Category Archives: Hiking

Hiking in Rio de Janeiro. Find the best hiking tours in Rio de Janeiro, each article tells you how to get to the starting point of the hike, how difficult the hike is and what you should bring. Also, each article includes pictures of the trail so that you can get a good impression of the path/difficulty. Our hikes include famous routes as Pedra da Gavea, Pedra Bonita or Dois Irmãos but also insider tips as Trilha dos Primatas. On Rio for You you will find the Hike you’ve been looking for!

Pico do Papagaio

Bico do Papagaio Hike

Hike up to Tijuca Forest’s second highest peak, the Bico do Papagaio (987-m), to get a real jungle feeling. This beautiful trail is located in the middle of the Tijuca forest, the world’s biggest urban rainforest. Explore the Bico do Papagaio, Parrot’s Beak in English, a two hours hike inside the great urban forest. The hike is easy, well marked and Bico do Papagaio Peak is considered to be one of the classic walks of Tijuca forest.

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Island View

Catacumba Park Hike

This hike is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time but still want to see Rio de Janeiro from a different angle. Catacumba Park is also a great choice if you are looking for something less touristy than the Sugarloaf or Christ. Just next to the Lagoa, Continue reading

View from the top

Costão de Itacoatiara Hike

Are you looking for a hike where you can escape the busy city of Rio de Janeiro and enjoy the countryside? Hike up Costão de Itacoatiara (220m) and combine adventure and relaxation. This beautiful track is located next to the 1,5 km long beach in Itacoatiara, Niteroi. The hike is easy to medium, it’s short but involves a part of climbing.

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Pedra Bonita

Pedra Bonita Hike

Looking for a unique and exceptionally beautiful view over the city of Rio de Janeiro? One that isn’t too tough to reach? Hike up to Pedra Bonita – “Beautiful Stone” in English and enjoy the view from Pedra Bonita while you are watching people jumping from the rock with their delta wings and hang-gliders.

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