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Nature at it´s best.

Nature at it´s best. Well... You can get at the begining of the mountain by bus, car, horse or... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Governador Valadares, MG
Spectacular birding and views

Strenuous walk - spectacular birding and views along steep (~15+% gradient), traffic free road from... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Sydney, Australia
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2 Oct 2018
“Nature at it´s best.”
28 Sep 2018
“Spectacular birding and views”
| Bairro da Cascatinha, Nova Friburgo, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nature at it´s best. Well... You can get at the begining of the mountain by bus, car, horse or simply, walking. It's a long walk uphill, make sure you bring water!! Along the way you'll see all kinds of trees and plants. But once you...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Strenuous walk - spectacular birding and views along steep (~15+% gradient), traffic free road from 1700m to 2250m ASL (including over 600 steps constructed to the summit). Take ID to show when signing in at the security gate before the start of the steps up...More

Thank DavidTBP
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It took us about three and an half hour to get to the top because we left the car at Caledonia Hotel, but we could had gone another mile by car. Definitely that energy food with with you and prepare for the way back.... It's...More

Thank Val F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The view from here is truly amazing. Before you set off, make sure that you have your documents ready as it is important to go through the checkpoint at the top. Unfortunately, to get there it is advisable to get a 4x4 vehicle as the...More

1  Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Rewarding climb in a car or moto. Scenic and fun. Not very technical, mostly well maintained roads. 100% recomended. I did the climb probably 3 times I enjoyed it so much. Check out Zero Grau for generous, comfortable and very affordable meals and lodging after....More

2  Thank Adam W
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Well, I guess the first and most important recommendation here is: Do not try to climb it if you do not have a somehow potent and recently-inspected car. You will encounter cobblestone streets of the poorest condition, and should be a wise move to stop...More

2  Thank Rafaelmbsouza
Reviewed 25 November 2013

At 8,000 feet this peak is among the highest points in Brazil, yet you can reach there by car until its base and then climb a 600+ steps staircase built in the 70’s to move antennas up. About one hour drive or five hours walk...More

1  Thank ferraz48
Reviewed 29 July 2012

The Peak of Caledonia is located near the city of Nova Friburgo and stands 2680 meters from sea level. Years ago, the peak was open to public visitation by foot. A great place to go camping overnight. Then, due to its incredible height, Petrobras (Brazilian...More

5  Thank Carlos_H_Ismerio
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