Sugarloaf Mountain Hike

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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike

Wish to explore rock climbing in Rio de Janeiro while hiking your way to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain? The Costao Route is a guided-tour that combines hiking, scrambling, and a brief climbing section. Reach the top and enjoy the famous panoramic view after taking part in one of Rio’s best outdoor adventures.


During this excursion we will hike to the summit of Rio de Janeiro's famous Sugarloaf Mountain. In 1817, British female adventurer, Henrietta Carstairs, made the first ascent up the Costão Route. Since then, it has been one of the most exciting adventures in town, which is still unknown by a large part of Rio's population.

The most part of the hike is an ascent up the rocky steep mountain East Face. Mid way through there is a fun 15 meters / 50 feet roped rock climb. Don't worry, our rock climbing guides will provide all the safety equipment to enjoy this section with ease.

At the summit you will enjoy the city's best views: observe famous destinations such as Christ the Redeemer Statue, Copacabana Beach, Tijuca Forest and it's mountains, Rio's twin city Niterói and more.

To descent ride the famous cable car down (ticket included) to it's first stop (Morro da Urca). From there an easy and relaxed trail of 30 minutes takes us back to the Red Beach.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Pregnant women and anyone with back or neck pain, heart problems or other serious medical complaints are not allowed to participate"
"Adult pricing applies to all passengers"
"Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to your late arrival (15 min. of tolerance)"
"No sandals; sport or hiking shoes only"
"Tour duration may vary depending on group size, week day, etc."
"Minimum age is 10 years; minors must be accompanied by an adult"
"All guides are experienced and licensed for rock climbing. All safety equipment provided is UIAA certified"
"Itaway Ecotours shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, incident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should avail a travel insurance as there can be chances of potential risks and hazards. Also, by booking this tour the traveler declares that him/her and/or his/her group is/are mentally and physically able to participate"
"Recommended (individually): bring a a bagpack, light clothes, windbreaker / rainjacket, 2L of water, snacks, sunglasses, bug repellent, sunblock, plastic bag for garbage, extra money and your camera!"
"Not recommended for travelers who are scared of heights"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

Start Time: 02:00 PM
Duration: 4 Hours
Start location: Praça Gen. Tibúrcio, 75 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-270, Brazil

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Trilingual Rock Climbing Instructor (EN/ES/PT)
  • All safety equipment
  • Cable Car descent to Morro da Urca (Urca Mountain)
  • First aid kit

Not Included

  • Food, drinks and extra costs
  • Pick up and drop off


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