Pedra da Gávea Hiking Trail Experience

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Considered one of the postcards of Rio, Pedra da Gávea is the largest monolith by the sea in the world. With more than 800 meters of altitude, due to its location and characteristics, it has always been a reference for navigators. It was only in 1830 that the first expeditions began to be undertaken to its top, which, since then, has received a large number of visitors on its trails and rocky slopes, becoming a carioca reference for the practice of mountaineering. It is a trail with a heavy degree of difficulty and approximately three hours of walking, so it should only be done by people with good physical condition and used to heavy and technical hikes. In addition, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide with the propper gear and safety equipment. So you'd only have to bring appropriate footwear and clothing. So much exercise effort is rewarded by one of the most beautiful natural views in the world.

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We partner with the best local providers to ensure you have the best tour possible. Fun fact: Did you know that the Pedra da Gávea is the stage of several legends and mysteries? Named in 1502, the Pedra da Gávea was the first Carioca mountain to be given a name in Portuguese. High on a coastal mountain, this sculpture reminds us of a face. Besides this peculiarity the rock also has mysterious inscriptions that according to historians would be impossible to have been made by nature, these inscriptions also give evidence of an extinct language. To check availability and make a reservation please click on "Book Now" and enter your preferred date and time. 

  • Approximately 3 hour hike
  • Clearly marked trails
  • Panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro
  • Guided tours available
  • For advanced hikers only
  • Tijuca Forest experience

 

Route

  1. Pedra da Gávea