S6: “From mountain to the sea”

2023/2024 | Saídas de Campo no Arouca Geopark

Summary: This field trip will guide us to one of the highest points of the Freita Mountain: the geodesic landmark of S. Pedro Velho, located at 1077 m altitude, with a viewpoint that was renewed in 2015. In fact, with good visibility, from this point we can observe the whole plateau of the Freita Mountain and about half of the Portuguese mainland. Throughout the climb, we can see the origin of the local granite, the changes resulting from the external geodynamics agents, as well as the granite microforms associated as the polygonal disjunctions of the Pedra Boroa of S. Pedro Velho.

Region | Starting / arrival point: Freita Mountain | Merujal Camping Site / surroundings of the Serra da Freita Wind Farm

Approximate length / Level of difficulty / Duration: 4500 m / Moderate to difficult / 3h00

Points of interest: Geosite of S. Pedro Velho (G3); Freita Mountain’s plateau

Price (per student): 4,50 Euros (free for accompanying teachers)

Promoter / Reservation: AGA – Associação Geoparque Arouca; The reservations are made through the following form, that must be filled in and submitted 15 working days prior to the event. For further information, please contact us at 256 940 254 or geral@aroucageopark.pt .

Notes: For each program, it is allowed a maximum of 50 students and a minimum of 15, per tutor. If you have a superior or inferior number of participants, please contact us. This linear route starts at the Merujal Camping Site, then we’ll go to the geodesic landmark of S. Pedro Velho, and it’ll end in the surroundings of the Serra da Freita Wind Farm.