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Keep fit and active Nordic Walking in the unspoilt Western Algarve

27th February 2013 Print

The charming Quinta das Barrades plays host to a unique new series of weekend breaks catering to the popular health and fitness activity of Nordic Walking. Led by a fully qualified UK Nordic Walking instructor and local guide, this beautiful country house is the base for a weekend of Nordic Walking covering a variety of scenic terrains in this unspoilt region from just €510 per person inclusive.

This long weekend is available for selected dates throughout 2013 and includes 3 nights’ accommodation, three scenic 2-3 hour guided walks covering three local Algarvian areas: countryside, coastal and cultural, transport to and from locations, breakfast and lunches and the experience of a five course gourmet dinner at the beautiful Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda as well as a traditional Churrasco barbeque at the Quinta das Barradas itself. Walking poles are provided should they be required as are airport transfers.

Many additional treats are on offer at a supplement in the afternoons should walkers want to indulge in some much needed R & R! This includes a spa afternoon at the nearby luxury Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort, Dolphin watching, extra walks and historical tours of Lagos to name just a few!

The climate in the Algarve is mild and generally sunny with an average of 3000 sunshine hours per year, sunnier than California! With frequent flights from most UK airports, this is the perfect opportunity to experience a weekend of exercise and fun, whilst enjoying the scenery, meeting new friends and indulging in a few of the luxuries in life.

This break is designed for those that are competent Nordic Walkers and have a level of experience and fitness that will enable them to walk for 2-3 hours over varying terrains that include steep gradients.

The Quinta das Barradas is located a just a few kilometres from the historical town of Lagos on the outskirts of Odiaxere a traditional Algarvian village. With its rustic rooms and restaurant, it is a charming working family farm country house bordered by mountains, rivers, rich flora and fauna and a natural botanic pool.

Flights are not included and terms and conditions apply. The Quinta das Barradas is part of the family owned Lagos Select group. For further details please go to
Prices of €510 per person are based on two people sharing a double/twin room. Single rooms are available at €560 per person per room.

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