Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon

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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon information and booking

from
$57
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Ipanema beach
Time of departure
3pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon bike ride in Rio de Janeiro, from the world-famous beaches of Ipanema and Leblon to the parks and sports complexes surrounding Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Your knowledgeable local guide will lead you on easy, paved paths along beautiful beaches and the lagoon, bordered by Rio’s most fashionable neighborhoods. See where the residents of Rio spend their free time, and enjoy amazing views – including Corcovado’s statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) embracing this spectacular city from above.

In the afternoon, head to Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema Beach – made famous by the popular bossa nova song “Girl From Ipanema”– where you will meet your friendly local guide and tour group. Then, hop on your bike and follow the wavy tile path that borders the sand toward Two Brothers Mountain (Morro Dois Irmaos).

When you reach Allah’s Garden (Jardim de Alah), a small park situated around a water channel, continue along the canal that separates the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon. Your guide will lead you to Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas), a large lake surrounded by the most upscale neighborhoods of Rio, including Lagoa, Leblon, Gávea and Jardim Botânico.

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the 4.4-mile (7.2-km) circular path around the lagoon, where rowing teams have competed since the end of the 19th century. You’ll pass three parks with sports complexes, stopping along the way to hear from your guide about the rivalry of Rio´s soccer (futebol) clubs – now the most popular sport in Brazil.

Ending your tour as the sun sets, admire the gold reflection on the silent waters of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Framed by granite peaks and embraced by the Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue atop Corcovado, the camera-worthy views are breathtaking!

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of all necessary equipment (bike, helmet)

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)