Honorio Bicalho - Bar do Miguel
ElevationAscent: 3,189' 972 m
Descent: -3,189' -972 m
High: 3,135' 956 m
Low: 2,407' 734 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
“A section of the old Royal Road following the valley of the Rio das Velhas.”— Francisco Abreu
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.
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