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blue Trilha Vila do Abraão a Lopes Mendes (T10 + T11)

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8.3 mile 13.3 kilometer out and back
79% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,021' 616 m
Descent: -2,021' -616 m
High: 666' 203 m
Low: 23' 7 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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This run leads from Abraão Village to Lopes Mendes, one of most beautiful beaches in Brazil.

Erik Fonseca

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

Overview

This is a great run from Abroad Village (Vila do Abraão) to Lopes Mendes beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. The first part is to Palmas and Pouso beaches and the second part leads to Lopes Mendes beach.

Need to Know

There is no construction in Lopes Mendes Beach. Bring your own food and beverages. In high season, there may be people selling soda, juices, beer, water and sandwiches.

Runner Notes

In the first part, the altitude gain is more severe then the other two parts. In Pouso and Palmas beach, it is possible to take a flex boat to Abraão Village.

Description

The trail starts at the south part of Abraão Village, at the beginning of trail T10, close to Julia beach.

The trail starts with a singletrack through preserved and very dense Mata Atlantica forest. At the first summit (200m gain and 2km after the beginning), runners can see Angra and Ilha Grande Bay from there.

There are a lot of roots along the trail which makes it possible to run even in rain season. In some parts, large rocks or fallen trees must be crossed to continue on the trail.

The first beach you'll reach is Palmas where it is possible to refuel water/food from local vendors. Runners will get there about 3km from the start of the run. At the other end of the Palmas beach, the trail starts again (the same Trail T10) to Pouso (or Mangue) Beach, with the same kind of environment.

After another 2 km with an altitude gain of 68m, you'll arrive at Pouso (or Mangues) Beach. From there take T11 which has a little bit more than 67m of altitude gain along its 1km length. This trail will bring you to Lopes Mendes Beach, a complete preserved with native forest, white sand beach, and blue water.

After enjoying your time at this beautiful spot, simply return the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Mata Atlantica (secondary forest) is well preserved on the whole island. Squirrels and tropical birds are always close to the trails. After rains, snakes are also expected.

History & Background

Lopes Mendes used to be populated but it was close to the presidium (closed to demolished since 1980s) and due to security reasons, Lopes Mendes was abandoned and left almost untouched.

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