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Yoga and Nature of Northern Portugal

5.0 (4)
8 days 7 nights
Portugal
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

A sanctuary for unlocking inner peace and forging a genuine bond between rider and horse amidst serene relaxation. Through tailored yoga sessions for riders, participants gain deeper self-awareness and control, enhancing their ability to positively influence their equine partners, refine riding techniques and attain harmonious synergy. 

Ideal for nature-loving riders, this retreat offers an opportunity to fortify the rider-horse partnership while exploring the profound connection between yoga and equestrianism. Embrace newfound flexibility and equilibrium, honing skills essential for riding in synchrony with your horse. Enriching horseback trails and guided walks amidst the captivating landscapes of Peneda Gereês National Park complete this transformative journey.

US$ 1 837
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Porto, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
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Photo Mariana A.
Mariana A. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My parents and I provide horse riding tours in the Peneda Gerês National Park. Master's degree in Tourism and Nature, now I work full time with my family. I truly love what I do and hope that my energy and smile are contagious :)

Tour highlights

Enjoy the Wilderness
We will ride in the National Park
Practice Yoga
Mindful equine exercises, guided pranayama and meditation and up to 3 yoga classes per day
Spot Wild Horses
These herds are a wonderful sight to behold

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

We will pick you up at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) in Porto. We will drive to our Country House in the village of Castro Laboreiro. (2 h drive). 

Upon arrival feel free to walk around the house and meet the horses.

Relax by the fireplace in our serene place surrounded by pristine nature in Portugal. We will served dinner.

Day 2
Visiting the National Park
Day 3
Yoga and Riding
Day 4
More Yoga and Riding
Day 5
Nature and Picnic
Day 6
Wild Horses
Day 7
Valley of the Wolves
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

6 days of yoga and riding. Up to 3 yoga classes per day.

Tack: English.

Breed: Lusitano and Garrano.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Hotel
7 nights

Single supplement would cost extra. Please contact us for more details.

7 nights
Our Country House

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Our Country House is a classic mountain dwelling originally constructed in the early 1900s and recently renovated. While preserving its original charm, the house now boasts modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Situated in the historic village of Castro Laboreiro within the Peneda-Gerês National Park, this retreat offers a serene escape surrounded by pristine nature in Portugal. Perfect for a peaceful getaway with family, the house provides a well-deserved break from city life and serves as a great base for mountain adventures.

Guests at the Country House can enjoy discounted rates on outdoor activities offered by our team. The property features central heating, a fireplace, free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Extra bed is available only for children up to 15 years.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Porto, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 5 morning yoga for riders classes;
  • 4 morning meditations and a meditation by the river;
  • 4 Yoga clinics with horses;
  • 5 evening yoga classes to stretch and restore;
  • 4 horse rides trails;
  • 1 nature walk;
  • 1 visit to the reception center of the National Park;
  • certified, experienced local guides/instructors;
  • accommodation;
  • meals;
  • coffee, tea and fruits;
  • wine included with meals;
  • transfers to/from Porto airport;
  • transfers to/from all activities.

Extras

  • flights;
  • drinks or snacks outside meals;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

What kind of food will be served?

You will be provided with four breakfasts, lunches and dinners during your stay. We prioritize crafting delectable and nutritious meals, suitable for vegetarians, adhering to the principles of the Mediterranean diet. All our dishes are prepared using fresh, organic ingredients, including seasonal vegetables, many of which are sourced from our own organic vegetable garden. 

The goat milk and lavender handmade soap are made from natural ingredients. The honey from our team is produced organically, along with homemade jams and marmalades that will be served at breakfast. Snacks and various drinks are available in the house on a trust system, including wine.

You can enjoy your breakfast in the garden, surrounded by a beautiful oak forest, or catch up on reading. You will be accompanied by the sounds of birds and cattle grazing nearby. Vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free options are always available for dinners and picnic lunches. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
  • S
    Sandy
    16 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    An amazing experience! We are immensely grateful to Pedro, Marianna and Annabella for their exceptional hospitality and guidance during our recent retreat. The food was outstanding, the scenery was breathtaking and the excursions into the national park to witness the wild horses were truly spectacular. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed riding these Lusitano horses. Witnessing the wild horses on horseback was a standout moment for many. Thank you for creating such an unforgettable experience!
    16 Nov, 2023
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    Wendy
    22 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    I was incredibly impressed by the compassionate approach of the owners. All their horses are allowed to age gracefully and retire in peace. As a novice rider, I left feeling more confident and amazed by the breathtaking scenery unique to the hotel's location in Portugal. Where else can you ride among wild and untamed Garrano horses in a place that feels like your own private paradise? The food was exceptional and prepared with love, leaving our group eagerly anticipating each meal and wanting to take home the recipes. Every dish was made with the freshest, purest ingredients, including delicious homemade bread and jams. Vegetarians and vegans need not worry, as the meals were even better than those at any restaurant I've visited. I had a wonderful time capturing photos of the wild horses on a ride, guided tirelessly by Pedro to ensure we saw multiple beautiful Garrano horse families living happily and freely. Marianna, Mariella and Pedro were outstanding hosts, and I hope to return one day to witness the ongoing restoration of their village.
    22 Oct, 2023
  • A
    Alicia
    18 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    This place easily deserves a 5-star rating. We stayed here for a week with our wonderful family and had a fantastic time. Pedro was an excellent guide and host, the food was authentic and extremely healthy and the accommodations were clean and comfortable. Marianna added to the overall experience. We plan to come back again in the future! Our tour was well-planned, organized and enjoyable.
    18 Oct, 2023

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