Lencois Maranhenses Crossing
The Lençóis Maranhenses Crossing with Bicycles, an activity carried out in three days and two nights, on two wheels in Lençóis Maranhenses. An adventure for those who liked the skinny ones. Cycling over the desert, sometimes we need to go up, other times we need to go down, that's where adrenaline runs in the blood. The experience is different, exciting, the range of bicycles is immense, different from trekking we gain more in landscape, with bicycles we are faster. The phenomenon of rain, guaranteed firmness on the surface of the dune making it perfect for the pedal.
Description of the day-to-day expedition - 95km cycling - 03Days/ 02Nights
Day 1 - Barreirinhas/ Lagoa Bonita/ Baixa Grande , at four in the morning, all participants are picked up from their accommodation and taken to the region of Lagoa Bonita, where a breakfast organized by the team awaits us, so that we can then start our pedal, around six when the light is full and the pedaling is safe with a lot of visibility the way. The Costa Leste team, before the pedal, makes recommendations on how the pedal works on the dunes.
The first stretch is 21 km long, from Lagoa Bonita to the Baixa Grande oasis, the route is developed in the sense of winding the dune, making pedaling easier.
Sometimes we have to transfer from one dune line to another. sometimes we go up, sometimes we go down. The difficulty of the first day is moderate, with many technical stops in the lagoons to relax and dive.
Our stay in the oases is in the natives' houses, we slept in Maranhão hammocks with the one in the photo with you relaxing after the pedal. The natives also offer us food and beverage services and their homes are equipped with solar energy, facilitating the use of our electronic equipment.
Day 2 - Baixa Grande/Queimada dos Britos/Rancharia , on our second day, after breakfast, we made the first stage of the day between the Baixa Grande and Queimada dos Britos oases. There are 10km over the dunes. In Queimada dos Britos, we take a break for lunch, after enjoying the lagoons along the way, so that in the afternoon we can drive another 10km between Queimada and the local Rancharia for our second overnight stay.
Our second overnight stay takes place in one of the most beautiful places in Lençóis Maranhenses, chosen by the entire Costa Leste EcoAventura team, Povoado Rancharia, surrounded by sand mountains over 100 meters high, creating a real southern landscape of the dunes. A beautiful lake dividing the dunes of the village is one of the charms of the place. In Rancharia we settled in Dona Tatiana's house.
Day 3 - Povoado Rancharia/ Betânia/ Santo Amaro/ Barreirinhas , on our third day we start very early, towards the first objective to reach Betânia, a beautiful place on the banks of the river Alegre, where we will have our lunch break, until then it will be about 13km, and then, at 2pm, we start our second part of the day for another 08km between Betânia and Santo Amaro do Maranhão.
Our second part of the last day also has its charm with the beautiful lakes of Bethany. A village next to the dunes, bathed by the Alegre River. Depending on the participants' conditioning, the expedition, in an extra way, can travel to the seagull lagoon, a beautiful place in that region, before reaching the city of Santo Amaro.
In Santo Amaro do Maranhão, upon arriving in the city, the participants stretch their pedaling through some streets of the city, making a small city tour until reaching the center, in the main square where the Catholic church is located, where the patron saint gives the city its name. In transport by the Costa Leste EcoAventura team, transfer back to Barreirinhas at the end of the day.
Check-List of Cycling Equipment in Lençóis Maranhenses
UV protection long sleeve shirts
BRL 1,900.00 per person
Max Group. 04pax Min. 02pax
Validity of this script: 01/01/2022 to 05/30/2022
what is included in
Driver - Language - Portuguese
long sleeve shirts
02 typical lunch
02 Dinner typical
4x4 in/out transport