Leiria’s walking trails network offers small hiking routes that perfectly showcase this region’s landscape and architecture, from mountain to sea. In 2017, five Small Routes will open, signposted and compliant to the rules of the Portuguese Federation of Camping and Mountaineering. These footpaths offer several difficulty levels and have visible signposts. This way, it is possible to travel safely on your own, with family, or with friends.
Starting point: Igreja das Cortes (Cortes Church) End: Fátima (Shrine) Route duration: 3:30 hours to 4:00 hours Length: 15 km (9.3 miles) Type of route: Small linear route through rural paths – way trails, dirt roads – and asphalt; Difficulty rating: High
Recommendations: + Wear comfortable footwear, preferably hiking boots; + Wear soft, seamless socks; + Wear light, season appropriate clothing; + Always have water to keep hydrated during the route;