Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain 

Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain Rio de Janeiro

Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain

What is Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain?

The Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain is a hiking tour that leads to the top of Morro da Urca (227m), which is part of the tourist complex of Sugar Loaf. The site integrates the urban cultural landscape that gave the city of Rio de Janeiro the title of World Heritage by UNESCO.

The protected area is on the shores of Guanabara Bay and is one of the main postcards of Rio de Janeiro. The most authentic way to get to know the place is to hike Morro da Urca trail and then take the world’s most famous cable car to top of Sugar Loaf.

The Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain starts at Claudio Coutinho Pathway, asphalt road on the banks of Praia Vermelha cove. The guide will lead the group along the trail until we reach a plateau where one can admire a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and Rio de Janeiro downtown. During the tour, it is common to spot some monkeys carrying their infants. We move on through a pleasant trail to the summit of Morro da Urca, where the first terminal of the cable car is located. Here’s where you take the second level of the cable car to go to the top of the Sugar Loaf and enjoy the stunning scenery from the top of this natural monument.

The sunset from the summit of Morro da Urca is one of the most beautiful images of the city, so we give the possibility of Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain happening in the afternoon. This tour duration is approximately 4:00 h and the ticket for the cable car is included in the tour.

Visit Morro da Urca and Sugar Loaf through a very beautiful and pleasant trail with Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain. Book your tour!

What’s included?

What’s included in Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain?


  • Adventure Tourism Leader (ISO 21102)
  • Guided hike to Morro da Urca
  • Tickets to Sugar Loaf cable car
  • Visit to Sugar Loaf
  • Personal accidents insurance

Not included:

  • Transport to the activity (Optional)
  • Any item not described as included
Starting time and location

When and where does the Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain starts?

Private tours with transportation starts from: You hotel reception (only supported hotels). Round trip transportation is included for the main hotels in Rio de Janeiro touristic zone (south and center zones). Don’t worry if our operation doesn’t support your hotel/accomodation. Nattrip will inform and forward you to the nearest hotel.

Private and Group tours starts from: Praça General Tibúrcio, Urca, Rio de Janeiro. The costs for going to the meeting point are on behalf of the customer.

Available times: 09:00 am and 14:00 pm

Aprox. total duration: 04:00 h

What to bring?

What to bring to Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain?

  • Comfortable shoes with good grip, enclosed and covered (sneakers, boots, etc.)
  • Daypack or small backpack to carry out your belongings is mandatory. Shoulder bags, hand luggage or purses are not allowed.
  • Small snacks
  • Water compartment (We suggest at least 1 liter)
  • Garbage compartment
  • Solar protector
  • For those allergic to mosquitoes, we recommend repellents





  • More than 5 participants? Get in touch!
  • Book in advance paying in cash in Nattrip’s office and get a discount!

Types of groups

  • Group: open to any customer to join.
  • Private: only to the group of the client that booked.
  • Private with transportation: transport to the activity is included.
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