Kick off your Brazilian adventure in the verdant foothills of the Serra do Mar, a World Heritage Site
Sao Paulo, Brazil
||Fazenda Catucaba||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
||Fazenda Catucaba||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Bike and hike through rain forest, rolling countryside and small farms surrounded by endless greenery
||Pousada Picinguaba||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
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.
||Pousada Literaria||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
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.
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
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Explore Paraty's historic center on a walking tour before voyaging to Brazil's most marvelous city, Rio de Janeiro
- Culture, History & Arts
- Food & Wine
- Romance & Honeymoons
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
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.
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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