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.
Are you looking for some jungle adventure with caverns and waterfalls? The Trilha dos Primatas, hike of the primates in English, is a short and easy hike in Rio de Janeiro’s famous city jungle Parque Nacional da Tijuca, leading to a big rock with a small waterfall. This hike is the perfect choice if you want to escape the city heat and spend an afternoon in the refreshing cold of a jungle waterfall. Continue reading
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.
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.