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Claudio Coutinho Trail

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Address: Praia Vermelha | Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
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Morro da Urca Hiking Tour with Sugar Loaf Cable Car
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wonderful walk, in view of the sightseeing.

Turists can't miss this spot in Rio, if they like hiking (not a difficult/long hike) and a great sightseeing all along. It can be done in the morning, ending up at the spot that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Turists can't miss this spot in Rio, if they like hiking (not a difficult/long hike) and a great sightseeing all along. It can be done in the morning, ending up at the spot that marks the middle of the journey to Sugar loaf (the stop after the 1st ride up). When the group does not want to go up to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite spot in Rio and I usually take my friends there to share why I love so much this city and the reason is simple, you can be in the middle of city and still have spots to enjoy the nature. The trail starts at the left side of Praia Vermelha (Red Beach), if you are facing... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a track along Urca's mountain, close to the sea. You can shoot nice pictures there! It's safe, as is followed up by brazilian army soldiers (military area).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked this trail after going up Sugarloaf Mountain and walking to Urca beach. The entrance is to the side of the beach and well signposted. The trail goes off where you can climb the steps to Sugarloaf Mountain however we just did the flat trail. There are no vendors along the trail so make sure you buy a bottle... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We walked up this trail to Morro de Urca. Its well sign posted and easy to find. It's steep and I felt it was hard going in the heat. But boy is it worth it!! It's only 2km. The views are great and it's an added experience than just taking the tram up. Check out my other reviews of Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Mixing mountain and sea, pretty easy to go, very beautiful. Totally recommended. Spend some time there, before or after take the way to Pão de Açúcar, wich is very close.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

There are people who knows many places in the world, but not this trail. A good, quiet and safe place near Pão de Açucar, Praia Vermelha and Morro da Urca. You can see the ocean and some beatiful landscapes. Well kept and with signals

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

You will certainly take the tram up to the top of SugarLoaf Mountain when in Rio - and I recommend you go later in the afternoon, just before sunset and watch it from there and see Rio lights light up! Before going up the little tram, go for an easy hike along the Claudio Coutinho Trail, just across the square... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have been jogging there for more than 30 years. The trail has a great view, fresh air amid the remanentes of the Atlantic Forest. It used to be part of a military zone, and remained kind of a secret well kept by locals for many years. Not any more...it can get crowded on weekends. Mountaineers use it to climb... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a four kilometres straight trail which starts in Praia Vermelha (Red Beach), very close to the Sugar Loaf station. Astonishing sea views from there. If you have plenty of time in Rio, do not miss it.

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Urca
Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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