Small Route

The cliffs of Mizarela have very much to teach us about the flora and fauna of this «Enchanted Mountain», Freita. Starting at the Merujal campsite, it allows a walk through the Biodiversity Station and through some of the most privileged views over the Frecha da Mizarela.

Departure and arrival: Merujal Campsite (Freita Mountain)

Type of path: Short distance route by mountain paths

Distance to go: 8000 m (circular)

Duration: About 3h30m

Level of difficulty: High

Altitudes: Merujal Campsite (890 m) > Mizarela (915 m) > Viewpoint (800 m) > Ribeira (650 m) > Climbing School (960 m)

Advised season: All the year, bearing in mind that in winter, the Freita Mountain is subject to low temperatures, snowfall and ice formation, sometimes in an unexpected way.

Geosites: G5 – Mizarela lithological contact, G6 - Frecha da Mizarela Viewpoint, G9- Cabaços Quartz Dike

Other points of interest: Ribeira and Castanheira villages, Frecha da Mizarela

  • Starting point:Parque de Campismo do Merujal (Serra da Freita)
  • End point:Parque de Campismo do Merujal (Serra da Freita)
  • Distance:8.00 km
  • Degree difficulty:Alto
  • Duration:3.30 h
  • Maximum altitude:960 m
  • Minimum altitude:650 m