Gather the wealth of Atlantic forest to a sea of crystal clear waters, only the far south coast of the State of Rio de Janeiro, also known as Costa Verde, you can doso well. And that heaven is even more complete when you unites history and culture in one place. It is this mixture that makes up the beauty of the crossing of Joatinga, Tip from Parati to the village of orange trees, next to Trinity.
Located on a peninsula which has the format similar to that of a boot, this scriptstarts in the beautiful historic city of Parati, in the State of Rio, almost boundaries with the neighbor São Paulo. The difficult access made the Atlantic forest of the place stayed preserved and today the area is protected by the Cairuçu environmental protection area and the Joatinga ecologic reserve. This is one of the most important protected areas in the South of Rio de Janeiro and it borders the National Park of Serra da Bocaina. The route, usually done in three days, is formed by almost deserted beaches, snow-capped mountains and waterfalls in a green trail of rare beauty.
The region’s climate is hot and humid, with an average temperature of 27 degrees. The best time to cross is the summer. Despite the higher temperature, givesmore opportunity to enjoy the beaches, which accompanies the path all the time, in addition to the delightful waterfall baths.
The crossing begins in Praia Grande de Cajaíba, whose access is done in 2 hoursby boat from Parati. To get to your home you need to cross the Saco do Mamanguá. There is a Large Beach, crystal clear water and soft sand, inviting to diving and has a private water park, the waterfall of the deserted, hidden at the foot of the Hill, less than two kilometers from the sea. From this beautiful beach, great asthe name implies, it follows to Itaóca, completely deserted Beach, and then to Calhéus. The beach of Ipanema, next point, is where you will find a well of fresh water, ideal for cooling off and move on. The landing is the ideal Cajaíba for rest and lunch.
After facing a good rise, offset by a wonderful panoramic view, the fate of the first day: Martin de Sá Beach, first point of overnight camp. The beach is perfect for those who surf, due to its strong waves. The place to stay has no error: the campground is maintained by its unique Maneco Beach dweller, who loves a good chat and also offers dinner made by his wife. In fact, one of the main attractions of this crossing is enjoying socialising with locals communities. Most properties do not have fences or walls, because everyone out there know each other or are related. About 80% of the inhabitants of these communities were born there even.
On the second day of hiking destination is Ponta Negra. The first point at whichno more is the beach of Cairuçu, 1 hour walk. Then the Walker will face the most difficult stretch of the hike, with 3 hours of intense and climb over 1 hour and a half of steep descent in trail, the Ponta Negra Beach, a fishing village with some30 families. On site, a small river empties into the sea and offers delicious baths.
The third and final day is better. After a short climb, with beautiful visual, you get the Cruets, where you need to walk the stones to keep track. Then, a few morebeaches: Antiguinhos, then Old, where there is a great river to cool off, and according to the stories, there are also traces of ancient civilizations (hence your name). After a climb, you can see all the beach destination, almost end of the walk. But to get there we must face a steep descent.
Anyone who wants to give a stretched another day can climb the peak of Cairuçu, from the beach. The trail until there 8 hours delay, round trip, and can only be done with local guide enabled by the community. From the top of the peak of 1,407 meters of altitude, you can see Orange, Trinity and Mad Camburi, in the municipality of Ubatuba, besides the Mamanguá bag and part of Serra da Bocaina.According to Mr. Raman, a former resident of Praia do Sono, this name originates in the Portuguese squads that passed through the region.
As the beach is surrounded by two large hills, one on each side, the sun rises later and sets earlier. Thus, they believed to be an ideal place to rest there. Despite the name, this is no time to sleep for those making the crossing, because only the last stretch to face, about 1 hour to the village of orange trees. The crossing can be made in both directions. In the script there is no Inn, the only option is camping even.
Already on the food, you can get meals made by locals, offering typical local food at home or in makeshift restaurants. For those with little experience we recommend hiring a guide or tour operator specialized to perform the route, since the trail has several forks.
How To Get There
Parati is located on BR–101, also known as Rodovia Rio-Santos. The access can be done both for those who come from Rio de Janeiro (263 km), and for those coming from São Paulo (about 300 km).
Joatinga tip with Trails & Directions
Because it is a crossing with camp is essential to bring items such as tent, sleeping bag, thermal insulation, preferably packed in a cargo bag, offering good comfort for hikers. Because it is a long walk, the Trails Directions more equipment recommended & technicians and comfortable, so you can enjoy it better.
When it comes to bags, a good option is the freighter CramponTech Tech 77, especially for those who need more space. Ideal for long walks, has compartment for hydration bottles and canteen, and quick adjustment of the support structureby Quick Fit System. Another alternative is the mochilaCrampon 68, which has front pocket that can be detached by turning a small backpack.
As everything is loaded on the back, any weight can make a difference. Optimizethe most you can. So, we indicate the Micro Feather sleeping bag, which has only 1 kg. And to the thermal insulation, a good alternative is the insulation Matratze Light, it weighs only 300 g and features an aluminized face which must be placed in contact with the body, increasing the thermal protection.
A good choice of tent is the Bivak aluminum. It accommodates a people comfortably, with your personal baggage, and has only 1.7 Kg! For two people the bestalternative is Quota 2 tent, which weighs 3.3 Kg with igloo format your new model has two entries and frames marked with color system to facilitate mounting.
The hydration issue must also be looked at carefully, especially if the track is made in summer very hot season on site. The Trail has several options of Courses &canteens, Canteen Hidrat 2, comprising Flexible two liters of water and is adaptable to various models of bags. The water outlet is made by a hose that connected to the canteen, reaches the mouth of the user and allows him to drink even in motion.
In addition, security is fundamental. It is recommended that you carry a first aid kit, as the SOS of the Trails, ideal for storing Courses & bandages, surgical tapeand bandages.