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Petropolis to Teresopolis Hiking Traverse

A hike from Petropolis to Teresopolis in 3 days is the perfect way to discover this beautiful region in Brazil, with Alex, certified mountain guide.

Duration3 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover the popular traverse between Petropolis and Teresopolis in Brazil.

  • Contemplate fantastic mountains on the way.

  • Take part in a demanding hike along with an experienced guide.


The traverse between Petropolis and Teresopolis is a famous hike in the area of Rio de Janeiro. Discover this challenging hike in Brazil! The hike goes through Serra dos Órgãos, which is a mountain range in Serra do Mar.

You will be amazed by the pointy summits and sheer faces of Serra dos Órgãos. One of the most famous mountains in Brazil is here: Dedo de Deus. The name means God’s finger since it looks like a fist with one finger pointing up.

For this hike, you need to have some basic hiking experience and be in good physical shape. Please note that you will have to carry part of the group equipment (tent, food) in addition to your personal belongings.

I propose to you the following 3-day program, detailed in the itinerary below.

Are you interested in this hike near Rio de Janeiro? Then please contact me! I would love to be your guide in this beautiful region.

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Breakfasts, dinner and trail snacks during the trek are included. Food and drinks at Itamonte and dinner on the last day are not included. You need to bring: sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, head torch with spare batteries, warm wind/rain proof jacket, t-shirt, fleece jacket, trekking pants, goretex or similar pants, fleece or polartec gloves, waterproof trekking boots, thick trekking socks, water purifying tablets/drops, carbo gels, stuff sacks or bin bags, sleeping bag (-5C), rucksack with hip belt and rain cover, medicine (ibuprofen, loperamide), personal hygiene kit, sleeping mattress, water bottle, trekking poles.




Day 1: Petropolis – Castelos do Açú (7 km)

Leaving at 8 am, car transfer until the start of the trail. Firstly we cross a dense forest. Then we reach altitude vegetation and get to see the sky above us. This day is quite short, although not light since it includes some steep climbing. We reach the Castelos do Açu camp in the afternoon, where we have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Castelos do Açú – Pedra do Sino (11 km)

Early breakfast and camp disassembling. The most challenging section of the hike awaits: a short via ferrata climb. During the day we will go through 6 different peaks. We will enjoy the sunset on the Pedra do Sino summit, with beautiful views. Overnight in its base camp.

Day 3: Pedra do Sino – Teresopolis (12 km)

Early rise, before sunrise! We descend through the rainforest to the NP control. Transfer to Teresopolis and end of the trip.

About the guide

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Rock climbing guide from Brazil.

I started climbing and mountaineering in 1990, and I’ve been doing it for more than 25 years. During those years I climbed in most climbing routes in Brazil, and opened some of the largest routes in the country.

Additionally, I wrote and published 2 climbing books "Dividir and Conquistar" (To Share and To Conquer, 2000) and "Manual de abertura de vias" (Route Opening Manual, 2013). And I also wrote articles for several media and websites.

I’m Industrial Rope Access supervisor and is a certified rescuer in height and confined spaces.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 516 each

Group of 2

USD 487 each

Group of 3

USD 453 each

Group of 4

USD 419 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

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