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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. 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, covered in over 2000 tiles from different countries. On the way back, cycle through Flamengo Park. 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. Savor a typical Brazilian lunch — included in the tour — at a local restaurant. The last stretch of the tour passes by the beautiful lake, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, surrounded by hills clad with lush Atlantic rainforest.

Rio de Janeiro Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Avoid the crowds with an early morning visit to Corcovado Hill and see the Christ the Redeemer statue before the masses arrive! Drive alongside Botafogo beach en route to the monument, passing the official residence of the state governor at the Palácio Guanabara along the way. Admire the manor houses of the old coffee barons in the upscale districts of Laranjeiras and Cosme Velho. Arrive at Tijuca Forest and stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. Ascend to the top of Corcovado Hill for a 45-minute visit and some of the best views of the city. In the event of poor visibility on the summit, an alternative stop will be made at the Mirante Dona Marta (362 meters). Descend Corcovado Hill and head towards Sugarloaf Mountain, passing the Brazilian Empire relics of Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis. Head back along Botafogo beach towards Praia Vermelha in the district of Urca, admiring the neo-classical buildings of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Institute Benjamin Constant for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Arrive at the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car station and climb aboard the first cable car to go into service in South America. Ride up Urca Hill (200 meters) and continue to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain (395 meters) to enjoy about 30 minutes at the top. Next, enjoy lunch in an Ipanema restaurant. There will be many different meal options at your disposal, so choose anything from Brazilian steakhouse fare or a light sandwich. You can also use the time to explore the Ipanema district. After lunch, visit the Maracanã Stadium, where the 1950 World Cup was held just after it opened. Discover the main arena of Rio Carnival at the Sambadrome. Journey along Avenida Presidente Vargas to see downtown landmarks such as the Central Railway Station, Duque de Caxias Palace, Itamaraty Palace and Campo de Santana. Continue along Avenida Passos to Praça Tiradentes, and admire the Carioca Aqueduct (Arcos da Lapa) that carries the trams from the city center to the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Travel down one of Rio's oldest streets on Rua do Lavradio, and then see the modern buildings of Avenida República do Chile. Go to the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral to marvel at a masterpiece of modern architecture. Next, visit the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa and see the Escadaria Selarón, where the vibrant green, yellow and blue colors of the staircase match the Brazilian flag. Enjoy a moment of peace at São Bento Monastery before traveling along Aterro do Flamengo to the admire the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Brazilian Soldiers of World War II and the tiny church of Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro. Pass the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo before a drop off at your original starting point.

Sugarloaf Mountain & City Tour with Metropolitan Cathedral

3. Sugarloaf Mountain & City Tour with Metropolitan Cathedral

Your tour begins with a drive through beautiful downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Museum, Cinelândia square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Passing through the Aterro do Flamengo , the largest park in Rio de Janeiro you arrive in Urca, home of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain , one of the major symbols of the city. Your visit to the top is made by two sets of cable cars, the first taking you to the top of Urca Hill which stands 215 meters high and overlooks Guanabara Bay and its many islands, the Rio-Niteró Bridge and Corcovado Hill, where you can see the statue of Christ the Redeemer keeping watch over the citizens of Rio. Your second cable car journey takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where panoramic vista's await and you can view such sights as the famous Copacabana Beach.

Watercolor class with a view of Sugarloaf Mountain

4. Watercolor class with a view of Sugarloaf Mountain

Come and join us for a unique and memorable experience at Aterro do Flamengo. In our watercolor class, you will have the opportunity to learn how to paint the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, typical plants, or Corcovado, all while taking in the breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro. Our class takes place at Kiosque ZeroNove, a peaceful location within the Aterro, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity. With all the necessary materials included, you can simply relax and enjoy the process of creating your own souvenir to take home. Not only will you leave with a beautiful painting, but also with the satisfaction of having learned a new skill in a unique and inspiring setting. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. *This is a dog friendly activity

Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

5. Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

After the pick-up in your hotel, the tour continues with a visit to the Maracanã Stadium (Bellini´s statue) and a stop at the Sambadrome (the stadium for the city´s main Carnival parade). Next, tour along Avenida Presidente Vargas to see the Central Railway Station, Duque de Caxias Palace (former headquarters of the Ministry of the Armed Forces), Itamaraty Palace (former headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Campo de Santana and via Avenida Passos to Tiradentes Square, Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. Visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, not only one of the Brazilian city`s landmarks, but also a masterpiece of modern art. Then, visit the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, the Escadaria Selarón – one of the most fascinating and original staircases in the world. Its vibrant green, yellow and blue colors, which are colors of the Brazilian flag, is the artist Jorge Selarón’s personal tribute to the Brazilian people. In continuation, the São Bento Monastery, which has been compared to a museum, has a monastic simplicity making it one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil. There is a surprising contrast between the austere purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs and the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, cross vaulting, and chapel of the Santíssimo Sacramento. On the way back, along Aterro do Flamengo, see the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Fallen in World War II, the Church of the Outeiro da Glória, and the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogoand. The tour ends with the return to your hotel in Copacabana, Ipanema, or Leblon.

Rio: Bike Tour: Botafogo, Flamengo Beach, and Downtown

6. Rio: Bike Tour: Botafogo, Flamengo Beach, and Downtown

Discover Rio’s coolest scenes by bike on a 4h00 tour passing by beaches, parks, attractions and downtown. Bike around the city’s network of bicycle lanes at a relaxed pace with an expert guide who stops regularly to share insights. The tour starts in the Copacabana area cycling to the neighborhood of Botafogo, passing by red beach. Stop beachfront to sip a cold coconut while enjoying privileged views of the shores and Sugarloaf Mountain. Ride along Flamengo beach that houses the largest artificial park in the world. Then, enter the city center with its buildings and squares. Learn about Rio's culture and history as the guide answers any questions you may have. Next, continues to the historical center of the city and see iconic symbols. Following this, head to Lapa, the epicenter of the city's bohemian scene close to the famous Selarón steps. On the way back you cycle along the paths winding through Flamengo Park, designed by famous landscaper Burle Marx ending in Copacabana area.

Rio de Janeiro: All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue

7. Rio de Janeiro: All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue

Experience the flavors of the 300-year-old Brazilian barbeque tradition. Feast on meats prepared with the expertise of an Assador, who understands roasting as an art form. Learn about the unique dining culture and history of Brazil. Discover the beauty of the city from the comfort of your table. Assador is nestled in Aterro do Flamengo overlooking the Christ the Redeemer, Guanabara Bay, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The building is surrounded by balconies and a massive garden designed by Burle Marx. Savor dishes from the buffet of salads, cheeses, cold cuts, and a selection of other accompaniments. Vegetarians and those who prefer fish can choose from a menu with delicious la carte options. Finish your meal with something sweet with three dessert options

Cariocando de Veleiro no Rio de Janeiro

8. Cariocando de Veleiro no Rio de Janeiro

Type of tour: shared tour Duration: 3 hours long. The sailboat departs from Urca (in front of the Floating River). It passes by Fort São João, Ilha da Laje, Fort Santa Cruz, beaches of Adão and Eva (with a stop for diving). The return is through Icarai, passing by MAC, Praia da Boa Viagem, Santos Dumont airport and Aterro do Flamengo. Included are snacks, fruit skewers, soda, water, beer, caipirinhas and lemon, passion fruit, watermelon and pineapple caipivodkas. All this accompanied by a trilingual tour guide. At the end of the tour, we will have a happy hour in a charming floating restaurant (optional). Not Included: Food and beverage on floating restaurant. ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Will be necessary to pay R$ 180 each passenger to a crew member of the boat. That is part of the price of tour. Payment by credit/debit card, but will has 5% more of tax.

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What people are saying about Flamengo Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 33 reviews

We picked up the rental bikes at the meeting point at 9 a.m. sharp. The bikes do not have gears, but are completely sufficient for the predominantly flat terrain. Marko told us a lot about the country and its people, history and life in Rio at the many stops and guided us safely through the traffic. We really enjoyed the four-hour tour.

We had Victoria to show us around and she was an amazing guide with full of insights and stories about the different landmarks. She had a great energy which made a difference. The van was comfortable and clean and most of the content was of great value. I would have loved going into the Stadium but I suppose it's not possible.

We did the 4-hour bike tour and really enjoyed it. The ride was relaxed with many breaks inbetween. The historical information provided by the friendly and fun guide was interesting. Definitely a great way to explore parts of Rio!

Very informative and a great route that even inexperienced cyclists can manage.

Very good. Our guide was very nice and informative🙌🏼🙌🏼