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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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Ranked #11 of 566 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Climbing only to be done by a climbing expert, do not beleave some misleading comments saying that is easy, did it with out chaine, in less than 2H bla bla bla.... Too hard, very thechnique, too risky if you never klimber a montain, need at least 4 Hours, 2L water, and tho find the entrance is not very easy nevertheless... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can admire this from ground of sky. In both ways the views are beautiful. This is place where the hang gliding and paragliding give their show. They land in a very beautiful beach called Praia do Pepino (or Cucumber beach) and you can spend hours in the beach watching their show. Or you can be brave enough to by... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can drive yourself or take a cab ( be sure of hiring a round trip) Astonishing view and if you are brave enough,you can manage to hand gliding with an instructor. my daughter did it and loved it! Good entertainement and the views are astonishing

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

So, so beautiful! The best view in Rio de Janeiro! But be careful as there is a really dangrous part there - scary climbing. Better to go with a guide (who has a rope). I went with a "free" tour which was not good (the guide unfortunately didn't help us and just left us behind). Go with a good guide!... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I hiked the Gavea´s Rock more than 20 times. There is a small climbing up there called "Executioner", but you can handle it with attention and without ropes. I recommend a guide for tourists, but despite that, the view upthere is amazing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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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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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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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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