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Claudio Coutinho Trail

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Address: Praia Vermelha | Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
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Beautiful by day, incredible by night

Watching the fishermen fishing in the late afternoon with their LED baites is a fantastic scene. From this trail you have access to the Morro da Urca trail, easy to go up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Watching the fishermen fishing in the late afternoon with their LED baites is a fantastic scene. From this trail you have access to the Morro da Urca trail, easy to go up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This beautiful trail is only one block away from the Sugar Loaf cable car station. You will have the Sugar Loaf mountain on one side and the sea (Praia Vermelha) on the other. You can walk, run, or just sit down and enjoy the view. You won't find neither bathrooms nor drinks/food for sale in the trail.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a really nice place to come with your family and enjoy the day... Situated near the Sugar Loaf, pista Claudio Coutinho is a beautiful place to walk and relax.You can by this road hit the fist mountain of Sugar Loaf you just need follow the signs and there is a trial on the left side 30 minutes of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

From the same bus stop as for the cable car to the sugar loaf walk to the praia vermelha and keep left. There you will find the entrance to the trail. It is a leasurly 30 min walk going and coming back. But you will need much more time to observe the wildlife like colorful birds and butterflies as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A beautiful trail on a paved stroll between sea and Sugar Loaf mountain and absolutely free!! Exhilarating place for taking photos from the coastline! Easy acess, very close to small Red Beach (Urca) and Sugar Loaf itself. For adventurers, another rough trail uphill can lead you to the top of Sugar Loaf (1st. hill)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After visiting Sugar Loaf i went to give it a try. Lots of monkeys, nice path and nice views along the way!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

is litle but very beautifull , is very near from the Urca beach . only pedestrians , you can go by car or bus .

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Since it only opened to the public in the late 80s (87, I think), I hadn't been to the place until I started working within walking distance of it. It is one of the best free sight-seeings Rio has to offer. The only drawback is the marks with the lenght of the track, which overstate it, giving it twice its... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A relatively short trekking on the footsteps of the sugar loaf and in the midst of luxuriant nature and wildlife, a perfect complement for your almost mandatory visit to the sugar loaf

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you are in Rio do not miss it! Perfect views of Rio and the Bay in a trail full of small monkeys and birds, besides the tourists, of course. Problem is to park the car, it is better to take a cab or maybe a bus(?). You can combine this visit with the SugarLoaf visit!

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