Small Route

As the name suggests, this is the route made by the postman, to take the correspondence to the Cabreiros, Tebilhão and Rio de Frades villages. During the World War II, these paths were widely crossed, in the road of tungsten, from which the miner villages are still living witnesses. You can start this linear route from the square of the Rio de Frades village or the Row of Mills in Tebilhão. While enjoying the landscape, listen the waters flowing from the many rivers and streams that cross the path.

Departure and arrival: Rio de Frades Square/ Row of Mills in Tebilhão

Type of route: Short distance route by traditional and mountain paths

Distance to go: 6000m (linear) (starting near the cemetery + 1000 m)

Duration: About 3h

Level of difficulty: High

Altitudes: Rio de Frades (350 m) > Cabreiros (730 m) > Ponte do Ribeiro Pequenino (660 m) > Tebilhão (815 m)

Advised season: All the year

Geosites: G16 - Vale da Cerdeira Gallery (Rio de Frades)

Other points of interest: Rio de Frades Mines, Cabreiros, Tebilhão and Rio de Frades villages

  • Starting point:Largo de Rio de Frades
  • End point:Carreira de Moinhos de Tebilhão
  • Distance:6.00 km
  • Degree difficulty:Alto
  • Duration:3.00 h
  • Maximum altitude:815 m
  • Minimum altitude:350 m