There are plenty of cycling and hiking opportunities. Park offices in Bragança and Vinhais offer free brochures detailing 11 marked hiking trails around the park (downloadable online at www.cm-braganca.pt/pages/298). Additional trail info is available at www.natural.pt/portal/en/AreaProtegida/LigacoesPercurso/2.

Swimming

If you come here in the summer, you can cool off in the park’s plentiful (if chilly) rivers and streams. Look for signs pointing to praias fluviais (river beaches) throughout the park; one of the nicest such swimming spots is near the centre of the park, just northwest of the town of Fresulfe.