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"Above the clouds I see my shadow fly"... with this song inside my head, and wind on my face, climbing the Pedra do Baú is easy as the breeze. Leave all these bricks and walls behind you in the city and come here, at Vale do Paraíba almost the highest point of Brazil and feel the freedom, the pure air and a sort of nirvana state. People go up theses iron stairs fixed on the stone, step by step, to see the nature's beauty above an altitude of 1.700 meters, where you can see the entire valley between Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira. The big granite rock known as Pedra do Baú was a real challenge for those in search for some hardcore climbing "without stairs" (only professional people allowed, ok?!) or for normal people like you and me, who only want good moments in nature (use those stairs, of course). But be prepared to walk a lot: hiking one or two hours into the forest before you get the iron stairway to heaven. But the view…oh the view. That's magnificent view the only thing that really matters here. Don't miss this place.

“Above the clouds I see my shadow fly”… with this song inside my head, and wind on my face, climbing the Pedra do Baú is easy as the breeze. Leave all these bricks and walls behind you in the city and come here, at Vale do Paraíba almost the highest point of Brazil and feel the freedom, the pure air and a sort of nirvana state. People go up theses iron stairs fixed on the stone, step by step, to see the nature’s beauty above an altitude of 1.700 meters, where you can see the entire valley between Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira. The big granite rock known as Pedra do Baú was a real challenge for those in search for some hardcore climbing “without stairs” (only professional people allowed, ok?!) or for normal people like you and me, who only want good moments in nature (use those stairs, of course). But be prepared to walk a lot: hiking one or two hours into the forest before you get the iron stairway to heaven. But the view…oh the view. That’s magnificent view the only thing that really matters here. Don’t miss this place.

“http://www.camposdojordao.com/id_pedr3.html ":
http://www.camposdojordao.com/id_pedr3.html

The best way to get there is the road to Campos do Jordão, (every one here know where the Campos do Jordão is). Before Campos do Jordão you take the turn to Minas Gerais State. On this road you should see a small exit (a dirty little road, pray that it won’t rain) and its very well organized, signs all over to lead you to the right place. Is not bad to ask people too. Or the easy way is try any travel agency and ask to go to Pedra do Baú. In Santo Antonio do Pinhal you can try guided tours in one of many travel agencies in the city.

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