Morro da Urca, Rio de Janeiro

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Instead of paying for the cable car rides up the Sugarloaf Mountain, most locals simply hike up Morro da Urca. This 215-m (705 ft) hill offers sweeping views of Corcovado, Copacabana, Guanabara Bay, and the Sugarloaf itself, which you can’t see when you’re actually on it. The hill is noted for being an important part of one of the largest urban rock climbing areas in the world, with more than 270 routes. You can, of course, always opt to take the cable car to the top of the hill, which features a visitor center, food stands, restrooms, and a souvenir shop. Plan your visit for a clear and sunny day, as the top of Sugarloaf and the surrounding hills often become enveloped in thick fog and clouds. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rio de Janeiro holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Morro da Urca and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I've been a few times in the Sugar Loaf cable, but climb the trail and contemplate the beauty of Rio de Janeiro is the best way to have contact with nature and well close, it's worth it!
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  • The view of the Morro da Urca besides being beautiful has freshness due to wind strength by being near a beach, for being loud and also through the forest that surrounds it. Located in a residential neighborhood and all your military around and care due to oversight. Can take advantage of the Urca beach or take a walk on the trail to the opposite side of the entrance to the sugar loaf. Note that to make the trail has the lock time 17:00 hrs.
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  • The sunset there is wonderful! The view is very beautiful. a wonder of nature. you lose track of time there.
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