11 Cycling Tours In Brazil

From Chapada Diamantina, In Bahia, To Vale Dos Vinhedos, In Rio Grande Do Sul, Check Out The Brazilian Destinations That Are Worth A Ride

There are no shortage of places in Brazil for those who want to travel under two wheels.The country’s many dirt roads lead you to inaccessible areas by car. We list here, some of the best regions to venture by bike.

Bahia – Chapada Diamantina

By bicycle, you can see the main attractions of the Chapada Diamantina National Park.The region is rich in waterfalls, caves, caves and valleys. The starting point is the Bahia city of Lençóis. From there, there are about 273 km of trails, which can be cycled. By the way, there are options of inns and hotels to stay overnight. The restaurants offer tasty homemade food. The tourism company Pisa Trekking offers a nine-day itinerary for R $ 3,055 like water bottles as cycling equipment.

GoiÁS – Chapada Dos Veadeiros (Site)

Known for its natural beauty, Chapada dos Veadeiros is the region that encompasses the municipalities of São João daí Aliança, Alto Paraiso, Colinas do Sul and Cavalcante. The trail is 56 km long, which can be made gradually. There is a five-day itinerary sold at local specialized agencies. Along the way, you pass through waterfalls and different rock formations of the Valley of the Moon. The region is well served by hotels and inns, and the typical food is a must. Avoid going during the summer rainy season as rivers overflow easily.

Minas Gerais – The Way Of Light (Site)

196 km long, hundreds of pilgrims perform this trail annually that connects the city of Tombos to the base of the Pico da Bandeira, both in the mountain range. The motives that drive these travelers are different: there are those who seek inner peace, others are interested in the mystical-religious properties of the place and there are those who are attracted to the natural beauties. The whole bike route can be done in four days. It is worth to book another day to climb to the top of the Pico da Bandeira, which has a wonderful view. For those who want to travel, it is necessary to pay R $ 75, referring to environmental tax, health insurance and credential.

Minas Gerais – Serra Da Canastra (Site)

This region is much sought after by cyclists for its numerous dirt roads, which lead to waterfalls and springs. All this in between is the landscape of the cerrado. It is worth remembering that within the National Park of Serra da Canastra, located on a large plateau, there are no lodging options and restaurants. In this way, those interested should prepare themselves by taking food and tents.

MG, SP And RJ – Estrada Real (Site)

The Estrada Real, which from the time of Brazil colony connects Minas Gerais to the coast, takes you on a tour of history. But it takes breath to go all the way. After all, they are no less than 1,600 km of course. The most common is to choose one of the three sections that form this historical route (New Path, Old Path and Diamond Path). The center of convergence is the city of Ouro Preto (MG). With several small towns along the route, the trip can be made with stops and visits to historic mansions and farms.

MG, SP And RJ – Serra Da Mantiqueira (Site)

Among the many possibilities of paths in the Serra da Mantiqueira, a beautiful option is the route between Campos do Jordão (SP) and Paraty (RJ). There are 300 km made by roads or dirt tracks that lead to hidden villages. In the middle of all this, there are many waterfalls and vegetation native to the Atlantic Forest. The trip lasts around five days.

Santa Catarina – European Valley Circuit (Site)

Developed especially for the cyclist, the circuit passes through nine municipalities, with beginning and end in Timbó, 30 km from Blumenau. In the midst of the Atlantic Forest, the route was designed to escape the asphalt, prioritizing the dirt roads. It is a region rich in waterfalls and rivers, in the middle of the Atlantic Forest. It has points of support, structure and signage along the 300km of course. The company Turismo Rota offers a seven days closed package, for R $ 1,650, for those who do not want to venture alone.

Santa Catarina – Circuit Costa Serra Mar (Site)

This 270km ride takes the cyclist to know some of the most beautiful beaches of Santa Catarina by bike, passing by valleys and mountains. In all, 11 municipalities are covered, with the beginning and end in Balneário Camboriú. This is one of the best routes for those who are venturing under two wheels, as there are not so many ascents and the roads are preserved and signposted. In addition, the distance between each small town is not so long, allowing the traveler to stop when he is tired. The route can be done in six days, riding about 50km per stretch.

São Paulo – The Way Of Faith (Site)

Inspired by the millennial Way of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), it takes a lot of faith and willingness to fulfill the 500km that separate the Silver waters of the National Shrine of Aparecida. The trail was created to support pilgrims, who travel by foot, by bicycle or on horseback. The course is quite tiring and requires resistance. There are many ascents and descents between asphalt and dirt road. The complete course can be done around 10 days. As in the original Spanish, travelers who make the credential (R $ 5) receive a certificate of participation and are entitled to discounts on accommodations.

São Paulo And ParanÁ – Lagamar (Site)

For those who seek direct contact with nature, this trip is a full plate. The Polo Ecotourism of Lagamar begins in the city of Iguape (SP). Pass through Ilha Comprida, Pariquera-Açu and Cananéia, until arriving in Guaraqueçaba (PR). Under two wheels, the traveler will travel several islands in the region, in stretches of deserted beaches of hard sand, with crossings made by boat or raft. The route also includes historical towns, banana farms and trails. The whole trip can be done in seven days.

Rio Grande Do Sul – Vale Dos Vinhedos (Website)

A traditional producer of Brazilian wines and juices, the Vale dos Vinhedos can be explored by bike, joining in an enotourism trip with bicycle touring. The region comprises areas of the municipalities of Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi and Monte Belo do Sul, where the main Brazilian wineries are located, such as Miolo and Casa Valduga. Between a pedaling and another, stop to taste a glass and see the process of preparation of the drink. The trip can be made around 10 days.

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