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Drive to Lisbon

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We are thinking of driving to Lisbon airport around April 10 from Lagos via the n120. First, is there some nice scenery and maybe wildflowers? Second, would Vila Nova be a good spot for lunch and maybe a quick walk break?

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It's a country road, plenty of twists and turns with quite decent scenery worth stopping for, until you hit the main highways and the Lisbon suburbs about 1 hour from the airport.

I think Vila Nova de Milfontes sounds a good place to stop. it's about half way. I have never been there but people I know who have say it is a very pleasant little place.

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First, is there some nice scenery- if you are thinking about seaside, no there's not, you have to detour specifically for that.

maybe wildflowers? If it's a normal spring, yes, wild flowers will be already blooming.

Second, would Vila Nova be a good spot for lunch - for lunch, yes you have several restaurants in town. For a walk it depends, if all you want is a stretch of legs, yes.

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Great! Good to hear about the wildflowers. Lovely interior scenery, birds and little towns are great. We would be looking for a short walk. Any place special to eat lunch in Vila Nova or another town on the way? Good local food sounds great.

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Not in town, but one of my favorites Porto das Barcas https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g784072-d3265520-Reviews-Porto_De_Barcas-Vila_Nova_de_Milfontes_Beja_District_Alentejo.html

In town and the most famous locally Tasca do Celso https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g784072-d941317-Reviews-Tasca_do_celso-Vila_Nova_de_Milfontes_Beja_District_Alentejo.html

In town and also one I like https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g784072-d3959047-Reviews-Patio_Alentejano-Vila_Nova_de_Milfontes_Beja_District_Alentejo.html

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Oo, those restaurants all look like winners! Thanks so much!

any good places to get out and take a walk, maybe half hour or so?

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Carrapateira, Odeceixe and Zambujeira do Mar on all you have access to trails from the Rota Vicentina route https://rotavicentina.com/en/walking/fishermens-trail/

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