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8 Days Eco-Friendly Stand Up Paddle Flat Water Camp Week in Algarve, Portugal

Atlantic Lodge, Largo 1º de Maio, 8670-130, Aljezur, Portugal

Stand Up Paddle Camp Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer available

Sygma SUP School is based in Aljezur in the heart of the natural park of Costa Vicentina in the Algarve. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, do not go any further to find beautiful weather! Sygma SUP School's ambition is to train responsible paddlers, able to progress towards autonomy, with respect for nature and other users of the ocean.

Meet the instructors

Gaylord & Sandy
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Highlights

  • All SUP gear provided
  • Long distance (flat or exposed water) session
  • SUP flat water and SUP exposed water courses
  • ASI SUP Enclosed Flat Water LEV1 and Exposed Waters LEV2 Certificates
  • 2 SUP fitness session and 2 yoga sessions
  • Free pictures along all the trip
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Full board meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$55 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Honesty bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

The Atlantic Lodge offers retro style comfortable accommodation with single, double and family rooms, plus two 6 berth bunk rooms. Most rooms have a private balcony, all rooms have a private bathroom.

At the lodge's top floor you find the roof top terrace with a honesty bar (and guitar), sun loungers, darts board, games, books, internet, extra large LCD screen, 360 views, and incredible jaw dropping star lit night skies.

Program

During this Combo SUP Wise Lev 1 and 2 week, you will begin by learning the first step to stand up paddle and to get you paddling and at ease in flat and closed waters, and you will end these courses by being able to paddle yourself in exposed water with all the safety rules, technics, and etiquette required in hand.

You will learn correct paddle stroke technique, balance and control of the board, SUP safety and self rescue, safety location information, suitable SUP equipment, etiquette, and the SUP environment as well as negotiate the swells.

This fun and practical hands on course is available through the ASI Accredited SUP Schools. All equipment is provided, with a Certificate of Participation at completion. You will discover the most beautiful beaches, rivers, or lakes to paddle safely such as Ponta Da Piedade, Arrifana, Amoreira, Odeceixe, Barragem da Bravura, and more.

These weeks of SUP wise Level 1 and 2 are combined with physical and mental support through 2 sessions of SUP fitness and 2 yoga sessions that will help you increase your sense of well-being. Sygma SUP School will share with you their passion for paddling and their commitment to the environment by providing you a high quality instruction with the lowest carbon footprint.

The Sygma team uses the best eco/tech stand up paddle boards from Starboard and Patagonia wetsuits. Let’s make a difference together! By taking action with Sygma SUP School during this week, you are helping them to increase their positive impact for the world through various environmental and social actions carried out through their partnership with 1% For The Planet.

Itinerary

Saturday

Pick up at the airport if needed, then arrival at the lodge to check in your rooms and greetings with all the team and staff. Dinner will be at the lodge.

Sunday

Breakfast at the lodge, then you will head to a spot on the rivers or lake according to the conditions of the day for your first session, there Sygma will check the level of each and they will start the SUP wise program. Yo will have picnic on site for lunch and the second session on the rivers or lake in the afternoon. After that, return to the lodge to rest and you will have dinner at the lodge.

Monday

Today is your first SUP fitness class. Have lunch on site, then it's the third SUP flat water session on the rivers or lake. After that, return to the lodge to rest and you will have dinner at the lodge.

Tuesday

Breakfast at the lodge, then you will head to the beach for a yoga class. After that, you will head to another beach for a walk on the paths of the Vicentin coast, where you will a have picnic. Then, you will head to a spot on the rivers or lake, according to the conditions of the day, and you will review the main points of level 1, to finally pass your level 1 diploma. After that, return to the lodge to rest and you will have a typical Portuguese dinner in a restaurant around the Aljezur area.

Wednesday

Breakfast at the lodge, then you will head to Lagos to have your first exposed water session, where you will visit the sumptuous caves of Ponta Da Piedade. Have lunch at the beach, then it's the second exposed water session somewhere else according to the conditions of the day. After that, return to the lodge to rest and and you will have dinner at the lodge.

Thursday

Breakfast at the lodge, then you will head to a spot on the rivers or lake, according to the conditions of the day, where you will have your second SUP fitness class. Have lunch on site and after that, you will head to another beach for the third exposed water session. After that, return to the lodge to rest and you will have dinner at the lodge.

Friday

Breakfast at the lodge, then you will head to the beach for a yoga class. After that, you will leave for your long distance SUP trip, where you will have a picnic break for lunch. And to finish this week in style, return to the lodge to rest and you will have the special barbecue night where you will get your level 2 certificate and you will look at all the pictures from this week.

Saturday

Breakfast at the lodge, then check out and drop off at the airport for the ones who need to catch their flights.

Included excursions

  • Cities guiding if time and energy reserves allow it.

Please note that all journeys in Portugal are offset through the GoodPlanet Foundation.

Instructors

Gaylord Becquemont

Sandy Meeuwissen

Location

Wake up at the Atlantic Lodge with a delicious breakfast served at the roof top terrace at the sunniest place in town and enjoy the panoramic view of Aljezur, its dreamy countryside and the ancient Moorish castle. The Atlantic Lodge has a central location.

Aljezur is a great starting point for exploring the sunny sights in the South West tip of Europe (known as the Californias of Europe). Nearby in walking distance you find the local farmers market, typical Algarvian restaurants.

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Aljezur

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Features

Activities

  • Stand up paddle boarding

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Honesty bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

Food

Breakfast is always a treat in the morning at the roof top terrace with fresh coffee and tea, home made breads, muesli and cereal, fresh fruit, and juices to energize you for the day.

After the morning session, you will have a beach lunch including 2 fresh sandwiches, juice, fruit, and biscuits.

For dinner, you will have:

  • 4 dinners at the lodge including table water (vegetarian and gluten free available)
  • 1 barbecue night including 2 or 3 side dishes (salads) and table water (vegetarian and gluten free available)
  • 1 night at Portuguese restaurant around Aljezur

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Bike renting
  • Horse riding
  • Surf lesson
  • Wake boarding
  • Food and wine tasting

What's included

  • 8 - 10 hours of SUP flat water courses in 4 - 5 sessions
  • 4 - 6 hours of SUP exposed water courses in 2 - 3 sessions
  • 4 hours of long distance (flat or exposed water) in 1 session
  • ASI SUP Enclosed Flat Water LEV1 and Exposed Waters LEV2 Participation Certificates
  • Daily advice to improve your techniques
  • 2 SUP fitness session
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Full board meals (vegetarian and gluten free available)
  • Insurance and transportation
  • Free pictures along the trip
  • Cities guiding (if time and energy reserves allow it)
  • 1% of the price of your stay is used for different environmental and social positive action through partnership with 1% For The Planet
  • All journeys in Portugal are offset through the GoodPlanet Foundation
  • All SUP gear (board, paddle, and leash) provided - Sygma SUP School only offers high-end, eco-friendly boards and wetsuits from Starboard and Patagonia

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Plane ticket or (other transportation) to go to and leave Portugal

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$55 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Saturday October 17, 2020
Departure: Saturday October 24, 2020

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