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When we realized that the renowned international travel magazine, “Travel & amp; Leisure ”, had chosen the ten car trips in Europe that he has to do at least once in his life & nbsp; - and one of them was in Portugal & nbsp; -, we assume that another international medium had discovered our National Road 2, between Chaves and Faro (also known as Portuguese Route 66 and about which NiT has already written), and which was giving it prominence.
It's not the case. The answer is much closer for those who live and work in Lisbon: in fact, so close that for thousands of people, it is the daily commute between home and work. On the list of the most wonderful road trips in Europe, next to the Scottish highlands and Loch Ness, the road to Bruges, from a location where “The Last Jedi” was filmed and from the Italian coast, comes the journey between Lisbon and the Estoril. And it's not even on the Marginal Road, but on the A5.
The magazine says in an article on March 21 about & nbsp; ten of the best road trips in Europe to add to its bucket list, that Lisbon is increasingly popular and with good reason.
It should be understood that, although the report is about travel by car, clearly the emphasis is also given to destinations or what there is to see on departure and arrival, and not only to the trip itself. & Nbsp;
This is how the A5 suggestion is explained: after visiting Lisbon's museums, walking through its hills, exploring its Roman and Moorish history and listening to traditional fado, the route along the highway that runs close to the coast is recommended until Estoril. The trip takes less than an hour and in Estoril “you will find picturesque beaches, restaurants, bars and Casino do Estoril, one of the largest in Europe”, emphasizes the publication.
Nearby is also the fishing village of Cascais, “a popular tourist destination, with beaches, historic buildings and elegant 19th century architecture. Both Estoril and Cascais can be explored during a one-day visit ”, concludes the journalist.
“Having a car allows us to stop wherever and whenever we want, to find the most distant points that make a trip especially memorable. My favorite way to take a trip is to spend time at a destination and then add a unit to the itinerary for a day or two. You might even want to focus your entire vacation on the tour, spending a night or two each place before moving on to the next ”, he says.
In Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland, England, Scotland, Austria, France and Ireland you will find the remaining nine simple and practical trips in Europe, with criteria both on the road and in destinations, which may make you want to put these on your list of experiences not to be missed. Palermo, Malaga, Bruges, Strasbourg, & nbsp; Killarney and Vienna are some of the locations included.Click on the gallery to find out which, in addition to the Portuguese route, are unmissable road trips.
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Director: Jaime Martins Alberto | April 22, 2020 | Edition: 3,112 | Daily frequency
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