Overview: This circuit provides a real flavour of the Alentejo – rolling countryside dotted with cork oaks and olive trees, a hilltop castle and the ‘marble town’ of Estremoz.
Distance & difficulty: 77km/47m. Easy-moderate. Rolling hills but no real climbs. A few rough bits of road.
Facilities: Accommodation – there’s a wide range of hotel/guesthouse options in Estremoz, likewise in Evora. There’s an Orbitur campsite just outside Evora and a small campground beside the N18 about five km northwest of Estremoz. Shops & supermarkets – best bet is Estremoz, there are also a few small shops in Evoramonte and Vimiero. Cafes & restaurants – plenty of options in Estremoz. You’ll also find cafes and restaurants in Vimiero, Igrejinha and Evoramonte.