WALK TO A TYPICAL ALENTEJO HILL AND BIKE RIDE BACK TO ÉVORA. LANDSCAPE AND HERITAGE IN AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.
Walking along the Água de Prata aqueduct to a traditional Alentejo quinta is a delightful experience that allows you to explore the natural beauty and rich history of the region. The Água de Prata aqueduct is a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering built in the 16th century to supply Évora with drinking water. Stretching over several kilometres, the aqueduct offers a scenic trail, perfect for a walk. Setting off from Évora, follow the marked trail that follows the aqueduct. As you walk, you can enjoy the stunning views of the Alentejo landscape, with its rolling fields and centuries-old olive trees. The aqueduct, with its elegant arches and ancient stones, creates a picturesque and historic setting along the way. In the middle of the trail, you will find a traditional Alentejo farm. These farms are famous for producing wine, olive oil and other local products. Take a break to explore the farm and discover the secrets of producing these delicious products. You can even taste some local wines and appreciate the authenticity and flavour of the region. After an invigorating stop, it’s time to continue the adventure. Instead of continuing on foot, take a bike for the stretch back to Évora. The ecopista, a route created over an old deactivated railway line, offers the perfect setting for cycling. The path is smooth and well maintained, allowing you to enjoy the scenery without worrying about obstacles in the way. As you pedal along the ecopista, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Alentejo landscape, with its golden fields and majestic cork oaks. The feeling of the wind on your face and the tranquil rhythm of the pedalling create a unique experience of connection with nature. On your return to Évora, you will enter the rich historical centre of the city. Accompanied by the aqueduct, you will have the opportunity to explore the narrow streets and picturesque squares that house the cultural heritage of centuries past. The ancient city walls surround the central area, providing a charming environment to explore on foot or by bike. Make sure you stop off at Evora’s most emblematic squares, such as Praça do Giraldo, the heart of the city. Here, you can relax in one of the traditional cafés, enjoy the surrounding historical architecture and soak up the lively atmosphere of the place. Also take the opportunity to visit Évora’s Roman Temple, an impressive structure dating back to the 1st century. This well-preserved monument is a testimony to the city’s Roman history and an iconic landmark of the region. As you explore the historic centre, you will find many other cultural treasures, such as Évora Cathedral, Dom Manuel’s Palace and the Chapel of Bones. Each of these sites has its own fascinating story to tell, further immersing you in the city’s rich heritage. Walking along the Água de Prata aqueduct, exploring an Alentejo farm, cycling along the ecopista and discovering Évora’s historic centre is a journey that combines nature, culture and history. This unforgettable experience provides a comprehensive overview of the region and all it has to offer.
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