The Estrada Real is the country's biggest touristic route. More than 1,630 kilometers in length, it passes through Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Today, the institution saves the route´s traditions valuing the region´s identity and beauty.
Its history began in the mid 17th century, when the Portuguese decided to formalize the routes for the transportation of gold and diamonds from Minas to the ports of Rio. The trails that were chosen by the royalty earned the name Estrada Real - “Royal Road.”
Created in 1999, the Estrada Real Institute organizes, promotes and manages tourism.
The Institute is connected to FIEMG and has a multidisciplinary team that has made the trail a well known destination throughout Brazil and the world.