BRAZIL SURF AND TURF EXPLORER SCOUTING
Our Brazil Surf and Turf Explorer is designed for those who want to sample both the interior and coastal delights of this lively South American gem. Investigate the history of Ouro Preto, swim under waterfalls in the rolling hills of Minas Gerais, stroll the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Paraty and relax beach-side along Brazil’s scenic coast, this ride offers a little of everything. Our Explorer format features two and three night stays in regions that offer the rider a long list of choices that can only end up in fun. This is an all-paved itinerary with dirt-surface optional rides. Pack your mesh riding suit and your sunscreen, Brazil’s summer awaits you, while winter closes in at home.
*This is Scouting Trip, so it is the first time we have tried this itinerary. Things may not go as smoothly as our bread-and-butter tours. Patience, good attitude and willingness to help the group and provide constructive feedback are a must.
Road Conditions: All paved, delicious roads, with optional dirt surface roads.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|December 04, 2022||December 17, 2022||$8,750||$10,600||$16,600|
|December 03, 2023||December 16, 2023||$9,150||$11,100||$17,400|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|Honda CB 500X||$0|
|BMW F 850 GS||$780|
|Triumph Tiger 900||$780|
|BMW R 1250 GS||$1,260|
|Triumph Tiger 1200||$1,260|
DAY 1 - Arrival in São Paulo at Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), transfer to Campinas. Welcome Dinner this evening. Stay in Campinas.
DAY 2 - Campinas to Pouso Alegre - 116 miles
We get on the bikes this day and choose some fun back roads to Pouso Alegre. Stay in Pouso Alegre
DAY 3 - Pouso Alegre to Tiradentes - 183 miles
Ride the back roads of Minas Gerais through hills and mountain country to the small historical city of Tiradentes. Stay in Tiradentes.
DAY 4 - Tiradentes Free Day - Up to 150 Miles
There are plenty of day ride loops to choose from and our guides will take you on the best. We are also in waterfall country so bring your swim shorts and let’s go find a waterfall to swim under. Stay in Tiradentes.
DAY 5 - Tiradentes to Ouro Preto - 100 Miles
Again we will enjoy some great back roads all the way to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ouro Preto. This fascinating city was the fountain of gold throughout the Portuguese colonization. Its baroque architecture makes it stand out amongst the historical cities in Brazil. Stay in Ouro Preto.
DAY 6 - Ouro Preto Free Day - Up to 150 Miles
Again you are faced with tough choices: go riding, go exploring or both. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the old gold mine, an experience not for the faint of heart. Stay in Ouro Preto.
DAY 7 - Ouro Preto to Penedo - 250 Miles
You would not think you would visit a Finnish Utopia, but here we are, Penedo. Snuggled up against the mountainous and first National Park of Brazil, Itatatiaia National Park. This will be our goal today after a breathtaking ride through the Brazil countryside. Stay in Penedo.
DAY 8 - Penedo to Paraty - 116 Miles
Get ready to descend to the coast and begin the "Surf" part of your quest. The ride itself to Paraty is a delight, and what awaits is a very special nook of Brazil rich in history. Paraty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was the depot for all of the gold collected in Ouro Preto to send to Portugal. This picturesque sea side town is the launching pad for a plethora of boating, beaching and riding opportunities. Stay in Paraty.
DAY 9 - Paraty Free Day - Up to 150 Miles
We have two free days here, so you can opt to go snorkeling, boating, relaxing, or riding (we have a great ride in store for you up the coast to Angra dos Reis. Stay in Paraty.
DAY 10 - Paraty Free Day - Up to 150 Miles
If you didn't go riding, you should. If you didn't go boating, you should. Make sure to stroll the town center while you are there. This place is made for relaxation. Stay in Paraty.
DAY 11 - Paraty to Ilhabela - 95 Miles
Ride from one paradise to another. Enjoy coastal riding for a few hours before loading your motorcycle on a ferry and arriving at Ilhabela. If you like the beach lifestyle, coastline and islands, you have arrived. Stay in Ilhabela.
DAY 12 - Ilhabela Free Day - Up to 150 Miles
Again, tough choices abound. Beach, Boat, or Ride? Or All?!
DAY 13- Ilhabela to Campinas - 170 Miles
Don't think that just because this is the last day of the ride, its going to boring. Oh no. Get ready for more great tiding as you head to Campinas. Farewell Dinner in Campinas. Stay in Campinas.
DAY 14 - Departure Day
Head home or keep the dream alive.
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees