Rio de Janeiro Beaches, Views & Bays: 4-Hour Bike Tour

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Rio de Janeiro Beaches, Views & Bays: 4-Hour Bike Tour

From US$ 59 per person

Take in the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro on a half-day guided bicycle tour. Breathe in the fresh sea air at Guanabara Bay, check out Flamengo Park, stop for a photo of Sugarloaf Mountain and hear from your guide how the city developed over time.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Enjoy the sunshine and sea air as you explore the changing districts of Rio de Janeiro
  • See some of the city’s most spectacular natural sites, including Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay
  • Learn about the Museum of Tomorrow and the amazing Kobra mural, both 2016 Olympics projects
  • Ride through the beautiful Burle Marx gardens of Flamengo Park
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Meet your local guide in Copacabana for a fantastic 4-hour bike tour along the beach and the bays, and all the way downtown and back. As you ride, come to understand how the city expanded from its first settlements to become the Rio of today. From Copacabana, home to one of the most famous beaches in the world, ride to the Botafogo neighborhood. This district is best known as the spot where you can capture that perfectly framed photo of Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a stunning view of the mountain rising up from the bay, and one of the most iconic images of Brazil. Moving on, ride along the coast of the 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, allowing you to enjoy views of both the city and the bay. This route will then lead you downtown and 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 to much of Rio’s political and cultural life, and many of the buildings symbolized the city’s modernization. From there, ride along Avenida Rio Branco, once the busiest street in Rio, and which was recently redesigned for the 2016 Summer Olympics. From the downtown area head to Praça XV square and a new path through the surrounding neighborhood, eventually reaching the Museum of Tomorrow at Praça Mauá square. This is another great spot for photos, with the huge Niteroi Bridge showcased in the background. Continue your ride along Olympic Boulevard, where you’ll see the stunning work by artist Eduardo Kobra – an extremely colorful graffiti mural, some 2,600 square meters in size and representing the people of each continent. Finally, cycle back to where you started at Copacabana, finishing your historic ride through Rio’s past, present, and future.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Bike rental
  • Helmet rental
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Copacabana Palace Hotel – Avenida Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22021-001 – Right by the statue outside the hotel!

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  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for biking, and bring water and sunscreen
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group, with a maximum of 12 people
  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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What a great tour, cycling through Rio is a thrilling experience, I think there is no better way than absorbing this vibrant city by bike. This day was made perfect by our most friendly guide Casio. He was patience, told us a lot of things about Rio, it was a real pleasure for us.

January 27, 2020

Fantastic tour - I loved it!

Beautiful scenery, great guide! It was simply perfect. Highly recommended!!!

July 5, 2019

Informative tour of some beautiful parts of Rio.

Bruno was punctual. We learned a lot and felt comfortable asking questions. Enjoyed the 4 hour bike ride.

April 29, 2019

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