Eco Lodge Cabreira

The story of Eco Lodge Cabreira unfolds in the embrace of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. “Cabreira” Lodge, located in the middle of nature, has been carefully built with sustainable materials to minimise its impact on the environment. Upon arrival, visitors are taken away to a realm of tranquillity and natural splendour.

Ana and Pedro, the passionate founders of the eco-lodge, spent years exploring the area and discovering its unspoilt beauty. They dreamed of creating a place where people could connect with nature and immerse themselves in its wonders.

Every facet of the lodge has been designed with the environment in mind. The rooms feature recycled wood furniture, solar heating and plenty of natural light. Outside, there is a natural swimming pool and a vegetable garden where guests can harvest their own ingredients for meals.

In addition, carefully selected activities invite you to explore the park in an environmentally friendly way, including hiking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding. Cabreira is not just a place to stay, but a sanctuary where you can leave city life behind and reconnect with nature. A place where you can switch off from the hustle and embrace nature.

Why is it regenerative?

Eco Lodge Cabreira was built with sustainable materials to minimise the impact on the environment and offers activities that promote a harmonious relationship with nature from the very beginning.

It also seeks to educate its guests about the importance of environmental conservation and supports the local economy by recommending local restaurants and shops.

Project partners met in Aveiro on the 14th and 15th of September 2023. It was the perfect opportunity to visit the destination with regenerative glasses on, to understand its many assets but also some of the challenges the destination is facing. Face to face project meetings always provide the partners with the unique opportunity to learn about the work of the hosting partner and get valuable insights about the destination. In this case partners were hosted by the dedicated team of management and tourism professionals of the University of Aveiro who shared a wealth of insights about a city that was new to many of the participants.

The Enforce project is well on track when it comes to the project work plan, which means that after having completed the Best Practice collection of innovative examples about storytelling for regeneration and also the Storyteller’s Guide, partners used the meeting to discuss the development of the Enforce Training Programme.

For the next few months partners will be working on developing the content in line with guidelines provided by the University of Usak, our project partner from Turkey.
The course should be available for piloting in January/February 2024 and will also be available in the partner languages once all translations are finalised.

The ENFORCE team met in the beautiful city of Luxembourg for its kick-off meeting. It took place at the premises of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (also known as CCIL), which opened its doors to warmly welcome all partners.

The team was aware of the importance of this first meeting and approached it with the same enthusiasm, as it plays an important role in building strong bonds that will contribute to the success of the entire cooperation. With the common goal of building a solid foundation, the participants discussed in depth the first steps required for the project ENFORCE.

During this visit, the project objectives were discussed in depth to ensure that each partner has a comprehensive understanding of the overarching goals. The outcome of the kick-off meeting was extremely satisfying for all partners and generated enthusiasm among the team. It was a success and left everyone inspired and energised.

The journey of ENFORCE has officially begun and with the collective expertise of the committed partners, there is no doubt that it will thrive and achieve remarkable results.


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