The Pedra do Telégrafo (Telegraph Stone), stands at 1161 feet (354 meters) and is located in Guaratiba, on the west coast of the city. The hike to its summit is one of the most popular ones in Rio at the moment.
About Pedra do Telegrafo
The mountain got its name during the Second World War, as it served as a military observation post, where soldiers would search for enemy ships and submarines in our coast. The mountain summit offers a great view of Rio`s coastline, including the breathtaking Restinga de Marambaia, a 43km sandbank, with clear waters and white sands, separating the sea from a wild swamp area. This untouched area is well protected and guarded by the brazilian army.
What makes this hike unique, is not only the views from the top of Pedra do Telegrafo, but also (or perhaps mainly), because of a little sharp rock, sitting on top of the mountain. As you stand on top of it, or hang from its edge, (which is very close to the ground), the camera shot can give the impression that you’re hanging on for dear life! Thanks to instagram and the photos posted from there around 2016, we have a new attraction in Rio.
We pick up our customers from their hotels or accommodations at 02:00am (for the sunrise hike), or at 07:00am (standard time)
After almost an hour drive, we arrive in Guaratiba.
The trail takes around 1 hour to the summit. We stay there for about 01 hour, taking photos and contemplating the amazing views.
As we return to the city, the guide will stop in Grumari beach for a quick bath, then drive through the coastline before drop off.
On the way back we stop for a quick bath on Grumari beach
Pick up, drop off, hiking tour and guiding services
Water and food
Water, snacks, camera.
Wear bathing suits and sun screen on sunny days.
Capacity: From 02 to 14 people.
Departure Time: Early Pick ups at 2:00am fore the sunrise tour, and 07:00am year round .
Length: around 5 km round trip.
Recommendations: Wear a good pair of hiking or walking shoes, comfortable clothes, a cap and sun block on sunny days. Take water with you and snacks :)
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