Pedra da Gávea Hiking Tour - The Most Challenge Hike in Rio de Janeiro

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From $77.01

5 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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On the western zone of Rio de Janeiro an imposing plateau of rock called Pedra da Gávea(The Gávea Stone). It is the largest monolith in South America, as well as the highest coastal monolith in the world and is perfect for an adventurous hike.

According to some local legends the Pedra da Gávea is a visiting place for extra-terrestrials as well as being a portal to other dimensions. The trail begins in Barra da Tijuca and passes through the Atlantic Rain Forest.

Hikers will need to keep their eyes peeled for small mammals and birds which inhabit the tree tops. The trail culminates at the summit of Pedra da Gávea, 844 meters above sea level, with the best views in Rio de Janeiro.

From the top of Pedra da Gávea there are breath taking views of all of Rio’s beaches, lagoons, Sugar Loaf and overlooking Christ the Redeemer in the distance.

What's Included

Accredited climbing guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks are not included

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • 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.


Great hikes of Pedra da Gávea and Sugarloaf
toebeeus, 01-03-2020
We hiked Pedra da Gávea and on the next day up the sugarloaf with PAULO! Both hikes were marvellous as expected with beautiful nature and vistas of Rio and the sea.

Both hikes had one difficult part each where ropes were required to climb or descend, but with the help of PAULO it was easy to manage.
He is very experienced and with is calm way helps overcome any kind of fears of heights. Safety first!

I would always want to go with him again!
Incredible way to start my trip in Brazil
120laurenw, 15-01-2020
This hike was so much fun and our guide Rafael Caja was fantastic. The hike had many different types of hiking and climbing aspects to it, I’ve got a good bit of experience but even though it might be difficult for some it’s accessible to everyone especially with the right guide! We had many different levels of climbers and everyone made it to the top with the help and encouragement of Rafael. The views are incredible and well worth the effort!
Hiking in Rio - Excellent Operator
Matt W, 19-12-2019
We used Rio Natural for two hikes for our trip to Rio - Christ the Redeemer and Pedra de Gavea. Both times we used them were fantastic! The guides were knowledgeable, professional, and personable and we couldn't recommend Rio Natural more.

I'll admit that when we were planning on doing hikes in Rio, we were a bit worried about the safety aspect of it as foreigners, but Rio Natural made us feel very safe and made the experience easy and enjoyable. We were able to book both hikes just a few days out in advance via WhatsApp, were given clear pricing and communication as to expectations, and they were able to give us a guide for just the two of us. That made us feel really comfortable that we were going to be able to move at our own pace and do so with a knowledgeable, local guide.

Fabio, our guide for our first hike to Christ the Redeemer, was fantastic. He was extremely outgoing and had a lot of insight about the local wildlife, culture, and people. We loved our time with him and really enjoyed the half-day hike up to Christ the Redeemer.

Paolo, our guide for Pedra de Gavea, was awesome as well. He was extremely professional, made us feel very safe and was always looking out for us. We had never rock climbed before and he made us feel confident and safe. He was friendly and made sure we got to experience all that we could on Pedra de Gavea.
Empresa e Guia Top
Renato R, 08-04-2022
passando para agradecer o atendimento e o guia Edu q foi me enviado, para seguir a trilha da Pedra da Gavea com total experiência, equipamentos devidamente necessários para escalada, me passou todas orientações positivas para q ocorresse tudo bem
Não dá pra morrer sem ir
Trip697920, 13-10-2020
Excelente atendimento. Comunicação, pontualidade, organização e segurança. Guia profissional e simpático.

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