Hang Gliding in Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State Brazil

Course duration:
1-2 hours
Level of difficulty :
Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.

It constitutes the most attractive destination for tourists in the southern hemisphere, not only for its breathtaking landscape, its annual carnival and a variety of sights, buildings, museums and parks one can visit, but also for the choices of extreme sports it offers. If you are an adrenaline addict, by no means should you miss the chance to live the experience of hang gliding.

Hang gliding flights take place in Pedra Bonita, an astonishing ramp at Sao Conrado area, which is characterized by its natural beauty. Flying as a bird, you’ ll have the opportunity to admire the Tijuca Forest, the biggest urban forest in the world, as well as the view of great mountains meeting with beautiful beaches.

After landing at Sao Conrado beach, you may be refreshed with some coconut water as you watch others landing. The tour duration is about 3 hours and no previous experience is needed, since the whole flight is under the control of experienced pilots.

There is a passenger’s weight limit about 100 kg (220 lb), while the minimum age required is 18 years old- or 16, in case parents can sign the papers. Please have in mind that you should wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Finally, prices vary between high season (December 15th- March 15th) and low season (March 16th- December 14th).

How to Get to Destination

43.7 miles (69.9 km), 59 minutes
Head north on R. Gen. Bocaiúva to R. Maria Matos Santiago. Make an open right turn to Estr. do Facão. Make an open left turn to R. Eduardo de Oliveira Júnior. Turn right to enter Rod. Rio-santos. Enter Av. Brasil. Continue to Av. Brasil - Pista Central. Continue to Av. Brasil. Turn left on R. Cmte. Garcia Pires. Turn right on the first street R. Cordeiro da Graça. Continue to R. Gen. Luiz Mendes de Morais. Make an open right turn to remain on R. Gen. Luiz Mendes de Morais. Turn right on Av. Francisco Bicalho.
Rio de Janeiro - Antônio Carlos Jobim - GIG,
8.1 miles (14.2 km)

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