Welcome to the Leiria network of Walking Trails.
The network is made up of short routes that allow you to enjoy the historical and cultural heritage, landscape and architectural surroundings of the municipality of Leiria, from the mountains to the sea, valuing its diversity as you exercise.
6 routes have been certified by the Portuguese camping and mountaineering federation, each of which presents different perspectives of Leiria and levels of difficulty, signposted using the official signage used in Portugal.
These routes can be done independently, alone or in a group. The trail and technical and tourist information about each one can be downloaded on each page.
A brief description is provided of what you can expect on each trail, as well as the historical, cultural and natural heritage you’ll come across as you follow it, and technical data1 to help you be as prepared as possible to set off on your adventure.
You can also use Responsible Trails Portugal, a digital platform that allows you to access the same information in a very interactive way, where you can leave your testimony anr report occurrences.
The trails can be followed at any time of year, but precautions should be taken due to high temperatures in summer and slippery ground in winter.
The most highly recommended seasons for walking in are spring and autumn.
Check our recommendations and the rules in place for outdoor activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Check out the Calendar2 created every year to promote these and other trails, along which you can get to know the municipality with some logistical support.
Exploring Leiria (safely) is fun.
1 Starting point, endpoint (if any), type of route (circular – route starts and ends in the same location – or linear – route with different start and end locations), difficulty level (physical effort required for hikers with average fitness levels), distance, time taken, navigation (whether signposted or not), technical difficulty (route progression and technical knowledge required), cumulative elevation gain and loss (sum of every gain and loss in elevation throughout an entire trip) and altitude (maximum and minimum of trail).
2 The 2020 calendar is temporarily suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep up with all the latest news on the Walking Trails Facebook page.