Cycling, Nutrition & Wellness 

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Dates

5th - 11th November 2022
(only a few spots left)


2 dates in Spring 2023

Enquire here

Bike Type: Road bike 

Km/Day: 40-120km

Number of riding days: 4

Elevation gain/day: 800-2500m

Tour Type: Guided

Overall Difficulty: All Levels

Airport: Faro

Accommodation: Boutique  Hotel

Cost: EUR 1,750 (single room)

& EUR 1600 (shared room) 

Includes: Meals,

Transfers & more

Delicious locally sourced food. Breathtaking cycling.
Sustainable travel.

We have created this holistic cycling escape to share our passion with like-minded people for the nature, great food and cycling. This tour is designed for road riding (50 to 120km each day). We recommend a road bike, or e-bikes or a hybrid bike. We can hire all types of bike for you - just get in touch!

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Why?

  • Fabulous high quality accommodation in Quinta do Freixo, an organic farm in the heart of the Algarve countryside, tastefully renovated in 2021

  • A wonderful menu of meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks), designed by me

  • 4 breathtaking guided rides into the local Portuguese landscape (different groups for all levels)

  • Beautiful roads; smooth, safe and traffic-free

  • A choice of yoga & stretching sessions throughout the week

  • A massage during the week to refresh and relax

  • A truly bespoke week of cycling – we will work with each client and design the perfect routes to suit them

  • A range of nutrition talks in the evening and a chance to speak to me one-on-one with any specific nutritional questions you might have

  • Mechanical support

Who?

  • This cycling, nutrition and wellness holiday is aimed at discerning cyclists or triathletes who would like to enjoy a warm-weather cycling getaway in beautiful surroundings and high quality accommodation, as well indulging in delicious cuisine.

  • It is also aimed at guests that care about sustainable tourism, for example the positive impact tourism can have on local people’s livelihoods.

  • If you are looking for an escape where all of your needs are catered for and you truly get a chance to focus on yourself – then this is the holiday for you.

  • Let us plan every last detail for you, from your airport transfer to your post-ride snack. All you have to do is book your flights and we will take care of the rest.

 

What?

  • ItineraryThis trip consists of 2 travel days, 4 cycling days and 5 nights. As you ride, you will also experience the culture and heritage of the Algarve

  • Accommodation: This beautiful organic farm with 800Ha of land nestled in the Algarve hills is in harmony with the local landscape as well as the local communities nearby. Quinta do Freixo is run by a wonderful local Portuguese family who you will attend to your every need.

  • Cuisine: I will carefully plan every meal during the week.. ..The menu will be seasonal, with . . organic, food miles… etc etc

  • Allergies or dietary requirements? No problem, we can take care of everything.

Who are we?

FIONA HUNTER JOHNSTON

I am an entrepreneur, keen cyclist and resident in the south of Portugal where I am in the middle of renovating a house.

I have over 10 years experience in the cycling and events organisation industry.

I am absolutely passionate about sharing the ‘real’ Portugal with my clients, and I can’t wait to welcome you to this beautiful country.

Fiona
Owner of Échappée Portugal

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KARELLE
LAURENT

I am french and a mother of two. I am (also) lucky enough to call Portugal my home.

I am a registered nutrition therapist with a certificate of Integrative Sports Nutrition.

I have a clinic and I offer 1 – 1 consultations to client to support them with their performance and health goals.

I also offer group sessions online to clients based in Singapore, France or the UK and here in Portugal. I'm also passionate about cycling and a 70.3 World Championship finisher.

Karelle
Owner of Karelle Laurent Nutrition

We had an incredibly successful Cycling, Nutrition & Wellness first edition in April 2022 - Read what our guests have to say 

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My personal experience involved Karelle bringing her expertise to the holiday with well thought through tasty menus which were both the optimum fuel for the rides but also an absolute pleasure to savour. Her nutrition talks were accessible to a complete beginner, informative without being overbearing while in holiday mode! She avoids the killjoy nutritionist stereotype (guilt tripping for every empty calorie and non- textbook meal choice). She offers brilliant suggestions for how to incorporate more nutritious choices into your preferences (someone with a sweet tooth will come away with great ways to hit the sweet spot in a healthier way sacrificing none of the enjoyment, coffee lovers will be guided on best times of day to enjoy your tipple, cheese lovers will be informed about how you can keep that treat and balance your cholesterol in the rest of your diet etc.) and is realistic about different people's time constraints.

 

She is a delightful personality - consummate professional but exuding genuine warmth and care for clients and clearly passionate about sharing her knowledge with you.

 

Juliet, London, April 2022 

I came across Karelle during an incredible Cycling Nutrition and wellness holiday.

 

Karelle is passionate about cycling and nutrition and would be the perfect person for you to consult to be given some bespoke guidance on how to incorporate delicious nutrition into your life to facilitate an active lifestyle. She has lived all over the world, in urban and rural settings, so she can relate to almost any client type.