1 Castelo de Ansiães

Discover Portugal’s lost history in the abandoned medieval town and castle that once hosted the country’s kings.

2 São João das Arribas gorge

Enjoy a day’s walk from Miranda do Douro to a stupendous viewpoint over the dramatic gorge.

3 Boat trip, Miranda do Douro

A Douro cruise with a difference, this exciting boat trip plies the craggy gorge below ancient Miranda.

4 Bragança

An ancient citadel enclosing centuries of history and a revitalized town centre marks this once-remote regional capital.

5 Parque Natural de Montesinho

Hike in the hills before a night at the boutique “Lost Lobster”.

6 Chaves

The Romans founded this lovely spa town with a picturesque riverside setting, and it’s still a joy to behold.

7 Piteus das Júnias

Explore this wild northwest corner of the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês.

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