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A section of the old Royal Road following the valley of the Rio das Velhas.


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38.4

Miles

61.7

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Singletrack

3,135' 956 m

High

2,407' 734 m

Low

3,189' 972 m

Up

3,189' 972 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly It is safe and not very technically demanding.

Overview

A great ride that follows an old colonial unpaved road for most of the way.

Description

This ride is a common destination for cyclists during the weekends but it is never crowded. The first 10 km track, from Honorio Bicalho Village to Rio Acima Town, is a good warmup in a hilly terrain.

The second section starts by following, for 1 km, the old railroad where an old steam engine still runs during the weekends crossing the small town of Rio Acima. The next 3 km is a long climb bordering the river.

The following 6 km follow a sinuous section that crosscuts a sequence of hills and valleys until the old bridge over the Rio das Velhas River (my favorite section). The hardest part of this track is the 5 km, uphill section between the old bridge and the Antena Hill. This point is the beginning of a 3.5 km amazing downhill that finishes at the old narrow bridge.

The last 2km starts with a short climb just after the bridge and after that follows a smooth, hilly track until Miguel's Bar, where it is possible to use the toilet, refill the camelback, and find something to eat before taking the 30 km back to Honorio Bicalho.

Shared By:

Francisco Abreu

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Arriving in Rio Acima.
Dec 11, 2017 near Raposos, BR

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