All posts by Charo

Charo is from Böklund, a very small village somewhere in the North of Germany, and came to Rio de Janeiro in October 2012. She's had visits from the very first day she moved into her new home and has discovered Rio with and for her visitors, always eager to show something new, off the main tourist tracks. Now it's time to share this information with you.
Christ Statue Corcovado

Corcovado and Christ Hike

Hike up to Christ the Redeemer and you’ll be rewarded with one of  the most stunning views that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Rio is famous for its 360 degrees views, but this one is probably the most complete of them all: The entire city is spread out in front of you! And even if clouds may block your view, it just adds to the mystic air of the Christ Statue. Hiking the Corcovado Mountain (hunchback in Portuguese) involves crossing small waterfalls, steep paths and even a bit of climbing. If you’re looking for some good exercise, try the Corcovado Hike!

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Dois Irmaos

Dois Irmãos Hike

The Dois Irmãos, Two Brothers Mountain in English  are a real landmark of Rio de Janeiro and when looking from the Ipanema Beach, it looks impossible to simply walk up this steep mountain. However, it has a gentle slope on the back so the hike is much easier than you’d think. If you like a challenge, the Dois Irmãos Hike is a great choice for you! Continue reading