The NIS PR3 walk at Velada

This walk, NIS PR3, starts at the hydroelectric station at Velada on the River Nisa and you either download information or pick up a brochure or book of walks at the tourist office in Nisa. This was a lovely walk from 2017 but which never made it to the blogsite.

5.75 kms, c.2 hours

The turnoff to the Hydro-Electric Station at Velada

The turnoff from the main road to the Hydro-Electric Station at Velada

The Hydro-Electric Station at Velada

The Hydro-Electric Station at Velada

The River Nisa

The River Nisa

Abandoned mill on the River Nisa

Abandoned mill on the River Nisa

Weir over the River Nisa where the walk crosses the river

Weir over the River Nisa where the walk crosses the river

Flowers were everywhere, in all shades. Here are some yellow flowers:

Tolpis Barbata (!)

Tolpis Barbata (!)

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There were also pink flowers, sometimes in considerable drifts!

Walking at Velada

Winged lavender

Winged lavender

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There were even blue flowers, but I can’t find the name of this one either!

Blue wildflowers, Velada, Portugal

The walking is easy and relaxed, and peaceful, and shortly you reach the River Tagus.

The River Tagus, Portugal

The river Tagus

The River Tagus

There is a rather steep uphill on this walk, with more views of the River Tagus, extraordinary rock formations, and flowers. And of course with every ‘up’ comes a ‘down’!

Heading uphill from the River Tagus

The River Tagus, Velada

The hills behind the River Tagus

Flowers in the hills behind the River Tagus

In the hills behind the River Tagus

And so back to the River Nisa, loop completed, and a return along the same path as the way out. This is a lovely walk – do try it.

The River Nisa again

The River Nisa again

Time for refreshments at the Pastelaria Jardim on the square in Nisa!

Pastelle de Nata & an orange & almond tart in Nisa

Pastelle de Nata & an orange & almond tart in Nisa