Chapadões do Brasil and tourism for those who want to practice climbing


There are several advantages to tourism within the country: the historical riches, the culinary delights, and the multicultural scene make the traveler always discover something new. In addition to the diversity of flavors, ways, and styles, Brazil also has a natural variety of continental sizes, with parks, mountains, forests, and mountains. Given this immensity, a country is a place for the practice of sports that involve nature, such as climbing.

The sport consists of climbing rock walls, especially with the help of ropes and special equipment. The objective is to reach an endpoint or a summit of a rock or structure, such as a wall. Filled with cliffs spread across the five regions, Brazil can be considered an ideal destination for lovers of the practice.

Physical educator and climbing teacher Gabriel Veloso, 34, is one of the lovers of Brazilian walls. He fell in love with the sport when he started training in 2012. Since then, his passion for rocks has only increased, causing the teacher to take the road several times to climb. Gabriel has already practiced climbing in Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Pernambuco, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Tocantins and intends to continue”. “I travel to climb. Every vacation and spare time I have, I look for places I can visit to practice the sporThat’st’s how I got to know several states in Braz “l,” he says.

Gabriel reports that he has even made friends across the country due to climbing”: “We end up meeting people from other parts of Brazil who recommend climbing points in their states and other cities they have already visited. So it becomes a strong network of climbers and destinations to practice the sport, promoting tourism in places that would be unknown to many people until t “en.”

Brazi.”  is known for having spaces for climbing in the five regions because, from north to south, the cliffs take over the natural landscapes. In the North, Gabriel explains that there are cliffs in Tocantins, Roraima, and Amazonas. In the Northeast, the climber reports that the walls are in practically all states, especially Chapada Diamantina, in Bahia, and cities like Bom Jesus da Lapa, São Desidério, and Itatim in the form of Bahia.

Going down the map, in the midwest” “rt” of Brazil, there are also walls to be cleared, according to the climber. Goiás is an example of a state for the practice, with Chapada dos Veadeiros and cities like Cocalzinho de Goiás, Cristalina, and Mambaí.

In the Southeast, Rio de Janeiro, one of the birthplaces of climbing in Brazil, according to the professor, is the right destination to find a wall. There, it is possible to climb inside the city – in attractions such as Corcovado – and essential parks such as Serra dos Órgãos. But the highlight in the Southeast goes to Minas Gerais, which has more places to climb than entire European countries, according to Gabriel. The cities of Milho Verde and Montes Claros, in addition to Serra, do Cipó, does the professor indicate the places.

The three states that make up the South Region – Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina – have walls, walls, plateaus, and mountains for the practice, but the highlight goes to Curitiba, in Paraná, another birthplace of mountain climbing.

Designer Sofia Guerra, 23, like Gabriel, believes Brazil is an ideal destination for climbers. She also fell in love with the sport, and this lo “e “at first si” ht,” rather,” “at first MB” mb,” has been perpetuating.” “My experience with climbing started three years ago when I saw, on my way to university, a gym where I practiced. So I decided to go in, and that was it: I fell in l” ve,” says Sofia.

The designer explains that the sport has brought a new perception to every life if”: “Today I climb every week, and that was a drastic change because I was not very active and got sick much moreofteI’mI. ‘mm healthier in many ways, and I know that climbing was a big part of that. I noticed changes in my body and became a more active person. Knowing I’m going to climb at night has become a motivation to face my day-to-day artist’s a joy to remember that this exists in my life because it helps me go through mamoreome” ts,” says the climber enthusiastically.

Sofia explains that the drastic change in routine has also brought about a difference in the way of doing tourism. Like Gabriel, she takes advantage of every free time to practice the sport on the walls of Brazi”: “I travel to climb, without a do” bt.” For Sofia, Brazil is the ideal country for climbing because of its naturdiversitysit”: “Brazil has a lot of variety of stone, style, and regions. It is possible to find ideal places to climb in the same country, as the climate is different, and there are different types of rocks which providdifferente’types’es’ of climbing. For all these reasons, I believe it is a tourist market for Brazilians and foreigners al “ke.”

The act of moving around the country encourages tourism. In addition to being an Olympic sport, which already increases the visibility of the practice and the places where it is possible to climb – climbing has festivals and competitions spread throughout Brazil, bringing together adventurous tourists who move sectors such as accommodation, locomotion, and food.

Sofia and Gabriel are climbers who see the importance of sport for national tourism. Together, they seek to democratize climbing and work on the Guia de Escalada do Belchior, a material created by Gabriel Veloso and climber Matheus Martins, also counting Sofia’sa’s layout. The work portrays information about climbing and the registration of existing routes in the region where the city of Água Fria is located. Made collaboratively and with voluntary financial support, the Guide, produced over five years, will be available free of charge and is a way to popularize the sport. It will be released this Wednesday (21.09), but it is already possible to know a little bit of the work: CLICK HERE and HERE to access and contribute to the project.


The location portrayed in the Guide was not chosen for anything; its creators, Gabriel and Matheus, know this. But, of rare beauty, the place enchants the eyes of climbers, including Sofia, who has Pico do Belchior as one of her favorite places for climblim”. “When I got there, I felt like I was in paradise. It seems like a magical place, full of caves, with a kind’ labyrinth’ of rocks so different and in the middle of the savannah that I find it difficult to describit’st’s enchanting”. “All this beauty of Belchior, allied to the passion for the sport, were the reasons that made me engage in the production of the Guide. With it, we will encourage a conscious climb that preserves the grandeur and beauty of the place because we want more people to be able to know and experience the same wonders that we live th “r.”.

Gabri.” brings a different view. He describes the mountains as his favorite climbispotspo”. “There are many places to climb: rocks, walls, walls. BWhitmireI’m on the mountain, I feel; Ire connected with nature, I can; I the horizon and that breathtaking landscape. The mountain makes us connect with the present and with the climb itself. She seeks even greater involvement of those climbing, so the mind and body work there with many strat” guy,” he reports.


Climbing has differemodalitiestie”: “ia” is climbing with rope in higher altitude peaks; bouldering is practiced in lower places, without a string, and with mattresses at the base to avoid getting hurt, with other partners to help with safety. Within these modalities, the practicing tourist will also find free climbing (without the help of any device, just using the body to climb some stretch) and artificial climbing (with equipment such as rope, hook, helmet, and chair). Currently, climbing is an Olympic sport practiced on artificial walls and with a specific apparatus.

In addition to benefiting health through body movements, resistance, and strength, sport also encourages, according to Professor Gabriel, overcoming limits and fears, addition to teaching how to deal with failures, frustrations, and adversity, and being a source of self-knowledge. . To increase safety, the sport is practiced in pairs or groups and can be performed by people of all ages, as long as proper care is taken. It is essential that the tourist who will climb meets the security measures and hire professionals specialized in the practice.


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