Bike Tour - Sugar Loaf, Downtown And Olympic Boulevard - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up arranged .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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
bairroshave 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

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

Relive the cycles of Rios 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!)

Youll 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, youll come to understand how the city expanded from its first settlements to the Rio of today. 

Well 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 its perhaps best known as the spot where you can capture that perfectly framed photo of Sugarloaf mountain. Its a stunning view of this unique mountain rising right up from the bay, and one of the most iconic images of Brazil.

Moving on, youll 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 Rios political and cultural life, and many of the buildings symbolised the citys modernisation. From there, well ride along Avenida Rio Branco, once the busiest street in Rio, and which was recently redesigned for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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

From there, well ride along Olympic Boulevard, where youll 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, well cycle back to where we started at Copacabana, finishing our historic ride through Rios past, present, and future.

Inclusions

Professional Tour Guide

Bike and Equipment (helmet)

Safety Orientation

Exclusions

Food and Drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

Maximum of 12 people per group/tour

We recommend that you wear light clothes and walking shoes. If you want you can also bring a small backpack with water, snacks, sunscreen and a cap or hat and money for any extras that you might want

The tour date might change depending on weather conditions and other variables

No entrances included. The attractions will be seen from outside only

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A safety orientation for this tour will be provided before it starts at the meeting point

Biking experience needed for this tour: medium