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. Use our Cunha trip generator to arrange your visit to Pedra da Macela and other attractions in Cunha.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The look is beautiful and worth the effort, the ascent takes 40/55 minutes, depending on the athlete's conditioning, has 1,800 meters of altitude, you're above the clouds. If you're lucky and the day is cloudy you vera the sea and the whole city of Paraty. For the more adventurous, hope the sun rises the peak and more exciting, in this case, take your flashlight, the trail has holes and everything you don't need is ankle twist. Bring your garbage back, the nature of recompensara. Namaste.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The short but steep climb to go with luggage is pulled. Recommend sunrise sunset ... one of the best views of starry sky that I had the chance to see ... a Red Moon and Sunrise above the clouds is unparalleled. It's been a cold and recommend if you're camping in most plan.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Among the many points of visitation, I consider this the best ride. Are 4 km of dirt road that are difficult to access due to the conditions of the road and more 2 km of ascent on foot but the top is amazing and a 360° landscape surrounding is breathtaking. The whole trip worth it for this tour.
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  • January 30, 2017
    Bela vista
  • July 27, 2017
    Wonderful place! The ascent is average if you are light. Even if you're camping as I was, it's worth the climb for the view is unique, the sunset and the Sunrise Give a soul washed. You can pick up a guitar to backpack the tent and stay up all night partying. I miss you already 😓
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  • July 6, 2017
    To reach the site, enter to the right at km 171 on a 66.5 of SP dirt road with stones. Continue for 4 km, very slowly so as not to ruin the suspension of the car. Arriving at the gate, there's a parking lot. From this point on, stretch your legs and get ready for a very steep 2 km climb. Made in 1:20. Before you go see the forecast and go when the sky is clear. The site has no bathroom or cafeteria. Getting there at the top, admire the view as a reward for the effort.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Final ascent of late on Saturday a freezing wind too cold fire and the dawn with a beautiful landscape. Nature always rewards.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Arrive by car on a dirt road for about 4 Km and then walk approx 2.5 Km, 1 hour, strong ramp climbing about 400 m in altitude of. Heavy climb, but worth it in the end. Power plant Angra 40 km away. Images from the top, the power plant of Angra and the access path to walk.
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Where to stay in Cunha

A smattering of accommodations exists in the main urban area of the city, with family-run pousadas (guesthouses) and basic hotels the main options for visitors. Because so much of the city's tourism relies on its surrounding areas of green hills and rocky gorges, take a look at the options along the main road, Rod. Paulo Virginio. The north-south road stretches out into the wilder parts of the region and is dotted with interesting and comfortable accommodations, including boutique pousadas, cabins, campsites, and rental villas.
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