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“Amazing Place for Hang-Gliding and Parapente”
Review of Pedra Bonita

Pedra Bonita
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Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour at Tijuca National Park
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Tandem Paragliding Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
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“Amazing Place for Hang-Gliding and Parapente”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

If you're interested in amazing aerial views of spectacular Rio then this is the place. There is a wonderful ramp facility at the top with many outfits launching from it in a virtually non-stop parade. A short run down the ramp and you're flying. I went with Glauco Cavalcanti at Megafly and he was fantastic. Very well-qualified and professional as well as fun and informative. Depending on traffic, the drive from Copacabana Beach takes about 20 minutes, but allow more time if you can to ensure timely arrival. I'd highly recommend this activity while you're in Rio.

Visited January 2014
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Easy to access by car, it's where the wing gliders fly from, very nice views of the beach, lush forest all around.

Visited December 2013
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“Paragliding Bucket List”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Experience of a lifetime. Andre and Flavio were professional and competent...and humourous too.
We met them at Pepino Beach at 0830 hrs, were up and flying and at LeBlon shopping mall by 0945 hrs. The package comes with a micro SD card with your pics and the entire flight video.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Hang Gliding and quieter beach”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Went hang gliding over the beaches in Pedra Bonita. The beaches here are more peaceful and relaxing than Copacabana and Ipanema. It's about 20 minutes south of Ipanema so it's a quick day trip to explore more of Rio without traveling so far. Taxi ride is about 45$ Reais one way which is about $20 bucks each way. Also the best place to go hang gliding as well. The views are stunning from this side of Rio.

Visited June 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“One of the easiest hikes in Rio - great view”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

It is an easy 20-30 minute hike to about 640m, You can see some monkeys along the way, but as anywhere else, you are not supposed/allowed to feed them. Once on pedra Bonita you will have some beautiful views over the Tijuca forest and the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before or after the hike, you can visit the Hang gliding ramp and see people take off for a para glide or hang glide... pretty spectacular. There are also a toilet and a food stall at the hang gliding site...

Visited June 2014
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