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The Portuguese Route 66 | Rota Nacional 2

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from 1,775€
  • Duration
  • Self-Drive

Cross entire Portugal in one of the longest roads in the world!

The Experience

Portugal is a country known for its mild climate, friendly people and good gastronomy. By its size the distance between cities is not a problem, which makes it easy to discover it, but what almost nobody knows is that in Portugal there is the third longest road in the world and the longest in Europe.

The so-called Portuguese Route 66 (road Nacional 2) connects the country from North to South in an adventure through the most varied landscapes, from the vineyards of the Douro, the Alentejo fields to the beautiful beaches of the Algarve, through its 738km distance.

To cross this route is to know the country from top to bottom, is to travel through its 11 of its municipalities and enjoy the slow speed that this country at the seaside planted offers.

We select the most picturesque destinations and the most comfortable and authentic boutique hotels that will allow you to know the country interior with comfort, through unique hospitality and with the best local tips that we prepared for you.

Reasons To Love It
  • Discover the best of Portugal riding North to South
  • Stay in beautiful boutique hotels in outstanding locations
  • Participate in unique experiences 

Experience Itinerary

Arrive at Porto airport and explore this wonderful city. Sleep at 1872 River House.

Pick the car or motorcycle and get on the road towards Chaves. Explore the city of Chaves and its sights including the Roman bridge. Indulge in a tree house at Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature.

Head towards the Douro region with its outstanding scenery recognized by Unesco.
Indulge a wine tasting and the authenticity of a distinguished wine producer that will be your accommodation for the two following nights.

Discover the Douro river on a 1h boat tour that will show you the hidden gems of this region. Lamego city and its main ex-libris, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, are some of our suggestions. You will not know a country until you learn about its gastronomy so the invitation is to participate in a cooking workshop. Overnight at Quinta da Pacheca. 

On this day we suggest you head to what we call the centre of Portugal, so we invite you to explore Viseu and Paiva Hermitage. After a long driving day, an old palace, Palácio da Lousã awaits you for a deserved rest.


Visit the charming Lousã village and its castle and continue along exploring the neighbour's schist villages of Góis and Pedrogão Grande. Head towards Sertã and overnight at an old convent at Convento da Sertã Hotel.

A selection of villages is suggested for this day with a great emphasis on Constância, a small picturesque village bathed by the Zêzere river. The beautiful mural of our lady of cork is also one of the suggestions for the day and the last destination is Monforte where the beautiful Torre de Palma is located.

Visit Estremoz, a charming village surrounded by vineyards and wineries and participate in a winemaker experience. Indulge some typical products escorted by a wine tasting at Torre de Palma. 

The suggestion of the day includes Montargil dam and its relaxing atmosphere. We also suggest two other picturesque villages and many typical and delightful restaurants.
The accommodation for the night also lies nearby the water, Vale do Gaio Hotel. 

After a couple of small typical Alentejo villages, you will enter the Algarve region, still with a very typical Alentejo landscape and considered by some as one of the best areas in Portugal for birdwatching. Herdade dos Castelejos will be waiting for you.

Visit the land of the shoemakers, Almodôvar and climb up to enjoy the views of Caldeirão Viewpoint (589m). On this last day in Algarve, we suggest a visit to Faro island where you will encounter outstanding beaches and feel the warm temperatures of Algarve.
Head toward Tavira and it's 37 churches, where the charming Fazenda Nova awaits you to overnight. 

After your last typical breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye and deliver the car or motorcycle at Faro airport. 

Itinerary Map


Important Information

You can do this tour by car or motorcycle. This tour is self-drive so it is up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here!


Rent a car for 10 days arranged through Europcar or a or motorcycle through Hertz. The car is a Seat Ibiza with A/C or similar and the motorcycle is a BMW GS. However, we can tailormade to your needs.


The price of the program is 1775€ per person in a double room. Special seasons, single and solo traveller supplements applies.


- 10 nights in double room with breakfast included;
- Boat tour Pinhão 1h;
- Culinary workshop, wine tasting and visit at Douro winery;
- Experience “Winemaker for a day” in an Alentejo winery;
- Rental car or motorcycle service for 10 days;
- A booklet of your trip with inside tips for unforgettable memories and local experiences.

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