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29 km.

walking - 6 hours 30 min.

cycling - 2 hours

suggestion: go to the FORMOSO neighborhood before São José do Barreiro

total 29 km. overnight at Hotel Club dos 200 or hostel/houses in Formoso - SP

CYCLISTS: can follow two steps

(13 stage) to AREIAS, another 33 km. total-62 km.


In local businesses

* Inn or cafeteria Formoso

* Resende - Hotel Scala

and * Church of the Risen Christ

* Beautiful at the Club dos 200 hotel

* SANDS at Hotel Sant'Ana

* Silveiras at the church and Pousada da Estrada Real


Resende - Beautiful

climbs 212 m.

61 m descents.

Altimetria Estrada da Limeira

The Resende Map - São José do Barreiro

click below

Map: Resende - Formoso (Club dos 200)

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Map: Departure from Resende (city)

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Leaving the Scala Residence hotel, go to the NILO PEÇANHA iron bridge and on Av. Gustavo Jardim - on foot you can cut the way along Rua Cel Rocha Santos to the new BOSQUE LIMEIRA condominium.

By bicycle you can go to CETEP RESENDE (CIEP school) along the Resende - Riachuelo road and turn left until the Bosque Limeira condominium.

Church - Risen Christ

Av. Brasília - Vila Julieta, Resende - RJ, 27520-221

or from the city center:

Rua Nicolau Taranto and continue until the Nilo Peçanha bridge (old iron bridge) or another traffic bridge beside Av. Kennedy and follow the river, until the end of this street and turn left, using yellow arrows.

Follow this street, passing in front of the Cristo Ressuscitado church until the end of this street and turn right. Follow this street to the end and turn left and in front you will see the new condominium, Bosque da Limeira.

  Av. Gustavo Jardim until Rua do Rosário turning right and then turn left and follow Rua Cel Rocha Santos, then Av. Augusto de Carvalho until the end where next to the new


THE LIMEIRA ROAD WILL BEGIN. Follow this road always bordering the SESMARIAS river until you enter the paved road, turning right and for 3 km. will arrive in BEAUTIFUL. Go a little further along the road until you reach the Hotel Club dos 200.

accommodations in FORMOSO:

* Hotel CLUB DOS 200

(CNS passport discount, with current dates)

* PRIVATE HOMES in the center

information at the cafeteria in the center

Arrival map for Hotel Clube dos 200 - FORMOSO

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Hotel Club dos 200

2 star hotel


Address : Rodovia dos Tropeiros, Km 277.5 Formoso, São José do Barreiro - SP, 12830-000

Phone : (12) 99619-9480

Special prices for pilgrims on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback - with the CNS passport

* leaving Resende you can choose another street using the GPS towards Estrada da Limeira.

*** follow the indication below...

Until São José do Barreiro we have 90% unpaved road.

The option for the Resende -Riachuello road is longer and more uphill.

Click below to see shamrock photo : descending from the dirt road entering the paved road, turn right towards São José do Barreiro (before Formoso)

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FOR MOSO another hosting option:


schedule in advance

tel. 12.3117-1479

You can combine accommodation with breakfast

Pousada Pedrita

    schedule in advance

tel. 12 - 99758-6734

With presentation of the passport, discount of up to 10%

The map of Resende á Areias * click below


13 step

FORMOSO - São José do Barreiro - SANDS

28 km.

Walking - 7 hours min.

Cycling - 3 hours

Formoso - São José do Barreiro 9.5 km.

São José do Barreiro - Areias

(through the farms 18.5 km.)

(through the asphalt 21 km.)


climbs - 391 m.

descents - 395 m.


*Formoso Club dos 200 or cafeteria in the center

* São José do Barreiro - in the church, office or restaurant, in Minas Gerais in front of the church.

* Sands - Hotel Santana

São José do Barreiro

SP, 12830-000, Brazil

leaving the city, head towards Av. Fortunato Lobao/Rod. dos Tropeiros towards R. Ademar Campos

Towards SANDS.

Option: follow the asphalt to São José do Barreiro or climb the farms.

Partially restricted road - section passes through farms, private property, with beautiful views but you need to take care of the gates, always leave them closed,
( observe the signs carefully, arrows)

Click below to see the photo of the center of São José do Barreiro with the RANCHO restaurant where it has a stamp and the Mother Church in front where our stamp is located.

Photo of the road from above , through the farms towards São José do Barreiro

In front of the Church in São Jose do Barreiro


Restaurant in São José do Barreiro

Rancho São José do Barreiro Restaurant

Our partner - you can have lunch, dinner, snack.


Address : Praça Coronel Cunha Lara, 61 - Centro, São José do Barreiro - SP, 12830-000

Time :

Open ⋅ Closes at 00:00

Phone : (12) 3117-1317

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São José do Barreiro

SP, 12830-000, Brazil

leaving the city, head towards Av. Fortunato Lobao/Rod. dos Tropeiros towards R. Ademar Campos

Towards SANDS.

MAP: Formoso - São José do Barreiro -




Detail of the trail called Cavalo Branco that cuts about 3 km. with strong descent to the dam and then come back up strong.

STRETCH between point D and F

See on the map (the map shows the longest road, it doesn't go down !!) - arriving at the top of the mountain just after the gate, turn left and go down a trail (servitude) through dense forest.

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Continue on Rod. dos Tropeiros

You can go on asphalt but have a better option on the farms.
Right after crossing the bridge over the dam, take the second exit on the right (see photo below)

Click below to see the photo of the dirt road exit

AGAIN notice!!
Strong climbs on the dirt road.
arriving at the top of the mountain
Right after the gate, turn left on a very narrow path that goes through the dense woods (always leave gate closed)

Click below to see the photo of the beginning of the trail

soon after reaching the top of the mountain .

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Photo at the top of the mountain - location of the exit from the road to take an easement

(White horse)

Trail photo

^ White Horse trail ^

in the forest

A white horse showed us this passage through the forest.


As you leave the forest, you will find a beautiful view of the Funil dam - follow the trail to the left until you enter the municipal road (ground)

Follow this road until the entrance to Areias city.


Photo of the trail leaving the forest overlooking the Funil dam.

obs. Continuing from the top of the mountain along the road, I would go down to the dam down there and then go back up the road all the way down, adding 4 km. the descent and THEN ascent very difficult

Continuing the walk, you will re-enter the municipal road and continue straight through the farms you will reach the center of the city of Areias.

information below for those who decided to follow the asphalt with long and difficult endless climbs.

Whoever decided to go on the asphalt will lose these sights....

All the time he will be on the Tropeiros road from São José do Barreiro to Areias

SP, 12820-000, Brazil

Hotel and Pousada Sant'Ana

hotel owners:

ladies: Dulce and Maria

Address : R. Comendador Sampaio, 15 - Centro, Areias - SP, 12820-000

Phone : (12) 3107-1581


Fan Page:

* With the presentation of the passport you have

discount and pilgrim treatment ...

* at this hotel you can buy a passport.

* This hotel has the CNS stamp

* CNS and CPC routes groups can

arrange beforehand to have dinner.

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