The National Road 2 (EN2/N2) is nicknamed the Route 66 of Portugal. It’s a very exciting and scenic journey in the heart of the country, taking you from Chaves in the North to Faro in the South.
The road is totally asphalted. Completed in 1950’s, it’s the longest continuous road in the country crossing 4 mountain ranges, 11 rivers and 29 municipalities. The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. The journey is a wonderful way to slowly travel through the country and experience Portugal's diverse culture and landscapes through stunning landscapes, unique villages, irresistible river beaches, unforgettable heritage and unique gastronomy.
The road encompasses miles of stunning views. It has been named one of the “best places to go in 2019” by American travel guide publisher Frommer’s. The experience of using this road is very impressive. The road is 738km long. It starts at the city of Chaves, in the northern part of the country, close to the border with Spain deep in the rough landscape of Trás os Montes. It runs south through the centre of Portugal, and ends in the city of Faro, just short of the Atlantic Ocean where the visitor is faced by the azure sea of the Algarve.
This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs offering an iconic road trip through the headlands. There are lots of viewpoints, official and unofficial. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn. The National Road 2 (EN2/N2) cuts through rugged and little-visited scenery, passing four UNESCO World Heritage sites, wild mountains, elegant spa towns, pristine lakes and a string of historic towns and photogenic villages. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow.
Road suggested by: Tony