- Spoil yourself with luxurious spa treatments at your five-star resort
- Learn to cook a healthy Algarvian meal with local ingredients
- Go cycling on a trail through the lagoons of Ria Formosa National Park
- Enjoy a five-course dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant
|Day 1||Arrive in Quinta do Lago||Quinta do Lago|
|Day 2||Bike Riding in the Ria Formosa & Gourmet Dinner||Quinta do Lago|
|Day 3||Healthy Market-to-Table Algarvian Cooking Class||Quinta do Lago|
Day 1: Arrive in Quinta do Lago
Enjoy lovely views of the Ria Formosa lagoons as you fly into Faro on Portugal's southern coast. Your driver will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel in Quinta do Lago, about 20 minutes away. Set within Ria Formosa National Park, the five-star Conrad Algarve makes for a luxurious home base.
Spend your first day relaxing on the beautiful grounds of this resort. Meet with a personal trainer for a wellness and fitness consultation. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment of your choice, and recharge after your journey in the spa's sensory zone. Take a dip in one of the pools, or perhaps head to the beach just steps away.
Day 2: Cycling in the Ria Formosa & Gourmet Dinner
This morning you'll set out on an easy three-hour cycling tour on the Ecovia Litoral biking trail set along the eastern Algarvian coast. You'll start in the atmospheric city of Faro, with its historic buildings and seaside charm. Pedal along past Ria Formosa's saltwater lagoons, sand dunes, and salt pans toward the island of Faro. This area is renowned for its rich bird and aquatic life, and you'll be guided by a marine biologist who will tell you about the various species along the way.
Choose your own wellness activity this afternoon, with options ranging from a multi-sensory activated breathwork experience to more dynamic pastimes like tennis or its racquet sport cousin, padel. You'll be treated to a five-course gourmet dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the evening where you'll enjoy an enticing blend of vibrant Mediterranean cuisine with modern Scandinavian style.
Day 3: Healthy Market-to-Table Algarvian Cooking Class
When you arrive back in Quinta do Lago, start your day with an optional fitness class of your choice, or cool off in one of the inviting outdoor pools.
Then head to Faro Market, where your guide will point out the best fruits, vegetable, and fish stalls as you walk through. Make your way to a culinary workshop taught by a professional chef. You'll learn how to prepare a three-course Algarvian meal using fresh, local, and nutritionist-approved ingredients. After enjoying the spoils of your work, take a stroll through Faro's Old Town before returning to your hotel.
Day 4: Departure
It's time to say farewell to the stunning Algarve and prepare for your return home. Head to the airport to catch your flight and enjoy your last views of the majestic lagoons as the plane climbs up over the water. Until next time!