Évora cycling tour – Taste of Heritage 1 night
- Accommodation at an amazing convent, from the 15th century
- No packing and unpacking, just cycling and relaxing.
- Very flexible guides and program – kms can easily be adapted to your level or will. Tell us if you have any special interest! This is YOUR PRIVATE TOUR!
- Beautiful rolling landscape with vineyards, olive groves, cork oaks, and grazing land.
- Outstanding Alentejo wines and fantastic gastronomy of Portugal.
- Medieval villages and Évora historical center, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
This program is a guided cycling tour combining the accommodation at an amazing convent built in the 15th century, located 2 kms from the historical center of Évora and the visit to 4 selected family owned projects, each one with their special history and unique features.
More than anything else, our focus was to show you places where the owners are deeply engaged and full time present, where the whole team is treated as family and therefore involved in the project as if was their own, because e this is how they feel it.
Why does this rebound in your visit? All these projects treat visitors as individuals, delivering unrepeatable experiences, each one with an exclusive story-telling, where each single moment is meant not to be forgotten.
And such a unique experience could only start at Convento do Espinheiro!
Meeting point: Convento do Espinheiro
Distance: 36 kms, with transfer back to the Hotel avoiding cycling on the main road, 54 kms if you cycle all the way back to the Hotel
Difficulty: Easy +. if you cycle all the way back to the farm.
Terrain: mostly flat. A few kms on main road if you cycle back
|Tour type||Children, City, Heritage, Inland|
Évora cycling tour – Taste of Heritage 1 night
Riding through secondary roads, we will go from small family farms where little orchards and vegetable gardens are witnesses of a daily lifestyle, to bigger estates with serious agricultural projects.
Our first stop will be at Monte do Serrado de Baixo. This Charming farm is the head office of Turaventur, an outdoor company founded in 1990 by Pedro, Ana and Leonor. Now it’s managed by Teresa, daughter of the first two. At this farm Pedro has his private classic car collection and either him or one of the team members will be delighted to show you around. From Jaguar, to Triumph or Austin Healey, you will find a bit of everything here!
After the visit and a freshly squeezed lemonade, we will start our biking day!
Next stop will be at Fita Preta Wines, located in a medieval property with a 14th century’s palace, recently restored after several years left to abandonment. António Maçanita, an irreverent and acclaimed Portuguese wine maker, and Alexandra, his wife and experienced Event’s planner, are committed to bringing wine experiences to an upper level. Together with a very young and enthusiastic team, besides producing authentic outstanding wines, they are making a difference in the warm hearted and laid-back style in hosting wine lovers at the winery. You will be surprised with the surroundings, the precious palace, the quality of the wines and the hospitality. Enjoy!
The bike tour continues in the direction of Igrejinha, a village where all houses are white with stripes of different colors, very typical from our local architecture.
Further on you will discover all about Pepe Aromas project located in a centenary and charming train station. Susana and José are brother and sister and started in the agricultural business years ago. Now they decided to open their farm to visitors. There origins were the cork business, and their goal is to make great quality local products, biologic, with local partners and local products. Currently they are working with a new raw material: prickly pears. You can’t imagine the wonders you can do with them! We will keep that as a surprise to be unfolded!
For the end of the day we saved a very special visit: a cork factory. Here we will meet either Mr. Joaquim or his son. This has been their lifestyle for several decades, knowledge being transmitted from grandfather to father to son. See how cork is transformed and learn about all its usages!
- For a single person tour Contact us.
Not Included: Bikes insurance, Travel insurance, Tour cancellation insurance, and all items not mentioned above. See Terms & Conditions for more details.
Turaventur uses the REDUNIQ @Payments System. These payments are made in a simple, practical and secure way. The payment link is sent to your email, which will be redirected to a secure UNICRE page. Here the customer places the card details and makes the payment. After the data is validated and authorized by the bank, the transaction is finish. At the end you are notified of payment via email.