S3: “In the Freita Mountain’s trails”

2023/2024 | Saídas de Campo no Arouca Geopark

Synopsis:  Serra da Freita plateau is an excellence natural space to contact with the rural environment. Here it is possible to take a short pedestrian trail through areas of woods, low bushes, small streams and waterfalls, where we often come across the cattle of the region:  Arouquesa's cow breed, goats and sheep. In the oldest villages we can observe the application of the rocks that that emerge in the region. This visit includes the entrance and viewing of the 3D film "Pedras Parideiras: a geological treasure" at Casa das Pedras Parideiras – Interpretation Center.

Region | Start/finish point: Serra da Freita | Merujal Camping / Castanheira Village - Pedras Parideiras

Length / Degree of difficulty / Duration: 1200 m / easy / 3h00

Points of interest: Frecha da Mizarela Geosite (G6), Mizarela Lithological Contact (G5), Pedras Parideiras (G7), Mizarela village; hiking trails in Serra da Freita

Price (per student): 5,00 Euros (free for accompanying teachers)

Promoter / Reservations: AGA – Arouca Geopark Association; Reservations by filling out and submitting the form below, 15 working days in advance. For more information, please contact geral@aroucageopark.pt (preferred) or 256 940 254, or 915 435 846.


  • The pedestrian route is carried out between the Merujal Camping Park and Frecha da Mizarela Viewpoint, followed by the trip, in the group bus, to the village of Castanheira – Pedras Parideiras;
  • Each bus will be accompanied by a guide;
  • For each program, a maximum of 50 students and a minimum of 15 students are admitted per monitor. For lower or higher numbers of participants, contact the services;
  • The auditorium of Casa das Pedras Parideiras has a capacity for 30 people.