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Itinerary for Yoga & Riding Retreat in Northern Portugal




Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Note: Please note, the following itinerary can be changed due to the weather or other local conditions.

During your stay, the day starts with an optional nourishing meditation. There are 2 Yoga classes per day:
- In the morning, we focus on Yoga to Improve your Riding: building core strength, balance and flexibility.
- In the afternoon, we focus on Yoga to Relax and Restore: focus on helping with the areas of stiffness and weaknesses that you may experience after riding, and building balance, self-carriage, and centeredness.

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival 
Transfers from the airport to the village of Castro Laboreiro, where our guesthouse is located. Welcome dinner.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse


Day 2 (Monday): First yoga sessions & National Park Center Visit
Before breakfast, around 7:45am, we offer an optional Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation session, followed by a morning Yoga class at 8:15am (focus on awakening the body and improving your riding). Breakfast is served around 9am.
Your first yoga lesson with horses is scheduled for 10:15am and focuses on building trust between the horse and the rider. There will also be some Pranayama exercises.
We enjoy a picnic lunch around 1pm and then go to visit the reception center of the National Park for better knowledge about the region and the biodiversity of this natural area.
When we come back (around 5pm), we have our afternoon yoga lesson followed by some free time.
Dinner is served around 8pm.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse


Day 3 (Tuesday): Yoga & First Ride
Before breakfast, around 7:45am, we offer an optional Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation session, followed by a morning Yoga class at 8:15am (focus on awakening the body and improving your riding). Breakfast is served around 9am.
Your morning yoga lesson with horses is scheduled for 10:15am and focuses on building trust between the horse and the rider. There will also be some Pranayama exercises.
We enjoy a picnic lunch around 1pm. After lunch, we go on our first ride.
When we come back (around 5pm), we have our afternoon yoga lesson followed by some free time.
Dinner is served around 8pm.
Riding approx. 2.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse


Day 4 (Wednesday): Yoga & Trail Ride
Before breakfast, around 7:45am, we offer an optional Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation session, followed by a morning Yoga class at 8:15am (focus on awakening the body and improving your riding). Breakfast is served around 9am.
Your morning yoga lesson with horses is scheduled for 10:15am and focuses on building trust between the horse and the rider. There will also be some Pranayama exercises.
We enjoy a picnic lunch around 1pm. After lunch, we go on our first ride.
When we come back (around 5pm), we have our afternoon yoga lesson followed by some free time.
Dinner is served around 8pm.
Riding approx. 2.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse


Day 5 (Thursday): Nature Walk & Yoga
Before breakfast, around 7:45am, we offer an optional Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation session, followed by a morning Yoga class at 8:15am (focus on awakening the body and improving your riding). Breakfast is served around 9am and then we go for a walk to enjoy our beautiful natural surroundings and some meditation.
We stop for our picnic lunch by a river, around 1pm.
Once back at the guesthouse, we have our afternoon yoga class, followed by some free time.
Dinner is served around 8pm.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse


Day 6 (Friday): Yoga & Wild Garrano Horses Ride
Before breakfast, around 7:45am, we offer an optional Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation session, followed by a morning Yoga class at 8:15am (focus on awakening the body and improving your riding). Breakfast is served around 9am.
Your morning yoga lesson with horses is scheduled for 10:15am and focuses on building trust between the horse and the rider. There will also be some Pranayama exercises.
We enjoy our daily picnic lunch around 1pm. This afternoon, we go riding in the search of wild Garrano horses herd.
When we come back (around 5pm), we have our afternoon yoga lesson followed by some free time.
Dinner is served around 8pm.
Riding approx. 2.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse


Day 7 (Saturday): Valley of the Wolves Ride & Yoga
Before breakfast, around 7:45am, we offer an optional Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation session, followed by a morning Yoga class at 8:15am (focus on awakening the body and improving your riding). Breakfast is served around 9am.
This morning, you go for a ride towards the fabulous Valley of the Wolves. This last ride of the week takes us to one of the most beautiful valleys of the mountain. Full of biodiversity, this area is rich in rare sightings of wild animals. We have some chances to spot wild herds of Garrano horses again. We will stop for lunch in the mountains.
Once back at the guesthouse, we have our afternoon yoga class, followed by some free time.
Dinner is served around 8pm.
Riding approx. 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Guesthouse


Day 8 (Sunday): Departure
Transfer to the airport.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Yoga & Riding Retreat in Northern Portugal
Tour Code: IT-PTPGYO
8 days / 7 nights
Dates : Apr-Nov

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: English
Horses: Lusitano and Garrano horses
Pace: Approx 2 to 4 hours per riding day
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Porto
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