Situated on the edge of the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano and the Costa Vincentina, one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Portugal, the hotel Alto da Lua, the New Forest Lodge riding and carriage driving stables and the Country Cooking School offer activity holidays.
Enjoy an exciting, challenging and above all rewarding activity holiday in the depth of the countryside whilst remembering your creature comforts. You will be accommodated in the award winning hotel Alto da Lua, where from your balcony or the pool terrace you may look out over rolling forest and the distant sparkling Atlantic ocean. It overlooks the stables and cookery school where our activities are centered in the historic stone built farm, The New Forest Lodge, situated just down the valley, a 5 minutes walk.
Our herd of locally bred horses and ponies are stabled around the ancient moorish well and traditional picadeiro alongside the barn and carriage house.
The Country Cooking School with its brick built, wood fired ovens and grills stands in the midst of organic kitchen and herb gardens next to the original farm house.
For nature lovers our forest and coastal location provide idyllic opportunities to enjoy guided trails by either jeep, horse drawn carriage, mountain bike or even on foot.
Flexibility and choice are as an important part of our holidays as the varied activities and luxurious accommodation. You may choose to come alone or book as part of a group of friends or family. We appreciate not everyone has the same interest, so you may book different programmes, which when possible are designed to co-ordinate in timing.
We can also offer activity packages to your personal requirements or a programme of mixed activities.
Several of our holiday programmes have add-on options. Please pre-book to assure availability.
Should none of the dates be suitable, it may be possible to accept alternative bookings. Please enquire for availability.
Most of the activities start on mondays and are of varying length. You may pre-book additional nights with bed & breakfast accommodation at either end of your activity holiday. There are also several options which may pre-booked and added to your programme.