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Pedra da Gávea

Pedra da Gávea: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

Hike one of the most famous rock formations in this wonderful city, the Pedra da Gavea. Summit at 842 meters and take in the spectacular views of the Bay of Guanabara and some of the main beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Also, see majestic views of famous mountains in nearby Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Bico do Papagaio, Pedra Bonita and Corcovado. During your adventure along the Pedra da Gavea trail, you may also spot some wild animals of the Carioca Atlantic Forest! There are many animal and bird species that live in the greater Tijuca National Park area. Bring your camera and capture the panoramic views this special spot has to offer.

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea 7-Hour Hike

2. Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea 7-Hour Hike

Get spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro on an approximate 3-hour hike of Pedra da Gávea. Follow the challenging nature trails of the largest monolith in the world, starting at sea level and ascending through Tijuca National Park to an altitude of around 840 meters. Trek through the Carrasqueira section using the safety equipment provided by your instructor, and face the challenge of basic rock climbing of approximately 30 meters in height. Once past the Carrasqueira, continue to the mountain summit, and get rewarded with amazing views of the south and west areas of Rio de Janeiro before the walk back down.

Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

3. Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

The Tijuca Forest is one of the largest urban forests in the world and is located in the limits of the National Park of Tijuca. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a rich diversity of natural beauty, historical attractions and eco-tourism known worldwide. The trail and Bico do Papagaio rappel begins at the entrance gate of the Tijuca National Park and includes trails through the Mata Atlântica forest, a trip to the visitor center, park museum, Cachoeira das Almas and the trail and rappel at Bico do Parrot. The trek goes on as far as the base of the mountain, where you will find a few more natural obstacles, and a more rugged and steep climb. From the summit of Bico do Papagaio you can enjoy the main mountains of the Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Pedra do Conde, Cocanha, Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea, as well as Sumaré and a small part of Corcovado and Cristo Redentor. The rappel (abseiling) activity is done at the summit of Bico do Papagaio, which is the second highest mountain in the park. The Bico do Papagaio trail and rappel has an estimated duration of eight hours.

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gavea Adventure Hike

4. Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gavea Adventure Hike

Reach the summit of Pedra da Gavea (Gavea Stone) with an expert guide on this trip from Rio de Janeiro. View stunning landscapes and get amazing views of Rio on a guided hike with some rock beginner-level rock climbing in Tijuca Forest National Park. Climb to 842m above sea level and experience the beauty of Brazilian nature with views of Tijuca Forest. Try some beginner-level rock climbing, and enjoy the thrill of repelling down the rock face. Enjoy one of the most demanding and beautiful trails in the city safely with a professional guide.

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What people are saying about Pedra da Gávea

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 76 reviews

The best guide Segrio. Excellent knowledge, and knows every corner in the forest, you will feel super safe with him. First time trying reppling and he instructed me well and because of that i had one of my best life experience. Great tour i recommended with Sergio.

Sergio is an excellent guide, and I cannot recommend this experience enough. We were treated with great respect, and Sergio is a wonderful instructor for first time rapellers. He has a very good knowledge of his job and life in Brazil.

It was the highlight of my stay in Rio! The most stunning views I have ever seen in my life! The guide was greatgiving me the proper instructions to "survive" He rocked! Brilliant tour!

By far the hardest but also the most beautiful hike I've ever done. And I've been to Hua Mountains in Xi'An. The guide was excellent and made sure everyone got back safe.

Great day,climbing Pedra da Gavea in a nice company under the guidance of Jalmir who is an amazing gentleman.