OverviewAgulhinha da Gávea
is the best mirador to see the wind-gliders
jumping from Pedra Bonita
. Localized in south zone , between Morro do Cochrane
and Pedra Bonita
, Tijuca National Park, Sector C.
The mountain is sharp, and have rocky walls by all sides. Atlantic forest cover the top and the base.
From the top , is possible to see São Conrado beach ( Pepino ) , Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita and Favela da Rocinha( South and West ) ; Tijuca National Park Sector B at East and; Sector A to North side.
Getting ThereAgulhinha da Gávea – São Conrado – South Zone – Rio de Janeiro
From Downtown Rio, Ipanema and Copacabana, take the way to Barra da Tijuca by Auto Estrada Lagoa-Barra
( Lagoa-Barra Highway ). The entrance of Estrada das Canoas is after the first tunnel
, passing Favela da Rocinha
. Canoas is at the right
side of the highway.
The access to Agulhinha da Gávea is in the Canoas Road, that connects South Zone to Estrada do Alto da Boa Vista, at North Zone. Seek the plates that indicates the way to Pedra Bonita, because the trailhead to Agulhinha is in the parking car to jump with wind-glinding.
No fees or permits to climb Agulhinha da Gávea.
There aren’t camping area in Agulhinha da Gávea . I advise to stay at hotels in South Zone
( Copacabana/Ipanema ).
The trail offers no shade
on the top of the hill. The crest of Agulhinha da Gávea is very limited in space
to allow a large number of people at one time. Length:
Climbing RoutesAgulhinha da Gávea main climbing routes
| Route || Graduation |
| Alda Pachecho da Rocha || 3°+ A1 |
| George Mallory || A2 |
| Jorge de Castro || 2° IIsup |
| Jubileu de Prata || 5° VI |
| Olimpo, Paredão || 3° IVsup |
| São Conrado || 4° |
| Via Bacuri || 6° VIsup A1 |
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