In the southwestern corner of Minas Gerais, and very close to the state border with São Paulo, lays a small town of tiled houses set against the Serra da Mantiqueira. Certainly, the municipality of Gonçalves, surrounded by forested mountains and valleys traversed by fast-flowing rivers, is a place where you’ll disconnect and become one with nature.
First, board your shuttle and begin your nighttime 458-kilometer-long journey from Belo Horizonte, reaching Gonçalves after 8 hours. Start with the check-in at your lodge and a cup of coffee before visiting a local oil-producing factory, a brewery, and a cheese-making business. Subsequently, you’ll dine at a pizzeria that blends gastronomy, art, and culture, as you try the best local flavors and wash them down with tasty wines.
Afterward, once rested in your inn, you’ll embark on a journey towards nearby waterfalls. Surely, both Sete Quedas and Cruzeiro are treasures that, as you bathe in cool waters, let you explore the natural side and history of charming Gonçalves. Later on, return to the town and once you’ve had lunch and taken plenty of photographs, embark back towards Beagá.
In conclusion, the journey for a weekend to a hilly paradise in southern Minas, and share your experience with us on #Tripsst!
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