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PR4 PMS - Fornea Route - 12km

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This 12 km circular route is one of the most beautiful hikes in Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros (PNSAC). From Alcaria you will discover waterfalls (if in season) and caves. The trail then takes you up on top of the natural amfitheatre with glorious views of the National Park before descending back into the valley.
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
3:45 h
477 m
477 m
513 m
229 m
When you leave Alcaria and enter into the natural amfitheatre, you'll soon start to notice how all sounds, other than natural ones, fade away.
Walking into the valley you will discover waterfalls (if in season) and caves. The trail then doubles back and takes you up on top of nature's arena (look out for fossils on your way!) with glorious views of the National Park before descending back into the valley.

On the trail you may see birds of prey, wild flowers and paleolithic remains (fossil) from the Jurrassic era.

PS: While the route's name used to be called "PR6 PMS" it is now named "PR4 PMS" and you can follow the signposts along the route. Remember to follow PR4.1 PMS to get into the natural amphitheatre, past waterfalls and into the caves.

Read more here: 
http://www.walkingportugal.com/z_distritos_portugal/Leiria/Porto_de_Mos/PMS_PR6_Fornea.html 
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moderate
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Highest point
513 m
Lowest point
229 m
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There are parking spots along the road in Alcaria, here: 39.568987, -8.794406 (228 m)
Coordinates:
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39.568930, -8.794579
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39°34'08.1"N 8°47'40.5"W
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29S 517644 4379934
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Turn-by-turn directions

While the route's name used to be called "PR6 PMS" it is now named "PR4 PMS" and you can follow the signposts along the route. Remember to follow PR4.1 PMS to get into the natural amphitheatre, past waterfalls and into the caves.

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Parking

There are places for parking by the side of the road at the beginning of the trail: 39.568980, -8.794404

Coordinates

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39.568930, -8.794579
DMS
39°34'08.1"N 8°47'40.5"W
UTM
29S 517644 4379934
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
477 m
Descent
477 m
Highest point
513 m
Lowest point
229 m
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