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Claudio Coutinho Trail

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Address: Praia Vermelha | Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
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A must if going to Sugar Loaf

We walked up this trail to Morro de Urca. Its well sign posted and easy to find. It's steep and I felt it was hard going in the heat. But boy is it worth it!! It's only 2km. The... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up this trail to Morro de Urca. Its well sign posted and easy to find. It's steep and I felt it was hard going in the heat. But boy is it worth it!! It's only 2km. The views are great and it's an added experience than just taking the tram up. Check out my other reviews of Rio.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Mixing mountain and sea, pretty easy to go, very beautiful. Totally recommended. Spend some time there, before or after take the way to Pão de Açúcar, wich is very close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

There are people who knows many places in the world, but not this trail. A good, quiet and safe place near Pão de Açucar, Praia Vermelha and Morro da Urca. You can see the ocean and some beatiful landscapes. Well kept and with signals

Thank tzanoni
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

You will certainly take the tram up to the top of SugarLoaf Mountain when in Rio - and I recommend you go later in the afternoon, just before sunset and watch it from there and see Rio lights light up! Before going up the little tram, go for an easy hike along the Claudio Coutinho Trail, just across the square... More 

Thank Leona F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I have been jogging there for more than 30 years. The trail has a great view, fresh air amid the remanentes of the Atlantic Forest. It used to be part of a military zone, and remained kind of a secret well kept by locals for many years. Not any more...it can get crowded on weekends. Mountaineers use it to climb... More 

Thank Alexandre P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a four kilometres straight trail which starts in Praia Vermelha (Red Beach), very close to the Sugar Loaf station. Astonishing sea views from there. If you have plenty of time in Rio, do not miss it.

Thank DMS357
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great walking, you can go to morro da urca too, can enjoy the sea and a coconut water. and the monkeys asking for food. Please do not feed them

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Very nice place to take pictures of the bay and sugarloaf. You can also use it as a starting point to climb up sugarloaf

Thank laloux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is one of my favourite places in Rio. You can go by bike or bus to Praia Vermelha, a small beach near the sugarloaf. It's a military area and you can walk the trail known as Pista Claudio Coutinho, where you can have a beautiful view of the beach and the sea. Lots of little mokey called micos. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

a must walk from the Praia Vermelho, next to Sugarloaf...3/4 around Sugarloaf, also the trecking to Morrow da urca start fri=om here...ansolutelyte safe since guardedby the military

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Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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