Headed north we took the tiny, curvy small roads to end in Evora in 195 KM.
This is a 2000-year-old town that is a warren of narrow cobble streets inside the ancient walls. There is a restored Roman ruin on the hilltop. We had a nice couple of nights camping.
Instead of the short 132 KM trip from Evora to Lisbon we decided to again take the small roads for 227 KM and ended up in 146 KM at Troia, which is the tip of a peninsula.
From here you can get a ferry to Setubal, where we stopped for a break on the square.
Continuing on you go 50 KM along the coastline to get the 25 Th of April Bridge to the city.
Like a lot of big cities Lisbon has the tourist hop on hop off buses. We had never done this before and spending the day doing this was a great way to get an overview of the city.
We did HOP off and do some walking in the city center.
The next day we got up early to ride along the south coast and out to Cabo de Roca. This is the western most point of continental Europe.
Riding back to the city we did a loop thru Sintra. This place clings to the hillside and is covered with beautiful buildings. This is the kind of place you need to spend the day walking around….next time!
Now we needed a snack so we stopped for our just baked Pasteis de Nata or custard tarts with some port of course.
Leaving to walk downtown we saw these guys getting out of a cab. We had net them in Cumbuco Brazil in January.
After we did some walking around the city with a few stops at the Port wine institute, the Napoli wine shop and the local bread and cheese stores to get provisions.
Today we rode back across the bridge to BMW to get new steering head bearings for the 800.
For the rest of our last day we hiked up to the Castle of St. Jorge for a panoramic view of the city.