Digital Detox in Portugal

5 days
from
£799
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Suitable for:
Age 30s and 40s
Activity level:
Moderate
Activity Rating - Moderate
Trip code: 
EWP
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Mixed-Activity
Group size:
6–16


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.

Highlights

  • Try a variety of activities including cycling, surfing, SUP and yoga
  • Recharge your mind and body in a quiet location, nestled between ocean and mountains
  • Explore the local town of Viana do Castelo and the city of Porto

Key information

  • Four nights at 4-star FeelViana
  • Five days of mixed activities and sightseeing
  • Countries visited: Portugal

What's included

  • 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 airport

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Tips for leaders and local staff
  • Flights
Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

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Sustainable Travel

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Itinerary

Porto
to
Porto
  • Day 1

    Press your reset button. Settle into the beach-meets-forest setting at Feelviana

    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.

  • Day 2

    Get active. Take to two-wheels and bike through forests, mountains and along the ocean

    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.             

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    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. 

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 5

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Portugal

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfast, two dinners and welcome aperitif included. Trip is veggie and vegan friendly.

Is this trip for you?

  • Sea conditions can vary throughout the season, but generally there will be both rough and calmer bays, so is always possible to choose a good location for surfing and SUP
  • For the bike tour, you can choose to challenge yourself on a standard mountain bike or go for an electric bike which provide extra comfort when tackling climbs and hills over a mixture of on and off-road terrain
  • No previous experience necessary, but must be able to swim

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

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Accommodation

FeelViana

Feelviana has contemporary design and sits prettily between ocean and forest. The hotel has an outdoor sun terrace and pool, one restaurant, one snack bar and one beach bar. Enjoy free access to the indoor pool, gym, Turkish bath and sauna. There are wellness and beauty treatments available at the spa. Free Wi-Fi is featured throughout for essential Instagram uploads.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3837
Trip Notes

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