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Address: Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
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This is the first hill up on the way to Rio's famous Sugar Loaf. It offers...

This is the first hill up on the way to Rio's famous Sugar Loaf. It offers it's own marvelous view from the top (215 meters) but its base is also a good place for hiking.

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Sugar Loaf Mountain Hiking and Climbing
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The wonderful sunset at the top of Sugar Loaf .

The top of Sugar Loaf Hill, 396 metres high , , which is a natural and historical hightlight of Rio de Janeiro.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Niteroi, RJ
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Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The top of Sugar Loaf Hill, 396 metres high , , which is a natural and historical hightlight of Rio de Janeiro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The top of Urca Hill , 220 metres high with the whole city of Rio at your feet, The entire city spread out in a magnificent panorama and sunset .

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you don't need to be fit but you must be prepared because it ain't piece of cake to get up there! believe me! grab a few bananas, lots of water and enjoy the ride my friend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone will visit Rio de Janeiro need to go there! If is possible go close to the sunset time, the view is gorgeous!!! For me is top 3 of Rio de Janeiro!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail starts at the end of Praia de Vermelha (red beach), which is well known by taxi drivers. The beach itself is very nice, although crowded on weekends as is the norm in Rio. The trail starts off very easy, and gains a bit more incline once you head off the tarmac. The path winds through the trees around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiking up the morro da urca is the day to go. The trail starts at the base of the sugar loaf mountain by the urca beach near the military base on left side. approx 30 minute hike. If you want to go up to the second mountain once you are at the top make sure to buy you cable car... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up here along the Claudio Coutinho Trail. You can get a cable car up if you prefer. The views were great. It wasn't overly busy. Shops, places to eat and lots of seating available.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Morro da Urca can be accessed for free by foot through the Pista Claudio Coutinho trail. Great for those of us who don't fancy the cable car.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the mountain before Sugarloaf and the point for the first of the two cable cars to the top of Sugarloaf. You can walk up the path near Praia Vemelha. It's steep - takes about an hour but offers great views and jungle feel. Alternatively you can mountaineer through a company and scale the rock with a professional company... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting the "bondinho" to climb to the top is awesome. You deserve a cosy lunch at the principal restaurant.

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Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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