Climb Rio's highest peak, the Tijuca Peak, with a hike close to nature.
Right in the heart of the Tijuca National Park, very close to Rio de Janeiro, is the Tijuca Peak, which peaks at 1000 meters above sea level. It is possible to hike to overlook the rooftops of the Brazilian city and see one of the most beautiful panoramas Brazil has to offer!
An escape in the heart of Rio
For all lovers of sporty walking and hiking, Brazil and Rio in particular have a lot to offer.
With the hike to the Tijuca Peak, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent 2-hour walk and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Tijuca forest as well as Rio's main monuments, including the famous Redeemer Christ who seems to watch over each of the inhabitants.
The Tijuca forest covers nearly 32 km² and offers a wide range of colors and scents for nature aficionados and extreme sports enthusiasts.
After walking through the maze of tropical flora, you will be able to climb to 1021 metres to the Tijuca Peak, precisely by taking a steep staircase and clinging to a chain. The hike follows the contours of the hill and the gradient is slight.
A sporty hike
For lovers of breathtaking panoramic views, the ascent to the Pic de la Tijuca is a must not to be missed. Tijuca Peak is the highest point of the Tijuca National Park, at 1021 meters above sea level and offers one of the most beautiful landscapes in Rio.
But like any exceptional site, it is earned and that is why you will have to be in good physical condition and not be cold to try this new experience. If the weather conditions are all right, the ascent can be done in 2 hours at the most starting from the Tijuca forest where you will be dropped off with a professional guide who will accompany you.
The level of this hike is considered moderate. It is advisable to wear light clothing, good walking shoes and to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, a head covering and a snack in a backpack.