PR7 – IN THE CLIFFS OF MIZARELA (in maintenance)

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