Halfway through the old railroad from Évora to Arraiolos

Date 2013-01-01
Distance 32.7 km20.3 mi
Duration 5h:10m
Photos 39

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New Year. We started from my in-laws for rent apartment. The beginning of the "ecovia" is ugly. Disheveled backyards, trash, a stream turned sewer, barking, little, irritating dogs everywhere. Soon, though, we left the outskirts of Évora and started cycling through beautiful, flowery fields, egrets, eagles, magpies, crows, and lots of other birds flying by. In Graça do Divor, we stop for lunch in the Restaurante Divor. Then, we return to Évora. There is still time for a visit to the wonderful Capela de São Brás and to eat a dozen of delicious roasted chestnuts, Portuguese style.

Roasted chestnuts are a must! Leave early, if you want to get to Arraiolos and return in the same day, without rushing.