoga week at Karma Surf Retreat:
Saturday is changeover day. Arrive. Breathe. Relax. Explore. There will be time to meet other participants and in the evening there will be a Brazilian Welcome-BBQ altogether.
Sunday is time to chill out and/or discover Lisbon, Sintra, the beaches, the nature, the pool, read your favourite book or just enjoy the stunning view from our beautiful property.
Monday to Friday you will climb in the natural reserve Serra de Sintra or at the Atlantic coastline in various climbing spots. During this week we show you the most beautiful and breathtaking climbing rocks of Portugal and climb together routes from level 3 (easy) to 7 (dificult) according to your climbing skills. Moreover, you will get detailed introduction into back up and leading climbing at the rocks.
In order to start your climbing adventure relaxed and also to calm your muscles down there will be yoga classes in the morning and in the afternoon. The different yoga styles (Hatha/Power/Iyengar Yoga) will ensure a memorable yoga experience and give inspiration for your daily yoga exercise at home.
On Wednesday we will have a delicious typical portuguese seafood lunch together. Also, we will skip the afternoon yoga session and you will have the possibility to get a relaxing massage.
After this week of CLIMBING & YOGA you will be able to choose your route up the rock and confidently climb in your preferred territory.
You will have met lots of like-minded, nice and fun people and have eaten lots of delicious and healthy food. Your overall experience will be a very relaxing and soothing one, giving you lots of fitness and strength, as well as good memories to remember back home in day to day life. Until you come back to fuel up again!
A typical day at Karma Surf Retreat:
The day starts at 8h with a gentle morning yoga class for you to wake up and to salutate the sun. You will generate even more energy during the following delicious health organic breakfast at 9h.
After breakfast, around 10h, you will be picked up by our climbing guide and brought to the climbing spots, where you will enjoy your climbing lessons.Â After the lesson or in between there will be some time to enjoy your healthy packed lunch and chill out a bit on the beach, before you will be brought back to the Retreat around 14h. If you want you can of course stay at the beach seeking the soothing sunlight. Alternatively you enjoy the pool and beautiful garden of the secluded villa and read a book or socialize with other guests. Others go for other activities or some quick sightseeing. You are on holiday – feel free to do whatever you want.
In the afternoon at 16/17h there will be a second Yoga session also with some stretching elements in order to soften the effects on muscles from the climbing.
In the evening there is lots of time to relax, prepare a nice meal and dine on the terrace overlooking the whole Cascais landscape and the ocean, or go out for dinner (we can provide personal recommendations). Read a book by the fireplace or in the garden. After an action-loaded day like this you will probably fall asleep early, well and deep for a rejuvenating sleep.
Born in Bavaria, Germany
Born: August 13th, 1990
Lives in: Carcavelos (Portugal)
Profession: Mountain bike / climbing guide and personal trainer.
Favorite sport: Judo, climbing, mountain biking, swimming
Favorite food: Mom’s lense-stew
Hobbies: Surfen, snowboarding, beach-running, enjoy the beautiful summer days with friends at the beach
Ever since her childhood, Isabella is very passionate about doing sports. In her youth she was very successful active as a competitive athlete in swimming and judo. She was always clear that she sees her future career in sports.
2013 she finished her studies in sports science in Portugal, which she started in Austria in 2010.
As Isabella grew up in Bavaria, her heart still punds for the mountains: Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing and bouldering are still among her hobbies. During her sports studies, she completed various courses in rock climbing , outdoor climbing, mountain biking and downhill biking. In addition, as a licensed indoor cycling trainer, she has trained numerous triathletes and mountain bikers.
Since she now lives in Portugal for 1.5 years , she is also a passionate surfer, yet it draws her back again and again to the mountain and to the variety of rock climbing on the Portuguese coast .
The greatest gift of her job is the sport to share with others and see how fun, adrenaline, biting through and successes bring their faces to smile. Just as she does all the time.
- Sea view
- Internet flatrate/ WiFi
- Maid cleaning service
- homemade marmelade
- daily fruit
- Cofee & tea
- Water & juice
- Welcome drink
- Organization of activities
- Airport shuttle: Guincho: 50â‚¬/trip (1-3 pers.), 80â‚¬/trip (4-6 pers.), Algarve: 80â‚¬/trip
- Extra Yoga: 40â‚¬/hour
- Pilates: 40â‚¬/hour
- Massage: 55â‚¬/hour
- Child Care: 15â‚¬/hour
- Surf equipment (Surfboards (50â‚¬/week), wetsuit, Stand-up-Paddle)*
- Horseback riding (at the beach)*
- Activities / classes are held Monday to Friday. Additional sessions on request.
- Arrival & departure is usually Saturdays.
- Extension weeks: 1=5%, 2+=10% discount off the full price.
- In high-season the minimum required number of participants is 6 persons
5 good reasons for a
Climbing & Yoga holiday:
- Warm sun, pool & sea view
- Great climbingÂ & yoga
- Healthy food & nice people
- Comfortable & stylish accommodation
- Fun & pure relaxation!
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