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Pedra da Gavea

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Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
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A proper adventure

This is a real conquest. A really big hike. For safety, a ranger keeps a note of everyone on the mountain and its not exactly off the beaten track. The trail is easy to follow but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a real conquest. A really big hike. For safety, a ranger keeps a note of everyone on the mountain and its not exactly off the beaten track. The trail is easy to follow but unprepared/non-climbing people will not make it to the top. Our friend stopped at the cliff wall and stayed alone for a few hours while... More 

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Bremerton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The hike takes about 1.5 hours each way. The last part features a very steep and rocky portion that requires some bouldering skills - it is about 150 feet of 45-60 degree incline straight up. It can be dangerous for the casual climber. A physically fit climber with some bouldering experience and handle it just fine. The view from the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What amazing views... You will be rewarded by some of the most amazing views of barra and Sao Conrado if: - You can complete the hike. It's roughly 3 hours of VERY hard hiking... Repeat all uphill and very tiring.. Don't do this if you are not somewhat healthy and athletic. - If you can make the rock climb, it's... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

you need special people to visit this , you need to walkvery much ! you need to be atletic in walks ! be carefull you can be lost there !

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The hiking is not easy. you take from 2 to 2:30 hours. And there's a part you will have to climb on to get there, but no need for any climbing accessories, just courage. If you pass that, you will be rewarded with an amazing and unforgettable view of Rio! Totally worth it!

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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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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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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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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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