Discover some trails to enjoy the Brazilian landscapes
Take a peaceful walk along the beaches of Ubatuba, a challenge through the mountains of Minas Gerais or delight in the waterfalls and canyons of the Itararé Valley.
Tired of spending the day at the office? To face the traffic of big cities? How about spending a weekend away from all that stress? Traveling is always a great way out, but there's no point in waiting for a trip to New York or Paris to get away from it, right?
Why, then, not venture out into nature? And before you say you wouldn't be fit or otherwise, know that there are options for everyone. You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy some trails through Brazil, with unique moments through nature, discovering unexplored landscapes.
Therefore, in this article in partnership with the agency PISA Trekking, we think of you who live in Southeast region from Brazil and hasn't moved his body for a long time, but he can't wait to embody Tarzan in person. It's time to make a trekking for beginners.
Where can I do my first trail?
For those who are not used to the world of trekking, it is very common to associate any trail with a tent and camp. But that's just one way to enjoy the experience. As you are just starting, the tip we give is to look for a one day trail.
Here, you won't need to carry a heavy backpack or recover from sleep overnight. And it's good that you can better understand your rhythm. It is also important to choose a trail with little elevation difference. In other words, it's one thing to walk 3 km on the straight of Avenida Paulista, another thing is the same 3 km up and down the slope.
Don't make your first experience a trauma to your knees! Go easy, stop to make some selfies, eat well and you'll soon feel itchy to get back to nature.
First trip tips: trekking for beginners
If the idea is the beach, get to know the Seven Beaches Trail, in ubatuba (SP). Bordering a coastline of the Atlantic Forest, you discover a series of almost deserted beaches and viewpoints, which can still be accompanied with seafood dishes harvested at local marine farms.
If the idea is waterfall, your adventure can be the Seven Waterfalls Trail, in São Luís do Paraitinga (SP). Along a trail full of waterfalls, falls and water wells, you will have plenty of opportunities to bathe, before arriving at a beautiful view of Serra do Mar. If the idea is mountain, go to the border of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, in green Hill (MG).
Accompanied by araucaria and pine trees, the trail leads to three of the highest points in the region, with wonderful panoramic views. The city of Monte Verde is also a charm from Minas, if you have the opportunity, don't miss the chance to stay in a hostel in the city. Now if your idea is a trail in dense forest, the fog park, in Mogi das Cruzes (SP) could be your place.
In it you will find different stages of the Atlantic Forest. Plus, enjoy a dip in the icy waters of the Itatinga River and a delicious farm lunch. As you gain more confidence in the boot, you can start venturing into longer, more difficult or longer trails. And the best, you don't even have to spend on plane tickets.
If the idea is waterfalls and canyons, go Itararé Valley, in Itararé (SP). Taking turns between trails close to 80m stone walls and delicious waterfalls, it's hard to believe that this Atlantic Forest sanctuary is located within the state of São Paulo. If the idea is to cycle, go from Marumbi State Park, in Morretes (PR).
For those who like to take the bike on Sundays at Paulista, how about taking a little extra step, and do your first stretch of mountain bike? This, of course, after having already enjoyed a great view of the park at the top of one of the mountains in the region! Now if what you want is to enjoy a mountain destination, there is no shortage of options: St. Augustine Peak, in Itanhandu (MG), Lopo Peak, in Extrema (MG) and Itatiaia National Park, in Itamonte (MG). All in our beloved Serra da Mantiqueira!
These will be your mountaineering schools. And in the last two, you will have the opportunity to test your skills in “escalaminha”. But before you go out into the woods, it's worth the warning. Like any activity we start, the trekking is no different. To be able to enjoy everything safely and comfortably, you will need to take some precautions.
In addition to the right destination, you will need to buy some trail accessories and understand your own limits. Now, to have even more security, why not opt for the support of an agency that has been specialized in ecotourism for over 30 years?
THE Pisa Trekking offers a series of packages by Brazil and the world, and will accompany you from the first steps to the top of the Kilimanjaro. Oh, and you can rest assured that the trail snacks are on their own. There's no way to enter the woods on an empty stomach, is there?!
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