easy from Porto Alegre by Bus via Novo Hamburgo..
then you have the choice of 2 routes..through Morro Reuter, Inland via Santa Maria do Herval into Boa Vista do Herval..Signs will guide you..you've clocked around 110km
or, when coming from Santa Catarina, take the turn off at Novo Petropolis, follow the road..there is only one. of course you can do that also when coming from Porto Alegre
Fondest memory: I've been there, please feel free to have a look
SANTA MARIA do HERVAL
situated at 885m altitude, Gramado has a 4season climate, and it is the most visited area in the south. quite amazing actually,the population of around 5000 has to cope with nearly 2 1/2 million of visitors last year.
only 110km from Porto Alegre Gramado is a thriving Community, Immigrants from Italy, Germany, Portugal and the Lebanon make it all work. the first settlers where the Germans...in 1954, they built the roads into the area, housing and the Hortensias..
Fondest memory: and that is what Gramado is called: Cidade da Hortensias.City of Hortensias, in blue, pink, white and even violet. and they going well with the baverian style Houses.
Brazil had to come to terms with the diversity of its people, after years, decades of trying a sort of conformity, to form a brazilian identity ...now, Brazil embraces diversity. All for the better, as my Friends tell me.After all: Deus e Brasileiro God is Brazilian