The small community of João Monlevade stands in the southeast of Brazil, in the State of Minas Gerais. You'll find João Monlevade 75 miles east of the State capital of Belo Horizonte on the BR-381 amid a region of winding river valleys and forests. Belo Horizonte's attractions are within a day trip, and these include museums, galleries and the enormous Mineirão soccer stadium. Itabira is the main city in the immediate region and this iron-ore mining centre is easily reached if you have a hire car. The international airport at Tancredo Neves at Confins serves the State of Minas Gerais.
Much of the modern Brazilian town of João Monlevade lies in the twisting valley of the River Piracicaba where several roads converge to cross the river via a single road bridge. The river is named after a tributary of the Tiete River in Sao Paulo by early settlers who came from São Paulo. Some of João Monlevade lies down by the river but if you hire a car here you'll soon be able to find that the main shops and bars of the community lie in a busier built-up area to the west.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su Closed
Address: Avenida Wilson Alvarenga 401A B
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.