The combined Sugar Loaf and Corcovado is one of the most requested days. This tour allows you to visit the two most important tourist sites of Rio de Janeiro.
The day became long and full. Do not forget to bring your cameras with you or load your cell phones. Anyway, in my visits, I offer an included photo service. Customers are all always surprised at the end of the day to see the quality of the photos that I could take.
I always start my day with the Sugarloaf, starting from Copacabana, indeed we are at a few minutes. Direction Botafogo, Urca and just before reaching the red beach on the right is the cable car. It takes only a few minutes to get on the first rock. The visit can be done every day of the year, preferably when the sky is clear. Only in the Carnival period, it is necessary to be armed with patience, because of the number of tourists in Rio. In this case, I recommend that you stop on the cable car and walk. It takes just 30 minutes. However, you do not have access to the second rock (Sugar Loaf).
The visit of the Sugar Loaf lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, then towards the center of Rio - Santa Teresa and a little further up we arrive for our second visit the Corcovado. Since the 2016 Olympics a visitor center has been built. This is where we buy the tickets to go up to Christ. We can also go to the bathroom, refresh ourselves by buying drinks, or you can buy many souvenirs. The final climb of the visitor center to Christ is via a mini bus shuttle, the climb takes about 5 minutes. Nothing prevents us from doing this climb on foot, it will take 45 minutes. (once at the top, the entrance ticket of the visit will be obligatory). The advantage of getting on foot and we can take the opportunity to stop on the lookout point of Dona Marta. (It's really worth it).
The day comes to an end, just the time all the same, to go down to the center and eat in a typical Brazilian restaurant and for cheap.
Le Pain de Sucre (PĂŁo de AĂ§Ășcar), est un pic situĂ© dans la ville de Rio de Janeiro au BrĂ©sil. Il culmine Ă 396 mĂštres d'altitude et est accessible par un tĂ©lĂ©phĂ©rique.
Le tĂ©lĂ©phĂ©rique actuel relie la base de Morro da BabilĂŽnia au sommet de Morro da Urca Ă 220 mĂštres d'altitude, puis le sommet du Pain de Sucre. Ce second tronĂ§on long de 700 mĂštres est Ă©quipĂ© de cabines sphĂ©riques panoramiques qui permettent de transporter 65 passagers toutes les vingt minutes, pour une ascension de trois minutes.
The Sugar Loaf (PĂŁo de AĂ§Ășcar), is a peak located in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It rises to 396 meters of altitude and is accessible by a cable car.
The current cable car connects the base of Morro da BabilĂŽnia to the top of Morro da Urca at 227 meters altitude, then the summit of the Sugar Loaf. This second stretch of 700 meters is equipped with panoramic cabins that can carry 65 passengers every twenty minutes for a three-minute climb.
The Bai de Guanabara area at Morro da Urca has restaurants, shops and kiosks that combine quality cuisine with an incomparable visual of Rio de Janeiro, at a height of 227 meters.
You can enjoy this spectacular place to have breakfast, lunch, or even dinner or maybe just enjoy a coffee.
In 1912, the opening of an air route to Rio de Janeiro included in the tourist map of Brazil becomes famous "Bondinho do PĂŁo de AĂ§Ășgar". Today, the vision shuttle gondolas is integrated into the landscape of Rio.
Built, operated and maintained by the company "Caminho AĂ©reo PĂŁo de AĂ§Ășcar", the Sugar Loaf Station was created for the entertainment of thousands of people in a privileged location for the beauty of the landscapes.
The Sugar Loaf Hill is a mountain vegetation almost completely bare. It is a single block of granite stone, which has been modified by pressure and temperature and is over 600 million years old.
The Sugar Loaf is surrounded by tropical vegetation, especially a remnant of the Atlantic forest with native species.
The paved road - also known as Bem-te-vi road and Estrada do CostĂŁo - has an entrance at the end of Praia Vermelha and is 1.25 km long. During the hike the visitor walks on one side surrounded by the sea and on the other side the green of Morro da Urca, observing native trees such as sequoia and fig trees. Wild animals can also be seen frequently, such as marmosets and blood-bound birds - bird-symbol of the Atlantic Forest.
The place is ideal for hiking because it is forbidden to use bicycles, skateboards and skates. The track also attracts the attention of adventure seekers.
The Corcovado ("hunchback" in Portuguese) is one of the many reliefs of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It rises to 710 meters above sea level. It is famous for hosting at its summit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the main symbols of the city and the country, and to offer a view of the entire southern area of the city.
Christ the Redeemer (O Cristo Redentor) is a large statue of Christ overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, from the top of Mount Corcovado. Over the years, it has become one of the internationally recognized emblems of the city, along with the Sugar Loaf, the Copacabana beach or the Rio Carnival.
Listed as a historical monument since 1973, Christ of Corcovado is one of the most popular tourist spots in Rio.