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About Pista Claudio Coutinho

Nestled beneath Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro’s Urca neighbourhood, the Pista Claudio Coutinho is a popular oceanside walking trail, frequented by locals and tourists alike. It winds over a kilometre from Praia Vermelha to the first of Sugarloaf’s two-humped mountains and offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline below.

The Pista Claudio Coutinho traverses lush woodlands inhabited by marmosets, butterflies, lizards and a diverse array of birdlife on its way up to Sugarloaf Mountain, known locally as Pão de Açúcar, which is the second most visited site in Rio de Janeiro after “Christ the Redeemer” atop Corcovado Mountain. Despite the popularity of the mountain itself which can easily be reached by cable car, far fewer visitors explore its biologically-rich slopes. Pista Claudio Coutinho is a popular spot for local runners to go jogging in the early morning hours, particularly those studying at Urca’s military school. About halfway up the trail, there is a steep hiking route that diverts from the main path up to Urca Hill, from where there are impressive views across Rio de Janeiro and towards Guanabara Bay, Botafogo and Flamengo Beaches. From Urca visitors can take the second of the two cable cars which rise to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, or return to the base of Pista Claudio Coutinho for a swim at Vermelha Beach, or Red Beach, from where visitors can watch the cable cars going up and down.

The entrance to Pista Claudio Coutinho is situated opposite the Escola Marechal Castelo Branco military school, about 200 metres from the ticket office and cable car station for Sugarloaf mountain. It is easily accessed by public buses, and there is convenient bicycle parking available nearby.

The walking trail is named after the football manager, Claudio Coutinho, who coached Brazil from 1977 to 1980 and was a former student at Urca’s military school. He went on to coach the Los Angeles Aztecs in 1981, before drowning while diving near Brazil’s Ilhas Cagarras at the end of the season.

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Leme, Rio de Janeiro
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Hotelinho Urca Guest House

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Apartment Atlantica

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