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PR2 BTL - Buraco do Roto Route - 6km

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This 6 km circular route is one of the most beautiful hikes in Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros (PNSAC). It is a steep, wild and wonderful hike that'll get you close to the unique geological phenomena of the Natural Park.
moderate
Distance 5.9 km
1:55 h
289 m
290 m
405 m
164 m

This 6 km circular route is one of the most beautiful hikes in Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros (PNSAC).

It takes you into ancient burial caves, through a natural tunnel and round to Malhadouro valley, where you'll climb some natural stairs that will lead you to Pia da Ovelha, a large natural cave, which owes its name to the sink built there under a stalactite and which drips abundantly in the rainy season, serving as a water hole for the sheep (ovelhas) in the old days.

Via roped stairs you get to the bottom of the valley, from where you can watch the climbers on Reguengo do Fetal Climbing area on a good day.

You'll then ascend the other side of the valley, up to the fertile plain before descending Vale da Pena. Here, you'll get the chance to observe the rock formations again on your way back, before reaching your point of departure in Reguengo do Fetal.

Read more about the trail here: 
http://www.walkingportugal.com/z_distritos_portugal/Leiria/Batalha/BTL_PR2_Buraco_Roto.html 

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Highest point
405 m
Lowest point
164 m
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Reguengo do Fetal (164 m)
Coordinates:
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39.640041, -8.762928
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39°38'24.1"N 8°45'46.5"W
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29S 520342 4387833
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You should be able to park at Largo da Praça da Fonte in Reguengo do Fetal: 39.639886, -8.763094

Coordinates

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39.640041, -8.762928
DMS
39°38'24.1"N 8°45'46.5"W
UTM
29S 520342 4387833
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
1:55 h
Ascent
289 m
Descent
290 m
Highest point
405 m
Lowest point
164 m
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