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Adventure and Inspiration

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June 21, 2019  -  June 25, 2019

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Calling all women with big dreams and a healthy sense of adventure - we're going to Portugal!

This five day and four night energizing retreat combines the beauty and relaxation of the Douro Valley wine region with an opportunity to explore your dreams and ambitions - and begin to define how to make those dreams a reality.

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On this exciting trip, we'll explore the beauty and history of one of the most unique wine regions in the world - and also provide group and personal life coaching opportunities to help you define a pathway to fulfilling your dreams. In addition, this immersive retreat will include activities to get your heart pumping as well as opportunities to learn more about the history and customs of Portugal. 

Activities will include a peaceful boat ride down the Douro river past traditional villages and breathtaking scenery -  followed by a picnic and wine tasting in one of the region's vineyards where we'll sample local delicacies like pasteis de natas, and the local porco preto.

We will  get our blood flowing with a hike through the Douro hills, past waterfalls, and we'll cool off with a dip in the river at the end of the trail. After we've worked up an appetite, we'll enjoy a traditional lunch in a tiny Portuguese village overlooking the valley and the river - giving you the opportunity to experience the region through a local's eyes (and mouth)! 

As you can imagine, Portugal is all about food and wine, so we'll learn to make some of the region's specialties with an interactive cooking experience taught by one of the region's most notable local chefs and learn about the different wine pairings with each dish.

And of course, we'll give you plenty of time to relax, with optional yoga classes, a full service spa, and a pool overlooking the gorgeous valley and river. 

Our sample agenda will be as follows*:

Day one (Meet and Greet - and cocktails!)

  • Arrival and transfer from Porto Airport to Casa da Calcada, your luxury Douro hotel

  • Get to know each other with an evening cocktail party on the terrace overlooking the Douro River and some fun icebreaker activities

Day two (Hiking, picnics, and wine tasting)

  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant followed by a group coaching event to begin inspiring you to follow your dreams

  • Transfers to the hiking trails and guided hike through the region

  • After a brief swim in the river, enjoy a picnic on the riverbank including delicious local foods, cheeses, and of course, wines. 

  • Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoy the pool in the afternoon - or sign up for your personal coaching session

  • Dinner and wine tasting 

Day three (Riverboat cruise, wine tour, and gourmet lunch)

  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant  

  • Transfer to the Douro River boat for a 90 minute cruise along the valleys and vineyards

  • Enjoy a private tour of a local winery and relax with a picnic in the vineyard created by the winery chef

  • Transfer back to the hotel and free time - or sign up for your personal coaching session

  • Portuguese tapas and wine dinner

Day four (Yoga, water sports, and cooking classes)

  • Stretch and invigorate yourself with sunrise yoga (optional) followed by breakfast in the hotel restaurant

  • Take advantage of the hotel's location on the Douro river and sign up for optional kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, - or sign up for your personal coaching session

  • Participate in a Portuguese cooking class and wine appreciation event and enjoy the fruits of your labor for lunch

  • Final evening - dinner and dancing by the pool

Day five (Free time, spa time, and coaching)

  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

  • Relax by the pool, book a spa appointment, or sign up for your personal coaching session

  • Transfers to Porto airport

What is included in the package?

  • Airport transfers from Porto Airport

  • Single occupancy hotel accommodations (if you would like to share a room with someone, please contact us for pricing

  • All activities, meals (including drinks)

  • Transportation to all activities

  • One group coaching session and one private coaching session in Portugal by one of our two coaches. 

  • One additional coaching session (via video conference) when you return home**

What is not included in the package?

  • Airfare to Porto Airport

  • Travel insurance (strongly advised)

  • Spa treatments

  • In-room dining

*activities subject to change

**Participant's responsibility to work with their coach to schedule the session. This session is available to be booked until September 31, 2019. 

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