We will meet at General Tiburcio Square, in Urca, near Praia Vermelha. From there we start the walk along the famous Cláudio Coutinho lane, which borders the entire southern face of the Urca and Pão de Açúcar hills. It is about 1.25 km of asphalt until the trail begins. From here the walk is steeper, past rocky coastlines and belvederes that allow a stunning view of the Guanabara Bay. Approximately in the middle of the route we come across a vertical rocky stretch (around 15m/45ft), where we will use climbing equipment to pass. After that, a walk through the vegetation leads us to the top of the mountain, from where we will rest enjoying a magnificent sunset as a reward! The descent of Sugar Loaf is made by the cable car towards Morro da Urca. There, we will walk for about 20 minutes to return to the Cláudio Coutinho lane, where our tour ends. Observation: This activity depends on good weather conditions. If there is a possibility of rain, the experience can have its schedule modified or, still, have your day rebooked without additional cost. Observation 2: In case of impossibility (medical or technical) on my part (Gabriel), another Professional Guide will be suggested, as well as the approval of the guest(s), maintaining the level of safety and quality of the experience.
Born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, I am passionate about trips and outdoor activities. I have been a climber for 14 years and I'm also a climbing guide/instructor certified by AGUIPERJ (Rio's professional guides federation). Besides that, I have WAFA training (first aid). I have the sport as a lifestyle, and I love to give this experience to all who are willing to live it!
Cable Car Free descent from Sugar Loaf to Morro da Urca by Cable Car.
AGUIPERJ Certified Guide; Helmet and Rope; Essential equipment for climbing; First Aid Kit.
Urca: One of the most quiet and iconic neighborhoods in the city Praia Vermelha: A charming red sand beach located between Morro da Urca and Morro da Babilônia. Natural Monument of Morros do Pão de Açúcar and Urca: Environmental protection area maintained by the prefecture and the Brazilian Army.
Important to carry water (1.5 L), light food (fruit, cereal bars, sandwiches), camera, repellent, sunscreen and good shoes. No climbing experience is required!