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Rio de Janeiro: Guided Bike Tours in Small Groups

1. Rio de Janeiro: Guided Bike Tours in Small Groups

Choose from 3 different itineraries to best fit your time in Rio and your preferences. Explore some of the city's highlights on a small-group bike tour with an expert guide and learn about the historical background of the city. • 3-Hour Urban Tour: Praia Vermelha, Botafogo & Lagoa Visit several of Rio's famous sites and some of its traditional neighborhoods on this tour that focuses on the southern part of the city. Start at Copacabana beach to experience where locals spend a large part of their social life. From there, bike to Sugarloaf Mountain to view its imposing vastness up-close, and make a stop at nearby Vermelha Beach, a tiny oasis of quietness. Next, pedal to the lively neighborhood of Botafogo to get a glimpse of the back lanes of Rio. This stretch of the bike tour will give you a closer look at how real Cariocas live when they’re not on the beach. Finally, head to Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and admire its surrounding green hillsides and fancy neighborhoods. • 4-Hour Panoramic Tour: Botafogo, Flamengo Park & Old Rio Get a panoramic perspective of Rio on this tour that goes from Copacabana to the shores of the Bay of Guanabara, Lapa, and Rio’s historical center. Making use of the new cycle paths, bike through the lively backstreets of iconic neighborhood Copacabana to Botafogo. There, pass by Rio’s “celebrity” cemetery, São João Batista, the resting place of several Brazilian presidents, writers, singers, actors, and renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer. Pedal on to the Bay of Guanabara along the beach of Flamengo, the site of the first European settlement after the discovery of the city. Continue to the historical center of Rio, with stops at Cinelândia and the bohemian neighborhood Lapa, well-known for its nightlife and the Selarón steps, 250 steps covered in more than 2000 tiles from different countries. On the way back, cycle along the paths that wind through Flamengo Park, designed by famous Brazilian landscaper, Burle Marx. The last stretch of the tour will pass along Copacabana beach. 7-Hour Ultimate Tour: Urban Tour + Panoramic Tour + Lunch Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro in just one day. As well as exploring the popular South Zone, famous for the iconic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, pedal through less well-known but equally fascinating neighborhoods such as Botafogo and Urca. After taking these in, head to the old city center where you’ll stop in the Bohemian quarter of Lapa. Take a step back to Rio's colonial past at the historic Cinelândia Square, and visit Jorge Selarón’s psychedelically decorated staircase to see how art can be truly public in this city. Savor a typical Brazilian lunch — included in the tour — at a local restaurant. The last stretch of the cycle tour passes by the beautiful lake, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, surrounded by hills clad with lush Atlantic rainforest. Last, soak up lots of great views of Rio’s most famous landmarks, the Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer.

Rio: Main City Sights Day Tour with Optional Tickets & Lunch

2. Rio: Main City Sights Day Tour with Optional Tickets & Lunch

Make the most of your time in Rio de Janeiro with an 8-hour city tour. Throughout the duration of this experience, you'll discover the city's most iconic attractions whilst enjoying the company of a bilingual local guide.Enjoy a lively day filled with popular attractions such as the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium (outside), the Selarón Staircase, and the historical downtown district. You'll also encounter both the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, along with the Christ the Redeemer Statue and other sights.Later, discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, which is home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. The tour follows a set itinerary for people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the city in the company of an expert guide.

Rio de Janeiro: Hippie Fair Half-Day Walking Tour

3. Rio de Janeiro: Hippie Fair Half-Day Walking Tour

Go off-the-beaten-path and explore the Ipanema Hippie Fair on a guide walking tour and see more than 600 artists and merchants continue to promote the “peace and love” spirit of the 1960s. Your morning tour starts with hotel pickup. Enjoy walking through the different stalls selling items such as bikinis, hand-made accessories, ceramic figurines, embroidery, and gemstones. Have fun selecting some souvenirs to bring home.   Ask your tour guide for help negotiating prices and find out more about street food by tasting some from the local stalls. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel, or you can also stay and spend the rest of the day enjoying the hippie fair by yourself.

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What people are saying about Ipanema

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 164 reviews

Yan is a very informative, good humoured, great photographer, attentive (especially to those who are not so experienced biking in the city - like myself :D) and overall great city bike tour guide. Highly recommended for all all ages, as well as both experienced and beginner level cyclists!

just great, I have rarely experienced such a relaxed and yet exciting way to get to know the city. The guide is completely relieved of stress, but we still saw everything and needed the allotted time. you feel more like you're with friends than on a tourist tour. Highly recommended

Very good guided bike tour with a very personable guide who, with a lot of background knowledge, introduced historically interesting places. Since I was the only one, it was a privately guided tour that lasted even longer than booked. Thank you very much.

I recommend that you take the tour on Sunday as there are no cars and you can go freely. The best way to get to know the river by bike.

we really enjoyed Philip's tour! we recommabd strongly! i'ts a safe tour ans very very pleasant!