The start of the N222: Despite its small size, Portugal is undeniably a country rich in places of rare beauty. In both the natural sphere and in the level of human creation, there are many examples we can cite. And to cross these scenarios, we find roads... many of them considered "monuments", not only by the surrounding landscape, but also by the route graph itself. For this reason, there are several roads, already considered as iconic, by lovers of motorized vehicles. EN2, that we already ride it (https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-longest-road-of-portugal.1278776/#post-34186527), the longest in Portugal and running from north to south, will perhaps be the most famous at the moment, but there are many others that are part of the wish list of motorcyclists and other drivers. One of them is the N222, which starts at the west coast, in Vila Nova de Gaia and ends in the east interior, in Almendra, near the border with Spain. It is on this route, that exists a section of road distinguished by AVIS company as "The best road for driving the world", which we had the pleasure of riding last October, and we will speak on this thread. We had arrived in Vila Nova de Gaia the day before, with the intention of starting the trip early in the morning. The beginning of this route (0Km) is in the middle of a urban area, at the roundabout of Santo Ovídeo in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, and being a weekday, we faced the rush hour and a flood of vehicles. Nothing that was not solved peacefully... in few minutes, we were already in a rural scenery. In addition to the usual and inevitable stops to calm the caffeine addiction, we had marked several POI's along the route, mostly, real cinematographic scenarios. The N222, drawn on the south bank of the Douro river, adapted to the whims of geography and a few kilometres after we began the journey, there he was majestic and meandering, breaking the mountains around it. It is an amazing image, more for those who are a pillion, because the driver can not even take his eyes off the road. The first half of the N222, coupled with great beauty, is also quite dangerous. We encountered narrow roads and poor tarmac, often with ongoing road works and badly signposted, in addition to the already expected curves and counter curves of poor visibility. To this panorama, also the agricultural vehicles are crowding the roads, mainly at this time of the year, in which wine grape harvests are in their peak.