BIRDWATCHING IN ESPÍRITO SANTO
BIRDWATCHING LOCATIONS AND CONTACT WITH NATURE
THE ASCENT OF THE MESTRE ALVARO
The Mestre Alvaro has easily accessible trails from the Serra and restricted access to other trails from south. The main trail is a well marked path, but not very clean due to misuse. It is a simple hike, but full of steep hills bordering the valley and a waterfall. The first half of the trail is a relaxing walk over the hilltops, windy just right before the highest peak. The trail takes about 4 hours at an easy pace and with strategic stops for snacks and rehydration; people in good physical condition can make it in less than 2 hours.Recently, the group Guardiões do Mestre (Guardians of the Mestre) have begun to map trails and waterways. They are eager to find out more about the stories behind those trails.
HOW TO GET THERE
* We do not recommend going without a guide.
BY PLANE: Airport Eurico Sales (VIX), then public transportation.
BY BUS: If you know any details, send us a message.
BY CAR: Highway BR-101 'Rodovia do Contorno'
BY BIKE: If you know any details, send us a message.
ON FOOT: Not recommended. Please use public transportation and ask for directions until reaching the observation sites.