Day 1: Rio de Janeiro City (hotel Pick-up) x Petrópolis Headquarters x Açu Castles Camp (08km)
After pick-up at Rio de Janeiro to Petrópolis the Imperial City, we will start our Trekking at Serra dos Órgãos Mountains.
The first day of Petrópolis Teresópolis crossing is the most demanding. During the 7 km up to Castelos do Açu mountain shelter we gain approximately 1100 meters of altitude. The trail to Açu mountain goes through a dense forest and with a strong ascent to Pedra do Queijo viewpoint. Then the trail gets a little less steep until arriving at Ajax viewpoint, which has natural water supply. After Ajax, we need to face the section considered the most difficult of the ascent to the Açu castles: the Isabeloca mountain. This ascent is named after an alleged passage of Princess Isabel on the spot. The view from the top of Açu castles closes the first day with a golden key. From there it is possible to see all Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay in addition to the entire mountain range of Serra dos Órgãos an Tijucas Forest.
Hiking distance: 08km
Overnight mode: Camping
Day 2: Açu Castles Camp x Pedra do Sino Camp (10km)
The second day is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Petrópolis Teresópolis crossing. The entire course goes on an average altitude of 2,000m. After leaving the Açu castles, we’ll cross a valley and then climb to the top of Morro do Marco. After descending this hill, we arrive in Luva valley and then ascend to the summit of Morro da Luva. The trail follows another section of rock summits, where navigation is complicated until reaching the section called The 'Elevator'.
The Elevator is a ladder made of steel rebar stuck to a steep stone that gives access to the summit of Morro do Dinossauro. Once at the top of Morro do Dinossauro, we find the first great view of the Pedra do Garrafão and Pedra do Sino stones. From there we start the descent to Vale das Antas and the trail continues to the summit of Morro da Baleia, where you can see the rock wall of Pedra do Sino, Garrafão and the trail channel where The 'Cavalinho' passage is located.
At Pedra do Sino (all Serra dos Órgãos summit) there is an incredible 360º view, being possible to see several mountain ranges of the region and Rio de Janeiro city.
Hiking distance: 10km
Overnight mode: Camping
Day 3: Pedra do Sino Camp x Teresópolis Headquarters x Rio de Janeiro City (drop-off) (12 km)
The third day is the least demanding of the trekking. The trail follows for about 9 km to the dam end of the trekking.
During the descent crosses two waterfalls where the highlight is the Véu da Noiva of Teresopolis with 16 meters high that at certain times of the year is dry. Than we will know the beauties of Teresópolis Park and its charms.
After the end of the trekking we'll have a trasnfer to Rio city.
Hiking distance: 12km
Overnight mode: -