Pedra da Gavea, Rio de Janeiro
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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Negli anni passati, ho sempre pensato che volevo fare una escursione in questo luogo mitico. Ma un po' per altri interessi prioritari, un po' perchè in fondo sapevo che era dura, ho sempre desistito. ... more »In years gone by, I always thought I wanted to hike to this mythical place. But a little for other priority interests, a little bit because deep down I knew it was hard, I always gave up. But today I regret ...... every time I see her I'm admired.
The hike up to Pedra da Gavea takes around 2,5 to 3 hours and is definitely worth it. Be mindful though that one section is pretty dangerous if you are not with a guide who is providing ropes to climb... more »
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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