The region near by the National Park “Serra do Cipó” offers different options for
long trekking, a very special one are the Two-day- tours and Three-Day- Tours, so
called traverse tracks, where the group starts on one point of the mountain and
arrives on the other side of it. These traverses are unique experiences for anyone
who is into trekking. The tracks are more or less 40 km long and can be done in 2
or 3 days. Some of the tracks take you right through the National Park Serra do
Cipó, and like every good trekking all of them finish with a refreshing bath in one
of the innumerous waterfalls. The Serra do Cipó is the region with most
fountainheads and waterfalls in the state of Minas Gerais, and one of the most
important National Parks in Brazil. The visitors will find clear water everywhere
One of the most important questions before you start a trekking should be the
equipment and the alimentation during the trip. You shouldn´t carry to much
weight, but neither forget very important items and the right food. On our
traverse trekking trips we organize custom made experiences, or with support
by 4×4 jeeps, horses, family houses for accommodation or camps under the stars.
Adventure tourism doesn´t mean that the visitors shall deny comfort, eat less or
tire because of the heavy weight of the backpack. We offer trekking for all kind of
visitors: Adventure, advanced trekking, contemplation and slowing down.
Everybody has his own objectives!
Some visitors are not sure, what to carry with them: The right cloth, utilities, and
food. For example, when we do trekking, we normally eat quite less than at
home. For a traverse trekking we recommend basic and light alimentation, it
should be easy to prepare.
What to carry in a small attack back pack for One-day- trips:
Bath cloth, sun blocker, a cap, sunglasses, water, a lamp and a loaded cellphone.
Food: Cookies (without salt), cereals, sweets without chocolate and dry fruits.
Perhaps also a natural sandwich with cheese, and salad. Always prefer fruits, like
apples, than juices or nectars. But carefully, because fruits can make you more
What to take with you for Two-day- trips or Three-day- trips:
If you booked a trip with a bed in one of the family inns, you don´t need to worry
about too much weight. A sleeping bag, a rain court, sox, long sleeves and
trousers for cold nights, towel, flip flops, soap, toilet paper, etc.
Cloths during the day: dark colored, light and long trousers, light long sleeve, a
cap or a had.
Cloths for the afternoon: Swimming cloths, flip flops and a fresh shirt
Cloths for the night: comfortable trousers, sleeping bag and a fresh shirt again.
In the morning we serve a complete breakfast with coffee, manioc bread, cheese
and fruits. The breakfast is the most important part of our tour, because we don´t
have lunch, only breaks for snacks!
Dinner: It really depends on your taste, we offer typical food form our state
Minas Gerais, but we also have vegetarian options, or you self can prepare your
favorite dish. Some trekkers prefer a large dinner full of stories under the stars,
other prefer a fast dinner and to retire early. There a lot of semi-fast food
options, but once again take car with salt and don´t carry bins with you. We don´t
leave our trash behind, so we need to carry everything with us until the next
trashcan. Beside carbohydrates we should eat some fat too, so usually the dinner
is prepared with some bacon or other meat.
The best thing is: Just follow your normal alimentation! Don´t eat too much salt
and drink a lot of water!
Take plastic bags with you to protect the food and carry the trash.
In our mountainous region, we need to be carful with open fire. Every dry season
we have bush fires around. So we do the fires inside the kitchen, where we have
less risk to get out of control. Again we offer tailor made tours, so we use our
imagination and creativity to get you on a unique trekking. Trip though one of
the most beautiful and preserved areas of Brazil!