4 days
Land and water
Hike, Bike, Jeep, Canoeing


  • Accommodation in one Convent from the 15th century, Convento do Espinheiro 
  • Active adventure in Évora suitable for most ages
  • Great family outdoor holidays
  • Wonderful food
  • Discovery of monuments and beautiful landscapes by bike and canoeing



These tours combine the accommodation in the amazing convent, with the discovery of the Alentejo in several different tours.

Your children will love a bike ride on the ecotrail, where they will be able to see cattle grazing, floks of sheep or goats, horses, or even chickens in small vegetable gardens.

Delight yourself with the colors of Alentejo throughout the different seasons. Take the opportunity to also taste the delicacies of the region. Unique flavors, marked by history and tradition.

You will love to see them happy, read your book under a tree and participate with them in all the exciting adventures we propose for this family active holidays.

Cycling, canoeing our on our jeep, everyday will be fun in this ative adventure in Évora!

For a longer version see Adventure Escape from the convent II. If you want a longer stay, please contact us. If you want a different kind off package talk to us, and we will set up something according to your needs!


Day 1 - Arrival


Arrival to the Hotel.

Convento do Espinheiro is an amazing 15th century monument completely restored and transformed into a charming hotel.

The origin of Convento do Espinheiro is connected to a legend that reports the appearance of an image of the Virgin of Espinheiro, around 1400, given the growing importance of this place as a pilgrimage point, in 1458, the church was founded and later the convent.

King D. Manuel regularly visited the convent, it is said that it was at Convento do Espinheiro that this king received the news of the discovery of India by Vasco da Gama.

The most illustrious characters in the history of Portugal passed through this convent due to the devotion to Nossa Senhora do Espinheiro, it was always connected to the history of the city of Évora, but also of Portugal.

Dinner: Not included
Accommodation: Convento do Espinheiro

Day 2 - Bike tour “Along the Eco-Trail”


This is a trail built on top of an old railway, which is only for pedestrians or cyclers. You will cycle through farmland and most likely will find cows, sheep and beautiful horses. The eco trail starts very near the farm, and you will do this tour on your own.

We suggest you take a picnic with you, and take as long as you feel like!
Leaving the eco trail for a few kms you can visit a lake and cycle along it, or visit a lovely hamlet with traditional architecture.

Half day or full day – it’s up to you

Dinner: not included
Accommodation: Convento do Espinheiro

Day 3 - Jeep and canoeing tour “As a fish in water”


We will leave the hotel in the morning, after our delicious breakfast, and take you to a calm and scenic river.
We will take you in our jeep along some countryside dirt roads.
Arriving at the river we will do some canoeing (don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe!) and, if we are lucky, see some herons, storks or ducks.
On the way back we drop you off in Évora, where you can have lunch and spend the afternoon visiting the lovely city.

Don’t worry a pick up is arranged for later (lunch not included).

Dinner: not included
Accommodation: Convento do Espinheiro

Day 4 - Check out


We are flexible. This program is available for 4 to 6 nights and other activities are possible. Please contact us with your special requests.

WE SUGGEST: try a cooking class of traditional Alentejo cuisine and prepare your own dinner with family or friends!

Learn how to prepare a delicious Alentejo meal using ingredients you will find at home so that when you go back you can invite your friends for a slide show and a great dinner.

If you buy this as an extra dinner, cost will be 38,50 € per person. If you want to up grade one of the already included dinners, cost will be 20 € per person.

Prices per person – 2020

Price under request

Not Included: Transfer from and to airport, Travel insurance, Tour cancellation insurance, and all items not mentioned above.
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Tour gastronómico em Évora / gastronomic tour in Évora

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