Beaches, Views And Bays - Bike Tour
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Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

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In English at 9.00am, Duration: 1 days

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Date:

FREE cancellation before 02:00 on 09 Dec 2018

FREE cancellation before 02:00 on 10 Dec 2018

FREE cancellation before 02:00 on 11 Dec 2018

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Details

  • Equipment
  • helmet
  • bycicle


Activity for: Youth, Couples, Families
Activity duration: Half-day morning
Activity type: Outdoor activities and adventure, Sightseeing, tours and museums

Activity Description

Spin your wheels and come cycle through the ‘cycles’ of Rio! Hop on a bike and learn how Rio has developed over the years, and how its downtown and surrounding bairros have changed with the times. Breathe in the sea air of Guanabara Bay, check out Flamengo Park, snap a shot of Sugarloaf Mountain, and find out how the city shifted from its first settlements through to today.

Highlights
- Get a blast of sunshine and sea air as you explore the changing districts of Rio de Janeiro
- Discover how the city of Rio developed, from downtown all the way to Copacabana
- See some of the city’s most spectacular natural sites, like Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay
- Learn about Rio’s 2016 Olympics projects, such as the Museum of Tomorrow and the amazing Kobra mural
- Ride through the beautiful Burle Marx gardens of Flamengo Park

Relive the cycles of Rio’s development on this bike journey through the city! (And get some exercise in, too — this bike ride will burn some 2,500 calories, so have a proper breakfast before you come!)

You’ll meet your local guide in Copacabana for a fantastic bike tour along the beach and the bays, all the way downtown and back — and as you ride, you’ll come to understand how the city expanded from its first settlements to the Rio of today.

We’ll start our Rio bike tour with a trip around Copacabana, home to one of the most famous beaches in the world, and on to the neighbourhood of Botafogo. This district has a few noteworthy sites, but it’s perhaps best known as the spot where you can capture that perfectly framed photo of Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a stunning view of this unique mountain rising right up from the bay, and one of the most iconic images of Brazil.

Moving on, you’ll ride up along the coast of Flamengo Beach and Park. A jewel created by Burle Marx, a master of landscape design, this area is pure joy and is always filled with locals just hanging out. The bike lane zigzags under the trees here, allowing you to enjoy views of both the city and the bay as we ride.

This route will then lead us straight downtown and right past the Museum of Modern Art (or MAM, as locals call it) and across Cinelandia Square. In the early 20th century, the square became home for much of Rio’s political and cultural life, and many of the buildings symbolised the city’s modernisation. From there, we’ll ride along Avenida Rio Branco, once the busiest street in Rio, and which was recently redesigned for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

We’ll head from the downtown area through Praça XV Square, to reach a new path surrounding the neighborhood, eventually reaching the Museum of Tomorrow at Praça Mauá Square. This is another great spot for snapping a few photos, with the huge Niteroi Bridge showcased in the background.

From there, we’ll ride along Olympic Boulevard, where you’ll see the stunning work by artist Eduardo Kobra. His work here is an extremely colourful graffiti mural, some 2,600 square metres in size and representing the people of each continent.

Finally, we’ll cycle back to where we started at Copacabana, finishing our historic ride through Rio’s past, present, and future.

But wait! There’s more if you want it! If your legs aren’t too tired, then join us for our afternoon bike tour, which goes to the other side of Rio, including Ipanema beach, the Lagoon, and the Botanical Garden area.

Languages
Local English-speaking guide

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Location
Starting point:
Dorival Caymmi Statue, Copacabana.
Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
09:00 - 13:30

Duration: 270 Minutes

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide

Recommendations
Please bring a bottle of water.
Please wear comfortable clothes, tennis and bring sunscreen, hydration, sunglasses and photographic camera.

Itinerary

Point of interest: 1. Copacabana
Point of interest: 2. Neighbourhood of Botafogo
Point of interest: 3. Sugarloaf Mountain
Point of interest: 4. Flamengo Park
Point of interest: 5. Museum of Modern Art
Point of interest: 6. Cinelândia
Point of interest: 7. Av. Rio Branco
Point of interest: 8. Praça XV
Point of interest: 9. Museum of Tomorrow

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