One of the most ancient, be-autiful and historical roads of Brazil invites you on a breathtaking adventure.
In the 17th century, the Portuguese Crown created an official route from where the gold production from the center of the country would reach the ports. Thus was born a route of more than 1630 km long, cutting three Brazilian States: Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Along the tracks, lush nature, villages left by the richness of the past and a lot of story to tell, the road that is, today, the largest tourist route in the country.
Don’t get scared with the 1630 kilometers of the Estrada Real! You don’t have to pedal all the way – unless, of course, you want to. The idea is that you experience the best of the road without the need to bike through it all.
The route reserved for you has 395 km, starts in the city of Diamantina (located 290 km from Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais) and ends in the city of Ouro Preto, after 8 days of biking. The route runs along those lines because it requires less physical effort than if you left from Ouro Preto. Good for your legs!
You’re going to have an immersive experience in the history of the country, in the cultural legacy left in the clothes of the people, on the appearance of the houses, on the food served in the villages, in the way of the people. And more: a uni-que contact with a very impressive nature for you to forget your problems, wash your soul in the water-falls and lose your way home after so much beauty.