Morro da Urca, Rio de Janeiro

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Hiking Trail
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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  • The vision of the site, both from above, as in any part of the city is wonderful. The trip to the site is well organized and secure.
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  • I was surprised to know the famous "Sugar Loaf" streetcars ain't nothin' "diddly", fit quietly 60 people inside. And both the ascent as the descent take less than 3 minutes. The tram leaves every 10 minutes if you don't have a stocking, then the drive is rather fluid. The transit of vehicles in front of the start of the cable car line is pretty intense, so don't expect to be able to stop your car nearby. Just as in the Corcovado snacks aki are extremely expensive, it's good to take home. Visitation platforms in Sugarloaf has plenty of shops, have some ice cream and snack stands, but okay dear. On the edge of the Belvedere has banks and sunbeds face to landscape, so if you have time, can be simply enjoying the scenery is wonderful. There is also a wall with graffiti and a vertical garden q worth checking out. On the descent of the Urca Hill has a beautiful view of the Woods and paved paths q sneak through the trees, sometimes it is even possible to find the little monkeys q inhabit there, but you better not mess with them ... It was a very pleasant experience, recommend.!
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  • All the urca is a dream with different landscapes. between the sea and the mountains it is possible to make a bike ride or simply walk enjoying d beauty of the scene recommend
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