One of the best options to visit in the wonderful city, the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese) stands out as the background of the main postcards of Rio de Janeiro.
The gigantic rock, located in the entrance of Bahia de Guanabara has an impressive view of a good area of the city, where you can see boats on Botafogo Beach, Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer, Dois Irmãos Hill, the Gávea Stone and other attractions.
The rocks are formed by two natural viewpoints: Urca Hill, 227 meters high, and the Sugarloaf Mountain, 396m. To access the highest peak, ride the famous cable cars that also go through Urca Hill.
To get there, you have to go to Pasteur Avenue, 520, in the neighborhood of Urca, where the cable cars leave daily from 8am to 9pm (the box office closes at 7.50pm).
There are two ways to get to Urca Hill. The first is to make the trip with the traditional cable car that opens in front of Vermelha Beach.
The second option is to walk along the charming Pista Claudio Coutinho that follows the sea towards a trail in the woods. Then you can climb up to the Sugarloaf Mountain just using the cable cars that exit towards the imposing gazebo every 20 minutes, with a maximum capacity of 65 passengers.
Those who choose to make the trail path, only have to pay half the value of the cable cars. You can check the price on the company website here.