With its altitude of 533 meters, the mountain “Os Dois Irmaos” (The two brothers) offers an incredible view of some of the most famous postcard images of Rio de Janeiro. The hike will start at the charming Favela Do Vidigal, where we will get a short introduction to the particular story of this favela. After this, we will take a van (R$3/person) as far up the hill as we can
get and then follow the beautiful paths throughthe tropical forest leadin to the highest point of the mountain From the top of “Os Dois Irmaos” you will see the panorama of the Carioca beaches, the lagoon and the modern center of Rio.
A big contrast to this, is when you look to the other side of the cliff, and see the immense favela of Rocinha in full extension. Unless you’re in a helicopter, it’s hard to get the sense of the actual size of Rocinha and also understand how proximate it is to the rich and luxurious neighborhoods.
The hike is for those wanting to experience the beautiful Brazilian nature, even though they’re in the metropolis of Rio. The hike is about 1.6 km long and is made by feet. As there is no climbing it can be made without any particular equipments and can even be made by children. It takes about 50 min. to reach the top, and 40 min. going down.
- light clothes in light colours
- small lunch
Meeting point and time:
The meeting point will be in front of the entrance to the “Complexo Esportivo” of Rocinha right by the stairs of the bridge. We will usually meet at 8.45 am. and leave at 9 o clock. A van will then take us to the entrance of Favela do Vidigal. Depending on the amount of people, it is possible to make a booking requesting date and time.
R$ 60.00 (around EUR 20.00)