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    Ride through the ancient royal road in Brazil.



    My friends Michel and P eter made an interesting mountain bike ride , through the royal road , an old road in which were transported by mules, and even by slaves on foot , huge amount of gold and diamonds, from the region of Ouro Preto ( Brazil hinterland ) to Paraty (ancient brazilian port ) , near Rio de janeiro . In Paraty , gold and diamonds were sent to Portugal . However the biggest richness , the true wealth , i mean the mountains , forests , the beautiful and well preserved colonial cities , and itīs historical buildings and churchs , are still there waiting for our visit. Michel and Pedro had taken a lot of beautiful and interesting photos to share with us . Take a look at :
    https://michelschanuel.blogspot.com and https://pedroadventurevr.blogspot.com/ comments (in english ) are welcome



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    Gorgeous shots, any single track?

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    Looks like fun...

    Wow cool pictures, really some nice cultural sites on the way. There are so many hidden jewels out there around the world. A mountain bike gives you so many options when traveling. Looks like fun, I really like the quote... "Combining this magical mountain at times I felt like a King, who owns all this land - in other slave carrying the heavy gold on my back." ... Isn't that a true metaphor for riding cross country?


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    Good job! Caminho dos Diamantes july 2013

    I just finished the Estrada Real (Royal Road), from Diamantina to Ouro Preto.

    It's a beatiful and tough ride. We rode 400 km (250 miles) in 6 days, with more than 9.000 meters of accumulated ascension.

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    Interesting Wiki on the Estrada Real here
    Looks like great potential for an extended touring ride on this route.
    thanks for posting!

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    There's some awesome photos in this thread!

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    That landscape looks so lush! Interesting history as well. Thanks for your post!
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    Wow, really cool! My neighbor is out riding the Tour de France course (not in the race but doing all the stages) but this is much more of something I would be interested in.. especially since I'm not a roadie.

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    This book, Journey on the Estrada Real, was written by an american traveler and seems to be very interesting.

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    Awesome place to ride, thanks for sharing. I want to go ride in South America stating with my motherland one day.

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