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This surf and turf adventure is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the Algarve region in Portugal. You will have two days on horse back, riding through the unspoilt national parks and stunning landscapes, followed by three days surfing on the wild and beautiful beaches of the south and west coast. This will truly be a unique and unforgettable holiday in the sun!
AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge offers excellent accommodation options for couples, groups of friends, or solo travelers. They have the best shared rooms in the area, excellent private rooms, as well as self-contained apartments. The rooms are light and airy, with crisp fresh linen and top quality comfortable beds; ideal for recharging after a long day surfing.
The thoughtfully designed social spaces include large lounge with television, videos and guitars, pool table, table tennis and foozball for the competitive traveler, and their great pool with plenty of hammocks and sun beds. It is ideal for those looking to meet new friends, not forgetting their sea-view terraces and landscaped gardens for those looking for some relaxing down time. The spacious lodge has a lively social atmosphere of a surf camp, but offers much more than just a hostel.
The garden room is ideal for solo travelers and groups of friends. With its own private access to the pool, comfortable beds, lockers, two bathrooms, and full access to AltaVista's incredible lodge. It is the best surf camp dorm room in town. The room is equipped with comfortable adult sized bunks that sleep up to six people, lockers for each bed, reading light by each bed, room fan, hairdryer, private fridge, en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower, use of an additional adjoining shower room, sea-view terrace, patio door to garden and pool, and use of house kitchen.
The poolside doubles are brilliant for couples. Each room is light and airy with super comfortable double beds and a terrace overlooking the pool and garden. The poolside double rooms have double bed, reading lights by the bed, room fan, room safe, hairdryer, shared fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, shared shower room, and terrace by the pool.
The poolside twin rooms are perfect for friends looking to join the surf camp but want some private space. The poolside twin rooms have two single beds, reading lights, room fan, a safe, hairdryer, shared fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, shared shower room, and terrace by the pool.
The highly trained and friendly team of guides and instructors will get you comfortable in the saddle in no time. With carefully selected horses for your characters, you will learn to ride in a safe and fun environment with others of the same level.
Learn to surf on the best beaches in Europe! With two coastlines to explore, there are fantastic waves all year round, ideal for beginners, intermediate, and some world-class advanced spots!
AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge prides on excellent surf tuition from their approachable and friendly instructors, hand picked from the area's best surf school.
You will start off with a small group lesson to learn the principles of riding in the safety of the arena. Once you are comfortable, the guides will lead you on a beautiful country track through the local countryside. Two hours of riding will get your week started.
Following morning tuition to progress your riding, the guides will take you on a pathfinder ride through the unspoiled tracks and trails through the countryside, with views of the Monchique mountain range, stunning landscapes, and an abundance of lush flora lining the trails. It will be a brilliant three-hour ride.
After two days of riding, you will have the chance to relax by the pool or wander down to the beach.
AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge´s brilliant team of surf instructors will pick you up from the lodge and take you to the best surf beach of the day. With two incredible coastlines and plenty of great surfing beaches, you will have the best waves everyday for surfing.
On your surfing days, you will have two lessons lasting one hour and 30 minutes to two hours. With lessons based on your ability, this package is perfect for all levels. A delicious beach lunch will be provided on the days when you are surfing and you will have plenty of beach time to sunbathe and relax between lessons.
This will be another sun-filled beach day on one of the brilliant local beaches. With excellent surf tuition from the qualified instructors, you will be progressing and getting to your feet!
You will have an early morning start for your last day surfing, getting the best waves of the day on either the south or west coast. On your third day of surfing, you will be hooked! Working on catching green waves and paddling out back.
Today, you will have the chance to relax by the pool or wander down to the beach..
Today will be your final day. You can check out and continue to use the facilities until it is time for you to leave.
During this holiday, you will go horseback riding through the countryside and drive to some of the best surf spots in the area.
Proud to be the least developed region of Portugal, the Western Algarve is the perfect escape destination. Away from the built-up hotel complexes, over developed towns, and tourist crammed beaches, the little spot in the Algarve is ideal for those looking for a beautiful and unique holiday experience.
With incredible stretches of protected national parks, pristine beaches, wild and unspoiled coastlines, and impressive cliffs and rock formations, the Western Algarve is the perfect backdrop to your activity holiday.
AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge is located in the pretty seaside town of Luz. It has stunning views from the terraces, spanning from the mountain range of Monchique to the sea. They are just a 10 minute walk down to the Blue Flag beach and town. With fantastic cafés, restaurants, and bars all in easy reach, there is no need for car hire.
If you are looking for a lively night out, Lagos is less than 10 minutes away by bus and taxi. Boasting the best bars and nightlife in the area, it is within easy reach, but you will be excited to head back to the tranquil location of the lodge for a great night's sleep.
Daily breakfast and three packed lunches are included in this package. AltaVista's friendly hosts are always on hand to recommend outstanding local restaurants in the area. Join them in their weekly barbecue with delicious fresh fish, fantastic grilled meats, and a selection of salads topped off with their famous all-you-can-drink sangria, the perfect start to the weekend!
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The price of return airport transfers is 45 EUR using a shared shuttle, which takes two hours and 30 minutes, 180 EUR with a private taxi for up to four people, and 250 EUR with a private minibus for up to eight persons.