This is a crazy trip! We will travel across one of Brazil’s largest off-road trail complexes, a real amusement park for off-road lovers. This tour totals 3 days of motorcycle riding, 1 day for you to rest your arms at the local beach, 2 days of travelling across the Brazilian countryside to the National Park of Serra da Canastra and 2 days for your arrival and departure. Founded in 1972, the National Park of Serra da Canastra has an area of 71,525 hectares and embraces three different municipalities in the southeast of Minas Gerais: São Roque de Minas, Sacramento and Delfinópolis. The area consists of two massifs: Serra da Canastra and Serra das Sete Voltas, with the Cândidos valley in between. The altitudes vary between 900 meters and 1496 meters (at Torre da Serra Brava) and the rupestre fields, fields that grow over solid rock, are the prevalent vegetation, combined with the Cerrado vegetation and riparian forests. The landscape here is breathtaking, and the place is also known for being the division between two major Brazilian hydrographic basins: São Francisco and Platina (Paraná). Rupestre fields filled with delicate flowers, typical Cerrado vegetation and gallery forests with beautiful atlantic vegetation intertwine in this spectacular scenario, where some endangered species, such as the giant anteater, the maned wolf, the giant armadillo, and the Brazilian merganser find their homes. We shall be lodged at our Amarildo Nikimba’s inn, named after our local guide. The man is an extremely skilled driver and has a deep knowledge of the place, since he was born and raised there. The inn is very well located, so that we can enjoy the Trail In Trail Out procedure, equipping our gear and heading straight out of our balconies. You will experience: 100% off-road time Radical trails with steep slopes Trails for all kinds of travellers. Mountaintops with beautiful views Extremely rocky terrain; you will learn to trust in stone and in tire adherence. River crossing Huge plateaus Rupestre fields Beautiful waterfalls Rivers and lakes Wild animals such as wolves and anteaters Lodging at the Amarildo Nikimba inn, a humble place with great human contact and swimming pool. Authentic mineira culinary, with food cooked in wood stoves. Beer every night.
One of our most popular attractions, this tour is designed for those who travel under tight time constraints but still want to get the most out of off-road motorcycling and beautiful sightseeing in the Marvelous City. You are required to have significant off-road experience, since we will be travelling through dense forest vegetation and beaches in the municipalities of Niterói, Maricá, Rio Bonito and Friburgo. The tour totals 3 days of motorcycle travel and 2 days for you to rest your arms enjoying the most famous carioca landmarks, plus the days of your arrival and departure. You will experience: Close to 100% off-road travel time. Radical dirt roads with steep slopes. Mountaintops with beautiful sights. Great landscape variety, from beach sand to mountain dirt to loose rocks. River crossing. Mountain villages and settlements. Dense tropical virgin forests. Wild animals Lodgings at the Beach of Camboinhas waterfront. Excellent accommodation including swimming pool, sauna and room service. Lodgings at farms scattered around the wild. Typical Brazilian dishes and the amazing churrasco. típica brasileira e incrível churrasco. Beer every night. Rio de Janeiro sights: Pão de Açúcar, Corcovado, Copacabana, Ipanema and Pedra Bonita
Founded in 1783, Bananal hit its apogee in the 19th century, with the mass production of coffee. Huge farms and urban palaces are silent witnesses to that glorious period. In the last 50 years, Bananal has begun a new productive cycle, the focus this time being artisanal products. There are beautiful crochet works, and delicious artisanal candies and sugar cane brandy, or cachaça, to be found found in Bananal. Several farms are open to visitors interested in seeing colonial architecture in neoclassical style. Visitors can taste cachaça directly from our alembics and get familiar with the entire process of transformation of sugar cane into cachaça, rapadura, and brown sugar. We will experience a tour around history and the beauties of a tropical forest, with great plant and animal biodiversity, as we travel across the trails in the region of Serra da Bocaína, the frontier between the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. We will see remnants of the Atlantic Forest, vegetation that once covered the Brazilian territory in almost its entirety and has been declared by Unesco to be a Patrimony of Humanity. The 884 hectares of the Ecological Station are located in a region where the altitude varies between 1200 and 1900 meters. We will also travel across the State Forest Edmundo Navarro de Andrade in Rio Claro, a 22 square kilometer garden forest created in 1909 in order to supply wood for the railroad sleepers and coal for the locomotives of the Companhia Paulista de Estrada de Ferro railroad company. In 1914, Navarro brought from Australia 144 different species of eucalyptus plant, turning the Rio Claro garden forest into a major eucalyptus research center. This tour totals 3 days of intense motorcycle trails, 1 day of sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro, 1 day for you to rest your arms at the local beach and 2 days for your arrival and departure