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Claudio Coutinho Trail

Address: Praia Vermelha | Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil (Botafogo)
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Ranked #23 of 566 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I loved strolling along this paved path. A great place to take in gorgeous views and stretch your legs. Highly recommend. Very peaceful and right next to a fun beach and Sugarloaf. A MUST for nature lovers. Take the path up to Morro da Urca, a terrific alternative to the gondolas when crowded or when you want to save a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great place to go and enjoy one of the most beautiful scenery in the city. Mixed crowd, safe, nice from sunrise to sunset (access is free, but they close the access during the night). From Zona Sul, catch bus 511 (BRS2) to Urca and get off at Praia Vermelha (same to visit the Sugar Loaf - Pao de Acucar).

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Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Claudio Coutinho Trail takes you from Praia Vermelha to Morro da Urca: it is a paved, safe trail, where you enjoy nature: plants, birds, small monkeys and a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean. When yoiu reach the top, the view is breathtaking!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you enjoy going for a run, do reserve the time to go there. The place is safe and offer great views. This track is right at the bottom of the sugar loaf mountain, and one can see small monkeys and birds right by the track.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautifull view and ambience. Lots of green and ocean. May see monkeys (micos). One of the best options for an "unstressing" walk and if you want more, can hike up Morro da Urca in about 25min.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A tarmaced trail the width of a road. Not quite the back to nature walk I was expecting but there plenty of fabulous little monkeys and some interesting birds to be seen.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very pleasant walk may be connected with the trail up to Urca Mountain, which takes only 25 min. to the top.

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