The country's largest eucalyptus plantation is the defining feature of the Serra d’Ossa, but it is its original vegetation of cork oak, holm oak, heather, arbutus and lavender that deserves more attention.
Discover endangered species of flora, such as the curious Portuguese sundew and get to know the various types of woodpecker that inhabit the region.
Take the opportunity to walk, and climb up to the highest point in the Évora region at Alto de São Gens. Look around you and marvel at the distant horizons. Finish your tour at the castle of Évoramonte, a national monument not to be missed.
There are quiet stopping-points amid natural surroundings in the Serra de Monfurado, as well as excellent walking routes. These mountains are famous for harbouring various types of bat and for the presence of fantastic birds of prey such as the red kite and the imperial eagle.
Go into the cave at Escoural to admire the extraordinary rock carvings and paintings. And take the opportunity to go to the River Almansor, where you will find fine old water mills.