Pedra da Macela, Cunha

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At 1840 meters (over 6,000 ft) above sea level, you will find Pedra da Macela, bordering the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The 360-degree panoramic views of the Cunha region will take your breath away … if the hike up doesn’t, that is. You can drive up the dirt road to the gate where you will leave your car, and then walk about 2 km (1.25 mi) up the paved road to the top. The spectacular views of the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other are well worth your effort. There is no infrastructure so bring water, sunscreen, maybe some snacks, and definitely your walking shoes. Plan to visit Pedra da Macela during your Cunha vacation using our convenient Cunha online travel route planner .
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  • Despite the distance not be large (2.4 km), are all uphill, in some very steep pieces. It is advisable to go early, before the ascent of the fog that prevents the view from the Bay of Paraty.
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  • Leave early to Wedge to come up with the Sun warmer, because virtually no shade along the way. There's no mystery here to get to the top, just up the road, each your pace. Take water and wear hats and sunscreen, because although it is not so long, the ascent is quite steep and takes about 1 hour to climb. But there are rewarded with you the beautiful views of the Bay. Too beautiful!
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  • maintenance road steep ... from beginning to end, about 2 km. ... open incredible view ... bad only q time unpredictable upstairs in minutes the weather closes and it starts to rain or fog.
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  • Nice view .you must have a strong legs to getting there or walk in low pace
  • I went with a travel agency and we ended it up camping there. These were two spectacular photos I got to take. Night and day
  • One of the most beautiful landscape I have seen in my life. A blue and clean sky is needed.
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  • Climbed once, the view is amazing. I'm only giving 3 stars for the safety of the site, there is no! I went last Sunday and couldn't climb, we gave up before reaching the gate, first that way it's bad because it's dirt road with many potholes and rocks and second that they were stealing vehicle fuel on site. For those who do not know how it works: you take the road to Cunha and goes away. When this near Paraty you have a dirt road left to Achyrocline Satureioides Stone plate, you will walk for about 2 or 3 km until you reach a gate, there is necessary to leave the vehicle and walk up. This site is owned by Furnas do Rio de Janeiro. And then you go up some more km walk to the top of the stone and your vehicle gets down there without any security
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