The main roads in São Paulo are usually very good - with at least two lanes in each direction, emergency phones and services. But they are not pitoresque or particularly beautiful.
For a more scenic route, the secondary roads are a better choice. Great scenery and roadside stands selling fresh fruit, sugar cane juice (an acquired taste for some, as it is very sweet!) and crafts, small towns (a great place to stop aat the local bar and people watch) are the best part of these roads. However, these are usually one lane, not very well maintained and with a lot of trucks, which makes them more dangerous.
You can get to anywhere in São Paulo state by bus.
The buses are, generally, good quality, frequent and reliable. They leave from terminal Tiete or Barra Funda in São Paulo City, where you can buy your tickets (usually just before you leave, except on major holidays).
Most places take around 2 or 3 hours, although the furthest areas may be more than 6 or 7 hours away.
Only one price to anywhere in SP,the buses are not all that quite but comfortable..
Here a pleasant bus ride with a pleasant little girl and pretty dimples.
ALL PICTURES ON PAGE 1 ( PICS 1 - 5 ) AND ON THIS PAGE # 6 AND 7 TAKEN IN SEPTEMBER 2003 , PICTURES...more
Rua Comendador Dr Jose Cesar, 200 Jd Do Lago, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, 13051-024, Brazil
Good for: Couples
Av. Frei Orestes Girardi, 3549, Vila Capivari, Campos Do Jordao, State of Sao Paulo, 12460-000, Braz
Good for: Families