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Colonial Towns, Fjords & the Costa Verde

  • Discover Brazil's diverse landscapes—from tropical highland down to the jaw-dropping Costa Verde (Emerald Coast)
  • Bike through pastures and jungles and up to the historic Gold Trail along the Estrada Real (Royal Road)
  • Explore the famous Mamanguá tropical inlet by foot and canoe, where steep rain forest-covered mountains dive into the sea
  • Experience a taste of Brazilian music and dance while you rub elbows with the vibrant and friendly locals

Cycle past the high farmlands of Serra do Mar. Hike through a lush rain forest. Canoe in the pristine Saco do Mamanguá. Indulge in a refreshing sip of sweetly tart caipirinha. An infectious samba beat fills the air with excitement, inviting you to move. Tempting you to explore. Give in to the intoxicating rhythm of Brazil.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Kick off your Brazilian adventure in the verdant foothills of the Serra do Mar, a World Heritage Site | Bike and hike through rain forest, rolling countryside and small farms surrounded by endless greenery.

Day 3 Get your first taste of the Costa Verde, where jungle-laden mountains spill onto an impressive coastline | Hike to beautiful Praia da Fazenda, a mile-long white-sand beach | Climb aboard a private schooner and cruise to uninhabited islands where you can snorkel along the pristine coastline | Grab a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and float through picturesque Picinguaba Bay.

Day 4 Hike into the spellbinding Saco do Mamanguá, a coastal inlet that extends six miles from the sea to the forest | Accompanied by local guides, explore Mamanguá's tranquil waters in canoes | After a scenic boat ride to the coastal city of Paraty, discover plazas and colonial churches tucked among the old town's cobblestone streets.

Days 5-6 Pedal to the Estrada Real, a network of colonial-era royal roads built to transport gold, diamonds and minerals in the 1600s | With a local expert, walk the Gold Trail, one of the oldest roads in the Americas | Take a dip in a swimming hole with a waterfall before lunch at a distillery that produces cachaça, a local firewater made from sugarcane | Explore Paraty's historic center on a walking tour before voyaging to Brazil's most marvelous city, Rio de Janeiro.

Only Backroads offers such an active multisport trip along Brazil's unrivaled Costa Verde, one of the world's most impressive coastlines. We spared nothing in planning this itinerary—biking in the highlands, hiking through stunning rain forest, swimming under waterfalls, stand-up paddleboarding in mangroves, snorkeling off the shore of uninhabited islands, delicious farm-to-table meals and luxurious accommodations! We end the trip in captivating Rio de Janeiro where you have the opportunity to extend your stay in Brazil's most famous must-see city.
Michelle Muench- Regional Manager - Latin America

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Air-Conditioning

Fazenda Catuçaba is a Premiere Inn housed in beautiful historic farm buildings in the mountains of the Serra do Mar State Park. While it offers outstanding service and a privileged proximity to nature, please note that it is not equipped with air-conditioning (though nights are usually cool due to the high elevation). 
$4,198 - $4,398
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São Paulo, Brazil/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Premiere Hotels*

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Fazenda Catucaba

Fazenda Catuçaba

Catuçaba (2 nights)

A simple yet refined hotel set on a 1,100-acre coffee plantation bordering the spectacular Serra do Mar UNESCO natural reserve. (pool)

Pousada Picinguaba

Pousada Picinguaba

* Casual Hotel
Picinguaba (1 night)

Hear the sound of the wind and the waves at this charming beachfront hotel with a backdrop of the Serra do Mar tropical forest. (pool)

Pousada Literaria de Paraty

Pousada Literária

Paraty (2 nights)

This hotel is a fully restored colonial house ideally situated in the historical center of Paraty. (pool, spa)

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Only Backroads offers such an active multisport trip along Brazil's unrivaled Costa Verde, one of the world's most impressive coastlines. We spared nothing in planning this itinerary—biking in the highlands, hiking through stunning rain forest, swimming under waterfalls, stand-up paddleboarding in mangroves, snorkeling off the shore of uninhabited islands, delicious farm-to-table meals and luxurious accommodations! We end the trip in captivating Rio de Janeiro where you have the opportunity to extend your stay in Brazil's most famous must-see city.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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2018 December

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 15 1700
2 Walking/Hiking 7 1300 8 1500
Other Horseback Riding 1½ Hours
3 Biking 16 1800
Walking/Hiking 1 100
Other Private Schooner Island-Hopping Excursion & Snorkeling (3 Hours)
Other Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking in Picinguaba Bay (1 Hour)
4 Walking/Hiking 5 600
Other Early Morning Yoga 1 Hour
Kayaking Mamanguá Canoe Excursion (2–3 Hours)
Other Scenic Boat Ride to Paraty (45 Minutes)
5 Biking 7* 1300 14* 1500 19 2200
Other Estrada Real Hike (1 Hour)
Other Cachaca Distillery Tour & Tasting (45 Minutes)
6 Other Paraty Historical Walking Tour (1.5 Hours)
Other Trip End and Shuttle to Rio de Janeiro downtown or International Airport (4½-5½ Hours)
 

Note: To make for the most comfortable ride to this particular trip, we've outfitted our titanium road bike with slightly wider tires. You'll appreciate this on those stretches of the route with hard-packed dirt (approximately 40% dirt and 60% paved). The biking terrain on this trip is generally rolling with some steeper climbs. The roads we follow are a mix of paved and compact dirt roads with some short sections of tiles. Your Backroads custom titanium bike is well-equipped to handle the terrain we encounter. The walking and hiking routes on this trip follow dirt trails and coastal paths on which you'll likely encounter uneven footing due to roots, rocks, mud and sand.Please keep in mind that high humidity, heat and elevation gain can make any activity more challenging—even on shorter distances you might feel tired more quickly, so conditioning is particularly important.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Brazil

We Invented the Multi-Active Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

The Best Leaders in Brazil

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Brazil, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Brazil trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Brazil you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ

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