Most of the interest in Rio de Janeiro this week is Carnival and the associated Bacchanalia. Everyone needs exercise and non-carnal beauty to provide balance. This is a good way to do that. Hiking the Sugar Loaf? Yes, you can hike the Sugar Loaf as well as other trails while in Rio. The hiking trails are a pleasant surprise to most people, who are not typically aware of the wealth of hiking opportunities the city offers. Hike to empty beaches surrounded by lush vegetation and hills, Hike to mountain peaks over 1000 meters, right by the ocean or within the national park Hike to waterfalls in the national park. Hike in the Atlantic Forest. Endless opportunities that can enhance your stay in the city. SUGAR LOAF Come eXplore the Sugar Loaf on this hiking tour. A gorgeous walk to the summit of the Sugar Loaf, with an added twist: a small 15meter climbing section halfway to the top for a bit of adrenaline. Return by cable car + a short walk down to the beach.