Follow the road past the industrial buildings and
alongside the River ZÍzere, keeping left where the
road forks. The road becomes a wide gravel track and
is easy, flat walking with good views of the river
to your left.
After a little over two kilometres, there are a couple of
stone picnic tables on the left, but these can be
overgrown and the views of the river are blocked by
mimosa trees. A few metres further on there is a
slope to the left which takes you down to a pleasant
picnic area next to the river.
To your right are the remains of industrial buildings. I
have no idea what they could have been used for as they
are somewhat isolated. Any ideas welcome.
A further two kilometres on, you will see the confluence of
Rivers ZÍzere and
Nab„o where the waters swirl
and churn before continuing the journey to meet the
Rio Tejo (Tagus) at
Look for a narrow footpath to the right, just before
the end of the main track. Follow this path, past an
old ruin and over a very unsteady looking
footbridge. There is also a short but steep climb.
Along this path, there are a myriad of wild flowers and
shrubs including heathers, Spanish gorse, mastic, cistus
(rock rose), lavender and rosemary.
After 500 metres, the footpath veers left and climbs
shortly but steeply to meet a wide track. Here you
turn right for about 30 metres, then right again.
Follow this track, keeping to right at a fork. You
are now walking above the outward paths and there
are excellent views of the river and surrounding
The track drops down after 1,200 metres to rejoin the
outward track, where you turn right to retrace your
steps back to the start.
Sue and I have walked here half a dozen times and it is
surprising that, although this is an easy track and
would be ideal for families, dog-walking, taking
children on foot or cycle, and with the picnic site, Sue
and I have never seen another person walking here.