Panoramic Tour of Rio

What better place to start your tour of Rio than across from the iconic Copacabana beach? Join us, and in roughly four hours you will get to experience the city as a local and see more than just the beaches.

Before hopping on our bikes, we will brief you on safety in traffic, the route we'll cover of over 15 miles/25kilometers, and the highlights you can expect to see along the way. After the briefing we’ll cycle through the lively backstreets of the Copacabana neighborhood towards our first stop in the hipster quarter of Botafogo; the so-called ‘celebrity’ cemetery of São Jão Batista.
From there, we'll ride to the Bay of Guanabara along the Flamengo Beach in the direction of the historical center of Rio. Your guide will help you discover the history of Rio and the first settlers who arrived by boat. He/she will also share information about the nightlife, food, and local drinks and customs here that make this city one of a kind.

In downtown Rio we will visit the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, see the Aqueduct (Arches) of Lapa, and enjoy a longer stop at the beautiful stairs of Selaron, with their colored tiles.

We will the pass through the neighborhoods of Gloria and Catete and explore the terrific Flamengo park. As we head out of the park we'll ride by the Copacabana beach one more time before returning back where we started. This is the best way to see all of Rio while enjoying the sun and the sand!


Tour Highlights

• Copacabana beach • Flamengo Park
• Municipal Theater • Sugar and Loaf Mountain
• views of Christ the Redeemer • São João Batista cemetery
• Arches of Lapa • the stairs of Selaron

Meeting Point

This tour departs from our office located at Rio Othon Palace hotel Copacabana, Avenida Atlântica 3262c. We are right across the street from the Copacabana beach.

Important Information
What are your covid policies, and will I need to wear a mask?

All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly, such as seats and handlebars. Hand sanitizer is available. Social distancing will be respected. Helmets will be sanitized before use. While cycling wearing a mask is not required.

Where is the meeting point?

We meet in front of the Rio Othon Palace Hotel, Avendia Atlântica 3264 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Just across from the Copacabana Beach.

What is your cancellation policy?

We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour departure. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

What is your weather policy?

Our tours run rain or shine, but we will reach out to cancel if there is especially bad weather in the forecast.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

We don't recommend this tour for children younger than 12 years old. It's 15 miles/25 kilometers ride and may be too demanding for younger children.

What kind of bikes do you have?

We use easy to ride cruiser Classic Dutch bikes.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Wearing a helmet is not mandatory, but we do have helmets available for our clients.

What are your hygiene regulations?

Our helmets are cleaned after the tour, as our handelbars and bike seats.

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

No, we unfortunately do not have time to enter any sites on this tour. However your guide will give you plenty of information on how best to see the sites that interest you most.

How long is the ride?

The ride is roughly four hours, but because of the stops you'll be effectively cycling for around two hours, covering about 15miles/25kilometers.

Can I leave the tour early?

No, we unfortunately cannot accommodate special requests such as this while on tour and ask that you arrange you schedule so as to be able to join us for the duration.

Do you have electric bikes?

No, we unfortunately do not have any electric bikes. However, our bikes are extremely comfortable and we have designed a tour route that is great for most fitness levels.

Is there a place to store bags and luggage during the tour?

No, we unfortunately cannot store any items for you. We recommend to bring as little as possible; just some money and your phone!

Is water included or can I purchase some before the tour?

Water is not included but there will be several opportunities on tour to stop and get something to eat or drink.

Will there be a basket on my bike or a way to carry my bag?

We do not have any baskets on the bikes and advise you to bring a small backpack to carry water with you.

Should I bring cash?

Yes, there are several stops along the way, where you can buy drinks and food as well. You will likely get thirsty!

Is it safe to bike in Rio de Janeiro?

Yes, it is safe to cycle in Rio de Janeiro, especially if you stay on the designated bicycle paths. Our tours will make as much use as possible of cycling paths. Rio is quickly becoming a more bicycle-friendly city due to its rapidly expanding bike path program.

What should I wear?

We advise wearing comfortable, light clothing. Rio can be extremely hot, especially in the summer months between December until March, so we recommend wearing/brining sunscreen. Water is a must, and you can bring your own bottle or purchase some along the way.

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