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Portugal - Bering Travel Surf, SUP & Yoga Retreat 2018

If you are looking for a holiday focused on surfing, stand up paddling, yoga, great food, and nice people then this is the holiday for you.

This retreat goes from 7th July – 25th August (last 2 weeks are just for girls) and it is entirely up to you if you want to stay one or more weeks. Every week we have three days of surfing, two days of SUP and five evenings of yoga. You participate as much as you want.

Breakfast is included every day, lunch is served on the beach when we go surfing (not SUP) and two evenings pr. week, Rachel comes by and serves delicious dinners at The Mansions. The other evenings we usually go out together in various restaurants (great ones!).

Hostesses during these weeks are Christina and Anna who will make sure that everyone has a great time.

Lagos in the Algarve is an amazing town. Here you will find everything you could want from an active holiday, such as amazing surf spots, beautiful beaches, great yoga shala, excellent restaurants, a great place to stay, and of course the great weather and happy people. Here you will find everything you want regardless if you are looking for relaxation or if you want to have fun in the evenings.




Travel Guide / Instructor

Christina Dimmestøl Oksnes

Travel Consultant

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Yoga

Anna Tikva Eskesen

Yoga

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Overview
Month of departure:
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Accomodations

The Mansions

We simply couldn't find a better place to stay in Lagos. The Mansions are located on one of the small narrow streets in the old part of town. From here you have everything at your fingertips. The property consists of two apartments with two rooms each and two external rooms (12 beds in total). All of this is connected by a small courtyard where we eat breakfast, relax and have fun. All rooms are double rooms of which three have twin beds and three have doublebeds. In the ground floor of each apartment there is a fully equipped kitchen.

 
 
 
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Day 1 Arrival

You arrive in Lagos. After arrival you have time to relax, meet the other guests, and look around.

Day 2 Surf & Yoga

The day starts with breakfast at 8 ó clock. At 9 we head off to the Surf-cars which are roughly 250m away from The Mansions. The surfing usually takes place by the west coast and starts with warm-up followed by two hours tuition. Around noon we eat lunch and once everyone is ready we have two more hours of tuition.

We return to The Mansions around 5pm, wind down and get ready for yoga at 6 pm.

During the week we eat two special dinners prepared by the chef, Rachel, in The Mansions. The other nights we go out to eat together (if you want to). Lagos has great places to eat!

Day 3 Surf & Yoga

The day starts with breakfast at 8 ó clock. At 9 we head to the Surf-cars which are roughly 250m away from The Mansions. The surfing usually takes place by the west coast and starts with warm-up followed by two hours tuition. Around noon we eat lunch and once everyone is ready we have two more hours of tuition.

We return to The Mansions around 5pm, wind down and get ready for yoga at 6 pm.

During the week we eat two special dinners prepared by the chef, Rachel, in The Mansions. The other nights we go out to eat together (if you want to). Lagos has great places to eat!

Day 4 Surf & Yoga

The day starts with breakfast at 8 ó clock. At 9 we head to the Surf-cars which are roughly 250m away from The Mansions. The surfing usually takes place by the west coast and starts with warm-up followed by two hours tuition. Around noon we eat lunch and once everyone is ready we have two more hours of tuition.

We return to The Mansions around 5pm, wind down and get ready for yoga at 6 pm.

During the week we eat two special dinners prepared by the chef, Rachel, in The Mansions. The other nights we go out to eat together (if you want to). Lagos has great places to eat!

Day 5 Relaxation

Today there is no scheduled events – not even yoga. You can use the day to relax, look around Lagos, visit the nice beaches just around the corner, listen to music in the streets, chat in the courtyard or perhaps enjoy some wake-boarding in the cable park. So many options!

Day 6 SUP & Yoga

Today it is time for the first SUP-tour which starts in the morning. Breakfast is at 8 as usual and at 9 we are picked up at The Mansions and driven to the coast. The tour is to the grottos around Lagos and we promise you a fantastic experience (check the video here on the page)

The SUP-tour ends around noon which brings us back to Lagos in time for lunch (not included). The afternoon is spent at your own pace.
Yoga starts at 6 pm.

Day 7 SUP & Yoga

The SUP-tour today is longer than yesterday. Today it goes along the rivers and canals in the countryside and lasts from around 9 am to 4 pm.
Yoga starts at 6 pm.

This evening we have a farewell dinner together.

Day 8 Departure

The week is over. You are welcome to stay for another week if you wish.

Price includes

  • 7 nights in double room
  • Breakfast every day
  • Lunch on surf-days (sun, mon, tue)
  • 2 dinners incl. free homemade sangria (prepared in The Mansions)
  • 3 days surfing incl. tuition, equipment, and transportation
  • 2 days SUP incl. tuition, equipment, and transportation
  • 5 days yoga with skilled instructor (5 sessions total)
Not included
  • Flights to/from Faro, Portugal
  • Transportation to/from the airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Handling fee (20 euro)
Departure date
Date of return

Practical info

About the price

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

One or two weeks
In the booking form you can select if you want to stay for one or two weeks. It is possible to stay even longer.

Notice: If you open the booking form, fill it out and go to page two, you can save your quote and have it sent to your email as a pdf. This way you can easily send it to others who can then see the price and exactly what is included. When you have saved the quote you can easily restart the booking and you will not need to enter all the information again.

Transportation / Flights

The flights to/from Portugal (Faro) are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

Transfer to/from the aiport

Every Saturday there is two free transfers from Faro airport. If you need a transfer on a different time the price is 70 GBP per person one way.

From Faro to Lagos

Departure: 11:00 am
Departure:  7:15 pm

Notice, the time of the transfer may varie every week depending on when the guests arrive

From Lagos to Faro

Departure: 06:30 am
Departure:  4:00 pm

Notice, the time of the transfer may varie every week depending on when the guests arrive

Find the right flights

Fly to Faro (the closest airport)
There are severel different companys you can fly with to Faro. There are direct flights from London. You can also fly to Sevilla or Lisbon.
You can check how to get to Lagos from your arrival destination here Rome2Rio

Links

Momondo
eDreams
Ryanair
easyJet

Food & drink

Daily breakfast is included in the price and lunch is included with all surf-trips (not SUP). That means that lunch is included on sundays, mondays and tuesdays. Our great friend, the chef Rachel comes by two evenings pr. week and cooks dinner for all of us in the Mansions - including free home made sangria. All other evenings, everyone who wants to, goes together to specific great restaurants. Expect that an evening meal incl. drinks cost around 20-25 euro. It is no problem if you are a vegan, vegetarian or have any other dietary preference.

Accommodation

The Mansions is located smack in the middle of the old part of Lagos - within the old city walls. That means that restaurants, bars, shops ect. are literally located 50m from where you will be staying. Four of the six rooms have ensuite bathrooms and the last two rooms share one bathroom/toilet. If it is important for you to have your own bathroom then you select it on the booking form. If rooms with private bathroom happen to be sold out for your chosen week, we will contact you.

Three of the rooms have twin beds and and three rooms have double-beds. In the booking form  you can select which type of room you prefer. If your choice is not available, we will contact you. Notice that the double-beds are big, so two friends will not have any problem sleeping next to one another.

Yoga

Yoga is taught by Anna who primarily teaches Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga.

Stand Up Paddle

There will be two days of Stand Up Paddling. The first tour starts around 9 am and takes you to the grottos around Lagos. The other tour takes place in rivers and canals in the Algarve.

Surfing

There are three days of surfing every week. The tours start at 9 am and you can expect to be back in Lagos around 5 pm. The days all start with a drive to the west coast (probably), warm-up, and two hours of tuition. After lunch and some relaxation, you get two more hours tuition before we return to Lagos.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance
In general we recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Bering Travel, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Cancellation Insurance
Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in your home country.

Climate

It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate, you can see the data below:

The Travel Guarantee Fund

We are members of the Travel Guarantee Fund (nr. 2529) and have all available insurances. Read more about that here.

Have any questions?

Call our experts on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Phone: +44 20 3936 1208

Or write to us at

mail@beringtravel.com

Variations of this trip

Girls only

From 11. - 25. August this tour is just for girls. See more here.

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Video

Here is a short video of what you can expect during this holiday. The video was recorded by Jimmi Hjort Jensen, when we sent him to The Algarve in September 2017. The yoga in the video is outside, but the yoga during the week will usually take place indoors.

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