Team Building Lisbon & Cascais Portugal

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Reconnect with your team in Lisbon on a tailor-made company retreat with outdoor activities, wellness & events

Are you looking for the perfect outdoor team building event with great weather, activities and culture to explore? Our corporate events in Lisbon have it all! The Lisbon region offers a perfect range of team building activities, watersports, sightseeing, pretty beaches and event facilities.

The coastal suburbs of Cascais & Estoril and the peaceful Arrabida Natural Park provide quality beach vibes for your company retreat, they are awesome locations with fantastic options on your doorstep, plus you benefit from having Lisbon city close by for a day trip. The city itself also offers a good variety of team-building activities and exploring, so whether you opt for a beach stay or a city stay, they’re equally great for a your team’s off-site experience!
Picture fun social days away from Zoom, enjoying a surf lesson, exploring & sightseeing in Lisbon and finishing a day with your teammates on a yacht sailing tour with sunset drinks and a BBQ. Just one example of our many experiences we can offer our guests here in Portugal. Available as multi-night packages, day tours, or just book your activities only if you wish! 

Big Blue Adventures offers quality company retreats, combining group-friendly accommodation such as villas & hotels with a range of outdoor activities & experiences, wellness, the travel essentials like local transfers, food & drink – to your important meetings and events. We tailor make everything to your team’s needs, pulling in our expert knowledge and partnerships to deliver the perfect team building getaway in Lisbon. Make sure to check out the extras tab for more ideas and contact us via the quote button, the website chat or call us today.

Coasteering

Ziplines & Abseils
Range of Fun Jumps
Stunning Arrabida Coastline

Sailing / Boat Tours

Team Regatta Races
Sailing Tours Lisbon
Popular Sunset + BBQ Tour

Tuk Tuk Tour

Lisbon City + Belem
Tailor-made Tours
Food & Drink Stops

Rock Climbing

Beginner Climbing
Scenic Coastal Location
Push The Limits

Sea Kayaking

Arrabida Coast
Lagoa de Albufeira
Sit on-top Kayaks

Beach Day Events

Ultimate Beach Vibes
Multiple Team Activities
Food, Drinks & Events

Surfing

Beginner to Advanced
Experienced Surf Coaches
Reliable Surf Spots

City & Coast Cycling Tours

Lisbon, Coast & Sintra
Culture, Food & Drinks
E-bikes or Normal Cycling

Quad Biking

1, 2 Or 3 Hour Sessions
Explore the Cascais’ Coastline
Good easy fun

Team Challenges & Games

Map Reading Challenges
Team v Team Games
Tailor-made Experiences

E-Scooters Lisbon

Explore Lisbon In A Fun Way
Variety Of Routes
Small-Medium Groups

Paddleboarding (SUP)

SUP Lessons & Tours
SUP Yoga
Games & Races

Mountain Biking

Beginner to More Technical
Sintra & Cascais
Arrabida Nature Park

Explore Sintra & The Coast

Sightseeing Tours
Bus or Jeeps
Visit Pena Palace + More

4 x 4 Wine Tasting & Nature Tour

Arrabida Natural Park
Scenic Nature & Coast
History & Culture

Caving

Beginner to super adventurous
1/2 day or full day
Stunning caving experiences

Events, Parties & Co-working

Full Events Service
Parties, AGMs & More
Co-working Spaces

Team Building Package Options

Multi-night or Single Day Trips
Travel, Food & Drink
5* Customer Service + Hosts

Yoga & Wellness

Outdoor & Indoor Yoga
Meditation & Relaxation
Nutritional Wellness

Beach and Nature Cleans

Beach & Country Cleans
As much time as you can commit!
Great for your team CSR

Coaching & Workshops

Mindset & Motivation
Motivational Talks & Workshops
Enhance Key Business Skills

Blue Hostel Lisboa

Perfect for large or small teams

Pombal Apartment

Fits 12-14 pax

Hotel White Lisboa 3*

41 rooms + 4 duplex suites

Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa 5*

Perfect for small or large teams

Lisbon Riverside Hangar

Fits 14-18 pax

Anjos Apartment

Fits up to 30 pax

Carcavelos Beach Villa

Fits between 20-28 pax

Estoril Boutique Hostel

Small to Medium teams

Hotel do Mar 4* (Sesimbra)

Cascais Beach Hostel

Fits small – large groups up to 69pax

Eurostar 4* Hotel Cascais

Small to large teams

Cascais Hostel & Villa

Small to medium sized teams

Casa Vela Cascais

29 rooms up to 65 guests

What group sizes can you take?

We can look after all sorts of team sizes, from 6 people up to 400+, with no real cap on what we can do for an event. We do of course have safety ratios with our activities and are limited on participants per session, but as a collective event there is a lot we can cover to keep your team happy and on the go. Do contact us to discuss your needs and we will go the extra miles to make sure your team event is epic!

What about the variety of confidence and fitness abilities in our team?

This is super common within team building events, to have a variety of ages, confidence and fitness abilities. We work hard to meet everyone’s needs, keeping it all balanced and feel the best moments a team can have is when they push some fun boundaries together, so we do like to get everyone in the mix as much as possible. We have a range of activities and they are all largely ‘adventure’ flexible, for example with coasteering all sections are ‘adventure by choice’, so with certain guests if they aren’t comfortable they can skip a jump section. Best thing to do is let us know about the concerns in your team and we will ensure there is a nice variety of activities and there’s a balance to the package to keep everyone happy.

Some people in our team don't want to do one or some of the activities, what can we do?

This does happen of course, especially in team trips. We do love for all people to push themselves and try something different. If it’s fear that’s blocking these individuals, or a worry of fitness levels, we are always happy to have a friendly and supportive chat to help put them at ease. It can after all be daunting doing something out of the ordinary, like a watersport if you have never tried that before. But the results are always of pure joy – so it is worth finding that courage and get involved.

If there is no way they can participate then of course that is fine. We typically find them a suitable alternative activity or experience to run alongside the main activity, then we can rendezvous after that session as a group. And if doing a multi-activity corporate retreat, then we can ensure there is a nice balance to the package where the whole team at stages are involved together as a crew.

Some people in the group can't swim, what can we do about that?

It is of course a requirement to be able to have at least a basic level of swimming ability to join in a watersports. If a team member can’t swim at all we typically find those guests a more suitable activity to run alongside the main activity, such as a hike, boat tour or climbing etc. Even a watersport that is low risk could be possible such as a calm water kayaking tour with all the necessary buoyancy kit on. Do let us know when you enquire about any individuals with a swimming concern and we will factor this into the package options.

How do we pay and secure our booking?

Once you’ve made contact and received your tailor-made quote and wish to secure your trip, you simply just need to let us know. From there we will send you an invoice to obtain a non-refundable deposit, which is usually 30% but that can vary depending on the complexity of the team building package. The deposit secures everything and blocks the dates off. There is then nothing to pay until your final balance deadline which is usually 6 – 8 weeks for a multi-night package retreat, or 3 weeks for an activity only sale or day trip with no accommodation.

Payments are paid via bank transfer into our secure PTS Trust Account that complies with Package Travel Regulations for that added peace of mind. We can on request take credit or debit card payments over the phone.

We are here to make your life easy as easy as we can, any issues or questions you may have in regards to your payments do just give us a call on UK +447985368956.

How much will it cost?

Everything is 100% tailor-made for you! So, we can create a Big Blue Adventure to suit specific budgets and what you would like to include for the perfect team getaway. The more activities and package elements you include, the more that package will cost. It also depends on your final numbers of people attending in the group, generally larger groups have a cheaper per person rate over smaller groups as there are more people to split the core package costs between. Best thing to do is request a quote – it costs you nothing to start the ball rolling and say hello, we can send a great package your way from there.

Can you include flights? And other transfers and travel services?

We can cover everything from the moment you step foot on a Big Blue Adventure. That includes transfers from the airport, to your activities, nightclubs, sightseeing – and so on! We can also help with any transfers from your business address to the retreat destination, be that from the UK or across Europe should you wish to avoid flying and use a bus, train or ferry in stead.

While Big Blue Adventures are not ATOL protected we have teamed up with a fantastic group we work closely with to provide group flights. So, collectively we can get a quote your way and offer you group flights for your team trip. We can help with all group sizes and it can save you a big admin project.

Are meals and drinks included?

Of course we can cover breakfast, lunch and dinner + a suitable amount of drinks to suit the itinerary. Whether you want self-catering, B&B, 1/2 board to all inclusive hospitality – we can include as much or as little as you wish. If you have vegans, vegetarians, halal or any other dietary requirements that’s absolutely fine. We work hard to team up with the right catering teams & venues to cater for the variety we find in modern teams. Plus Lisbon is actually particularly good for Portugal in offering a variety of options. Like all elements it is bespoke and we will meet your style, budget and needs to suit.

Can you help sports teams and clubs?

Yes of course, we love to help sports teams with certain team bonding events, a pre-season tour to any other team trip you have in mind. Think of Big Blue Adventures as your friendly go-to for all your sports team trip needs, here to help as much as you want:

  • Activities
  • Accommodation to suit your requirements including gyms, good catering etc
  • Travel and private transport
  • Events management: from meeting spaces for team talks, to parties and awards
  • Wellness
  • Motivational speakers and workshops
  • Hospitality: meals and drinks
  • Arranging local games and tours
  • Sightseeing and tours
  • Help booking training facilities and private spaces

We are worried about our carbon footprint, is there anything BBA can do?

It’s great you are thinking about sustainable travel and what we leave behind after the fun has finished. This is why on each corporate retreat you will get 1 x tree planted at least as a result of your booking. We work with the fantastic team at Mossy Earth who help us travel with less of a carbon footprint by investing in monthly tree plantations and rewilding projects across the UK and Europe. You will also get a GPS co-ordinate of your tree (s) and you have the option to purchase and add on more.

Other areas we like to help out the planet and put group travel to good use is by conducting beach and nature cleans. A great selfless act and also a nice CSR move for your business.

Why Adventure With Us…

Quality Group Activities

We work as one big team with our local activity providers, making sure that together we offer a high quality experience for teams. Each activity has been tried & tested, and personally chosen by us.

Handpicked Destinations
Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for retreats.
Group Specialists

Hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 6-200+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your team building needs.

Highlights Video

The best way to remember your company retreat? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages with us there hosting & coordinating.

Megan F.
Megan F.
Isle are so pleased to have chosen to work with Big Blue Adventures for our 2019 strategy retreat.... BBA were fantastic at communicating with us during the organisational phase, ensuring we had all the necessary information and facilitating our needs. They organised an incredible agenda which allowed us to achieve our team building and strategic planning goals with a good balance of meetings and social activities. The hostel chosen for our stay was clean, modern, had a fantastic view with a short walk to the beach and had ample room for our needs. Some incredible, unexpected touches were a welcome bag for everyone with really thoughtful gifts, a bar tab and a highlights video at the end, we even managed to do a team beach clean. Dan, Heleen, Igor and Nuno were so accommodating, especially when we had some last minute logistical changes and sorted everything out for us. We are really thankful to Big Blue for making our retreat so special and look forward to working with them again in the future.read more
Christopher M.
Christopher M.
We booked a corporate retreat with Daniel and the Big Blue Adventures team. Right from the start... Daniel was accommodating and made the booking process extremely easy and advised us on the best packages for our team.

We settled on the coasteering package in the Algarve, and it turned out to be the perfect choice.

We were met by Nuno and the team, who picked all 16 of us up on time at our hotel (they even brought us pastel de natas!) Right from the start, they ensured everything we needed was sorted. The coasteering activity was awesome and the guys leading it were extremely helpful, professional and fun. The lunch that was provided was perfect for after the activities, and the restaurant setting of Benagil was fantastic! Nuno even brought us for and unexpected hike and tour around a local cove.

Big blue adventures made the whole experience easy for us, and ensured we had the best possible time during our short stay in Portugal! The team loved it, and I will definitely be booking again for next year!
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Martin S.
Martin S.
Amazing!! Have used the team twice now for 2 separate team building events. Highly recommend, knew... what we were after and delivered 100%. Great team!!read more

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Why We Love This…

“We absolutely love delivering team building in beautiful Lisbon as there are just so many world-class options for all types of company retreats. From pure outright team fun with surfing and outdoor adventures, to annual team conferences with team bonding activities and relaxing wellness getaways. My perfect day would include a morning coasteering session in Sesimbra, with lunch by the beach, followed by a tuk tuk tour of Lisbon city finished with a sunset team drink and rooftop views over the city. Perfeito!”

Daniel – Founder and Co-owner