My Wellness Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills

      Monchique

    7 nights

    Up to 15 ppl

     From February to November

     5* Hotel
      Monchique

    7 nights

    Up to 15 people

     From February to November

     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 Morning & Organic Spirulina Farm

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:

Zen Workshops or Stand Up Paddling

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 wellness & fitness consultation to help you achieve your goals. Enjoy your free time at the hotel, relax by one of the three pools or enjoy their indulgent spa.

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 Walking Tour following the “Roman Trails”, - 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.

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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 travelling through unknown routes including off-roads.
  • Visit the dam of Bravura's Lake, where you can take a refreshing dip.
  • Visit Marmelete and Monchique villages, with a stop at Foia (902m) and Picota (774m)
  • Stop to 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 Morning & Organic Spirulina Farm

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 etc.) or Focused Body Massages (Deep Muscle, Hot Stones, Aromatherapy, Detox wrap, Pre & post natal massages etc.)


After a light lunch and fully relaxed, head to Serra de Monchique, where you will be guided through an artisanal organic spirulina farm, located in a “Natura 2000” pure natural reserve. Learn how the passionate owners George and Christina produce this superfood, its amazing benefits and have the opportunity to taste and bring some back with you!

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4

Seven Hanging Valleys Trail in Lagoa

Meet with your private guide and discover via an easy walk the breathtaking natural wonders of the “Seven Hanging Valleys”, a scenic coastal path where you can admire the best views of the caves and hidden beaches of the Western Algarve. Take the most beautiful pictures you would ever have from this side of the coast.


Stop for lunch in a local restaurant or have a picnic on the beach and enjoy the beauty of Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve, with pristine waters and wonderful rock cliff formations.

Overnight: Monchique

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


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!


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, Lunch


Day 6

Zen Workshops or Stand Up Paddling

Have you already tried the amazing multi-sensory experience of “Activate Breathwork”, or felt the benefits of the holistic therapy “Japanese Art of Touch” ? Both are incredibly beneficial for the body and mind, helping to reconnect with your inner self and rebalance your body.

Activate Breathwork: (2 hours)

Activate Breathwork is a life transformational system. Created and self tested by Martin McNicholl, this guided multi-sensory experience takes the participant on a deep journey to their true inner being, allowing the potential for profound transformations and awakening insight. It has been called by some the most powerful transformational work they have ever tried.

or

Japanese Art of Touch: (2 hours)

Experience the Japanese Art of Touch - Seiki Soho is the name given by Akinobu Kishi to his style of work in the Shiatsu tradition. The literal translation of Seiki is: treatment of life energy movement. This therapy is based on the assumption that your body knows exactly what it needs and has a natural tendency to correct its own imbalances.

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Are you feeling more sportive? Challenge yourself at Stand Up Paddling, in one of the best beaches of Portimão. 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 Guided Tour of the Medieval Town of Silves, where you will eat the best oranges of Europe; 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 an easy Hiking Tour following the Roman Trails to Foia the highest point of the Algarve.

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
  • 3 x Lunches + 1 Light Lunch
  • 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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