Former summer settlement, linked to the phenomenon of transhumance, "Branda da Aveleira" is now a paradise village  located  at about 1000m of altitude.  Due to the cold climate that occurs in winter and spring, its peaks remain covered with snow for long periods, which determined, for centuries, for its inhabitants, a  particular way of life.

   In summer, when pastures were scarce for animals in the lowlands, given the occupation of meadows and fields with other crops, shepherds and their herds had to abandon the lowland pastures and winter dwellings (the so-called winter houses ) and climbed up to the mountains, then no longer snow and with fresh pastures, where they occupied the summer residences in the mountains (the so-called mildas).