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Portugal’s Route 66 on list of best places to go in 2019

Portugal’s Route 66 on list of best places to go in 2019

The EN2 road – the longest road in the country, linking Chaves in the north with Faro in the south – has been named one of the “best places to go in 2019” by American travel guide publisher Frommer’s.

The road, which authorities in Portugal are committed to turning into a tourist attraction, is one of the 19 suggestions made by the travel guide specialists.

Frommer’s contributor Paul Ames writes that “tourism is booming on Portugal’s sun-kissed beaches and in coastal cities like Lisbon and Porto, but canny travellers can get ahead of the crowds by exploring the beautiful, often-neglected interior”.

Ames likens the EN2 to America’s famous Route 66 highway, “offering an iconic road trip through the headlands, winding 450 miles from the Roman city of Chaves, by the Spanish border in the north, down to the balmy southern beaches of the Algarve coast”.

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