Vale das LobasNature Spa
Nature Spa “Vale das Lobas” is set in an ancient landscape of terraced gardens and forests that date back to pre-Roman times. The aura of antiquity is very present, and the healing waters that flow from the ancient water mines make this a lost treasure of the ancient world, with the natural power to provide rest, recuperation, regeneration, learning and celebration.
The Muxagata valley was once home to a neolithic settlement, with temples and dolmens on the rocky outcrops. The Romans mined copper here, and they built a stone road into the valley. The region was part of the Islamic world from 8th to 11th centuries. The construction of the Church of Santo Cristo marked the arrival of Christendom, and for a millennium the valley has been under Christian rule. But whoever the Lords, the water mines have continued to flow, and subsistence farming has been the perennial lifestyle, in an unbroken link to the ancient past. The crops and the tools may have changed a little, but the ways of the land, with its cycles of planting and harvest, have remained the same.
“Solar do Girões” was constructed more than 400 years ago as the family home to the noble Beltrão dynasty. In 1948, the last in the Beltão line passed away, and the estate was bequeathed to The Diocese of Viseu, who used the house and lands as a Seminário. This beautiful and unique building will be restored to become a Nature Spa with botanical medicine gardens, conference facilities, a restaurant and 23 bedrooms. The restoration will take approximately 24 months, and the site will be open to visitors from 2021.
Well Being Program
If you are about to make an important life change, a circumstance in your life demands your considered attention, or you have decided to do something to improve your health, ancient teachings advise a period away from your everyday life, to reconnect with the rhythms of nature, and listen to the wisdom of your soul. The well-being program at Vale das Lobas Nature Spa is designed to provide the ideal conditions for navigating life’s changes. The atmosphere of this natural mountain retreat will subtly support your reconnection with your self and with nature. The one-week program is a basic building block, and your experience will deepen the longer you stay and with return visits.
Included in the booking price
- Luxury single or twin/double room, en suite bathroom.
- Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, dinner.
- Nutrition – based on Ayurveda wisdom.
- Natural medicine therapies
- Aqua-therapy – Natural mineral water treatments
- Self-development workshops
- Yoga, Movement, Mindfulness and Meditation – daily practice.
Not included in booking price
- Afternoon tea
- Massage & bodywork therapies.
- Guided nature walks in the Vale das Lobas nature park and medicine gardens
- Guided adventure activities – including mountain biking, horse riding, hill walking, climbing and bouldering
- Archaeological visits – Neolithic, Roman, Moorish, and Christian sites.
One week Program (all-inclusive, as defined above)
Single room for 7 nights €1500
Single occupancy in a twin room for 7 nights €1750
Shared twin/double room for 7 nights €2500