The trail is 180 kilometers long and connects several attractions in Rio de Janeiro, such as the Sugarloaf Mountain and Catacumba Municipal Park!

Have you ever heard about the transcarioca? THE trail recently opened in the city of Rio de Janeiro, is part of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Green Passport, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism. In it, nature and hiking lovers will pass through the natural beauties of the wonderful city, also getting to know four other conservation units in the city of Rio de Janeiro: the municipal parks of Grumari, Catacumba, Landscape Carioca and Natural Monument of Morros do Pão de Açúcar and Urca.

The visitor will also be able to observe all the fauna and flora present in this part of the Atlantic Forest. This ecological heritage of great diversity is home to 107 species of mammals, 53 of amphibians, 32 of reptiles, 481 of birds and 833 plant species!

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You 180 km can be covered in up to 30 days only on foot. THE trail It is divided into 25 sections, forming an ecological corridor with walks for all types of physical conditioning, from the easiest level, passing through the moderate, to the most difficult.

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THE trail it can be covered in its entirety, in both directions, or in sections, according to the interest, aptitude and availability of time of its users.

Transcarioca attractions

The trail passes practically all the attractions of ecotourism in Rio, including the wild beaches of Guaratiba and Grumari, Sítio Burle Max, the Capela de São Gonçalo do Amarante (17th century), Pico da Pedra Branca (the culmination of the city with 1,024 meters), the Camorim Dam, Pedra do Quilombo, the Pau da Fome Complex, the Juliano Moreira Colony Historic Complex, the Nise da Silveira Museum, the Colônia Waterfall, the Lameirão Aqueduct, the Papagaio Peak (987 meters), Pico da Tijuca (1,021 meters), Pico da Cocanha (982 meters), among others.

Transcarioca stretches

#1 – Barra de Guaratiba x Grumari

Distance: 7.5km
Duration: approx. 4 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Wild Beaches (Middle, Dangerous, Deep, Hell), Telegraph Rock, Turtle Rock

#2 – Grumari x Grota Funda

Distance: 6.8 km
Duration: approx. 4 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Grumari Beach, Mirante da Bica, Gruta da Bica, colonial pavement

#3 – Grota Funda x Cabungui

Distance: 8.8 km
Duration: approx. 6 am
Difficulty: Difficult
Attractions: Viewpoint of Toca Grande, Morro da Boa Vista, Morro do Francês, Pico do Morgado, Toca Pequena, Toca Grande

#4 – Cabungui x Rio da Prata

Distance: 7.2 km
Duration: approx. 5 am
Difficulty: Difficult
Attractions: Rural area, Alto da Capelinha, Alto da Bela Vista

#5 – Rio da Prata x Yellow House

Distance: 8 kilometers
Duration: approx.5h
Difficulty: Difficult
Attractions: Casa Amarela, Alto do Mangalarga, Bicentennial Jequitibá, colonial pavements, springs/waterfalls, Pico da Pedra Branca (1,024m)

#6 – Yellow House x Pau-da-fome

Distance: 13.3 km
Duration: approx. 6 am
Difficulty: Difficult
Attractions: Yellow House, Weir of Camorim, Waterfall of Camorim, Waterfall Véu da Noiva, Pedra do Quilombo

#7 – Pau-da-Fome x Piraquara

Distance: 11.8 km
Duration: approx. 5 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Stone house, Pau da Fome sub-headquarters, Piraquara sub-headquarters, Pedra do Ponto viewpoint, Barata aqueduct

#8 – Piraquara x Estrada dos Teixeiras

Distance: 4.7 km
Duration: approx. 2h30min
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Pedra do Osso, Pedra “Jesus Vem”, Aqueduto do Barata, Mirante da Piraquara, Pedra Rachada, views of the neighborhood of Realengo and Serra do Mendanha.

#9 – Teixeiras Road x Catonho Aqueduct

Distance: 7.3 km
Duration: approx. 5 am
Difficulty: Difficult
Attractions: Catonho Aqueduct, viewpoints, power towers

1TP4Q10 – Dam of the Gypsies x Bom Retiro

Distance: 9.4 km
Duration: approx. 5 am
Difficulty: Difficult
Attractions: Represa dos Ciganos, Pico da Tijuca (1,021m), Pico da Tijuca Mirim (917m) ruins of the Boa Vista farm, Tijuca National Park.

1TP4Q11 – Bom Retiro x Cova da Onça

Distance: 6.2km
Duration: approx. 4 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Suspension bridge, Largo do Bom Retiro, Morro do Archer, Bico do Papagaio, Morro da Cocanha, Gruta do Papagaio, Tijuca National Park Visitor Center

1TP4Q12 – Cova da Onça x Gate of the Forest

Distance: 5.3 km
Duration: approx. 3 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Cascatinha Taunay, PNTjuca Visitor Center, Mirante da Cascatinha, Alto do Cruzeiro, Museu do Açude, Capela Mayrink,

1TP4Q13 – Forest Gate x Emperor's Table

Distance: 5.9km
Duration: approx. 3 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Tijuca Forest Gate, Mirante da Freira, top of Morro do Queimado, Pedra da Proa, Mesa do Imperador

#14 – Emperor's Table x Chinese View

Distance: 1.6 km
Duration: approx. 40min
Difficulty: Light
Attractions: Emperor's Table, South Side View, Chinese View

1TP4Q15 – Chinese View x Dona Castorina (+ City Park Circuit)

Distance: 6.3 km
Duration: approx. 4 pm
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Chinese View, Imperatriz Waterfall, City Park, Solar da Imperatriz

1TP4Q16 – Dona Castorina (Jequitibá) x Primates

Distance: 3.7 km
Duration: approx. 2h30min
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Jequitibá Waterfall, Gruta Waterfall, Primates Waterfall, Mirante do Horto, Centenary Jequitibá

#17 – Primates x Paineiras / Corcovado

Distance: 4.2km
Duration: approx. 2h30min
Difficulty: Moderate
Attractions: Primatas Waterfall, Mirante da Lagoa, Paineiras Visitor Center, Christ the Redeemer

1TP4Q18 – Paineiras / Corcovado x Parque Lage

Distance: 3.4 km
Duration: approx. 2 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Highlights: Christ the Redeemer, Paineiras Visitors Center, viewpoints, waterfalls, Parque Lage, caves

1TP4Q19 – Parque Lage x Parque da Catacumba

Distance: 3.6 km
Duration: approx. 1h
Difficulty: Light
Highlights: Parque Lage, caves, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Catacumba Park, outdoor artwork

#20 – Catacumba Park x Alto da Rua Vitória Régia (Prohibited)

Distance: 1.9 km
Duration: approx. 1h30min
Difficulty: Moderate
Highlights: Catacumba Park, outdoor artwork, Sacopã Viewpoint, Urubu Viewpoint, views of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and Corcovado Hill

#21 – Ladeira dos Tabajaras x Alto da Ladeira do Leme

Distance: 2.8 km
Duration: approx. 1h30min
Difficulty: Light
Attractions: Chacrinha State Park, viewpoints to Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Hill and neighborhoods of Botafogo, Copacabana, Leme, Urca

#22 – Ladeira do Leme x Morro da Babilônia x Praia Vermelha

Distance: 3 km
Duration: approx. 2h
Difficulty: Light
Attractions: Stone arches (Ladeira do Leme), Pico do Telégrafo, Praia Vermelha

#23 – Praia Vermelha x Morro da Urca

Distance: 1.9 km
Duration: approx. 1h
Difficulty: Light
Attractions: Praia Vermelha, Claudio Coutinho track, Morro da Urca, viewpoint to Botafogo beach, south zone, Sugarloaf Mountain

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