Pedra da Gavea Hike - (Gavea's Rock)

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From $75.00

7 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Pedra da Gavea (Gavea Stone) tour is one of the most startling and rewarding of all hiking tours in Rio de Janeiro. The summit stands at 842m / 2763ft above sea level.
The ascent takes around two and a half hours and, but it is only near the top that the adrenaline begins. Despite a steep but short hand-climbing (15m / 49ft) there is nothing to fear in Pedra da Gávea hiking tour. It’s all perfectly safe using the climb equipments and requires no experience.
From up there, the view of Tijuca Forest and all the city is wonderful and we can see Rio's most famous landmarks.
On our way down, we will do rappel on the section that we climb the rock.

* Important: Close to the top, there is a short rocky section where we use safety equipment, very easy, quick, totally safe and perfect for beginners (no previous climbing experience is required).

What's Included

Accredited mountain guide

Round trip transfer (South Zone of Rio - if option is selected)

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Hike length: 6 km / 3,7 miles (round trip / total)
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Recommendations: wear light clothing and hiking shoes, bring a small backpack with water (3L), snacks, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses and cash for extras.
  • Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Important: close to the top, there is a short rocky section where we use safety equipment, very easy, quick, totally safe and perfect for beginners (no previous climbing experience is required).
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Pedra Gávea Incredible Hike
Alexa L, 27-08-2019
This hike is once in a lifetime! Especially with Xtreme tours who guide you through the whole process and make you feel extra safe! The hike is a tough one, but the views up top make it all worth it! If you want to do Pedra Gávea Weber is your guy! He’s so knowledgeable, and makes it feel as if your Hiking with a friend. Would definitely recommend this tour to all!
Tough but absolutely magnificent!
Marc L, 17-03-2019
Definitively a "must do" when in Rio, if you like magnificent sceneries, lush tropical forest, and coping with a personal physical challenge! It is essential to do that trip with a guide, and the one who accompanied us, Duda, was definitively the most gentle person, extremely professional and always ready to tell us where to put our feet and hands in the most challenging spots.
Excellent tour Great multilingual guide
voltron2010, 06-12-2018
This is an amazing tour. But it is not for the faint of heart. This is an extreme workout climb. You will enjoy the view in the end.
Stunning view on Rio de Janeiro
Lukáš S, 07-04-2018
This was a great experience! We got a pick-up at the hotel and in very friendly atmosphere we did this trip with other 3 tourists. Rafael is an excellent guide! He is experienced, communicative, patient and very enthusiastic about nature. I can only recommend him. The hike/climbing was challenging, but with Rafael guidance we felt more than safe, even when my girlfriend had no climbing experience before. Only worries I had about the unexperienced people falling at me at the climbing section - but nothing happened and on such a spectacular place you can't avoid to have many visitors. Definitely much better experience than Cristo Redentor and a must when you are in Rio!
Pedra da gavea, Rio is a hike not to be missed
raheather, 30-03-2018
This was the most rewarding experience you can get when you come to Rio de Janiero. You can not miss it. when you finally reach the top of the mountain, you have the most exquisite views of Rio and all the landmarks; including Christ the Redimer.
We were 6 in total, our guide and five tourists; polish, brazilian and english.
Our guide took us through every experience of hiking, rock face climbing, absailing down. So safe and so much fun. Our guide was so enthusiastic and motivating and helps you all the way.

I can not stress how accoumplished you feel after this day. 100% recommend

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