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Cycling Megalithic Monuments Around Evora

Cycling is an incredible way to discover the Alentejo region. But cycling in Evora’s outskirts should be much more than venturing in dirt tracks exploring the stunning olive and cork oak forests.

This tour was designed to delight nature and history lovers alike. Join us if you are passionate about learning the past finding the present heritage of prehistoric peoples, the roman civilisation and medieval warriors.

Cycling Megalithic Monuments Around Evora

Programme and highlights

  • Meeting in Guadalupe
  • Cycle through the Valverde green area
  • Find the most iconic megalithic monuments in the Evora region
    • Almendres Chromelech – the largest megalithic monument in the Iberian Peninsula, 7000 years old (2000 older than Stonehenge)
    • Almendres Menhir – shaped like an elongated egg, with a carved staff (crosier) representing the importance of animal taming in Neolithic
    • Zambujeiro Dolmen – a collective funeral monument, probably the tallest dolmen in the world
  • Visit the ruins of Giraldo’s Castle – sources associate the fortification with Gerald the Fearless, the warrior who took Evora from the Moors
  • Discover the Roman Ruins of Tourega – a Roman villa
  • Stop under a tree for a snack of cheese and chorizos with a good glass of wine to go along

– Distance: 18.6 mi / 30 km to 28 mi / 45 km
– Level: easy but for people used to bike (optional difficult climb to Giraldo Castle)
– Terrain: mostly off-road gentle rolling roads
– Duration: half day
– Meeting point: Guadalupe (8 mi / 13 km from Evora city centre – transfers can be organised)

Prices/terms

– 30 € per person (minimum 4 adults)
– 36 € per person (minimum 2 adults)
– 25 € per child up to 12 years old
– 50 € for full day mountain bike megalithic tour

Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
12 participants maximum with this price

Included in the half day megalithic tour:
– Private guide
– Bike rental
– Snack
– Personal accident and third party insurance
– VAT tax

Included in the full day megalithic tour:
– Everything already included in the half day tour
– Sandwich and juice

  • The tour is held by a tour operator partner of Visitevora, to whom we associated because we consider it the best option in this kind of tours

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