Digital Detox in Portugal
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Need a few days of activity, rejuvenation and discovery? Head to Portugal’s Costa Verde to reset your mind, get your body active, nourish yourself with some great food and take some much-needed time out. And thanks to the area’s year-round decent climate, get a blast of Vitamin D too.
* All breakfasts, two dinners and 1 welcome apertif
* Transfer to Porto to Hotel Feelviana on arrival, at two set times
* All transport during trip and all listed activities
* All equipment for included activities
* Tour leader throughout
* Transfer to Porto, guided Porto tour, luggage storage and transfer to
Press your reset button. Settle into the beach-meets-forest setting at
If you time your flight arrival in Porto right, you can join one of two airport transfers to take you to Feelviana. It’s a bolthole of a hotel on Portugal’s Costa Verde with a focus on mind, body and soul. Thanks to its sympathetic wood design that camouflages it against the pine trees, Feelviana blends seamlessly with the landscape. Its balance of vibrancy and sanctuary is the perfect antidote to hectic city life.If you’ve time to spare before the beachside welcome briefing and a complimentary sunset aperitif, a few lengths of the pool or a quick session in the impressive gym will get you in the right frame of mind for the next few days.
Get active. Take to two-wheels and bike through forests, mountains and along
Fuel up at breakfast this morning, you’ll need your energy for a 70km bike ride that’ll take over some incredible Portuguese landscapes. If your fitness could do with a little more refinement (you had all good intentions for those extra gym sessions, right?), then opt for an e-bike for an extra boost.The ride starts with an ascent up Monte de Santa Luzia. Your hard work is well rewarded with impressive views of the coastline and the Lima Valley. Next you’ll cycle through the forest, stopping to admire the ocean views as you go. You’ll ride through Serra d’Arga, known for its waterfalls and lagoons, as well as being a territory of Iberian wolves and wild horses.You’ll reach Caminha, a village on the Minho River which forms the border with Spain. In the afternoon you’ll take the coastal paths back south, stopping for refreshments and a swim along the way.Tonight, dinner included at the hotel.
A day on the water. Surf, paddleboard and explore
You’ll hit the waves for a surfing lesson at the hotel this morning, kitted out with a wet suit and board. It’s a protected spot, so it’s ideal for beginners as well as those with some experience under their belt.Having obliterated some calories, decide where you’ll have lunch at the hotel. The Tavern is a relaxed setting for a light lunch or choose the Beach Bar to be right on the edge of the Atlantic. The afternoon there’s SUP lesson and river tour from the hotel’s very own wake park. Later, you’ll explore the historic centre of Viana do Castelo with your tour leader. Dinner is at a traditional Portuguese restaurant in town, which is payable locally.
Destress day. Try a little yoga and unwind with a spa treatment
Today brings more opportunities to enjoy the hotel’s facilities. A reinvigorating yoga class and a treatment at the hotel’s spa are included. Choose from a relaxing facial or an exfoliation. Or, if surfing and biking have demanded it, a sports massage might be needed!The rest of the day is yours to choose other optional activities from the hotel’s impressive roster. Wakeboarding, kitesurfing and bodyboarding are popular, or you might fancy a bit more surfing or biking. Maybe a snooze, or another session in the spa is what you’ll be craving. It’s up to you.Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.
Culture and history. Visit Porto before returning home
After a final breakfast, you’ll check out of Feelviana and head to Porto. Your tour leader will arrange a short orientation to help you get to know the city. You’ll be shown around the enchanting streets and medieval lanes, passing by the city’s most notable monuments. The tour finishes at the lovely riverside area of Ribeira. Then the bus will take you back to the airport, ready for your flight home. Just be sure to book a flight that departs after 3 pm so you can join the Porto tour.