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Climb to the top of Pedra da Gavea provided by Rio Mountain Sports

Climb to the top of Pedra da Gavea

Climb to the top of Pedra da Gavea
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The Pedra da Gavea trail is one of the most beautiful and challenging hikes in Rio de Janeiro. Located in the Tijuca National Park and passing through the Atlantic Forest, the trail is a steep ascent to the summit of the world’s tallest coastal monolith. Experience this hike with one of our certified AGUIPERJ guides!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • We start the hike at 8 am when the entrance to the trail opens. The trail passes through the Atlantic Forest, a beautiful and shaded natural environment rich in diverse fauna and flora. It is a steep hike, with many natural obstacles and challenges along the way! After completing about two-thirds of the hike, we arrive at a 30-meter “scramble” - a steep, rocky section called Carrasqueira where we use a rope and other rock climbing equipment to get to the top safely. The trail exits the heavily forested area at this point and the views open up! After another 20 minutes of hiking, we arrive at Gavea’s incredible summit - an impressive plateau offering 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro and its spectacular landscape After enjoying some time at the summit and taking a lot of pictures, we begin our hike back along the same trail used to summit. We descend Carrasqueira using a rope and a technique similar to rappel, allowing us to pass the section with safety and confidence Although the trail is strenuous, prior hiking or rock climbing experience is not required. Our guides lead at a pace that is suitable for all participants and give lots of hiking and climbing tips along the way!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We start the hike at 8 am when the entrance to the trail opens. The trail passes through the Atlantic Forest, a beautiful and shaded natural environment rich in diverse fauna and flora. It is a steep hike, with many natural obstacles and challenges along the way! After completing about two-thirds of the hike, we arrive at a 30-meter “scramble” - a steep, rocky section called Carrasqueira where we use a rope and other rock climbing equipment to get to the top safely. The trail exits the heavily forested area at this point and the views open up! After another 20 minutes of hiking, we arrive at Gavea’s incredible summit - an impressive plateau offering 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro and its spectacular landscape After enjoying some time at the summit and taking a lot of pictures, we begin our hike back along the same trail used to summit. We descend Carrasqueira using a rope and a technique similar to rappel, allowing us to pass the section with safety and confidence Although the trail is strenuous, prior hiking or rock climbing experience is not required. Our guides lead at a pace that is suitable for all participants and give lots of hiking and climbing tips along the way!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 134713P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Certified guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Praça Desembargador Araújo Jorge, Praça Des. Araújo Jorge - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22611, Brazil We will meet in front of the bakery Concha Doce. Please bring water (2-3L per person), snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, light windbreaker, and a sun cap. Use a backpack to carry your personal belongings. Wear walking, running or hiking shoes with good traction on rock.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Certified guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Praça Desembargador Araújo Jorge, Praça Des. Araújo Jorge - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22611, Brazil We will meet in front of the bakery Concha Doce. Please bring water (2-3L per person), snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, light windbreaker, and a sun cap. Use a backpack to carry your personal belongings. Wear walking, running or hiking shoes with good traction on rock.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Maya
2 contributions
Amazing experience once again!
Aug 2021 • Friends
It was our second time out with Rio Mountain Sports. This time we chose to climb Gavea. Best hike we’ve done in Rio! It’s not easy - the trail is steep, there is a lot of scrambling and even some rock climbing. Really rewarding overall! Our guide, Didi, was very safety-conscious the entire time. He was also fun, shared lots of local tips, and took awesome pictures. Definitely recommend!
Written 3 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oxana
2 contributions
Amazing experience
Nov 2020 • Friends
Loved the experience! The hike is long, but totally worth it. The view at the top of the mountain was breathtaking. We hiked with Ivanir, he was very nice, explained and helped us in the difficult parts of the trail. If we didn't go with someone experienced we would probably give up. So we thank Ivanir for the amazing day!
Written 17 November 2020
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Hi Oxana, It was wonderful to have you out with us! I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed the trail, as well as the work of our guide. Thank you for the five-star review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! All the best, Nina
Written 18 December 2020
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Matthew
17 contributions
Absolutely fabulous!!!!
I am so happy I booked this hiking tour with Ivanir. What a great human being to spend the day with summiting one of the coolest mountains in the world. The view from the summit is SPECTACULAR!!!! Better than Sugar Loaf and Redeemer. And infinitely more rewarding and fulfilling because you will absolutely be earning the pictures you will get at the top. Be prepared to be challenged though. Mentally and physically. It’s not a walk in the park by any means. It lives up to its “difficult” rating and then some so be prepared to work. Bring enough water and bring snacks. It was about 25c and my lady and I crushed over 3 large bottles of water easy. I’ve hiked many mountains around the world and this one is in my top 3. No doubt about it! Just sign up and do it. You can thank me later 🤙
Written 15 February 2020
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Hi Matthew, It was such a pleasure to have you out with us! Thanks so much for choosing us and leaving us this wonderful review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed climbing Pedra da Gavea. It's one of the best trails in Rio! We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Nina
Written 24 February 2020
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Jose Renato
Rio de Janeiro, RJ12 contributions
What a day !!!
We just arrived from Pedra da Gávea hiking with Ivanir Chamberlain !!! What a perfect day ! Ivanir has a great hiking and climbing experience, besides being extremely professional and competent.
If you intent to go to Pedra da Gávea, I do recommend to go with this guy.
He also knows the best spots for that perfect photos.
The best you can get.
Written 9 February 2020
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Hi José, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review! It's great to know that you had a good time hiking and climbing with us! Ivanir was very happy to read your comments! Thanks for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Nina
Written 15 February 2020
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bjojoh74
Oslo, Norway4 contributions
Great hike on a hot day
Jan 2020 • Solo
Had a great hike with Adilio, on the top we met a basejumper which jumped off as we watched . Adilio also mentioned that the top iis popular among wingsuit jumpers, as there were only us 2 we used approximately 2 1/2 hour up and 1 1/2 hour down with an hour spent at the top. The trail is well marked and the first 2 km is easy, after that it also includes a couple of climbs and also rocky sections which is more difficult to pass through. On the way down I rappelled down the longest climb section with assistance of Adilio, quite exciting as it was my first time
Written 9 January 2020
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Hi Bjorn! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience climbing Pedra da Gavea. It's one of the most beautiful, challenging and adventurous trails in Rio and it's such a pleasure to introduce it to our visitors. See you soon for future adventures! All the best, Nina
Written 11 January 2020
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Agnes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ2 contributions
A climb up to Pedra da Gavea
Jul 2019 • Couples
Me and my husband set out with our guide Ivanir Chamberlain on Sunday morning to climb one of the more challenging rocks in Forresta da Tijuca. We climbed other nearby peaks before but this turned out a special day with the steep trail taking us through beautiful Atlantic forrest and low clouds making way to spectacular views over São Conrado and Dois Irmãos from the top.

Ivanir made us confident to climb and descent the Carrasqueira section using ropes and climbing equipment. He proved knowledgeable, patient, relaxed and well prepared. We can wholeheartedly recommend Ivanir and Rio Mountain Sport and are planning our next climbing trip up Pão de Açucar bringing our 13 and 11 year old children.

Obrigado Ivanir, até breve!
Written 2 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback - it was fantastic to have you climb with us and we're really happy you enjoyed the experience! We look forward to seeing you soon again!
Written 15 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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