Mountain Biking and Cycling

Many natural wonders and thrills await you on the mountain biking trails in Santa Catarina. The coast and the interior of the state have hundreds of places to be explored on a bike, true paradises by the sea or on the mountain slopes, canyons, valleys and fields. In most locations, there are tour operators who organize tours and expeditions, and rent bicycles and accessories. Santa Catarina is also a pioneer in the Brazilian cycling, consisting of short trips by bicycle, usually with accompanying guides and specialized companies. The routes connect various cities, riding through trails and side roads with little traffic. The best-known circuit is the one through the European Valley, which goes through Timbo, Pomerode, Indaial, the Rio dos Cedros (Cedros River), Benedito Novo, Doutor Pedrinho, Rodeo, Apiúna and Ascurra. The Costa Verde & Mar Circuit offers the possibility for bicycling through one of the most carved out and beautiful coastlines in the country, also riding through inland towns, with preserved forests, rivers and waterfalls. There are organized tours in the regions of Greater Florianópolis, the Santa Catarina Mountains, Encantos do Sul and Caminho dos Canyons.

Vale Europeu

Apiúna


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns in the region of the Vale do Itajaí, including Apiúna.
Phone: (47) 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br

Caminho do Baguaçu
Trekking and mountain biking on a 22 km trail. Serra Anta Gorda.


Benedito Novo


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns in the region of Vale do Itajaí, including Benedito Novo.
Phone: (47) 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br


Doutor Pedrinho


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns in the region of the Vale do Itajaí, including Doutor Pedrinho.
Phone: (47) 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br

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Caminhos do Sertão Cicloturismo
Phone: (48) 3234-7712 / 8407-8103
www.caminhosdosertao.com.br


Indaial


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns of the Vale do Itajaí region, including Indaial.
Phone: (47) 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br

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Sapo Verde Trilhas & Estradas Cycling Association
It organizes cycling trips in varied routes through the town and surroundings.
Phone: (47) 9987-8814
www.sapoverdebike.com.br

Cycle Tourism Interior Paths
Phone: (48) 3234-7712 / (48) 8407-8103
www.caminhosdosertao.com.br


Luiz Alves


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar.
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Pomerode


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns in the region of the Vale do Itajaí, including Pomerode.
Phone: (47) 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br

South Touristic Poretal
Timber frame jbuilding where the Tourist Information Center functions. There, bicycles can be hired for trips through the Historical Center. Daily, from 8am to 6pm.
Rua XV de Novembro, 818, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3387-2627


Rio dos Cedros


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns in the region of the Vale do Itajaí, including Rio dos Cedros.
Phone: (47) 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br


Rodeio


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns in the region of the Vale do Itajaí, including Rodeio.
Phone: (47) 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br


Timbó


Cycle Tourism Circuit of the Vale Europeu
The circuit goes past several towns in the region of the Vale do Itajaí, including Timbó.
Phone: 3382-6811 / 9176-0672
www.circuitovaleeuropeu.com.br

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Caminhos do Sertão Cicloturismo
Phone: (48) 3234-7712 / 8407-8103
www.caminhosdosertao.com.br


Costa Verde e Mar

Balneário Piçarras


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar.
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Bombinhas


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

Tribo do Pedal
Rua Cabrito, 9 (esquina da Av. Falcão), Bombas.
Phone: (47) 3393-6146 /3393-6759
www.tribodopedal.com.br

Caminhos & Trilhas
Trekking, off-roading, cycling.
Rua Rio Bombinhas, 44, Zimbros.
Phone: (47) 3393-4327 / (47) 9973-0584
www.caminhosetrilhas.com.br


Camboriú


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar.
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Ilhota


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar.
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Itajaí


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Itapema


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Navegantes


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar.
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Penha


Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo


Porto Belo


Special mountain biking and off-roading routes
Tours in 4x4 vehicles passing through wild beaches, trails and other locations with preserved nature, including on full moon nights. Stops can be made for bathing in the sea and walks. Another option is to explore these landscapes cycling in groups or accompanied by specialized guides.

Costa Verde e Mar Bicycle Touring Circuit
The complete route is 270 km and covers secondary roads through all of the towns in the region of Costa Verde e Mar. The suggested trajectory passes through the beaches at Vermelha, Grande, Armação de Itapocorói and Alegre.
Consórcio Intermunicipal de Turismo – Citmar.
Phone: (47) 3404-8000
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

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Cicloturismo Costa Verde & Mar
www.costaverdemar.com.br/cicloturismo

Caminhos e Trilhas
Trekking, off-roading, cycling.
Rua Rio Bombinhas, 44, Zimbros – Bombinhas.
Phone: (47) 3393-4327 / (47) 9973-0584
www.caminhosetrilhas.com.br 


Grande Florianópolis

Florianópolis


Special routes for mountain biking
In Florianópolis there are countless routes which can be done by bicycle, with the service of a guide, mechanic and even support car. Besides rides along the trails of the capital, it is possible to make excursions into the neighboring municipalities, as Angelina, São Pedro de Alcântara, Palhoça and Antônio Carlos. See the operators.

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Caminhos do Sertão
Phone: (48) 3234-7712 / 8407-8103 / 9633-4007
www.caminhosdosertao.com.br 


Santo Amaro da Imperatriz


Margem do Braço
In this locality, situated in the Parque Nacional da Serra do Tabuleiro, there is a 15 km route for mountain biking which goes past waterfalls, creeks and other enchanting scenery.


Encantos do Sul

Gravatal


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4 Elementos Ecoturismo
Runs outings for rappelling, downhill cycling, mountain biking, rafting, and canyoning through the city and its surroundings.
Av. Pedro Zapelini, 882, Termas.
Phone: (48) 3632-4712
www.4elementosecoturismo.com.br 


Imbituba


Whale Route - Bicycle tourism
A special route takes cyclists from Itapirubá Beach to Sonho Beach (in Palhoça, in the region of Greater Florianópolis) to observe the right whales, which reproduce in the region between June and November. The path passes through rocky shores, dune, sandbanks, and various other beaches of Imbituba and Garopaba. The excursion can also be started at the Santa Marta Lighthouse (in Laguna) and requires 2 to 4 days, with the accompaniment of guides who speak English, Spanish, and German.

Caminhos do Sertão Cicloturismo
Phone: (48) 3234-7712 / 8407-8103
www.caminhosdosertao.com.br


CAMINHO DOS PRÍNCIPES

Joinville


Piraí Cycle Tourism Circuit
There are two routes in the midst of virgin rainforest of the Dona Francisca Environmental Protection Area. For people who are keen on speed the North-South option is best. Whereas the East-West route prioritizes beautiful scenery as rivers, rice fields and timber frame buildings. Starting from the Portico of Rua XV de Novembro, where one can obtain information and maps.
www.turjoinville.com.br/cicloturismo

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Joinville Biketur
it rents out bicycles and has specialized guides (scheduling is required).
Phone: (47) 9196-6776.


Rio Negrinho


Special routes of trekking, mountain bike and off-road
Natural retreats and rural properties of the region have ecological trails for practicing trekking, mountain bike and off-road with jeep or four-wheeled bicycle. Tracks of velocross and gaiolacross can be found at the Estância Colonial. The CTG Rio Casa de Pedra has a race track. See ecotourism operators.

Waterfalls
There are at least 10 waterfalls which drain into the Rio Negrinho (Black River), some appropriate for practicing rappel. Routes can be prepared in contact with the operators.


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Encantos Turismo – Jaraguá do Sul
Rua João Marcatto, 260, sala 402, Centro.
Phone: (47) 9147-3008
www.encantosturismo.com.br


Schroeder


Cicloturismo  -  Serra Rio do Júlio

Cicloturismo - Serra Rio do Júlio



Rio Bracinho Valley
Trekking, mountain bike, acqua-ride, rappel, cascading, canoeing and bicycle motocross are some of the options for people wanting to enjoy the natural beauties of this valley full of waterfalls. Five of them (of up to 40 m) can be found on the trails which go up the Arroio do Macaco (Monkey’s Brook). And anyone following the Estrada Itoupava Sul can also visit the Cachoeira da Pedra (Stone Waterfall) (30 m).

South Arm River Valley
Region full of springs and streams between the Morro do Agudo (Sharp Hill) (759 m) and the Serra Feia (Ugly Mountain), where there is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the municipality (the Wasserhoff), besides the best track in Latin America for practicing downhill (near the Morro do Agudo, with 3.2 km of descent). In the place here is also a crosscountry track 8.3 km going through the jungle and a sports complex for championships.

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X-Ventura
Rua São Paulo, 37, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3374-0757 / 8809-2657.


Caminho dos Cânions

Praia Grande


Passeio de quadricículo - Pedra Afiada – Canion Malacara

Passeio de quadricículo - Pedra Afiada – Canion Malacara




Roteiros especiais para mountain biking e cicloturismo (Special mountain biking and cycling tours)
It is possible to take bicycle tours, that last up to 3 days, throughout almost the entire canyon region. The tours are organized by the Caminhos do Sertão Cicloturismo company, which also offers accompanying guides and support vehicles. You must schedule your tour at least 10 days prior.

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Caminhos do Sertão Cicloturismo
Associated with the Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Ecoturismo e Turismo de Aventura (Abeta) (Brazilian Association of Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Companies), it also serves foreign tourists.
Telephone: (48) 3234-7712 / 8407-8103 / 8412-8854.
www.caminhosdosertao.com.br


Serra Catarinense

Urubici


Roteiros especiais de mountain bike e off-road (Special mountain biking and off-road tours)
Organized by ecotourism operators, they go along the region’s various trails and roads.

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Tribo Xokleng Turismo
Trekking, mountain biking and tours.
Av. Natal Zilli, 3.006, Centro.
Telephone: (49) 3278-5658 / 8402-5658.

Graxaim Ecoturismo e Aventuras
Trekking, off-road 4x4 trips, 1-day hikes, camping trips, city tour.
Rua Adolfo Konder, 3286, corner. Schedule your visit.
Telephone: (49) 3278-5617 / 9151-4011
www.graxaim.com

Caminhos da Serra
Tours through touristic points of interest, trekking, horseback riding, biking, 4x4 trips, trails, jeep tours with picnics.
Av. Adolfo Konder, 2.628, Corner.
Telephone: (49) 3278-4273 / 8802-2610
www.caminhosdaserra.tur.br

Serra Sul Ecoturismo
Tour, mountain hiking, bicycle tours, easy hikes
Av. Prefeito Natal Zilli, 2.778, Corner.
Telephone: (49) 3278-4838 / 8846-8717 / 8858-0859
www.serrasul.tur.br