Ferrovia do Trigo (Wheat Railway)

Key information: Ferrovia do Trigo (Wheat Railway)

    This 50 kilometers trek goes along a railway that stretches from the city of Guapore to the city of Muum, 150Km of Porto Alegre.   Enjoy beautiful scenery, varied wildlife and splendid solitude.   The trek crosses the second highest railway bridge in the world, and many others, some quease indicung. There are plenty of tunnels,

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  • Length: 50km
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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WALK SUMMARY

This 50 km trek goes along a railway that stretches from the city of Guapore to the city of Muum, 150Km of Porto Alegre, the biggest southern city in Brazil. The trek holds a world record in its way the second highest railway bridge in the world, the so called V13 a 146 metres high bridge and 254m long.
 
There are plenty of tunnels, some with almost 2Km long and around 10 bridges, some made of solid concrete and some steal bridges, the last you have to walk over the railway ties only, the gaps between then leads you to a spectacular and breathtaking view of the floor some 100m down there!
 
There are no camping facilities on the way, and camping over night is recommend as the track is pretty hard even for the experienced ones. You have to walk over rocks and railway ties 80% of the time.
 
Along the way, orange trees reinforce your energy for keep walking together with the nice weather, birds and little animals like possums and raccoons, beautiful mountain views and the peace of no one on this calm tramping.
 
Suggested by a walkopedia friend. THANK YOU! Further research to be done - in the meantime, anyone got any good photos?

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