There is a concept that one gets reward for the steps that one takes to travel to synagogue, and this reward extends even if one goes out of their way to go to a synagogue that is further away from their home (Sotah 22a).
My basic question is how far to take this idea. Some examples:
Does it apply if one takes the longer of two routes to their synagogue?
Does it apply if one takes a more difficult route, say over a hilly route as opposed to a flat route, or an unplowed snowy route as opposed to a plowed route?
Does it apply if one zig-zags to increase the distance they travel?
Does it apply if one drives to a further synagogue?