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Pedra da Gavea

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Neighborhood: Barra da Tijuca
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Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
Phone Number: 2178411348
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Great hike, technical summit

The last 30m need either a guide with a rope, or some strength and experience, the view is 100%. Go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The last 30m need either a guide with a rope, or some strength and experience, the view is 100%. Go!

Thank alimarie_active
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I started this hike around 11:30 am and finished around 4:30pm. It was an absolute amazing hike!! It definitely is a challenge so don't underestimate it. There are chains and some thin metal piping to help you up some of the big boulders but most of the hike is not for the faint of heart! There is... More 

1 Thank Jamie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the Gavea tour with the guide named Felipe and enjoyed it a lot. My girlfriend is not-so-experienced hiker and climber but we managed to finish it by choosing our tempo. She also doesn't work out so this "hard" hike is easily doable by average people and will provide you the best view from Rio and breathtaking pictures

2 Thank Märt T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth seeing the view, this in case you do not want to para-glide... Loved the place, loved the view... definitely worth it.

2 Thank Madalutza
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't a walk in the park - but it's definitely worth it. Unless you are an experienced rock climber, I would definitely go with a guide. Purely so that you can have use of a harness & ropes at the part where you need to scale the vertical rock wall. The day I went the wind was blowing a... More 

Thank TravelDooey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking Pedra da Gavea was one of the best things I did in ten days of exploring Rio de Janeiro. It is an extremely rewarding climb, with beautiful trees and rocks along the trail and a spectacular vantage point at the top. I highly recommend it if you are into hiking or climbing and are physically fit. I arrange a... More 

Thank Monica R
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I should have known better, over 60yrs and knees not so good. I managed to get to the 3rd point and the natural environment was fantastic. Others in our group saw a variety of birds and at least one variety of monkey.

Thank BillofOz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am fit, I do quite a bit of hiking in Vancouver, BC and the surrounding area - some beautiful / challenging climbs. However, this could just be one of the "ultimate" ones. The recommended time was 2.5 hours each way, I did it in 1.25 hours each way. BUT it was NOT easy. The route itself has an elevation... More 

2 Thank ddryden
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Soon after I started hiking it got foggy, and rocks are wet. and I didn't realize I was not on the most visited trail (there're 2 trails to the peak). Luckily I was picked up by a small group of Rio4fun, and they provided me with gears and care. Otherwise I would have turned back at the first climbing section.... More 

Thank Erding007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This hike is simply amazing. You trek through beautiful jungle almost the whole way to the top which gives you welcome respite from the sun, along with having the peace and tranquility of being in such a natural place. In saying that, it is not an easy hike. After a reasonably mild gradient at the start you soon encounter a... More 

2 Thank Adam W

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