This is the natural continuation of the Classic Path.
Here, you will have a pleasure to make a downwind in 3 diferents states of Brazil on this route: Ceará, Piauí and Maranhão.
Piauí has the shortest coastline of any of the Brazilian states at 66 km and the capital — Teresina, is the only state capital in the northeast to be located inland. The reason for this is, unlike the rest of the area, Piauí was first colonized inland and slowly expanded towards the ocean, rather than the other way around. In the southeast of the state, the National Park of Serra da Capivara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park has more than 400 archaeological sites and the largest concentration of rock paintings in the world, in a landscape dominated by canyons and caatinga.
In this path landscape starts to change a lot. You will be getting to a transition area between the dry northeast region to the wet and green Amazon forest. There will be more rivers, dunes, mangroves, forest, and less civilization.
And you will get to know 2 treasures of Brazil: The Delta of Parnaiba, and optionally the Lençois Maranhenses. With untouched nature, these 2 sanctuaries are a must for those seeking wildness and we are happy to take you there with all the safety. (The amazing Lençois Maranhenses is an extra that can be organized previously).
Day by Day
|Day||From (Location – Pousada)||To (Location – Pousada)||Km|
|Day 1: Chek-in||Preá – Rancho do Peixe||–||–|
|Day 2: Downwind||Preá – Rancho do Peixe||Camocim – Casa São Jose||65|
|Day 3: Downwind||Camocim – Casa São Jose||Barra Grande – BGK||60|
|Day 4: Downwind||Barra Grande – BGK||Ilha dos Poldros – Ilha dos Poldros||80|
|Day 5: Relax Day||Ilha dos Poldros – Ilha dos Poldros||–||–|
|Day 6: Downwind||Ilha dos Poldros – Ilha dos Poldros||Tutoia – Pousada Jagatá||65|
|Day 7: Downwind||Tutoia – Pousada Jagatá||Atins – Vila Guará||70|
|Day 8: Check-out||Atins – Vila Guará||–||–|
Everyday the briefing will be at 09:00 a.m after the breakfast, so you´ll need to prepare your luggage before to eat, after the breafing we will leave our luggage at the reception for our driver (please, ask at front desk to help you with that) then at 10:00a.m. we will be on the beach ready to go.
Everything will be at the reception when we arrive in each hotel, and must be there when we leave. You can separate your small bags (with computers, and cameras) to go inside the car. Our gear and other equipment will have to go outside of the car. Please leave luggage at the reception.
This is the natural continuation of the Classic Route. Here you have the opportunity to kite through 3 different Brazilian states of the northeast: Ceara, Piaui, and Maranhao. We will pass through the national park of Serra da Capivara, also a World Heritage Site. You will see how much the landscape changes along this route, between the dry northeast region to the wet and greet amazon forest. There will be more rivers, dunes, mangroves, forests, and less civilization. This route offers the experience to see the Delta of Parnaiba, and optionally the Lencois Maranhenses, which we will need to organize ahead of time.
Day 1 – Check In at Preá – Rancho do Peixe
Check in at Rancho do Peixe and have a welcoming meeting in the afternoon at the Bar da Praia. We will have a warm up session to get to know the sailing conditions and test the equipment. Amazing dinner at 7h00 and stay overnight in Preá/ Rancho do Peixe
Day 2 – Preá to Camocim
We will meet for breakfast at 8h00am and have a briefing at 9h00am. This will be done every day and is very important to share details of the route, specific risks or cautious areas, and define stops and strategic meeting points. After, we transfer from Prea to Camocim / Casa Sao Jose Beach
Day 3 – Camocim to Barra Grande
We will pass through an amazing river called Bitupitá, a truly unbelievable landscape. Afterwards we’ll arrive in a small fishermen village to have a great dinner and good night sleep/ Overnight at Barra Grande Kite
Day 4 – Barra Grande to Ilha dos Poldros
Be prepared to experience the marvelous Delta do Panaíba. It’s an amazing environment in one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. Expect to have a delicious dinner at Ilha dos Poldros hotel. It is truly unique, very remote and simply AMAZING. Here you get a taste of what it’s like to be right in the middle of the Delta, with rivers snaking through the dunes and wildlife everywhere. Dinner at 7h30pm. / Ilha dos Poldros
Day 5 – Relax day at Ilha dos Poldros
Enjoy your time on this gem of the delta, exploring the costal waterways and raw nature surrounding you! This is a great day to reflect and connect to your roots.
Day 6 – Ilha dos Poldros to Tutoia
Early morning breakfast and briefing. You will find amazing rivers, dunes, great waves until the river meet the sea and only you and your kite can pass through to the beach until the charming Tutóia beach, which will connect kiters and support cars back in the simple little town and you will have an awesome night with the stars. Overnight and dinner at the simple Jagata Pousada.
Day 7 – Tutoia to Atins
Early morning briefing and breakfast in before leaving Tutoia. Atins is another truly unique and beautiful spot. Vila Guara makes for an incredible place to relax under the stars at the end of the trip. You might want to stay an extra night to enjoy the incredibly remote, unique, tranquil and beautiful surroundings. Here we will have a great dinner at 7h00 pm/ Vila Guara
Day 8 – Atins
Check out by noon.
Photos: Analice Diniz