My Wellness Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills

      Monchique

    7 nights

     From March to December

     5* Hotel
      Monchique

    7 nights

     From March to December

     5* Hotel

Pampering Escape in The Heart of Monchique Hills

Let us take care of your health and help you boost your wellness goals. We’ve designed a well-balanced holiday break that will help to improve your wellbeing, enjoy fitness activities and spa treatments as well as discover beautiful nature and culture of the Algarve. We’ve selected the best treatments that will rejuvenate and revitalise your body, destress and kick start a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. All with exclusive access to one of the most desirable spas in the Algarve!

Price from € 1534 per person, double occupancy


My Wellness Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills, Algarve, Portugal
My Wellness Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills, Algarve, Portugal
My Wellness Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills, Algarve, Portugal
My Wellness Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills, Algarve, Portugal


Brief itinerary

Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1:

Arrival in Monchique - Stay in a 5* Resort & Spa

Monchique

Day 2:

Nature Activities in Monchique Hills

Monchique

Day 3:

Sensorial Spa Circuit

Monchique

Day 4:

Seven Hanging Valleys Trail in Lagoa

Monchique

Day 5:

Thermal Spa Treatments with Alkaline Water in Caldas de Monchique

Monchique

Day 6:

Stand Up Paddling Lesson

Monchique

Day 7:

Free Day in Monchique

Monchique

Day 8:

Departure

Day 1

Arrival in Monchique - Stay in a 5* Resort & Spa

As you touch down at Faro airport, you will see the fascinating view of the Ria Formosa lagoons, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. Meet your private chauffeur at the airport and drive a bit less than an hour to Monchique hills.


Immerse yourself amongst peaceful nature at 5* Monchique Resort & Spa, located high up in the hills above the coast only 5mins away from Caldas de Monchique, a locally famed spa town with its natural alkaline healing waters. It is the only 5* resort in this undiscovered area of Portugal that combines modern design with unspoiled surroundings and breath-taking views of the mountains and coast.  Meet with your personal trainer and get a private fitness class to help you achieve your goals*. Enjoy your free time at the hotel. (*If you arrive late in the day, the Private Fitness Class will be postpone to another day.)

Overnight: Monchique


Day 2

 Nature Activities in Monchique Hills

Wake yourself up in this peaceful environment, get ready for a fitness class of your choice (Pilates, Body Conditioning, Stretching, Yoga and others available) or simply enjoy swimming in one of the beautiful hotel's swimming pools.


After your breakfast, choose between experiencing a Guided Cycling day to the Monchique hills through eucalyptus and cork tree forests – a Mountain Trails Walking Tour, - or a personally guided Jeep Mountain Tour through Monchique travelling off-road and tasting local Portuguese delicacies? You choose!

Guided Cycling day:

(Lunch is included, 5.5hrs in total)

  • Get ready for a pick up from the hotel and travel to the highest peak in the Algarve in the middle of Serra de Monchique by a mini-van
  • Enjoy easy and relaxing bike trip to the coast, leading you downhill through eucalyptus and cork tree forests. 98 % of this trip is downhill – so let the gravity work for you
  • Cycle through quiet land roads and stop at the most picturesque sites to learn from your guide about the local wildlife and nature.
  • Enjoy a picnic style lunch

The trip is suitable for everyone between 14-70 years with some cycling experience.

or

 Mountain Trails Walking Tour:

(Lunch is included, 6hrs in total)

  • Experience the "Mountain Trails Walking Tour" in an easy 8km hiking tour, surrounded by nature with a magnificent view over the highest Algarve's mountain. 
  • Visit the lush valley of Caldas with its healthy natural springs and have a glimpse of the way of living in rural Algarve, where locals still make honey, Medronho and Melosa the traditional way.
  •  Travel through unknown routes including a stop to have lunch in a typical restaurant on the centre square in the mountain village of Monchique.

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Guided Jeep Mountain Tour:

(Lunch is included, 6/7hrs in total)

  • Visit the most amazing inland places of western Algarve Have a glimpse of the way of living in rural Algarve, where locals still make honey, Medronho and Melosa the traditional way, travelling through unknown routes including off-roads. 
  • Visit the dam of Bravura's Lake, where you can take a refreshing dip - don't forget your shorts and bikini! 
  • Have lunch at a typical countryside restaurant with a breathtaking view. 
  • Observe wildlife, native species and learn more about local fauna and flora. 

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3

Sensorial Spa Circuit

Today, discover the renowned “Thermal Spa Circuit”, of Monchique Resort & Spa, using the very best ingredients of the Monchique region. From Flor de Sal exfoliation, body hydration with local spring waters to warm mineral stone massage, indulge with the wonderful natural aromas of Monchique.


Sensorial Spa Circuit (2 hours)

Have access to: Sauna with Himalayan rock salt, Steam Cabin, Aroma Cabin, Indoor Pool with Hydro Massage, Themed Tropical Showers, Igloo, Marble Heated Loungers, Spa Lounge Room, Light Relax Room, Deep Relax Room and Foot Baths.

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Choose one of the treatments: Customised Facial Treatments (Skin Radiance, Re-Hydrator, De-Sensitiser, Skin Purifying, Age-Defyer, Optimal Skin Profacial ) or Focused Body Massages (Deep Muscle Massage (50mins), Hot Stone Massage (55mins), Aromatherapy Massage (55mins), Detox wrap (55mins), Lift & Firm Hip and Thigh Treatment (55mins), Monchique Signature Massage (40mins): an Aromatherapy Oil Massage focused on the zones of our choice) or Cloud 9 Foot Ritual (45mins)), an exquisite ritual that will leave you walking on air.

Fully relaxed, enjoy a healthy lunch with local produce at one of the restaurant´s hotel "Mon-Chic". Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4

Seven Hanging Valleys Trail in Lagoa

Enjoy a morning at leisure. In the afternoon, meet with your private chauffeur and be driven to Algar Seco, Carvoeiro, where you will meet with your private guide. Start your walking trail and be amazed by stunning views of the Algarve´s southern coast. The “Seven Hanging Valleys” trail is the most stunning stretch of the southern coastline. Along the way you will see some of the most amazing natural sea stacks, sinkholes, complex limestone caves and a mix of turquoise ocean and warm-coloured cliffs.

Your last stop will be at Praia da Marinha, one of the most iconic beaches in the Algarve and considered by the Michelin Guide as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe and as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy the sunset and feel free to have a swim while the team is preparing you a homemade tapas dinner!

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast, Light Dinner


Day 5

Thermal Spa Treatments with Alkaline Water in Caldas de Monchique

After a hearty breakfast, get ready for a guided walk to the picturesque village of Caldas de Monchique, famous for its alkaline mineral waters renowned since Roman times for their healing properties.

Enjoy a treatment at Villa Termal das Caldas de Monchique Spa, the only thermal spa in the south of Portugal whose alkaline and rich fluoride waters promote immediate well-being. Try one of their SPA treatments and facilities like Vichy showers, whirlpools, thermal relaxation circuit with indoor heated spa pool, sauna and Turkish bath. Be pampered from head to toe!

Treatments included:  - A full thermal spa circuit (Jet and Vichy showers, whirlpools, thermal relaxation circuit with indoor heated spa pool, sauna and Turkish bath) + choose one of the formula below: - Formula 1 Detox & Mud (45mins) Detox Bath 15mins Aquathermal Massage with Thermal water 15mins Mud Application in Poultice 15mins - Formula 2 Relax Detox (45mins) Detox Bath 15mins Aquathermal Massage with Thermal water 30mins - Formula 3 Facial Rituals (50mins) Moisturising or Purifying or Soothing or Anti-aging Facial Treatment - Formula 4 Massage Rituals (50mins) Body Massage Relaxation - Formula 5 Body Rituals (50mins) Exfoliation and Hydration - Formula 6 Massage of the Month

Alkaline water: With several awards of excellence, “Água de Monchique” is renowned for its natural healing properties and a smoother and silkier taste. The spring water is highly refreshing and rich in age-fighting antioxidants. Many believe in its magical-like qualities, helping breathing and bone related problems.

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 6

Stand Up Paddling

After your breakfast, be picked up at the hotel reception and driven to Portimão.  Challenge yourself at Stand Up Paddling, in one of the best beaches of Portimão and one of Portugal best locations for Stand Up Paddling thanks to its river beaches, cliff-caves and smooth ocean waves.  Explore breath-taking caves and rock formations, paddling in pristine waters!

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7

Free Day in Monchique

Today, you can choose to spend your day at the gym, enjoying the amazing spa facilities of your hotel or booking other activities such as a Ceramix Workshop, where you will make your own pottery and relax your mind; experience the benefits of Nordic Walking and burn 40% more calories that a regular walk; hop on a Jeep Mountain Tour and taste local delicacies or experience Horseback Riding in a Natural Park.

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 8

Departure

It is time to say goodbye to the beautiful Algarve and get ready for your private airport transfer. You are now richer in experiences, in emotions and have made unforgettable memories for the rest of your life. Get comfortable in-flight and watch over the lagoons feeling grateful for what you have discovered. Promise yourself “I’ll be back”.

Meals included: Breakfast



Price includes:

  • 7 nights stay in Monchique Resort & Spa with breakfast included
  • 2 x Lunches + 1 Light Dinner
  • All Activities
  • Private guides during activities
  • Round-trips to Faro airport
  • All transports between activities
  • Private Wellness Consultation
  • Free Fitness Classes and 24/7 access to the Techno Gym,towels and water are provided.
  • Access to the outdoor swimming pool (14m/9m)
  • Abundance of outdoor spaces for all kinds of training
  • Access to our exclusive e-book on the Algarve
  • Access to our e-walking city maps

Price excludes:

  • Flights
  • Dinners
  • Paid Fitness Classes
  • The indoor pool (12m/9m), steam rooms and saunas are part of the Sensorial Spa which has a separate entry fee (included in Day 3)

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