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Pedra Da Gavea

Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil (Barra da Tijuca)
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was hands down the most challenging hike I have ever done! The beginning is up up up, mostly covered with tree roots, so it is as if you are climbing stairs, then there are about 4 areas that feel like you are doing light rock climbing...but that is not the real rock climbing part! I am really afraid of... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is a 2-3 hours walking up and 1-2 hours down. You need to be in good shape to go, but is easy to park and walk up from Barra da Tijuca. Great tour, great views, fantatisc place! Do not forgot - WATER and CONFORTABLE tenis. Allow 5 hours minimum and start early in the morning. 844 meters up, biggest... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's a somewhat rigorous hike up... not recommended for children. But definitely recommended for the adventurous! I think everyone should do it. Be prepared to scale a few rocks and waterfalls... once you get to the top, you will be so happy you did. Go on a clear day. And bring snacks :-).

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is always happing something there: concerts, good music, beautiful people... It's deserve a visit for sure!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There were 4 of us and we just loved this hike and were amazed at the view. Having been to the Christo a few days before, we thought this was even better. Depending of your fitness level and climbing experience, the hike can be nice and stress free or extremely challenging mainly because of the "rock climbing" part ( about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I was in Rio for the World Cup with a friend and read about this hike on Trip Advisor. It was a little bit tricky to find the entrance to begin the climb but once we'd done that it was a piece of cake. We got to the top in just under 1 hour and went at a moderate pace.... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You need to be fit and I recommend to do it with a guided group (for safety reasons). The views are amazing and the walk itself is really great.

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I did it by myself, 2h30mins hike to the top, 2h to get back down. The hike is ok to do although might be sweating a lot in the summer. I saw all kind of people getting to the top so if you can do some sport, you'll do it. Attention though, there is a "climb" part at the end.... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Going up Pedra da Gavea is only for people who are used to some tough hiking. It is only 1,6 km to the top but it is very steep almost all of the way. The average person takes about 2,5 to 3 hours to get to the top. There is also a dangerous stretch called the carrasqueira, which is a... More

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Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Takes about 2 1/2 hours to get up and maybe slightly less to get down. I'm a beginner hiker, but very fit, and I didn't struggle with the physicality of it but I did struggle with the mental part of climbing the rocks. We used the rope and harness from our guide, Thiago, on the very last "steep" portion. It... More

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