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Mountain Regions Are Ideal for Hiking
11/03/2014 - 09h19
FROM SÃO PAULO
Do you enjoy hiking? Esdras Martins, Race Director of São Paulo and Brazilian Hiking Championships, indicates Monte Verde (Minas Gerais) for beginners and Petrópolis (Rio de Janeiro) for advanced hikers.
Monte Verde (Minas Gerais)
Located at 1,400 metre high in the Mantiqueira hills, the little town offers a good variety of hiking routes.
There are well marked trails with intermediate level options. The hiking time is up to 4 hours
BEST TIME winter (dry season)
FROM US$36 per person (includes transport and guide)
WHO TAKES YOU Multisport Mantiqueira: (+55 35) 3438-2410
PACKAGE Meu Mundo Viagens: two nights at the Inn Pine Green with breakfast and hiking included for US$ 200. (+55 11) 5041-3962; meumundoviagens.com.br
Petrópolis (Rio de Janeiro)
The route between Petrópolis and Teresópolis and the mountains of Serra dos Órgãos National Park are very popular.
It takes at least three days, so book hostels. It is steep and tiring at first, but offers a rewarding sight
BEST TIME winter
FROM US$ 167 to US$ 292 per person (it may vary according to the number of tourists). Guide service is included
WHO TAKES YOU check the list of certified guides on parnaso.tur.br; the track is currently closed because of fires in the region; there is no reopening anticipated
PACKAGE Nattrip: one night in Petrópolis at the hotel Abrigo do Açú US$ 270. It includes transport, a trip to Véu da Noiva waterfall and one hike to Castelos do Açú. (+55 21) 3264-0182; nattrip.com.br
Translated by JULIANA CALDERARI