Our Pedra do Sino Hiking Tour will take you for a full day hike to Pedra do Sino (Bell Stone). With its 2.263 meters (6.800 feet) of altitude, is the highest point within the Serra do Mar area and comprehends the cities of Teresópolis and Petrópolis. The trail is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) long and can be done in 5 hours one way. We leave Rio at 6:00 am and reach the park around 7:30 am. After reaching the summit around 12:30 noon, the guide will take the group for a walk around the summit to explore the views, plants and animals. This hike is recommended to people in good physical conditions and outgoing spirit.
The Serra dos Orgãos National Park where the Sino mountain in located, was created in 1939 and it has altitudes ranging from 1.100 meters (3.300 feet) to 2.263 meters (6.800 feet). The city of Teresópolis is where the park’s head quarters is located and it is also where our adventure starts.
The name Serra dos Orgãos (Organs Mountains) was attributed by the Portuguese colons, due to the its similarity to an european organ (musical instrument). The average annual temperatures are respectively: 25ºC (77ºF) in summer and 12ºC (54ºF) in winter but it can easily drop down to 0ºC (32ºF) on a winter night, or even under it. The typical mata atlântica (Atlantic Forest) which exists along the state costline, is very present there until about the 1.800 meters (5.400 feet). From this altitude up, we reach the campos de altitude vegetation, where one of the richest fauna and flora of the state can be seen. Don`t miss this tour !
Rio de Janeiro city. Daily, under request
Early pick ups at 6:00 am.
This hike is recommended to regular hikers in good physical conditions only. Wear a good pair of hiking shoes or boots, 1 light rain coat, sunblock, mosquito repellent, gloves, take a flashlight and do not forget your camera.
Take a backpack with plenty of water and food (sandwiches, fruits, snacks). Best season between april and october. We do not operate this tour during summer, due to thunder storms and floods.
We leave Rio city at 6:00 am and reach the park around 7:30 am. After a 5 hour hike, we reach the summit around 12:30 noon, where the guide will take the group for a walk around the summit to explore the views, plants and animals. We spend about 2 hours at the summit , before heading down to the park`s exit. We then drive back to Rio city, arriving there around 08:00pm.