THERE ARE 16 STEPS on foot
8 steps by bike
can join two steps a day
FROM RIO DE JANEIRO (or Niterói)
total 500 km.
Ways to Christ is the same way only in reverse
Aparecida - Corcovado
1st STAGE Rio de Janeiro - Piabetá 54 km.
On foot = not recommended, better start the pilgrimage on foot at the church in PIABETA (2 step). Route from Rio is long and a lot of traffic noise.
By bike = 3 hours.
Stamp - Parking box at Nossa Senhora de Aparecida de Piabetá Church – Rua Santa Elisa 188 – Center – Piabetá – Magé.
Altimetry RIO - PIABETA
Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy RJ
3 hours (54 km)
via the BRT Transcarioca Corridor
1,158 m · 409 m
You can choose another shorter route to reach the beginning of the Waschington Luiz highway and head towards Piebetá
First follow the signs to Penha.
After Penha to Waschington Luiz and follow road p. Teresópolis to the toll booth. Cross the footbridge before the toll booth, cross the toll booth on the left side and follow the road to Piabeta, Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora Aparecida.
From the toll booth there are signs, yellow arrows.
Be careful: routes may contain errors or include sections unsuitable for cycling
Sanctuary of Divine Mercy - RJ
R. da Divina Misericórdia, S/N - Vila Valqueire, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21321-580
Divine Mercy R.
towards R. Arcozelo
Turn left onto R. Poços de Caldas
Turn left onto Rua Luiz Beltrão
180 m first clover turn right onto R. das Camélias -
800 m - go to the end and turn right
on Estrada Intendente Magalhães
2.6 km - on top of the viaduct (mergulhão) slight left turn on Domingos Lopes street, follow
Transcarioca BRT Corridor
to the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Penha.
arriving at Av. Brás de Pina
stays on Av. Brás de Pina for more than 1.1 km
Turn right onto Estr. from Penha
Follow the boards for the
Sanctuary Basilica of Penha Rio
Leaving the sanctuary, head towards AVENIDA BRRASIL E TREVO TOWARD PETROPOLIS/TERESÓPOLIS.
exiting follow the direction of Estr. from Penha
Turn right to stay on Estr. from Penha
Turn right onto Av. Brás de Pina
Use the crosswalk
Turn right onto R. Salviano Valente
Turn right towards Av. Lobo Júnior
get off the bike
Turn right onto Av. Lobo Júnior
Turn left to stay on Av. Lobo Júnior
Turn right to stay on Av. Lobo Júnior
Continue to Rua Delfina Enes (signs for Av. Brasil/Centro/Bonsucesso)
Turn left onto R. Santiago
Turn left onto R. Bernardo de Figueiredo
Turn right on Rua 30 de Maio
Turn left onto R. Irani
Turn right onto R. California
Turn left onto R. Cuba
Turn right onto Av. Lusitânia
Take the ramp on the left towards São Paulo/Cpo Grande/Merc. St. Sebastian
Slight right on Av. Brasil
Take the access ramp to Juiz de Fora/Belo Horizonte/Brasilia
Smooth right turn on
Av. das Missões (signs for Linha Vermelha/Rio de Janeiro)
Take the access ramp to Rodovia Washington Luiz on the left
TRAVELING FOR 14.5 KM. IN CLOVER
Take the access ramp to Magé/Teresópolis BR-116
TEGUE ROAD TOWARDS TERESÓPOLIS Until the footbridge before the toll booth. Cross the road by the footbridge and then follow the left of the lane, and right after the tollbooth (following about 200 m. in the opposite direction, take the interchange to the left towards PIABETA.
Here you will find the yellow arrows that take you to APARECIDA.
Arriving at PIABETA following the arrows, right after the bus station you will reach
Parish of Our Lady of Aparecida in Piabeta
R. Santa Elisa, 188 - Parque Sao Jorge, Magé - RJ,
End of step 1