Still in the foothill of the Freita Mountain, there are reasonable grounds for you to be fascinated by. The landscape is covered by a green cloak, and places like the Viveiros da Granja and the quartzodiorite balls are a mandatory stop. The houses, surrounded by mountains through the Ameixieira, Chão-de-Espinho, Espinho, Povos, Forcada and St.ª Mª do Monte villages, are like guardians of the Freita’s treasures, that also deserve to be visited and discovered.
Departure and arrival: Stª Maria do Monte Chapel
Type of route: Short distance route by traditional and mountain paths
Distance to go: 13 300 m (circular)
Duration: About 5h
Level of difficulty: Medium
Altitudes: Stª Mª do Monte (460 m)> Ameixieira (630 m)> Viveiros da Granja (840 m)> Forcada (520 m)
Advised season: All the year
Geosites: G14 – Quartzodiorite balls of Viveiros da Granja
Other points of interest: Ameixieira, Chão-de-Espinho, Espinho, Povos, Forcada and St.ª Mª do Monte villages; Viveiros da Granja.