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Route of Tunnels La Fregeneda and Cliffs of Águeda

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great length of railway tunnels in the middle of the mountains

Route of Tunnels La Fregeneda and Cliffs of Águeda

Condições Gerais

The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, registered under the name of Papa-Léguas, Agência de viagens e turismo Lda, with headquarters at Rua Conde de Sabugosa nº 3F, 1700-115 Lisbon. The agency is registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.

  1. Activities are understood to be all those that include:
  • One-day hiking and/or multi-activity tours in Portugal or Spain;
  • Weekend hiking and/or multi-activity tours in Portugal or Spain.
  • Travel photography courses; 
  • Travel, nature and image editing workshops;
  • Weekend nature photography workshops;
  • Travel writing workshops.

2.1. You must register for the activity you wish to participate in, through the website by completing the respective online form. After registering, you will have 72 hours to make the payment. If you register less than 24 hours before the start of the activity, you must make the payment by 5:00 PM on the last working day preceding it.

2.2. Your registration is only considered valid after payment is made. You can make the payment using different methods: in cash at the office of Papa-Léguas or by bank transfer to the provided IBAN, which will be sent to you in the registration email.

2.3. If payment is not made at the office of Papa-Léguas, you must validate it (bank transfer) by sending the proof of payment to the email or by fax to 218452693.

2.4. After payment validation, our staff will send an email indicating the status of the reservation:

2.4.1. The reservation is confirmed when the activity has reached the minimum group size required for its realization and the maximum group size has not been reached yet. The client's spot in the activity is guaranteed.

2.4.2. The reservation is canceled when the minimum group size required for the activity has not been reached. The activity will not take place, and the client will be fully refunded.

2.4.3. The reservation is placed on the waiting list when the maximum number of participants has been reached, but a reservation has been accepted in the meantime. Our services will contact the client to provide further updates.

2.5. Pre-registrations by phone, fax, written messages, emails, or any other form of message transmission are not accepted, as well as on site payments on the day of the activity.


3.1. The prices of the activities are based on factors such as service costs, insurance, and entrance fees to museums, parks, etc. The price includes the Value Added Tax (VAT) in effect, whenever applicable. Papa-Léguas reserves the right to change the prices of the activities without prior notice.

3.2. The prices of the activities do not include meals and transportation to the meeting point, unless otherwise stated and explicitly published on the activity page under the "includes" section.

3.3. Papa-Léguas may pair up individual clients for activities that involve overnight stays in hotels or similar accommodations, based on gender and chronological order of registration. Any participant who remains isolated will be required to pay the respective single supplement (when applicable), as indicated on the activities page.


4.1. If a client registered for a specific activity wishes to change their registration to another activity or to the same activity on a different date, they may do so under the following conditions:

4.1.1 - Notify Papa-Léguas at least 72 hours in advance of the activity start time.

4.1.2 - There must be availability for the desired activity change. If there are any change fees, the client will be responsible for covering them.

4.2. If the activity is canceled by the organization, clients will receive a FULL REFUND of their registration fee.

4.3. The organizing agency is permitted to change the order of activities, routes, and departure times, if there are justifications for doing so.


5.1. The client can cancel a one-day activity and receive a full refund if the cancellation is made up to 72 hours before the activity's start time. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid.

For weekend activities, the cancellation must be communicated at least two weeks in advance of the activity's start date. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid. In activities that require hotel reservations, the cancellation must be communicated at least two weeks before the activity's start date. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid. For weekend photography activities, the cancellation must be communicated at least one month before the activity's start date. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid.

5.2. The no-show of the customer at the designated location, date, and time for the start of the activity is considered a cancellation and will result in the total loss of the payment made, with no right to claim a refund.

5.3. Non-appearance is defined as delays equal to or exceeding 15 minutes beyond the scheduled time.


6.1. Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the end of provision of services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the client may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund, as provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, is a member of the Customer Advocate for Travel and Tourism Agencies. To benefit from this service, you must submit your complaint in writing within 20 working days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to promptly comply with the decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Portuguese National Tourism Authority through, within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of awareness of the impossibility of its realization due to reasons attributable to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs through


7.1. The insurance included in all Papa-Léguas activities covers:

  • Death: €5000;
  • Permanent disability: €5500;
  • Treatment expenses: €500.

Please find all relevant information about your insurance here.

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Details of Micro Tour

Let’s get to know a corner of Portugal lost in time and in the immensity of a border landscape, populated by legends, traditions and ancient stories.

This weekend, we will leave from Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, where our hotel is located, and we will discover the Castro de Santo André das Arribas, and the beautiful Águeda River Valley

But this “journey through time” brings some other surprises, such as the unmissable “Camino de Hierro” in Spain, also known as the La Fregeneda Tunnels and Bridges Route.

Why this Micro Tour is a must?
  • Landscape of the Agueda River Valley
  • Castro de Santo André das Arribas
  • Historic Village of Castelo Rodrigo
  • Route of Tunnels and Bridges La Fregeneda


  • 2 night in double room in hotel;
  • 1 Dinner;
  • Entrance ticket to the "Camino de Hierro" in Fregeneda;
  • 2 pedestrian walks with historical and scientific background;
  • Accompaniment by Papa-Léguas guide during the entire weekend;
  • Coffee and/or tea during the hikes;
  • Personal accident insurance.


  • Transportation to the activity location;
  • Visits to museums;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Dia 1 Arrival in Figueira Castelo Rodrigo

Arrival in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, check-in in the hotel and free time.

Depending on the arrival of the participants, possibility of group dinner to be paid locally.

Possibility for the group to meet at the Historic Village of Castelo Rodrigo for a walking tour.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 «Camino de Hierro» walking route in Spain: Route of Tunnels and Bridges La Fregeneda

Breakfast at the accommodation and departure to the place where we will start our hike.

We've all heard about the "Route of the Tunnels of Fregeneda", its scenic beauty and landscape. Prepare your expectations because the landscape that you will enjoy during the journey will surprise any hiker.

This route has been recovered and is very safe, which will allow you to enjoy this hiking experience even more.

The route is linear and in the end, there is included the transport to the starting point on foot, where we left the vehicles.

NOTE: Reflective vest and flashlight or headlight is mandatory. Around 17h00, return to accommodation, free time and group dinner.

Length: around 10 miles
Type: linear in landscape and rural environment.
Path: Trails and dirt roads, iron bridges and tunnels (required to bring flashlight or headlight);
Duration: 6 hours with stops.
Difficulty level - medium.
Points of interest: Águeda River Valley

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 Pedestrian route: From Almofala to Santo André das Arribas

The route starts at the Chapel of Santa Bárbara towards the River Águeda and then we continue to the Castro de Santo André das Arribas, always with beautiful views of a landscape cut by deep valleys

Here and there, traditional dovecotes appear, of great importance for the fertility of the fields, which are spread over vineyards, old cereal plots and cork oak forests.

We will finish around 15h00/15h30 since the journey back home is a long one.

Lenght: around de 6 miles
Type: circulate in a landscaped and rural environment.
Positive slope 313m.
Maximum altitude - 695m
Minimum altitude - 520m
Route: Trails and dirt roads,
Duration – 4h30m with stops.
Difficulty level - easy
Interest points: Agueda River Valley; Castro de Santo André; traditional dovecotes; Cushion.

PS: Optionally, we can take a longer walk in Spain of about 9 miles: Sobradillo-Arribes del Agueda.

Alojamento: XRefeições: Breakfast
Conforto: Dificuldade:


Is this Micro Tour for me?

Yes, if you like to walk the famous "Camino de Hierro de La Fregeneda" in Spain and reach the spectacular viewpoint of the River Águeda from Santo André das Arribas.

Who will be the guide for this Mirco Tour?

It is Luís Dias, who in addition to his experience in group management, will take you to know the trails detailed in the program.

What kind of accommodation am I staying in this weekend?

You will stay both nights in a 4-star manor house in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.

What kind of transportation do we use at the weekend and how do I get to the meeting place?

Participants vehicles will be used but carpooling is common. Contact us if you need a ride or want to share your car with other participants. When you register, we will send you a program by email with all the details to get to the meeting place.

If I register alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you do not wish to stay alone in the accommodation, you can share it with another registered person. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who register individually for the same weekend in pairs, by gender and by chronological order of registration, and if the number of participants is odd, the one who stays alone must pay the respective individual supplement.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

About 30/40 euros will be used to pay for the meals excluded from the price of this micro tour. This amount does not include gasoline and tolls.

Is insurance included in the program? What is your coverage?

Yes, insurance is included, the coverage of which you can check on the Papa-Léguas website.

What equipment is needed to do this micro tour?

Hiking boots, daypack and canteen, equipment to protect you from the weather, such as a raincoat, windbreaker or fleece liner.

Why is this trip a MICRO TOUR?

A great trip does not necessarily have to be measured by the number of days it takes. MICRO trips are trips that can take a morning or a long weekend. They are usually in Portugal or across the border. We've called them activities, but we think they should be given the place they deserve. They're trips. They are MICRO and they are amazing.


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