All posts by Siv Klepp

Siv is from Klepp, a small village somewhere in the South of Norway, and came to Rio de Janeiro in March 2012. She loves cycling and hiking and it didn't take her long to find the best tracks in and around Rio. Loaded with plenty of tips and information on where to go, she's excited to tell you all about it!
View from Forte duque de Caxias

Forte Duque de Caxias Hike

Forte Duque de Caxias, better known as Forte do Leme.

If you are looking for a short and easy hike but want to get a stunning view, the Forte Duque de Caxias hike is the perfect hike for you. At Leme Beach (at the end of Copacabana Beach) there is a military base which is open to the public. From there you are able to walk up to the small hill called Morro do Leme , which means Leme Hill in English.

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Pão de Açúcar

Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf)

The Sugarloaf, or Pão de Açucar in Portuguese, is one of the world’s most famous attractions and a real highlight when doing sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro. Thousands of people take the cable car each day to visit this peak which is 396 meters above sea level. No wonder, as the view is dazzling and the ride in the cable car is quite an experience, too. Continue reading

Pedra da Gavea

Pedra da Gávea Hike

If you love hiking, Pedra da Gávea should be high on your priority list of hikes to do in Rio de Janeiro. The hike is not for beginners, it’s challenging and involves a steep section of rock climbing. If you feel ccomfortable with advanced mountain hiking it can be done independently (bring a rope), if not there are several agencies in town that can help you with a guide.

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