Morro da Urca, Rio de Janeiro

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Contact: +55 21 2541 7522(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: Cable car: Daily 8a-7:50p; Trail by Pista Claudio Coutinho: Daily 6a-6p
Together with the Sugarloaf and Morro da Babilônia, Morro da Urca forms one of the best climbing and hiking areas in the country. The top is known for marvelous views, while the base is a good place to do some hiking. Most of the experienced, skilled mountain climbers will be found scaling the sheer side of the hill, but there are also nice hiking trails that start from the Praia Vermelha, which should keep you busy for more than an hour.