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    Guided walking tour of Pedra da Gavea

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    Enjoy a hike in Pedra da Gavea with certified climbing equipment. Pedra da Gavea is one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous rock formations and the city's most admired adventure. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide and you will live a unique experience.

    Live a hiking and climbing experience full of legends and mysteries. This is the ideal hike for those who love adventure and adrenaline. You will travel to the top of Pedra da Gavea, which is the largest block of solid rock at sea in the world. At the top of its 844 meters, we can see the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Jockey Club, the cove of Botafogo, the Aterro do Flamengo, the mountain of the sugar loaf, the Morro da Urca, the Pedra Bonita, the statue of the Corcovado – Christ the Redeemer and the other mountains of the Tijuca Forest and landmarks like Guanabara Bay, Ipanema, Leblon, São Conrado, Barra Tijuca and the Serra dos Orga.



    This hike takes place inside Sector C of the Tijuca National Park, which means that you are in the Atlantic Rainforest of Rio de Janeiro, so you have a high chance of encountering wild animals during the hike.

    You will take a traditional trail at Pedra da Gavea of ​​approximately two and a half hours to reach the top. The hike is steep and has several natural obstacles that must be overcome. There is a basic rock climbing section called Carrasqueira, but no previous experience is necessary here as your guide will help you use all the necessary techniques and safety procedures.

    The descent is done by a technique similar to abseiling, but it is the guide who controls the equipment and the descent. This allows more comfort and safety. You just need to relax, enjoy and take lots of pictures.



    The climate is hot and humid, which makes hiking Pedra da Gavea excellent exercise. If you have an adventurous soul and want to see Rio de Janeiro from above, this is the tour you've been looking for.


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