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.
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.
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.
Hike up to Tijuca Forest’s highest peak, the Pico da Tijuca (1021m), to get a real jungle feeling. This beautiful trail is located in the middle of the Tijuca forest, the world’s biggest urban rainforest. The hike is easy, well marked and Pico da Tijuca is considered to be one of the best hikes to do in Rio de Janeiro.
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.