Enjoy a challenging ascent on the site of a famous historical blunder at Pedra da Gavea, a granite and gneiss mountain overlooking Guanabara Bay. Portuguese sailors mistook the bay for an estuary and named the whole area January River, or Rio de Janeiro. At 844 m (2,769 ft), this ranks among the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean, and offers an advanced and rewarding hike. Expect a steep section of rock climbing, but the payoff comes at the clifftop vantage point, once used to monitor ship traffic. See the rock "carving" that sparked a long controversy among scholars: a natural formation caused by erosion, or a Phoenician or indigenous prehistoric man-made message? It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pedra da Gavea and many more Rio de Janeiro attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rio de Janeiro online tour planner .
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Pedra da Gavea Reviews
Trilha difícil, pesada, mas vale a pena. Recomendo subir com guia para maior segurança. Tem duas trilhas para seguir. Uma que sobe pela carrasqueira e a P4 que desce por ela. more »Hard trail, heavy, but worthwhile. Recommend climbing with guide for greater safety. There are two trails to follow. One that climbs by the Executionmaker and the P4 that descends through it.
Vista Previlegiada, um jeito diferente de ver a cidade, se tiver coragem suba e pule de asa delta, um passeio imperdível, aproveite para faze lo quando estiver céu claro. more »Vista Previlegiada, a different way to see the city, if you have the courage to climb and jump from hang gliding, an unforgettable ride, enjoy to do it when it is clear sky.
Incredible hike highly recommended 💪🏼
Amazing view!!! If you’re a trail runner you’ll love the small but steep climb! If you’re not then try to digest the uphill! It’ll be worth it
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