Epic Rides in Brazil
Estrada da Graciosa
This Epic Ride is in the Brazilian state of Paraná. The road was an old tropeiros (Drovers) route towards the state coast to the cities further inland. The road goes through the most pristine stretch of Atlantic Forest of Brazil , marked by the tropical forest and the beautiful streams that are born in the Serra do Mar . It was declared by UNESCO as an Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve in 1993.
The road starts just outside the main town, Curitiba. Once you turn off the main road, you’ll see the Portal de Estrada da Graciosa (Graciosa Road Portal). The road name is PR-410
Type of Road
As of 2017, mostly asphalt. Some sections are old cobble-brick.
When is the best time to Ride?
Anytime. It’s sunny Brazil 🙂
If you avoid the weekends, you’ll mostly have the road to yourself. The road isn’t very long but there are alot of little restaurants and viewpoints to easily take up half a day.
With mountains and forests this dense there are a lot of waterfalls to explore. All the waterfalls around here were amazingly peaceful. You’ll have the place to yourself.
Why is it an ‘Epic Ride’
Maybe not an ‘Epic’ ride, but its a quick ride of the main road, it has alot of history, great views and isn’t very busy traffic wise.