Cycling Monsaraz Castle Credit Nelson Garrido

São Lourenço do Barrocal reopens in Alentejo with new packages for guests

São Lourenço do Barrocal, a restored 19th century farmstead hotel, winery and spa in Portugal's Alentejo region, has reopened with new packages for guests, as well as private dining experiences with social distancing guidelines and picnic hampers.

New programmes for guests include a natural wellness programme with exercise sessions such as tai chi, chi kung, yoga and pilates, plus optional activities including bird-watching, scenic walks, horseriding, ethnobotanical hikes, cycling, lake swims and pampering sessions. Prices for the natural wellness programme starts at £2,536 for two people, including four nights’ accommodation on a half board basis, daily outdoor Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Yoga and Pilates, one massage per person, daily cycle use, and choose any three from the following: a three-hour birding tour, a horseback ride, an ethnobotanical hike, or a swim in the Alqueva Lake. https://barrocal.pt/

The Stars, Barrocais & Mountain’ package, in partnership with independent mountain hotel Casa de Sao Lourenco, allows guests to explore the mountaintops and ancient monolithic remains the Alentejo region on a guided tour, experience a private stargazing session with a local astronomer and tour the olive groves, vineyards and wildflowers via hiking and cycling trails. The  package starts at £2,188 for two people, including two nights’ accommodation at each property on a bed & breakfast basis and one dinner for two, at each property. https://casadesaolourenco.pt/en/stars-barrocais-mountain-programme/

The a four-night Travel the Alentejo package, in in partnership with boutique coastal property, Sublime Comporta, includes two nights at Sublime, surrounded by 60km of white sand beaches, vineyards, sand dunes, and a nature reserve. This is followed by two nights at São Lourenço do Barrocal, with a number of activities, such as hiking, cycling, horseback riding and wine-tasting. The package starts at £1,757 for two people including two nights at each property, on a bed and breakfast basis; one dinner for two at each property; a beach horse ride at Sublime Comporta and wine tasting at São Lourenço do Barrocal. https://www.sublimecomporta.pt/

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