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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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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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RIo de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It takes a bit more then 3hs to get there, climbing an impressive rock. It will demand some attitude, after all, it is quite a climb, but you don´t need any equipment, just your camara, some energetic fruits and water. The view is just fantastic.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I just hiked up this today with a friend. We did it without a guide. Both of us are in good shape and have done a lot of hiking. It was one of the more challenging hikes I have been on, not so much for the elevation gain, but the last little bit of rock scramble towards the end. We... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you want something better the Sugar Loaf make hike to Pedra da Gavea. It is a great hike and it is intens. You need to be in good shape to get up there. There is even a small clibing section. Now the view at the top is amazing. So don't go to late so you can spend some time... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Best Trail for natural lovers. 2h30min. of trail for well fit people. Very beautiful. Best with a montain guide.

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