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Hike the Sugar Loaf with a professional

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Gabriel

4 hoursHosted in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 6 people, private groups available
Outdoor setting
Includes tickets and equipment

What you'll do

Forget about the cable car to get at the top of Sugar Loaf. This is the best way to experience this unique mountain! You'll remember forever!

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 south face of the Urca and Pão de Açúcar hills. It is about 1.25 km of asphalt until the trail begins. From there the walk is steeper, past rocky coastlines and belvederes that allow a stunning view of the Guanabara Bay.

In the middle of the way we come across a vertical rocky stretch (around 15m), 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.

Obs: 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.

Obs2: 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 expe
Other things to note
Important to carry water (1.5 L), light food (fruit, cereal bars, sandwiches), camera, repellent, sunscreen and good shoes.

No climbing experience is required!
Forget about the cable car to get at the top of Sugar Loaf. This is the best way to experience this unique mountain! You'll remember forever!

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 south face of the Urca and Pão de Açúcar hills. It is about 1.25 km of asphalt until the trail begins. From there the walk is steepe…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Free descent from Sugar Loaf to Morro da Urca by Cable Car.
  • Equipment
    AGUIPERJ Certified Guide;
    Helmet and Rope;
    Essential equipment fo...

Meet your host, Gabriel

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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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!
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Where you'll be

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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 213 reviews.

Nick
April 2021
This is a really unique experience and one definitely worth signing up to. Gabriel is an outstanding guide, helping with each step along the way and facilitating you through the one or two difficult moments where climbing with ropes is involved. The views and the feeling of accomplishment are well worth the effort and Gabriel ensures safety throughout.
This is a really unique experience and one definitely worth signing up to. Gabriel is an outstanding guide, helping with each step along the way and facilitating you through the on…
Johnny
March 2021
If you’re in Rio , you have to take this hike up Sugarloaf. Seriously, forget about the cable car. It is a challenging hike with a short climbing portion. Gabriel is a great guide and makes you feel safe during the whole time. Very rewarding views all throughout the hike. Definitely, the best airbnb experience I had in Rio.
If you’re in Rio , you have to take this hike up Sugarloaf. Seriously, forget about the cable car. It is a challenging hike with a short climbing portion. Gabriel is a great guide…
Bailey
March 2021
Gabriel is an amazing guide! This was truly an exceptional hike with amazing views throughout! I definitely recommend this- it is worth the value! Much better than taking a cable car! Also, Gabriel makes sure you feel safe throughout the entire hike and offers great advice!
Gabriel is an amazing guide! This was truly an exceptional hike with amazing views throughout! I definitely recommend this- it is worth the value! Much better than taking a cable c…
Muriel
February 2021
Experiência Fantástica! Gabriel foi um ótimo guia, nos sentimos super seguras durante a trilha enquanto aproveitávamos as melhores paisagens do RJ. Recomendo muito mais do que a subida tradicional pelo bondinho.
Felipe
January 2021
Caminar y escalar pan de azúcar es quizá la mejor experiencia que he tenido en Rio. Vale toda la pena del mundo. El hecho de que Gabriel sea profesional hace la experiencia mas segura y tranquila. Esta experiencia es MUY recomendada.
Krystian
January 2021
Gabriel is the best guide I've ever met! Very intelligent and friendly. He has a lot of knowledge and very good contact with tourists. Choosing a trip with Gabriel, you can be 100% sure of your safety and nice atmosphere !! Krystian

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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water (1 liter per person)

Fruits, snacks