Lumiar MountainsLumiar Mountains
is a district of Nova Friburgo
, the same town of another mountains, like Tres Picos
, Torres de Bonsucesso
and Altíssimo do Caledônia
. But, Lumiar region is different, because exhist very unclimbed mountains with green and atlantic forest. The people who live there, conserve the area by the " hippie culture "
, just making love and not war! There are 5 principal mountains in this region :
Morro da Boa Vista - 1802 mts.
Siberia Peak - 1517 mts.
Pedra Benfica - 1434 mts.
Pico do Frade - 1429 mts.
Pedra Riscada - 1348 mts.
From Rio de Janeiro
, go to Nova Friburgo Town by RJ-116
. Arriving at Mury
( another district of Nova Friburgo ) turn to right to Lumiar
. From Mury, about 24 km
separates the districts. The road to Lumiar, you'll see many hippie
villages, with cool places ( Galdinopolis
and Macae de Cima
), falls, restaurants, and mountains. The region shows to you the "Brazilian hippie way of life", without the city pollution, noises and traffic. If you want an isolate place to hike, you should
to know Lumiar!
How to go to Lumiar Mountains
Morro da Boa VistaMorro da Boa Vista
is an isolate mountain without
clear trails, and the access, just for the particular farms. This is the highest
mountain in Lumiar mountains and over there, as possible to see many peaks above 2000 mts
and Atlantic Ocean.
Pedra BenficaPedra Benfica
is a central mountain of Lumiar. In my point of view, the best hike to do, because is easy and very beautiful view of Lumiar Mountains. The access to the trailhead is on the road to São Pedro da Serra
Pico do FradePico do Frade
is the farther mountain of the region. There are many routes to climb the big walls of Frade. This is one of the most beautiful mountains of Rio de Janeiro with many, hard and big routes to climb the great wall.
Fábio Pé route - 6º VIIb A1+ E4
Normal Route - 1º I
Routes of Pico do Frade
Pico do Frade from the trailhead
Pedra RiscadaPedra Riscada
is the most famous mountain of there. The climbers go there to look the sunset or sunrise. After the spetacle, people drop down and dance the night away at Lumiar square, drinking beer and good wines! The trail is easy
, but very slippery
Another impressive mountain after São Pedro da Serra district
. There aren't clear trails to climb this mountain.
There are many rivers there with falls and natural pools.
Alto do Macabu
This is the best place to camping
in this region. Arriving in Lumiar, drive or walk to Boa Esperança
district, to the end of the road. Then, you'll see this beautiful place with wild things at 1600 mts
Another places near Lumiar mountains