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Authentic Yoga Retreat in Algarve

From £855 pp

Algarve, Portugal

7 Days

Private for 4+ People

Authentic Yoga Retreat in Algarve

What You'll Do

Getaway from everyday life and enjoy this tranquil yoga retreat, giving you time to relax whilst enjoying the stunning scenery all around you.

Set in the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal, The Algarve is blessed with glorious sandy beaches, picturesque landscapes and perfect weather.

Your yoga sessions are sure to be a particularly serene experience, allowing you to relax and take some time away from the hectic world to work on yourself.

Find inner peace whilst relaxing in the gorgeous countryside, allowing your mind and body to be intune. The natural landscape and vibrant culture in the Algarve will leave you continuously amazed.

Enjoy a visit to the historical village of Silves. This stunning Moorish city has the largest and one of the best preserved examples of Moorish castles in Portugal. You can learn about the dense history in this region.

Embark on the Ruin Walk, visiting some of the Algarve’s famous ruins, each with their own unique characteristics. This will allow you to discover more of this beautiful region, immersing yourself in many aspects that have helped mould the culture present today.

Treat yourself to relaxing days by the pool, taking a short sunset walk along the waterfront or should you choose to be more active, there are stunning self-guided walking routes which are sure to highlight the natural beauty here in the Algarve.

This yoga retreat allows you much freedom, giving you the chance to take time for yourself and truly explore this beautiful hidden region in Portugal.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy yoga in the beautiful landscape of The Algarve

Visit local idyllic towns to learn about the history and culture of the area

Relax by the tranquil pool whilst taking in the sun

Explore the area on beautiful guided walks

Your Local Host:

Cheryl

Having always returned to the Algarve region in Portugal for many years, Cheryl and her husband decided that this was where they wanted to set up home. With over 300 sunny days per year, fabulous beaches, good food and award-winning wine, combined with the friendly approach and relaxed style of the Portuguese, it’s not hard to imagine why.

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Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

Arrive and settle in at your accommodation for the next few days. This stunning yet tranquil riverside location is surrounded with panoramic views.

Welcome drinks will be hosted on the waterfront deck at sunset. Dinner will be at your leisure, exploring the local cuisine in Algarve.

You can then retreat into your beautiful rooms for the evening.

Accommodation

River House, Algarve.

This idyllic location is in the beautiful countryside of Portugal’s Algarve region, with direct views over Barragem do Funcho and the river. Nestled here is the River House, set back in the hills and surrounded by fig and carob trees, wildflowers, and pathways winding down to the water’s edge. Offering complete privacy, uninterrupted views and panoramic views, this location is not to be underestimated.

Enjoy The Church Walk

After breakfast you will set off on the guided 14km Church Walk and follow the panoramic river Funcho to the beautiful ‘secret pond’, and thereafter to the iconic ‘church hill’. Although yoga sessions are included for you every day, this experience aims to truly immerse you into the beauty of Algarve, including other activities such as this unique walk.

On the hill, a large picture-tiled plaque depicts the historic 1834 Sant’Ana battle. This shows the army positions and the site where they erected a field hospital. This important historic artefact is sure to teach you about the noteworthy Portuguese history, immersing you into Portuguese culture.

You’ll then continue to the village and visit the local market. The church was built in the 16th Century, and is elegantly decorated with a beautiful altar and the house of the famous Portuguese poet Joao de Deus (1830-1896). This idyllic town is sure to fascinate all those who visit with its charm and unique character.

Lunch will be at a local Portuguese café in the Messines village, allowing you to reward your hike with an authentic taste of Portuguese cuisine.

You’ll then return to your accommodation where you can spend the day admiring the landscape, enjoying your yoga sessions and relaxing by the pool.

Dinner will be at your leisure.

Accommodation

River House, Algarve.

Enjoy Yoga in the stunning Algarve

Breakfast is included in your stunning accommodation, allowing you to start your day in the best possible way.

You will then have the day to enjoy this yoga retreat to the fullest. Find inner peace whilst relaxing in the gorgeous countryside, allowing your mind and body to be intune.

For the rest of the day, you can choose to be active, exploring local towns and taking a self-guided walking route to a beautiful secret pond. The natural landscape and vibrant culture in Algarve will leave you continuously amazed.

However, you may choose to unwind and remain in the comfort of your extraordinary accommodation. You can laze around the pool, go paddle boarding or even kayaking.

A short sunset walk is recommended as well as enjoying dinner on the waterfront, which tends to be a true highlight for those visiting Algarve.

Accommodation

River House, Algarve.

Embark on the Ruin Walk

After breakfast you’ll go on the Ruin Walk, taken by a guide.

This is a 6km walking tour through Algarve’s charming ruins. This light walk takes you past a few Algarve country ruins, each with their own unique characteristics. You’ll enjoy the stunning country views across the valley and river, passing through a small clump of evergreen eucalyptus trees, creating a strong, aromatic smell.

Enjoy your yoga for the day, before retreating back to your room for a relaxing evening at your leisure.

Accommodation

River House, Algarve.

Visit the Historical Town of Silves

Breakfast will be served at your accommodation before you begin your day of adventures in Silves.

Silves is a historical Moorish city with one of the best preserved examples of Moorish castles in Portugal.

Stop at the main city souvenir shops, pottery shops, cork shops and an indoor market. This city is bursting with culture which you can truly immerse yourself in!

You will have the chance to enjoy lunch under the cool canopy at the foot of the castle wall, eating below the castle walls under mature jacaranda trees, whilst marvelling at the beautiful historical buildings. This off the beaten track experience is like no other, creating an extremely unique experience for you whilst you lunch on delicious food.

When you return to your accommodation, relax and enjoy your yoga sessions. The rest of the day and evening will be spent at your leisure.

Accommodation

River House, Algarve.

Relax in Algarve

Begin your day by enjoying a delicious breakfast in your stunning accommodation.

Today, you will be enjoying yoga in the stunning surroundings of Portugal’s natural world. You will continue on your journey of peace and tranquility, with a helpful yoga instructor there to guide you.

The rest of the day can be enjoyed at your leisure. Whether you choose to relax within the beautiful boundaries of your accommodation, or venture out into the towns nearby, you are sure to have an amazing day.

Enjoy your last evening here in Algarve as you desire, before you turn in for the evening into the sanctuary of your luxurious room.

Accommodation

River House, Algarve.

Departure Day

After your last breakfast here in Algarve, it’s time to head home. A transfer back to the airport is included.

Location Information

Algarve is a beautiful southern coastline in Portugal. It’s a region blessed with glorious sandy beaches, picturesque landscapes and perfect weather.

Stay in an exceptional villa tucked into the bend of a river in Portugal’s Algarve countryside, just 15 minutes from the town of Silves. Lovingly known as ‘the river house’, it will leave you feeling relaxed, inspired and very much at home. With terraces overlooking surrounding countryside, limitless walking trails and a starry night sky, there isn’t a more idyllic place to explore on foot.

Getting there:
Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest airport:
Faro – 35 minutes away by car

Pre-booked transfers:
Transfers are included in the price from Faro airport, and your hosts will arrange for a pickup on arrival day, and one to drop you off for your departure.

  • 6 nights accommodation at the River House
  • 6 breakfasts at your accommodation
  • 3 lunches at your accommodation
  • 6 dinners at your accommodation
  • Return transfer from/to Faro Airport
  • 5 days of yoga with a professional instructor
  • Guided Church Walk on day 2
  • Guided Ruin Walk on day 4
  • Guided visit of Silves town on day 5

FAQs

You can choose which room you want! You can either have a double sized bedroom with an en-suite bathroom for 2 people, or a group suite including 3 double bedrooms with a shared bathroom. All rooms at the River House are beautiful, so you won't be disappointed either way.

Yes! This yoga retreat is offered all year round, allowing you to decide the best time to embark on this spiritual adventure.