From the Cavalos River to the Mondego River begins in Sevilha. The route takes you to admire waterfalls and to know iconic points of the region, such as Pedra da Sé and Via Romana.
Distance 11.5 km
The journey begins in Sevilha, next to the old primary school. Descending towards the river, cross the bridge, and admire the waterfalls and some mills. Continue through woods and cultivated land, up to Pedra da Sé, a huge granite cluster that offers a privileged view over the Mondego River and all the surrounding countryside. Down towards the banks of the Mondego River, pass the Roman Route, continuing alongside it. Leaving behind the Mondego River through a wide road that leads to trails along the banks of the Cavalos River, passing through small wooden bridges, large boulders and small caves, traces of watermills and irrigation systems used in the past. That’s when, without realising it, you come back to the pastures and paths that take you back to Sevilha.
Enjoy the views over the river Mondego, the waterfalls and discover the Pedra da Sé and the Via Romana.
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During the whole route enjoy the magnificent scenery along the banks of the Cavalos and the Mondego River. At the Cavalos River, the cascades and waterfalls are a constant when the water flow of the tributary stream of the Mondego increases and exceeds the usual channel. The clusters of granitic stones appear several times on this route, creating caves and great shelter for shepherds - the Pedra da Sé is the best example of this expression of nature. It is a great viewpoint over the River Mondego and the lake created by the Aguieira dam. Pine trees, cork, cedars and oaks abound in this area, where birds like the woodpecker and red kite make the River shores their habitat, as well as foxes, rabbits and wild boar. Sevilla is a small village in the parish and municipality of Tábua, marked by old houses of vernacular architecture and streets with typical Portuguese pavement. The passage through Cavalos River and the beautiful waterfall, old mills and medieval bridge stand out. Here runs the Cavalos River, that goes from Touriz up to Tábua, receding into the Mondego River. The woods that, down to the fertile valley, limit the landscape in shades of green are striking.
- Roman Route
- Pedra da Sé
Old Primary School of Sevilha - Lat. 40°22'49.06"N Long. - 8° 1'6.52"W (172 m)
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Old Primary School of Sevilha - Lat. 40°22'49.06"N Long. - 8° 1'6.52"W
The journey begins in Sevilha, next to the old primary school. From your balcony you have a view over the village, the Cavalos River and agricultural field of the valley. Descending towards the river, cross the bridge, and admire the waterfalls and some mills. Leave the village paths next to agricultural land where grazing herds can be seen. Follow then through woods and cultivated land up to Pedra da Sé, a huge granitic cluster that offers a privileged view over the Mondego River and all the surrounding countryside. Down towards the banks of the Mondego River, pass the Roman Route, a magnificent example of municipal heritage classified as Property of Public Interest since 1990. Following along the banks pass the formerly cultivated lands, structured in terraces supported by stone walls. Leaving behind the Mondego River, climb toward the plateau and along the way you will see some ruins of residential homes. Here, depending on the year, the colour palette and smells open up and offer a wide variety of wild flower odours. Follow now a wide road that will take you to the trails of the banks of the Cavalos River. Pass by small wooden bridges, contemplating the small river bed. Then come the large boulders and small caves to go around, as well as traces of watermills and irrigation systems used in other times. That’s when, without realising it, you are back to the pastures and paths that take you back to Sevilha.