This highlights tour is a great way to get your bearings in Rio and discover the southern part of the city. Starting across from the famed Copacabana beach, we'll begin with an extensive briefing about traffic safety, the route, and the highlights you can expect to see while on tour.
We'll start along the bike lane just next to the beach in the direction of Sugarloaf Mountain. Along the way, you will hear about Copacabana’s colorful history and local culture and social life. At the Red beach, next to Sugarloaf Mountain, we’ll enjoy great views and a peaceful area outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.
From there, we’ll continue on to Botafogo beach and visit the local hipster quarter here. This will take us to the Lake Lagoa, site of the rowing events during the Olympics in 2016.
Next to Lagoa lies Ipanema, a former artist colony, and now home to Rio's wealthiest. Cycling through Ipanema, you will get a glimpse of its trendy bars and sophisticated restaurants. The beach here is simply stunning, and its one of our favorite stops.
After potentially dipping your toes in, we'll leave Ipanema to head back to Copacabana beach. This is a great tour to discover all of the hidden facets of Rio!
|• Copacabana beach||• Sugarloaf Mountain (view up close)|
|• Red Beach||• Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Lake|
|• Ipanema beach||• Botafogo neighborhood|
|• Arpoador beach|
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. The closest metro station is Cantagalo.
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.
We meet right next to the Rio Othon Palace Hotel, Avenida Atlântica 3264 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. It's one block from the Copacobana Beach! The closest metro station is Cantagalo.
A mask is not required while on tour. All equipment is sanitized after every tour.
We will ride rain or shine, but it rarely rains in Rio! In the event of especially bad weather, we will reach out to cancel/reschedule.
We welcome children ages 12 and older accompanied by an adult.
All of our bikes are Classic Dutch bikes, easy to ride and enjoy the views!
We have helmets available, but wearing a helmet is not mandatory.
We'll cover 13.6 miles/22kilometers in 3 hours, so about 1.5-2 hours of cycling and the rest of our time will include stops.
No, unfortunately we are not able to accommodate special requests such as this on our group tours.
We do not have any e-bikes, but this tour is on a flat easy to ride route.
We unfortunately cannot store any bags for you and ask that you only bring the essentials for your tour, preferably in a backpack or wearable bag.
Food and drinks are not included on this tour but there are opportunities to buy water while on tour.
Yes, it is safe to cycle in Rio de Janeiro, and our tours will make as much use as possible of cycling paths. Rio has recently been expanding its network of bike paths and is quickly becoming a more cycling-friendly city.
We advise wearing comfortable, light clothes. Rio is often sunny, so sunscreen is a must; especially in the summer months from December until March. Bringing a hat and a bottle of water can come in handy as well, even though the tour will offer plenty of opportunities to buy drinks.