The road to the end of the Running the Caminho Da Fé will pass through Campos do Jordão, a city with an economy based mainly in tourism (due to its location at high elevation and European-looking architecture). The buildings here are primarily German, Swiss or Italian inspired. Due to its location at high elevation, Campos do Jordão is relatively cold for Brazilian standards.
|View of the Vila Capivari District|
|A Swiss-Inspired Shopping Mall|
Affectionately known as the "Princess of the North", Pindamonhangaba is known for its beautiful landscapes, historical landscapes and rich culture.
Aparecida, home of the patron saint of Brazil, Our Lady of Aparecida, marks the end of the Caminho Da Fé. Currently housed in the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, it is represented by a short, wooden statue of the Virgin Mary. Aparecida has a hot climate with dry winters. The municipality depends exclusively on tourism generated by the devotees surrounding the statue of the Virgin Mary - it receives more than 7 million tourists a year making it the most popular pilgrimage site in Latin America.
|The National Basilica|
Running the Caminho Da Fé plans on using the Spot Satellite GPS Messenger to allow people to track our progress in near real time using Google Maps. A link to the tracking map will be posted on IRunUltras.com prior to the pilgrimage.