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Pedra da Gavea

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is such a rewarding climb and so fun but very difficult in places. The start is easy but it gets progressively more difficult and in places you are quite literally rock climbing and once you get near to the top it really is a...More

Thank ClioRuth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely recommended! Beautiful walk (approx 2:30 h all the way to the top) and amazing views. Watch out though, it is NOT a trek for beginners and the last part can be quite dangerous (no assistance in-site). So beware of your limitations!

Thank Imane K
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My advice is to arrive early, the parque opens at 08:00 am, be there at this time if possible. During the hiking (2:30 hs) it gets more difficult while you go up. Good to have basic climbing skills and you must be comfort walking o...More

Thank Meyhofer
Reviewed 28 September 2018

this track is amazing, it is a short track but so beatifull, a lot adrenaline on some spots, also its a good track because is free and you can enjoy the wild life near of the city

Thank Geoontheworld
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

As i was too late to book a tour guide i luckily found an experienced hiker to do this trail with. We did the complete trail in only 4 hours but did not take that much time on top. The view is great though! But...More

3  Thank LauraB10766
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This rock is part of Rio de Janeiro postcard. Wonderful view of a geographical spot that looks like a ship's deck or, from a front view, a mask or a skull. It can be reached by climbing only, and many professional climbers go for it....More

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Make sure to take a lot of water and also some food. I began going up 8 am and only came down at 4 pm, so plan to spend the whole morning and afternoon there. I went there in May, it was a sunny day...More

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 2 August 2018

It is worth every detail of this little corner of Rio de Janeiro. It is very important to go with a team that pays attention to your safety!

Thank raphaeldavina
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is not an easy climb, but can be done by anyone reasonably fit. Do not do it without a guide with the proper safe ropes. And do not go without cheking the weather before. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to climb, rest...More

2  Thank VeryCarioca66
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great hike if you like hiking. We did it with a guide, and i think it is a very good thing because he really helped us in the hard parts. It took 2.5 hours to go up and another 2.5 to go...More

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23 October 2017|
Response from nora_schubert |
Hi, Could you do this hiking tour last year, could you join others? I'm in the same situation as you, but I'd like to perform the tour this year, at the beginning of November. If you have any tips for me, please let me know... More
Sean Patrick D
6 September 2017|
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Response from Nate W | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't count on being able to use a rope that is already there. Most people go up with no rope at all, but if you want to be safe and go with gear, I recommend booking a tour guide to take you up
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18 May 2017|
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Response from maiasilvia |
Pedra da Gavea is a huge mountain that can be seen from many places in Rio. Go to the top of the hill is "a long and wide road" and dangerous. It is for few people... You'll need a tour guide, so if U do that please, select... More