Alentejo MotorCycle ( From Alcacer do Sal - Evora - Elvas )
& Tour Guide during the tour | duration 6,5 Hrs
The opportunity to visit the historical and natural heritage of
The splendid scenery and small details such as traditional architecture
found in Alcacer do Sal , Torrão , Evora and Elvas , Anyone arriving in Elvas on
the road from Estremoz immediately comes face to face with the Aque duto da
Amoreira, which has be come the city’s hallmark.
About : Roman Temple | Praça do Giraldo | Chapel of Bone s | Church of Sao
Franciso. Elvas - Forte de Santa Luzia and the F orte da Graça,
Included: From Alc acer do Sal | other places on request.
Welcome and delivering information and safety i nstructions
2 Single BB / or Db Bed acc oridng the reservations w / BB included
1 Tour Guide - Motorcycleportugal Experience from the Hotel ( * )
Tour includes - driver / guide during the whole circuit
(*) | 09.30 Hrs | duration +/-6.5 Hrs |
Note: Due to weather conditions, programs may suffer minor changes and / or
In these cases we reserve the right to mak e changes and / or other alte rnatives
Our tours | Subject to confirmation | Min Book + 2 Bikes
Scheduled according request. Pick you up and Drop
Local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport or other meeting point.
Personalized Transport in a Luxury Mercedes or Similar vehicle
Support Van for luggage transportations
Note : Extra Person / Suplement
Doble Bed or Twin Room w / BB Included
Subject to confirmation & On Request
24 Hrs Assistance
Insurance - Please confirm the # Insurance Terms and Conditions #
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Lunches | Drinks | Flights | Personal Expenses | Fuel | Parking | Toll
REQUIREMENTS | ask for more information before the reservations.
Make it Private : Inquire your private tour date for you and your friends
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The information may change without notice.
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All taxes ( VAT included 23 % )
The price are : Euros | Program valid from : 01 Jun 2021 till 31 Oct 2021
Lisboa | Faro | Porto
Évora, a book of Portuguese art history.
The best way to see the city is on foot, walking through its narrow streets lined with white houses, discovering along the way the monuments and details that reveal the history of Évora and its rich heritage.
Judging by the calm, welcoming surroundings, one easily sees why this city, which dates from the Roman era, was chosen by the kings of Portugal in the 15th century to serve as their residence, a fact that contributed to its development and cultural importance in the following centuries. It was in fact due to Évora´s long history and its urban centre, typical of the 16th to 18th centuries, that has been preserved to our days that lead UNESCO to classify the city as a World Heritage site.
Elvas are a World Heritage
Located close to the border, Elvas fought to maintain the independence of Portugal and its history. By doing so, it became an example for all mankind.
Upon our arrival in the city, we are greeted by a magnificent Aqueduct extending a distance of 7 km and consisting of 843 arches, constructed by the same man who built the Tower of Belém, in Lisbon, architect Francisco de Arruda. It size and numbers are as impressive as what we will discover ahead of us. We have, in fact, just entered the largest bulwarked fortification in the world, with its defensive structures in the shape of a star that enclose a perimeter of nearly 10 km, which are a unique testimony to the development of military strategy up to the 19th century. The fortifications were very important in the battles with Spain for the independence of Portugal in the mid-17th century, and served as a base for General Wellington during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century
Today, the fortifications of Elvas are a World Heritage site.
The military section that is preserved today is made up of the Islamic and Medieval walls and the ring of walls from the 17th century influenced by the Dutch style of Cosmander, plus the Forte de Santa Luzia (17th century), the Forte da Graça (18th century) and three small fortifications from the 19th century – São Mamede, São Pedro and São Domingos. If we were birds, we would see the surprising design of these structures on the ground, which we can only comprehend in aerial photographs of or guess at when we visit the monuments and view the surrounding landscape.
Portalegre | Towns and Villages
Located in the São Mamede Hills close to the border with Spain, Portalegre retained strategic importance for national defence throughout the Middle Ages. King Afonso III (1248-79) granted the settlement its first royal charter before handing it over to his bastard son Afonso Sanches. This move was far from popular with Dinis (1279-1325), his brother and heir to the throne. In 1299, Dinis, already king, returned Portalegre to the status of royal possession and ordered the rebuilding of the Castle.
Also in medieval times, the Franciscan order established a presence in Portalegre most notably in the Convents of São Francisco (St. Francis) and Santa Clara (Saint Claire).
In the early 16th century, after the founding of the Misericórdia de Portalegre (a nationwide charity institution), the Bishop of Guarda, Jorge de Melo ordered the building of the Convent Cisterciense de São Bernardo (Cistercians of St. Bernard). Already an important administrative and economic centre, it became a city under king João III who further established the Diocese of Portalegre and ordered the building of the Cathedral.
Castelo de Vide
The castle, surrounded by the town's white houses, dominates the surrounding landscape and is undoubtedly the first of many surprises encountered by the visitor. When seen from this high point, the Alentejo landscape is finally revealed in all of its great splendour. Small villages lost in the midst of the open countryside disappear from sight. Close by, roughly 20 km from Castelo de Vide, the hilltop town of Marvão can be seen and, a little further beyond this, it is possible to see over the Spanish border and deep into the heart of Spain itself.
On the northern slope, between the castle and the town's fountain, are a series of narrower streets which mark out the boundaries of the historical area known as the Judiaria (Jewish Quarter). The Jewish quarter in Castelo de Vide is one of the most important examples of the Jewish presence in Portugal, dating back to the time of D. Dinis in the thirteenth century. Here is to be found one of the best preserved Jewish areas in Portugal, and for some years now it has been part of a detailed plan for the recovery and revitalisation of local buildings. This area has one of the largest and most interesting collections of architecture from the Gothic period.
Between Castelo de Vide and Portalegre, and only a few kilometres from Spain, stands the peaceful town of Marvão, on the highest crest of the Serra de São Mamede.
The hilltop village of Ammaia, as it was then known, owes its current name to the fact that it was used as a place of refuge by Ibn Marúan, a Moorish warrior, during the 9th century. The Arab domination of the area lasted for several centuries and ended when the military campaign of 1160/66 for the Reconquest of the territory resulted in yet another victory for the Christian forces led by D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal.
Alentejo Wine Route
A wine producing region with a long tradition, the Alentejo boasts wines that will surprise you for their excellence, aromas and colours as unique as the landscape and the cuisine.
This region, where the skyline extends as far as the eye can see, on which the cork oaks bestow a sense of strength and durability, was once an expanse of wheat fields. Today, the wheat fields have been replaced by vast vineyards, whose wines take in the power of the landscape and the heat, and can be counted amongst the most celebrated in Portugal.
Besides the Alentejo Regional Wine, which is found all over the region, wine producers are spread across 8 areas bearing a designation of origin - Portalegre, Borba, Redondo, Reguengos, Vidigueira, Évora, Granja/Amareleja and Moura, which allows for a diversity of choice anywhere in Alentejo.