Hiking in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro hiking can be as relaxing or as challenging as you choose it to be. The city boasts jungle-clad mountain trails aplenty, and it is even possible to hike up to Sugar Loaf mountain's smaller sister peak, Morro da Urca (and save yourself half the cable car fare in the process...).

Hiking in Rio may involve hacking through thick jungle and fighting off tropical creepy crawlies, so always wear good walking shoes or hiking sandals, and be sure to take along plenty of repellent. As hiking in Rio de Janeiro's sticky heat can be be dehydrating, be sure to take along plenty of water as well.

One last word of advice - it is best to hike in groups and, better still, as part of a guided organised trip, as robberies are not unheard of in the dense jungles of Rio.

If hacking through the jungles sounds too much like hard work, a fast-paced walk along Copacabana beach (or even the 14km beach at Barra da Tijuca) means you can combine your walking with catching some of that Rio de Janeiro sunshine.

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Parque Nacional de Tijuca

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Floresta da Tijuca

For hikers and nature lovers... read more

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Morro da Urca

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Praia Vermelha

Next stop – Sugar Loaf!... read more

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Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil

Parque da Catacumba

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Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 3000, Lagoa

Art in the Park... read more

Paineiras Hike

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca

Forest road closed to cars... read more

Orla Marítima

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Leme até Barra da Tijuca

Beside the seaside... read more

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Lagoa

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Avenida Epitácio Pessoa
Lagoa

A beautiful place to unwind... read more

Parque Lage

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Rua Jardim Botânico, 414 - Jardim Botânico

Gorgeous Gardens and Grounds... read more

Barra da Tijuca

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Avenida das Americas

Sun,Sea, Surf and Shopping... read more

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Santa Teresa

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Ladeira de Santa Teresa

Rio's artiest neighborhood... read more
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