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Pedra Da Gavea

Address: Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil (Barra da Tijuca)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I'm a fairly seasoned hiker (29 years old, decent shape, have hiked a fair amount). I went during the hottest part of the year and this was definitely a challenging hike (an 8 out of 10 on the difficulty scale for a day hike). We took a cab to the trail head (google: Inicio da trilha da Pedra da Gávea)... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very hard to get there, only by Jeeps or walking in trails, but the view is something. Just like in the movies, when you finish a climbing, and see the world...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Awesome view after a little difficult trail (3 hours each way). I recommend using ropes on Carrasqueira area (20m climbing section).

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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97 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There is pretty much it for this one unless you are some kind of a climber. Rio is full of peaks and just letting them all in as you strolling around wherever is the key.

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Sochi, Russia
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It was harder that i'd expected but I never regretted I'd decided to climb it. Yes! There is one section about 12 metres high where you really need to climb up. A tourist fell down and died on going down this section a week ago. So, it is not easy and safe stuff. But once you are on top... Views... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I downloaded a GPS track of this hike from the Internet in advance to know where to start, etc. We started walking at 8am from Ponte Velha, where the bus left us. Twenty minutes later we were at the park entrance. After 50 minutes we reached the water point, and 30 minutes later we were at the charrasqueira, the most... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a strenuous hike, but very rewarding. Be prepared for one section that actually requires some scrambling. It can be a little nerve-wracking for the unprepared. It is not a technical climb, but can be strenuous.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have climbed Gavea 3 times and every time I was very happy I did. However it is a real intense hike. Make sure you are up to it. There is also a little bit of climbing in one spot but not too difficult. Make sure you go with someone form Rio because there have been known to be muggings... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pedra da Gavea is a wonderful hill from where the para-gliders take off. From the heights you get another lovely view of this magical city. You can get to the viewpoints by car or you can hike. Most highly recommended!

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice to see the paragliders and other flying stuff that arrives later on at Sao Conrado beach. Try to fly if you have "balls"

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