YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL FITNESS RETREAT

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The Ultimate Retreat in Portugal 

Our all-inclusive fitness and wellness retreat is situated on the idyllic banks of the Mondego river, buried in the heart of Portugal.
 
Whatever your needs, youʼve come to the right place. Our retreat gives you the chance unwind, offering a multitude of benefits. Enjoy a blend of fun & varied fitness activities with our team of specialty coaches, indulge in unlimited freshly cooked local cuisine created by our team of professional chefs, and be within a community of like-minded people who we guarantee will become friends for life.
 
Weʼre confident that experiencing our retreat will bring you the ultimate relaxation, restoration and most importantly, your health and well-being will be uplifted.
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Venue, Food & Accommodation

location

Located on a private 12-acre site, the venue is surrounded by endless forests and small Romanesque villages. Quinta do Rabaçal is an ancient-terraced farm, sitting peacefully next to the Mondego River which flows through the farm on the meadow. The grounds sit within an ecological reserve meaning self- sustainability remains of high importance to preserve the outstanding natural beauty of this unique area.

Our Retreat is only 50 minutes from the 2000m high Estrella mountains and within an hourʼs reach of the surf beaches of the Portuguese silver coast.

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Accommodation

The farms original use offered employment to the local people from the village 3km away. After being abandoned in the 1960s, it was first renovated in 1997, and then developed extensively from 2017-19.

The buildings are all made from local granite and dated from the pre-Roman era, most likely 1000ʼs of years old. Old hand carved aqueducts and animal troughs can still be seen on the farm.

Our Retreat caters for all, with two types of accommodation styles available. Whether youʼre staying in one of the newly renovated farmhouses, or a glamping style lotus belle tent, we guarantee you a comfortable nights sleep

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Farmhouses
  • Newly refurbished farmhouses
  • All equipped with shared kitchen and lounge areas
  • En-suites available (Request Upon Booking) Small balcony/Veranda
  • King & twin room configurations
  • Bamboo quilts, 100% cotton sheets, memory foam pillows and mattresses GLAMPING TEEPEES – LOTUS BELLE TENTS
  • Cosy and authentic style
  • Twin room configuration
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Power sockets available
  • Bamboo quilts, 100% cotton sheets, memory foam pillows and mattresses
  • Fully equipped with mosquito nets
Training Barn

This unique and beautiful two story training barn is purposefully- built with rustic stone, oak wood, and filled with an array of fitness equipment. Open air training set in the valley with a breathtaking view of the Mondego river.

Our training space includes:

  • Squat Racks
  • Olympic Bars
  • Dumbbell + Kettlebells
  • Concept2 erg machines 
  • Punch Bags
  • Sleds, Tyres & Slam Balls
  • Large Outdoor Training Area
BOATHOUSE

The riverside boathouse is situated by the Mondego River with plenty of kayaks, paddle boards, mountain bikes and fishing equipment for you to enjoy in your own time.

Secluded hammocks Pontoon – great for sunbathing Paddleboard, mountain bikes, kayak storage area Fresh water, riverside – safe to swim

DINING & BAR AREA

We have 2 covered communal spaces for retreaters to enjoy relaxing in their own time or to socialise together.

DINING AREA

Gorgeous stone built granite tables

Communal covered outdoor dining space

Tea and coffee station

BAR AREA

Quirky cocktail bar area

Live entertainment in the evenings

Bean bags

Hammocks

Ping pong tables

Outdoor cinema

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TRAINING OPTIONS TO SUIT EVERYONE

  • Morning Flow
  • HIIT Workouts
  • Strength Training
  • Bodyweight strength & mobility
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Education Workshops

SAMPLE ITINERARY

MORNING

MEDITATION / WATER EXPOSURE

Cold Water Exposure (available dependent on water levels and season) then dry off for meditation / breathing practice

ENERGISING MORNING FLOW / WAKE UP RUN

Morning Walk / Run & Yoga – Join 1 of the coaches leading a morning power yoga session in the barn or get outside on a trail walk elevating your heart rate.

BREAKFAST

Buffet style breakfast with a selection of fruits, protein pancakes and more.

HIIT / TEAM WORKOUT

A choice between doing HIIT or maybe a more team- based session

DOWNTIME

Time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Get ready for your next session in the training barn!

MIDDAY

SQUAD Strength Focus 

The AM sessions will be compound movement based with the goal of pushing you beyond your current limitations

DOWNTIME / RELAX

LUNCH

Enjoy a moroccan-themed buffet style lunch

AFTERNOON

SEMINAR

Join the team for a educative seminar on sleep, habits or strength training.

STRENGTH TRAINING

A choice between doing Strong 101 or bodyweight strength training.

DOWNTIME

Time to nap / shower and prepare for the evening activities ahead.

EVENING

DINNER

Caribbean-themed buffet style dinner

DRINKS AT THE BAR

Frequently Asked Questions

DO I HAVE TO SHARE ACCOMMODATION?

No. You can opt for single occupancy for an extra charge

DO I GET SUPPLEMENTS?

 Yes. We are partnered with SF Nutrition and all their supplements are 100% natural and vegan.

CAN YOU CATER FOR MY DIETARY NEEDS?

 Yes. We certainly can. Once youʼve booked the retreat, we will send you a welcome pack, which includes all the information you need. Please let us know your dietary requirements as soon as possible (minimum 21 days before the retreat).

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL ITINERARY ACTIVITIES?

No. It is your holiday and you are welcome to choose whatever you like to do!

IF I NEED TO CANCEL, WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?

Please refer to our T&Cs.

I DON'T TRAIN CAN I STILL COME?

 Of course you can! We welcome all abilities and fitness levels. We are there to support your own individual goals.

IS MY TRANSFER INCLUDED?

Yes, this will be included only if you are on the suggested flight times. If not, we can help you organise transportation with private taxis at your own cost.

Pick up from Porto Airport is approximately 18:00 on Saturday April 29 & the return pick up is 16:00 from the retreat site on May 4 at approximately 16:00

DO I HAVE TO BRING ANY MONEY WITH ME?

Yes! Itʼs always handy to have extra cash on you. You could use it for other non- inclusive activities or additional massage treatments.

W H E N IS MY FINAL PAYMENT DUE?

Final Payment Date is March 31 2023.