Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Yoga holidays in Portugal!
SUP (Stand up Paddleboarding) and Yoga are your favourite holiday activities? Combined with good food and culture? Discover the Cascais coastline by SUP (Stand up Paddleboard) and learn how to do stand up paddleboarding in Portugal! Book now!
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SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) holidays in Europe’s paradise: Portugal!
If you want to do Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Yoga in combination with nice people, healthy and good food, comfortable accommodation, culture and relaxing in a beautiful environment – right here is your place to spend your holidays!
Stand up paddleboarding classes will take place on Cascais beach (protected bay) and depending on the group level and weather/wave conditions; you will go on tours along the coastline around Cascais or alternative beaches. You will get to know this trendy sport and improve your SUP skills. After 1-2 days you will be able to stand with stability and maneuver with the stand up paddleboard in the protected and calm waters of the Cascais bay. At the end of the week you will be able to tour alongside the coast and also maneuver in more exposed waters. Maybe you will try and ride your first little wave.
Our SUP-coaches are fully qualified, highly skilled and very passionate about stand up paddleboarding. They are keen on sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for Stand up paddling, 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 stand up paddling and in the afternoon regenerate your body from the unknown SUP-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, climbing, 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.
With the SUP (stand up paddleboarding) and yoga package you will enjoy learn how to our improving your SUP skills and have yoga lessons on 5 days.
Weekly course outline:
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 acclimatise and/or discover Lisbon, Sintra, the beaches, the nature by hiking, the pool, read your favourite book or just enjoy the stunning view from our beautiful property.
Monday we will get into the gear with the 2 Yoga sessions in the morning and evening. The SUP-course will start with an introduction and theory / safety instructions on the beach, as well as you first encounter with a stand up paddleboard on the calm water in the protected bay of Cascais.
Tuesday you will be able to do your first controlled and stable paddle strokes and learn first maneuvers with the stand up paddleboard. It’s also fun to paddle to the nearby anchored yachts and fishing boats and have look and a chat.
Wednesday will be the day to practice maneuvers, repeat some theory and maybe if the weather and wave conditions allow you to do so, go on a little SUP-tour outside the protected bay. The SUP-coaches will make sure you are hungry, because we will be awaiting you for a delicious Portuguese seafood lunch.
Friday, depending on the fitness and skill level of the group, today will be the day to go for a stand up paddleboarding tour along the coastline, play a fun and challenging game that requires full SUP maneuverability skills or even try to surf your first little wave!
Changes to this suggested outline may apply due to unpredictable weather conditions and skill level of the group.
After this week of SUP & YOGA you will be able to confidently do stand up paddleboarding maneuvers in calm as well as exposed (choppy) waters, evaluate a safe SUP environment for yourself, know what equipment to rent and last but not least know how to behave towards fellow participants of other sports inside the water (SUP etiquette). 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 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 and brought to our partner SUP school in Cascais, where you will enjoy your SUP lesson. 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 of the unknown exercise of the stand up paddleboarding. You will feel it in the arms, shoulders and back, but also it the upper legs and butt area.
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.
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.
- 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 stars SUP & Yoga holiday
- Warm sun, pool & sea view
- Great stand up paddleboardingÂ & yoga
- Healthy food & nice people
- Luxurious & stylish accommodation
- Fun & pure relaxation!
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