Carioca Sunset Bike Tour

Private Tour

Ride your bike along the nicest beaches of Rio, from Ipanema to Leblon and Arpoador! See Rio's south end from a different perspective as you cycle around the gorgeous Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, then discover why locals love hanging out in Rio’s great botanical gardens oasis. Finish it up with a sunset view with the locals at Arpoador Rock.

Brazil Beaches Biking Tour Highlights

  • Bike along the world-famous Ipanema, Arpoador, and Leblon beaches
  • Learn a few Carioca habits so you can blend in like a local
  • Marvel at the views from the lagoon and enjoy the coast of Rio from Leblon’s lovely lookout point
  • Visit and learn the history of the Botanical Garden, an oasis in the city
  • Discover why the sunset view from Arpoador Rock is a must-see experience

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, bike and helmet rental, and Botanical Garden entrance fee.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, items of a personal nature, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Meeting point: By Dorival Caymmi statue on the Copacabana Beach sidewalk, near the fort and across from the Sofitel Hotel (hotel address: Av. Atlântica, 4240 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22070-900).
  • Starting time: 2.30 PM
  • Ending point: Dorival Caymmi statue.
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  • With sunshine, beautiful bays, and seaside walkways, Rio de Janeiro is a city made for exploring by bike. Discover some of its most beautiful sights and get your adrenaline pumping on this Rio bike tour!

    First up, we head off from Copacabana, cruising along the majestic Ipanema Beach. Explore the streets, people-watch in one of the city’s most scenic locations, and learn how this neighbourhood has been inspiring artists for decades. Then, leave the beach behind as you cycle through the picturesque Allah’s Garden, towards the massive Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, known simply to locals as the ‘lagoa.’

    We stop by the lagoon’s entertainment area to enjoy a refreshing coconut water break and soak up the atmosphere of this popular spot. Once you’re refreshed, we cycle over to the botanical gardens, where you can jump off your bike to enjoy a walking tour. Admire the stunning imperial palms, learn more about the garden’s history, and admire the vast orchid collection in the greenhouse.

    Then, jump back on your bike and cycle through the bohemian Baixo Gavea, returning to the seaside as we explore Leblon Beach. You get a photo-worthy moment when we admire the great beach view from Leblon’s lookout point.

    We cruise along the coast a bit more, passing by Ipanema Beach before reaching Arpoador Beach, where you’ll understand why the sunset is so special here. Finally, we ride back through Girl from Ipanema Park to reach Copacabana once again, where your Rio bike tour comes to an end.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, bike and helmet rental, and Botanical Garden entrance fee.

    Exclusions: Food and drinks, items of a personal nature, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for biking. A helmet is supplied for you. Be sure to also bring water and sunscreen.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: This tour burns about 1,500 calories (we love a good workout!), so be sure to have a proper meal before you come.

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

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +55 21 9 8372 1107
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Ms. Sonia S. from USA travelled on 02 Apr 2018:

    My guide was Guillerme- He was wonderful. I loved the bike tour!!!!!It was fun and educational. He was a kind, considerate leader. He also showed me how to ride the subway. I highly recommend the tour.