with tips for cycling & hiking
This was our longest trip on Portuguese motorways at 150 miles and our most expensive at 29 euros from Foz de Arelho.
We stayed at the Orbitur site Parque de Campismo Evora, an ACSI site, about 2km from the centre of town, so quite an easy walk.
It is a busy site with visitors to the town and it is quite a good site. Sanitary facilities are good but could become stretched at peak periods, There is a swimming pool and motor home service point.
There is a supermarket within walking distance.
Évora is a world heritage site and I struggled at first to understand why. My first impressions were not helped by the fact that we had had a long journey and additionally the lady at the local tourist office, though perfectly polite, displayed little enthusiasm and on our second visit we were greeted by a gum chewing teenager. What did they say about first impressions, and the map they gave us was as useful as a chocolate teapot.
After a while the town did grow on me. There are numerous contrasting architectural styles, some attractive squares, a Roman Temple and the town is completely surrounded by walls, which you can get a good feel for by following them from the impressive 16th century aqueduct and then to enter the town by the gardens and then following them internally.
Images from Evora