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PR5 LRA - Pilgrim Route

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Linear route of medium difficulty and 14.8 km long. 

Taking you through the centre of Cortes and coming to an end in Fátima, this route winds down a mixture of paved roads, dirt tracks and forest trails.

The enormous biodiversity of fauna and flora walkers will come across, as well as the various agricultural and forest areas, are only some of the aspects that make this trail so enjoyable.

The stretches of trail past the João Soares House-Museum, Chapel of Our Lady of Memory and Boi Lake are particular highlights.

Open
moderate
Distance 14.9 km
5:00 h
704 m
428 m
400 m
71 m
The route heads east, in the centre of Cortes, and crosses the Lis river, starting to climb from there, passing the Casa-Museu João Soares and the Main Church of Cortes. Leaving the village behind, the path proceeds for a few hundred metres on an asphalt road surrounded by farmland that take advantage of the existing alluvia. Starting with the road sign for Mourões (km 2.6) you set out on a trail that alternates with dirt roads, where you can observe the enormous biodiversity of fauna and flora, as well as the different examples of agricultural and forested areas. At km 5.5 you will come to an access road to Arrabal, with a café where you can stop for refreshment. Until km 9.4 you stay on the upward track that inclines more sharply when you reach Casal de Lobos. When you arrive at the plateau, you will come to the Casal de Lobos Lagoon and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Memória (km 10) where the landscape changes. The path to follow goes through a forested area, and the section through Lagoa do Boi and the bridge that crosses the A1 motorway (km 13) is particularly fine. Our route runs through the western side of Fátima and, after a few hundred metres, to a more urban area, ending at the roundabout north of Fátima (14.8km). 

Author’s recommendation

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 24/02/2022)

 

Waymarks - 5 (It’s perfectly signed and fulfilling the national requirements)

Conservations of the path - 5 (In a good overall status of conservation and with no increase of difficulty or risks)

General Conservation - 4 (There aren’t any specific degraded areas identified)

Information boards and signs - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)

Complementary boards - NA (This path was designed without complementary boards)

Safety and suport structures - 4 (Well-maintained essential structures)

Local Community integration - 4 (Encourages integration / contacts with the community)

Landscape intergration - 4 (Well integrated into the landscape and with points of interest)

General Safety - 5 (The environment always as some risk)

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Update: September 27, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
400 m
Lowest point
71 m
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Find out more about the route on the official website

Start

Cortes (next to the tennis court) or Fátima (North Roundabout) (71 m)
Coordinates:
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39.700341, -8.788611
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39°42'01.2"N 8°47'19.0"W
UTM
29S 518122 4394520
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Destination

Fátima (North Roundabout) or Cortes (next to the tennis court)

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Coordinates

DD
39.700341, -8.788611
DMS
39°42'01.2"N 8°47'19.0"W
UTM
29S 518122 4394520
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Ricardo Oliveira
September 27, 2022 · Community
2 crosses without marking plates. Despite that, everything perfect.
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When did you do this route? September 24, 2022
Snake just outside Cortes
Photo: Ricardo Oliveira, Community
Entering clay pathway
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Status
Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
704 m
Descent
428 m
Highest point
400 m
Lowest point
71 m
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