Portugal's Route 66

Whilst not sounding as sexy as “Route 66” Portugal’s “EN 2” is apparently the world’s third longest road after Route 40 in Argentina (5,000 km) and the afore mentioned 66 (3945km) coming in at 738.5km.

It cuts through the Country from North to South starting almost at the northern border with Spain at the XIVth century Castle Chaves and heading south to the sea at Faro, crossing 4 mountain ranges and 11 rivers.


There are moves afoot to promote this 71 year old road as a tourist attraction for those who like to tour and with Faro having one of the most famous motor cycle clubs in Europe this looks promising.

Mid life crisis anyone?


Castle Chaves built in 1346 by King Denis of Portugal:

Chaves Castle

Faro Castle 12th century:

Faro Castle

Faro Moto Clube 20th century:



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