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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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820 reviews 820 reviews
487 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I really recommend this to be a part of your stay in Rio. It's a 2-3 hours hike plus a bit not so easy climb (that should have some safety equipment, that's why I only gave 4 stars). The view is amazing and really worth the effort!

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New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great trek in a national park, 45 minutes of walk to get a marvelous view of Rio and the upcoming Barra da Tijuca, the Miami of Rio as some people like to call it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I hiked this with Marcelo of cruxecoaventura.com.br and we had an awesome time. Took 2 hours from the base to the summit and a bit less on the way down. Amazing views and great company. Best to go with someone who really knows the trail like the guides at Crux.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Enjoying nature and with company is just great. It's amazing how the mountain top look like a face. A must see. :-)

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

About 2,5 - 3 hours hike to the top with an amazing view! exercise garanteed! -Level: DIFFICULT The trail is beautiful and easy for those who are fit. If you have knee problems or you are scared of heights think twice before you do this trip. There are parts where you need to climb rock face. -RECOMMENDABLE- -Start before 12pm!!!... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Since the flow of tourists to Rio started to grow, this place has become a must-go to every criminal in the city, and there have been times when, for over two months, people were being held to gun point, tied up and robbed, some have been raped. I've been there many times but I am not putting myself under risk... More 

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