skate & unwind
We know that ´holidays in November´ doesn't sound like an obviously enticing plan.
It's true, we cannot offer you Carribean +25 and a promise of a tanned body
but we do have a plan worth considering.
Clues: skate, yoga, spa, premium accommodation, 5 min walk to the ocean, pine forest,
and a unique gastronomic experience.
This week is a balanced fusion of laid back vibes and great comfort; of being seriously active and taking relaxation even more seriously; of companionship and easily available moments of solitude.
Viana do Castelo
PORTUGAL / PORTO
Nov 13 - 20
Nov 20 - 27
TO BE ANNOUNCED
(7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners)
(+ free skating)
1 E-BIKE TOUR
UNLIMITED ACCESS TO SPA
(indoor pool, sauna, hammam)
ALL TRANSFERS TO/FROM THE ACTIVITIES
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
FLIGHTS, TRANSFERS FROM/TO THE AIRPORT, INSURANCE
PER PERSON / 14 SPOTS ONLY
GO TO OUR PUSHING FORWARD INITIATIVE
DISCOUNT FOR RETURNING GUESTS
DISCOUNT FOR THE THIRD TIME WITH US
DISCOUNT FOR PORTUGUES CITIZENS
Odds are you haven´t heard about Viana do Castelo as it still remains not a very touristic area of Portugal. Nonetheless, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the North of the country which history is strongly tied to the sea. Our favourite part about it - the unusual neighbourship of the Atlantic coast and the pinewoods.
We will be staying in FeelViana, a stylish 4* sports hotel with a privileged location just 200 m from the charming Cabedelo beach. We chose this place not only for its vibe and comfort, but also for its values that stem from celebrating nature, sustainability, local culture, and people.
Our program of 6 guided lessons, a total of 12 hours, is perfect for those who have never stepped on a board and those who are wondering ´what else can I do with that board?´. In other words, beginners will safely build a solid base that will allow them to progress independently later on, while intermediate longboarders - hack new tricks and refine their style & technique.
Every day we will start with 1,5h of yoga practice to prepare our bodies and minds for the day full of adventures as well as help us recover faster from them. Every second night we will also have a meditation session to add a portion of calmness and relaxation to your stay.
To explore the beautiful city of Viana do Castelo and its surroundings, we will go on a 2h tour by e-bikes. The route is built in a way that shows the diversity of the region: its architecture, the nearby mountains and wild horses (yes, there are wild horses!), cute rural areas, and gorgeous seaside.
The difficulty of the tour will be adapted to the group.
Spa & wellness
In your free time, enjoy the unlimited access to the indoor pool, sauna and hammam, which feel especially satisfying in the evenings or on chillier days which we can catch in November.
There is also an extensive menu of spa treatments and massages to choose from should you feel sore or just crave for a deeper relaxation*.
*spa treatments and massages are paid separately.
Instead of putting here some generic text stating how amazing the food is in FeelViana, we will speak from our first-hand experience. Not only is the menu creative and nuanced, with the focus on local ingredients and seasonality, but everything is consistently delicious. We tried many different plates, from starters to desserts, and loved literally everything. The gastronomic experience in this trip is definitely an experience of its own.
We take into consideration most food allergies and restrictions, just send us a message prior to booking.
What is the weather like in November?
In November, the temperature can go up to 17C during day time and drop to 8C at night. There is a fairly high chance of rain and wind, but for this situation we will always have an indoor spot for longboarding and the rest of the activities are indoors. Over the last few years, November has been much sunnier and warmer than forecasted, however it is important that you set your expectations right and come prepared for every possible weather.