Section 22 starts in Nazaré and stretches for 39 kilometers along the coastline, with many beautiful beaches, ending in the charming town of S. Pedro de Moel. Here, you’ll find a lovely beach surrounded by an elegant and aristocratic array of houses, nestled between the pine forest and the sea. It’s also a perfect place for picnics and walks along trails that blend the beauty of the sea, forest, and beach with serene forests, fountains, streams, and creeks. To the north of the town is Penedo da Saudade, a high cliff with a lighthouse.
Venturing slightly off the conventional path, you’ll discover Marinha Grande, a town surrounded by the Leiria pine forest. It has a rich natural, cultural, and industrial heritage, especially in the glass industry. The Glass Museum is worth a visit to see impressive collections of art spanning two centuries and learn about the manufacturing process.
Resuming your journey, shortly after passing Penedo da Saudade, the landscape unveils its character with cliffs, sandbanks, dunes, and the vast expanse of the ocean, guiding you to Praia da Vieira, where this scenic section concludes.