An easy trail takes the group to one of the most stunning summits of Rio de Janeiro with a 50 minute hike going uphill. From the summit of Pedra Bonita (696m/2283ft) and from an unique angle you'll see the famous Pedra da Gvea, the majestic flat rock, like a 'table mountain' and the biggest monolith close to the ocean in the world (842m/2762ft high). From this summit, in clear days, we can also see the
West coast of Rio, the Barra area with its lagoons and also Ipanema, Leblon beaches and Dois Irmos Peaks Hill.
Total duration: half-day 4 to 5h
Hike/trail: 2h (roundtrip) - 3,5km = 2.2 miles - elevation gain: 203m (667ft)
- Features: Requires reasonable fitness. Short and easy rising trail with height exposure and cliffs at the summit.
- What to take: ready-to-eat lunch (fruits, sandwich, etc), water (1,5 liters/person), sunblock, insect repellent and a small backpack (to keep the hands free).
- What to wear: athletic clothes and shoes (no sandals!), hat.