5 Most Beautiful Hikes in Rio de Janeiro

Want to explore Rio de Janeiro on foot? Here are the 5 most beautiful hiking routes:

Morro da Babilonia

Chapeu Mangeira hill (where the pacified Babilonia favela is situated) is an amazing location for a hike and easy to reach from anywhere in Zona Sul, as it sits in between Copacabana and Urca.

The hike itself is easy, and the marked trail through the forest prevents you from getting lost. In its entirety, it lasts only about 4km in each direction. Most hikers take about 1 hour to go up the hill, making sure to stop for photo opportunities and snacks.

Edson Flavio de Sousa / Own Work
Edson Flavio de Sousa / Own Work

From the top of the hill, there is an outstanding view of Flamengo to one side, Praia Vermelha to another, and Pao de Acucar in another direction – providing an unusual and memorable perspective of the city.