Travelled: 179 kms from Ericeira to Évora in the Province of Alentejo
Stayed: Évora municipal aire, free with services. N38.56357, W07.91695
Budget: 79 days @ €75 per day
Our stay in Ericeira is done, but we give the Hymer a clean in the Intermarché car-wash, fill with cheap Intermarché diesel and do a quick shop at the Lidl across the road before we say goodbye.
We set the GPS for Évora in the Province of Alentejo. It’s around 160 kms east of Lisbon in central Portugal. We take the tollway to avoid Lisbon’s congestion.
Once across the Rio Tejo the landscape changes rapidly as does the temperature.
15 kms west of Évora, we turn for Cromeleque dos Almendres.
Map of Évora, the icon on our parking spot
We arrive in Évora in the mid-afternoon heat, find a spot in the shade and rest the afternoon away. The aire is large with plenty of shade depending on the time of day. There are about a dozen motorhomes here now, by sunset the number doubles.
We have walked the laneways and plaça of Évora for a couple of hours finding it a beautiful place and a pleasure to explore. So Évora is done and time to move along.
We return to the Hymer, do the services and make ready for the road. As we set the GPS for Mértola, its already looking like a very hot day.