Traços d’Outrora

Traços D’Outrora  – Turismo Rural,  Lda (Rural Tourism) owned by partners Isabel Fonseca and Horácio Pereira, is located in Trebilhadouro village, in Vale de Cambra county, among the slopes of Freita Ridge.



After arriving to Trebilhadouro, there’s a feeling that can be described as a return to the typical spirit of a village hidden in the midst of the mountain, at an altitude of approximately 625 mts and sheltered from the winds that come from the North. From the top of these hills it is possible to contemplate the sea and the Aveiro river estuary, as well as other coastal towns, the entire Cambra Valley and the Freita Ridge. It is also in this place that a stream flows down into River Caima, whose waters irrigate the neighbouring villages’ fields.

The landscape is green, with the ledged slopes and water as integrating elements. The stony houses speckle the corners that characterize this region of the country. Confined in its northern limits by the mountain slopes of Freita Ridge and a somewhat irregular shape, the landscape includes the slides of the mountains and hilltops, like the alignments Cumeeira-Lomba, Gorda-Trebilhadouro and Barraca-Devesa. The villages are located under the 600 mts height, distributed downhill over the slopes.

Rôge Parish Heritage

Trebilhadouro belongs to Sandiães, in Rôge Parish, with an area of 19 km2 and a population density of 102 inhabitants/ Km2, thus contrasting with the centre of the county, with 752 inhabitants /Km2. In Rôge it is possible to find a rich heritage, both in buildings and landscapes, namely the Rôge Cross, an heritage element from the 18th century with its adjacent church.

In spite of being uninhabited for the last 15 years, the village kept its structure.

At the Duarte Pacheco Dam, a place for leisure, we are inebriated by the tranquillity of River Caima’s waters. Embedded in a steep valley, it allows magnificent fluvial landscapes, in which we can spot old windmills and ancient bridges ready to be discovered.

From the Nossa Senhora do Desterro Chapel’s park, a pilgrimage location, there’s a fantastic view over all the surrounding landscape.

Come to meet us and enjoy a memorable and enriching stay!