After reaching the top of Pedra da Gávea, at an altitude of 844 meters, it is easy to understand why it is coined the most difficult trail in town. Visitors can reach the top of the monolith after a hard and demanding trek of approximately 3 hours.
From the top, visitors can see the Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the Dois Irmãos Hill and Christ the Redeemer. To top it off, the place is surrounded by the sea on one side and the Tijuca Forest on the other side.
Climbing Pedra da Gávea is only for experienced trekkers. There are passages that require technical climbing knowledge and skills. Therefore, we only recommend climbing along with an extreme sports expert.