Taking advantage of the passage through “Beira Alta”, we decided to visit some of the historical villages of Portugal. The historical villages, congregate a group of 12 villages, in the “Beiras”region, all of them with previous foundation of the Portuguese nation. They are distinguished by the existence of castles and fortresses and their historical importance. A few years ago a rehabilitation program was set up for these villages and they currently offer multiple cultural and recreational events and programs. The Great Route of the Historical Villages was also created, that in less than 600km, it crosses the 12 villages. But we didn’t had time, so we decided to visit just some of them. We arrived at city of Trancoso, which would be our base for 2 nights, in the evening and as soon we entered the city we were surprised by its beauty. Trancoso, a city and not a village, has a remarkable historical center, surrounded by walls and with multiple points of historical interest, from the castle, through the churches and pillories, to the Jewish quarter. We took advantage of the last hours of light to stroll around the city and know the main sights. Despite being a county seat, Trancoso is still a small inland city, yet it manages to perfectly marry the historical facet with progress. There is life in Trancoso. The streets, full of people, with commerce and foods for all tastes. The night fell and as the next day was full one, we thought it would be best to return to our lodging, the D. Dinis Residencial, where we were extremely well received. Although they did not have closed parking, they provided a space in the warehouse for the two-wheeler to sleep warmly. Trancoso: After an excellent breakfast at D. Dinis, we were on the road to visit two more historical villages, “Almeida” and “Castelo Rodrigo", and “Pinhel”, which is not officially part of this itinerary, has very similar characteristics. The first stop was in the village of Almeida, recognized as a masterpiece of military architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries and a key border defence. We parked the Tracer in the main square and walked the village on foot. Although smaller than Trancoso, Almeida is also a spectacular example of these historical-medieval places. Although it has been subject to several sieges and attacks, notably during the French invasions, it maintains a considerable part of its structure intact, being possible to cross its walls, with six polygonal bastions. Its possible to visit the Castle although only remains vestiges. We also find several emblazoned houses, the El Cueiro del Rey and the iconic Clock Tower, probably built on the ruins of the missing Mother Church of Nossa Senhora das Candeias. Almeida: "whoever you are, notice how I am, I was once like you are, and thou shalt be as I am."