Tourism with adrenaline
Adventure sports are up in Rio Grande do Norte
Photos: Giovanni Sergio
For those who enjoy adventure sports, Rio Grande do Norte has a large vein that gradually is being pioneered. Climbing, cycling tracks, bike, ATV and off-road cars, kite-surfing, trekking in mountainous places and dense forests, diving, ocean fishing and even free flight. Just get the script and follow the road - or outside, preferably.
The adventure tour starts with the kite-surfing, fine explored the beaches of Chichester, Cunhaú Bar and St. Michael's Good. The first two have in common the fact that they are river bars, which favors the practice of sports. Hot is a cove and also has strong winds. It is worth remembering: Cunhaú Bar hosted a crowded stage of the world kite-surfing.
The three destinations are considered the best in Brazil and offer good infrastructure to visitors. The rookies have qualified instructors, good programs lessons and equipment rental. Most tourists receives solely for the purpose of practicing kite-surfing.
Wreck diving and coral
The vast expanse of Natal coast also allows the dive to visit the wrecks and coral slabs, very rich in diversity of marine fauna and flora. Next to Natal there are three well-known destinations: Stop Agulhas, Serigado Away and turtle. The former is more famous and has depth of 14-24 meters, 14 km from the coast. It is a large slab-shaped steps, located 14 miles from the coast. The place names reflect the existing fauna: You can view hawksbill turtles turtles in the slab.
Out of Natal, the main points for diving are the Cabeço of Borges, 12 miles from the coast, and the sinking Commander Person, both at the time of Rio do Fogo beach. Other options are the São Luiz Shipwreck, with depth of 22-30 meters, located 14 miles from the Zumbi Beach (and 12 Maracajaú), and the famous and stunning Parrachos Maracajaú that the proximity to the coast and shallow are even inviting for those who have never dived. It is the best place in Brazil for diving pricipiantes.
Another type of sport that is still not as widespread for the general public, but finds supporters all year in the RN is the ocean fishing for large fish such as merlin. Usually companies that organize the fisheries take tourists on board well-structured vessels for places near Natal coast, as the stop Agulhas. Visitors to delight in the natural beauty while practicing a challenging recreational activity.
Mototourism, a new lode
Meet the RN coast on two wheels is also becoming fashionable. Some companies organize tours by the sea with all necessary infrastructure (support cars and pre-established script of inns and restaurants). The "bike tour" is a new niche in adventure sports, because the tour options are numerous in 400 km of the coast. The vehicles have to be specific to off-road trails.
The scripts do not end there: there are trails through the dunes of ATV Pium (Parnamirim municipal district), hiking and rappelling in the Seridó region in the municipality of Serra de São Bento and Pedra da Boca (ecological reserve located in border of Rio Grande do Norte with Paraíba), and trails on foot or by bike through the Mata da Estrela, a remnant important rainforest situated 90km from Natal, in Formosa Bay municipality.
Source: Press office of Emprotur.