Parque Nacional da Tijuca Lush rainforest, waterfalls, scenic views atop rocky cliffs – Tijuca National Park is a must for outdoor lovers.
Hang gliding Take the plunge off Pedra Bonita for an unforgettable airborne adventure.
Pão de Açúcar Forget the cable car; for an adrenaline rush sign up for a rock-climbing excursion to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas By day you can jog or cycle around the picturesque lake; by night enjoy cocktails at waterfront kiosks.
Pista Cláudio Coutinho This trail is steep and slippery, but you can take it up Morro da Urca (stage one of Pão de Açúcar) for cinematic views above Rio.