Mountain bike and yoga holidays in Portugal!
You are looking for mountain bike holidays in Portugal’s most diverse area? You don’t wanna miss out on your daily Yoga practice? This mountain bike and yoga holiday package is for you! Book now!!
|Mountain bike & Yoga holidays in Portugal|
*price per person / week – bike not included
Mountain biking in Portugal’s best mountain biking area near Lisbon with relaxing yoga-flows and good food in a unique environment:
The mountain bike rides take place in the nature reserve Serra de Sintra (mountain range) and its surroundings (fields, forests, rugged coastline). It is probably one of the few undiscovered jewels amongst mountain bikers. Allthough the mountain range elevates just 530m above sea level at its highest point, the area offers numerous trails for every level. Although this mountain range measures only 530m at its highest elevation, this area offers lots of kilometers of mountainbike trails for all skill levels. Whether you are a recreational cyclist or a serious “mountain goat” – you will find easy trails through beautiful hills and coastline, steep and rocky climbs, as well as technically challenging single trails (even with kickers and other obstacles). All routes have in common, that here and there they offer fantastic views over the surrounding villages and the Atlantic Ocean and constantly alter its surrounding landscape. This spot at the western Atlantic coast near Lisbon is generally a well-kept secret among Portugal travelers and combines exciting mountain bike tours, unique nature and cultural attractions of a vibrant capitol city.
You will be accommodated in a comfortable villa with pool and sea view in the picturesque mountain village Malveira da Serra – nested in a paradise-like garden on the slopes of the Serra de Sintra. The south-facing and elevated position guarantees sun all day and a breathtaking view over the entire coastal region near Lisbon.
Our local guide knows this area like the back of his hand and will show you at 5 days for approx. 3-4 hours (depending on your training level) our favourite mountain bike tours and introduces you to this beautiful region on paths only a few have seen. Daily Yoga will help you to recover between the rides and keep you physically and mentally in balance.
You will enjoy organic breakfast, healthy lunch packages and start the week with a welcome BBQ.
In addition, there is a communal kitchen, where you could prepare your favorite dishes with fresh ingredients from the nearby supermarket.
Praia do Guincho, only 5 mins by car, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the region and offers ideal surfing conditions for beginners and advanced.
If you have any energy on top, you can do numerous other recreational activities, such as: surfing, play golf, stand up paddle, hiking, climbing, horse riding, kite surfing, or sightseeing in Lisbon and Sintra and its surroundings.
This Package is available in following accommodations:
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.
Moreover, coffee, various teas, water and fruit are at your disposal during your stay at the Karma Surf Retreat.
At noon we arrange a delicious healthy packed lunch to enjoy during or after your activities. Maybe you will discover a neat typical portuguese snack bar during your mountain bike rides to have a quick coffee. Alongside the trials you will find fountains with Sintra spring water to fill up your bottle.
On top, we will organize a welcome-BBQ plus a seafood lunch (Wednesday). At all other times there is a fully equipped kitchen of the 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 sky turn purple.
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 wind something you like. You have an even bigger variety of restaurants in Cascais (15 mins). Even Lisbon’s stunning culinary diversity (including vegetarian) is only 30 minutes by car and will not leave any wish unfulfilled.
With the mountain bike and yoga package you will enjoy guided mountain bike tours and yoga lessons on 5 days.
You will start your days with a morning meditation and gentle yoga classes, which aims to prepare your body and mind for the challenges to come. The energy needed for the rides you will accumulate during the healthy and delicious organic breakfast.
After breakfast, you go for a mountainbike ride in the Serra de Sintra and its surroundings. Depending on the group’s fitness and skill level of the group the tours are being adapted. You’ll enjoy breathtaking impressions of the nature surrounding us here – promised.
During the mountainbike rides, you will find nice cozy places to rest, pause and refuel by enjoying the lunch package or have a quick Portuguese coffee, a so called bica (espresso), in one of our favourite cafés.
After mountainbiking, you can relax and stretch your muscles and ligaments during the early evening yoga session. This will help you recover quickly from the efforts of the day biking and start the relaxing part of the evening.
Then everyone does as he/she prefers: Dining all together during the sunset on the terrace, relaxing with a soft drink or tea by the pool, lounging at the couch and reading a book in front of the fireplace, or just hanging out in the hammock… We are sure that you will find a variety of options that makes you happiest.
Saturday (arrival/departure day) and Sunday can be used to explore the surrounding area (e.g. sightseeing in Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais), lounging at the beach, the pool or enjoying one of the many recreational activities possible nearby, such as surfing, horseback riding, golf, rock climbing, mountain biking, scuba diving … and and and (whatever you want – we make it happen!)
At the end of this week you will have experienced fantastic mountainbike trails, improved your yoga skills and met some new like-minded people. You are going to return fit and relaxed and cope easily with everyday live back home, taking with you lots of good memories and looking forward to your next stay.
The National Park of the Serra de Sintra and its surroundings is truly a mountainbiker’s paradise!
Nowhere else do we have seen so many different landscapes and diverse nature combined in an relatively small area with mountainbike rides nearby along the rugged coastline, over beaches, through partly ivy-covered forests (eucalyptus, cork oaks, pines), through small picturesque villages, along flower-lined roads through blooming meadows. Riding through Sintra Mountains not only offers stunning views over villages and the Atlantic Ocean, but also destinations of cultural interest: explore a Moorish castle, Franciscan monastery, freemason’s sites, palaces and beautiful gardens.
The mountains of the Serra de Sintra spread about 16km from the UNESCO World Heritage Sintra to Cabo da Roca at the Atlantic Ocean, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Sintra itself is a small, ancient town with many castles and villas. Makes you sense the old times when the nobles strolled through the narrow alleys. In ancient times Sintra was known as Mons Lunae (Mountains of the Moon) and was considered a haven of Diana the Huntress, the Romans called Cynthia, after which time the city Cintra was named.
One of our favorite mountainbike rides climbs all the way up to one of the highest elevations in Sintra Mountains, the Peninha an abandoned Monastery, and all the way down to Praia do Abano and Praia do Guincho. It’s the perfect summer trail. A long downhill ride finishing with jumping into the ocean – without the bike, of course.
Distances of the mountainbike rides can vary between 12 and 50km and are adapted according to the fitness level and skillset of the group. Therefore the rides‘ durations also vary between 2 and 4 hours
During the mountainbike rides you will also find small and cozy Portuguese restaurants inviting you to have a snack. Along the way are many water wells with Sintra spring water assuring your water supply is never running short.
Your mountain bike guide:
Born in Bavaria, Germany
Born: August 13th, 1980
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.
If you dont want to bring your own machine, you can rent a B-Twin Rockrider hardtail mountain bike from us as well for 120€/week.
Sizes: S (155-165 cm) M (165-175 cm) L (175-185 cm) XL (185-200 cm)
- Sea view
- Internet flatrate/ WiFi
- Maid cleaning service
- homemade marmelade
- daily fruit
- Cofee & tea
- Water & juice
- Welcome drink
- Organization of activities
- Airport shuttle: Guincho: 50€/trip (1-3 pers.), 80€/trip (4-6 pers.), Algarve: 80€/trip
- Extra Yoga: 40€/hour
- Pilates: 40€/hour
- Massage: 55€/hour
- Child Care: 15€/hour
- Surf equipment (Surfboards (50€/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 stars Bike & Yoga Holiday
- warm sun, pool & sea views
- mountain biking & yoga
- healthy food & nice people
- comfortable accommodation
- pure fun & relaxation!