Jureia

Within the Ribeira Valley the PETAR park is an area of outstanding beauty and contains some of the largest caves in Brazil!

Within the Ribeira Valley the PETAR park is an area of outstanding beauty and contains some of the largest caves in Brazil!

The area has many waterfalls and underground rivers that have carved huge caves from the limestone

The area has many waterfalls and underground rivers that have carved huge caves from the limestone

One small enough for my flash-gun to illuminate!

One small enough for my flash-gun to illuminate!

After a lot of hard pedaling it is great to go homeward bound down-hill! After a lot of hard pedaling it is great to go homeward bound down-hill!

In the middle of nowhere

In the middle of nowhere

I'm not sure what altitude this was, but my legs were telling me that it was a lot!

I’m not sure what altitude this was, but my legs were telling me that it was a lot!

View towards Miracatu  as the light began to fade

View towards Miracatu as the light began to fade

The road down into the valley towards Despraiado and Iguape

The road down into the valley towards Despraiado and Iguape

The 'matto' as it is called, makes it difficult sometimes to see where you are going!

The ‘matto’ as it is called, makes it difficult sometimes to see where you are going!

Granite outcrops occur throughout the Jureia. No one seems to know if they have ever been climbed!

Granite outcrops occur throughout the Jureia. No one seems to know if they have ever been climbed!

After heavy rain this was impossible to cross before the bridge was built in 2005

After heavy rain this was impossible to cross before the bridge was built in 2005

Highest peak in the range is about 1500 m. This one is about 1000 m.

Highest peak in the range is about 1500 m. This one is about 1000 m.

All development and agricultural activities strictly controlled.

All development and agricultural activities strictly controlled.

Jureia Waterfall - Itariri

Jureia Waterfall – Itariri

Jureia Jungle - Itariri

Jureia Jungle – Itariri

Jureia Panorama - Ponte Pensil - Itariri

Jureia Panorama – Ponte Pensil – Itariri

Jureia Jungle - Amoreiras - Pedro de Toledo

Jureia Jungle – Amoreiras – Pedro de Toledo

Jureia Mangroves - Barra da Una

Jureia Mangroves – Barra da Una

Jureia in Thunderstorm - Ponte Pensil - Itariri

Jureia in Thunderstorm – Ponte Pensil – Itariri

Jureia Mountain Stream - Sitio Azeite - Itariri

Jureia Mountain Stream – Sitio Azeite – Itariri

Jureia from Amoreiras - Pedro de ToledoJureia from Amoreiras – Pedro de Toledo

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