Rio de Janeiro is one big outdoors gym with breathtaking geography and landscapes. Considered the largest urban rock climbing center in the world, the city has several mountains and hills for all levels of climbing difficulties and stunning views.
Located in the Tijuca National Park, Pedra Bonita is one of these options, where visitors can not only hike or climb, but also fly away and see one of the best shots of Rio: from the sky.
The trail to the top is easy and starts with a rustic pavement, passing through open areas with beautiful sceneries. For climbing aficionados, Pedra Bonita has nine routes up to 155-meters high.
Those not interested in trekking through the trail can stay at the ramp and take double flights with pilots certified by the Brazilian Free Flight Association (CBVL). The trip offers a 20-minute panoramic view of São Conrado and the coastline, landing at the Pepino Beach.
If you don’t want to take the trail or fly, you can always enjoy the amazing view.
Mobile signal available throughout most of the trail.
Fire Department: 193.
During the colder months, bring a coat, preferably waterproof.
Remember to bring water, sunscreen and light foods.
For rock climbing, we recommend you hire an experienced guide.
Caminho da Pedra Bonita – São Conrado - Parque Nacional da Tijuca – Setor C
You can use one of Rio’s taxi companies to reach the free flight ramp parking lot. Check out taxi rates.
Take Estrada das Canoas, in São Conrado, until reaching a detour with a narrow and winding road up to the free flight ramp parking lot.