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.
Rio attracts more tourists than any other city of the southern hemisphere, fact that is justified by its variety of sights as well as its breathtaking landscapes. It should be noted that, apart from all the other beauties, Rio is home of a World Heritage Site named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, according to UNESCO’s official listing of 2012.
Having that in mind, there’s no much to say about why you should choose this place to live your climbing experience. Rio is considered as the greatest spot on earth for climbing, since it embraces the world’s biggest urban forest of Tijuco Forest, a big variety of rock peaks and national parks with mountain atmosphere.
Out of the 400 climbing routes that take place in the area, you may single out the three most well-known, Morro da Urca, Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) and Corcovado (Staue of Christ). It is needless to say that due to the wide variety of ramps and peaks, both experienced climbers and beginners will find the spot that suits their needs.
The duration of each climb is approximately 2 hours while a common price is about 250euros (317 US$).