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Spend a week in this stunning valley farm nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range of Central Portugal. Practice yoga daily, walk in forests, swim in rivers, breath mountain air, eat deliciously and sleep deeply. Open to all.

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Rooms: 18: 2 double rooms, 7 singles in 2 cottages, 4 Soulpads
Price:

From 800€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Meals: Fully inclusive
Open: April to October
Address: Vale de Moses, Amieira, Oleiros, Castelo Branco, 6160-052
Tel: +351 272 634006
 
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Why we've chosen Yoga at Moses, Vale de Moses, Oleiros, Portugal

You are invited to retreat to Vale de Moses, a small old valley farm nestled in the remote and picturesque foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range, Central Portugal.

Spend a week here on the edge of wilderness, in the beautifully restored home of the Winter family, beneath the village of Amieira, Oleiros. Practice yoga daily, walk in forests, swim and mud bathe in rivers, breath mountain air, eat deliciously, sleep deeply. Retreat.

This warm invitation is open for everyone, travelling alone or with friends, new to yoga or practicing for decades. But it’s particularly for those in need of a break. That’s why a health consultation, massage and acupuncture treatment is included in the price. Retreat from 700€ to 950€ per person per week. 10% discount for returning guests, groups or a 2 week stay.

Reservations and live availability plus guest reviews and travel advice: valedemoses.com

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Castelo Branco. From there, buses do run from Castelo Branco but are slow and infrequent. The simplest way to reach us is by coach from Lisbon, Coimbra or Porto to the local town of Oleiros where the owners can pick guests up from there. Lisbon is easily reachable from the UK by overnight train via Paris and Madrid. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surroundings.

Reviewed by Anita Pati:  

Anita Pati balanced in 'tree pose' at Vale de Moses, an eco-built yoga retreat snuggled away in the Portuguese Serra de Estrela mountains hosted by a friendly British family and their dogs.

>> Read Anita's review of Vale de Moses.

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Top Eco Features at Vale de Móses

 
  • Uses thermodynamic water heating in all 3 houses & wood burning stoves for central heating & cooking in winter

  • Roofs are well insulated from the heat in summer & stone walls have been rendered in lime, clay & straw

  • Recycling is collected by the council from the local village & hosts sort by coloured bins in all houses

  • Water comes from their very own bore hole & water mine. Recycles all house water to irrigate various parts of the gardens & orchards

  • All food is sourced locally. From spring to autumn food is from veggies grown on the kitchen garden terraces. Additional food is supplemented from local grocers, bakers & farmers

  • Trying to have positive impact on land by planting new orchards & woodlands, pruning the gorses & lavenders on the existing forest floor & recycling all possible compostable waste back into the soil

 

Location

 
Yoga at Moses, Oleiros, Portugal
Nearest train station: Oleiros (coach only)

Directions from station:
Take the Sunday afternoon coach from Lisbon (1.30pm) or Porto (4.30pm), to our local town of Oleiros, where we will pick you up by car on arrival. Coach timetable, prices and tickets on the Rede Expressos website. We will email all guests the week before arrival so if you want to, you can contact each other to meet in Lisbon or Porto before travelling up to the forest together. Fly into Portugal a day or 2 before and enjoy this beautiful country before your retreat starts.