In the formative stages of a two week summer vacation (2010), and I am trying to find a good route taking a couple of days by car in-between Madrid and Lisboa. Looking for Interesting places and great food of course (but not Mich star, on budget). I have heard the west coast is a bit of a "concrete jungle", so maybe an interior route is better? Then we would visit coastal villages near Lisboa second week. I have seen great posts for Madrid, Lisboa, but not much specific in interior (other than Sevilla).
Any suggestions? many thanks!