Local name: Pao de Acucar
Due to erosion, the leftovers of an immense mountain range are seven cone-shaped rock formation. The Sugarloaf Mountain is one of them. The top can be reached on foot or, much easier, via a 1,400 meter long cablecar.
The cablecar ride gives you a stunning view of the city. The white sandy beaches, the city, the statue of Christ, the National Park and everything that makes Rio … well … Rio!
Ideal for photographs, especially at the end of the day. Or in the early morning when all is relatively quiet. The rule of thumb “clear day ensures impressive panoramic views” also applies here. One thing becomes really clear: Rio is one of the most beautifully positioned cities in the world.
If possible, return to the Sugarloaf when it’s dark and the views of the city are phenomenal. Avoid the weekends, because it gets extremely busy.
You can also climb up the Sugarloaf Mountain. There is a path, but part of it can also be done by real rock climbing. This is by no means easy, a guide can help you with the basic techniques and provide safety.
It is also possible to go up on foot and then descend in the cablecar t to take in the view. Or the other way around.
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