Brazil: Enduro ride: Piquete - Campos do Jordão

A collection of motorcycle road trips across Brazil (and some other stuff):

Brazil: Enduro ride: Piquete - Campos do Jordão

On Nov 26, 2010, Maryel and me set out to explore a dirt road, leading east from Campos do Jordão to the Br-459.

I had been wanting to check out this road for a long time, so I was glad we finally found some time to do it. Since we had no idea what to expect, we took our dirt bikes, and that turned out to be the right call, because the trail is not really an easy one, but for anyone who would like to do a +/- 90km enduro ride, it’s perfect.

As a special bonus, the views of the surrounding Serra da Mantiqueira were sometimes breathtaking.

The starting point of our ride, was on the Br-459, 16 km north-west of Piquete, some 160km from Volta Redonda, my home town, so we left early in the morning, taking the Br-116 in the direction of Sao Paulo.

 
We didn't take a lot of pictures, since I don't have one of those small camera's that fit in a back pocket (actually I didn't even have a back pocket  :), and the conditions were pretty muddy at times... also, stopping every 5 minutes to take the camera out of the backpack would slow us down significantly...

I saved the route (one way – without the “getting lost” part)- in the GPS… In the gallery is the map and profile. Anyone who’s interested in the .gpx file can contact me via the contact button in my profile.

 

Written and contributed MirantesMT
www.mirantes-mototravel.com

 

 

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