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Experience Rock Climbing in Rio: Beginners to Advanced

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What to Expect

After meeting your guide at Praia Vermelha (Urca district), you will walk for 30 minutes in a beautiful coastal trail until reaching the base of your rock climbing route. Its difficulty will be discussed with an Itaway Agent.

Climb safely the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain under the supervision of our certified rock climbing instructor and have a life-changing experience in the Marvelous City!

Stop At:

• Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240 Brazil
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Important Information
Departure Point
Praça Gen. Tibúrcio, 75 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-270, Brazil
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Certified bilingual rock climbing instructor
  • Individual rock climbing equipment: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay/rappel device.
  • Collective rock climbing equipment: rope, quickdraws and anchor building equipment
  • Cable car descent ticket to Morro da Urca (if climbing Sugarloaf Mountain)
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Tips for guides (10-20% of trip cost is typical)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Climbing the sugar loaf is a must do. Amazing views all the way, on an easy route, no experience needed. Our guide Agilio had plenty experience making you feel safe. We recommend 100%.
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Response from AlexisVQM, Owner at Climb a Multi-Pitch Route on Sugarloaf: Beginners to Advanced
Responded Sep 5, 2019
Hi there Jacques! Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. The multi-pitch route that you climbed is really fun and the view is priceless. An extraordinary way to conquer this natural landmark! Adilio is a passionate guide, I will make sure that he gets your kind words. Please come back to visit us anytime! Cheers! Alexis Alexis Vidal-Quadras de Meaux Founder & CEO info@itawayecotours.com
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We really enjoyed our trip with Adilio on the Pao de Acucar ! The views were amazing during all the climb. I recommend this one !
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Response from AlexisVQM, Owner at Climb a Multi-Pitch Route on Sugarloaf: Beginners to Advanced
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Merci beaucoup pour l'avis, Corentin! We could not have been happier to have you on this adventure with us. I am glad that you had a great time with Adilio! You can count on me to pass on the compliments. Next time, you should try to hike Pedra da Gávea. It's one of our favorite hikes in town. Can't wait to cross paths again in the future! Take care! Alexis Alexis Vidal-Quadras de Meaux Owner info@itawayecotours.com
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I first climbed with Itaway tours when I visited Rio in 2017, it was such a memorable and unique experience that I knew upon my second visit to Rio this year I would have to book a tour with them again! Despite still being a beginner myself, Alexis’ attention to safety,
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Response from itaway_ecotours, Owner at Climb a Multi-Pitch Route on Sugarloaf: Beginners to Advanced
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Hi Morgan, thank you for your preference and for this kind review. It is always a pleasure to have your vibrant energy in our excursions! See you soon
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I had the pleasure of doing a multi-pitch small climb at Urca on the sugarloaf mountain. Alexi was our climbing expert on the field and he came well prepared with all equipment and set the chord for us first. The granite stone made it an easy yet challenging little climb on the
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Response from itaway_ecotours, Owner at Climb a Multi-Pitch Route on Sugarloaf: Beginners to Advanced
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Hi there Hannah, thank you so much for this amazing review. We are stoked to know that you had an amazing time. Wish you safe travels and to see you back soon!
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The Itaway Ecotour did a great job. The guide was professionnal and very kind. It made the experience great. I highly recommand.
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Response from itaway_ecotours, Owner at Climb a Multi-Pitch Route on Sugarloaf: Beginners to Advanced
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Thank you for the confidence, it was a pleasure to climb Sugarloaf with you. We hope to see you soon in future adventures! Best regards
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About the operator
By: Itaway Ecotours
163 reviews
Victor N
Vanves, France
Great experience
We went with Thiago for the hike at "la pedra de gavea" and it was amazing! The tropical forest during the first
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Amazing experience, great service
This was the highlight of out trip. We booked the trip and Alexis of Itaway Ecotours contacted us by Whatsapp to
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East Haven, Connecticut
Hike to Pedra Bonita
What a Great Experience, our tour guide was Rafael Cajá an excellent guide from RJ. Everything on the tour went
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Scuba diving in Arraial do Cobo, Brazil
A all-around great experience! A nice and intelligent driver who was willing to do whatever he can for you. The
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Pedra da Gávea Visit
I had looked for several companies for the Pedra da Gávea visit. Itaway had both best reviews and best price. They
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Wonderful small company with attention to detail
We did three tours with Itaway and each one was very well-organised and enjoyable. Alexis, the owner of the
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Fantastic hike up Pedra da Gavea
Just coming off of a hike up Pedra da Gavea and could not be more tired but also impressed with our guide, Rafael.
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Great private tour in Rio
One day tour to Corcovado Christ Redemeer and visit of Tijuca forest with our great guide Rafael ! Very good
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Amazing experience
Signed up at the last night. I was a little worried that the trip might be difficult but our guide Alexandre took
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best alternative way to Sugar Loaf
I can highly recommend this kind of reaching the wonderful Peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Alexis, our guide made it
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Kris H
Vancouver, Canada
Worth it!
I can't recommend this hike/tour enough. Thiago picked us up from our hotel and gave us a heads up of what the day
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Sugar loaf hike and climb
I had a wonderful time with the guide. He explained a lot of things about Rio, Brazil and its history, it was
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Lorenz S
Vienna, Austria
Pedra da Gavea hike - must do!
Excellent tour with great knowledgable guide speaking good english! Highly recommend as day tour, medium fitness
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Fred W
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
awesome experience
wonderful treck with alexis the french guide...4 hours of effort.. but what a sensatio...climbing this
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Longperrier, France
I highly recommend this mountain hike and this agency !! The Pao de Açucar’s Mountain hike is For sportive
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
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