Make the most of your time in Rio with this ultimate tour that covers the very best of the city. We’ll make use of its network of bike trails, passing through back lanes and along beaches, while taking in great views and experiencing Rio like a local.
Meet up with us at our easy-to-find office across from the Copacabana beach where we will brief you about the tour, the route, traffic, safety, and provide you with a brief overview of the tour. We will depart from here to start exploring together.
Good to Know
We ask that for all participants to be at least 13 years old and able to ride their own bicycle.
All tours run rain or shine.
This tour departs from our office located at Rio Othon Palace hotel Copacabana, Avenida Atlântica 3262c. We are right across the street from the Copacabana beach. The closest metro station is Cantagalo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the meeting point?
We meet right next to the Rio Othon Palace Hotel, Avenida Atlântica 3264 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. It’s one block from the Copacobana Beach! The closest metro station is Cantagalo.
What is the cancellation policy?
We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour departure. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
Should I bring cash?
Yes, cash is always a good idea as not all vendors accept card transactions. There will be opportunities to purchase items along the way.
Is this tour appropriate for children?
While we will make exceptions for experienced young cyclists, we ask that all participants are over 12 years old. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to discuss whether or not this might be a good tour for your child.
How should I dress?
We recommend wearing comfortable, light clothes. Since it is usually sunny in Rio, it’s a good idea to wear and bring sunblock along. Keep in mind during the summer months, from December until March, it can get very hot. You may want to wear a hat and you should definitely bring a bottle of water along. There will also be stops where you can purchase additional drinks along the way (this is not included in the tour price).
Do I have to wear a helmet?
We have helmets available, but wearing a helmet is not mandatory here in Rio. All helmets are cleaned after each use.
Will there be a basket on my bike or a way to carry my bag?
There is not a basket or rack to carry a bag with you, however we do have an attachment to bring along a bottle of water. We recommend only brining the things that you’ll need for the tour in a light backpack.
Do you have electric bikes?
No, we unfortunately do not have e-bikes, but our bikes are easy to ride cruiser bikes and the route is very flat.
Can I leave the tour early?
We kindly ask that once you depart with your guide, you intend on staying for the duration of the tour. The tour is about three hours long, so please plan accordingly.
Do we go inside the museums and monuments?
We unfortunately do not have time on this tour to enter any of the monuments or museums that we’ll see. Your guide will give you plenty of helpful hints to go back and dive a bit deeper into the areas of the city that interest you most following the tour.
Can I store my luggage at your shop during the tour?
We unfortunately cannot store any bags for you and ask that you only bring the essentials for your tour, preferably in a backpack or wearable bag.
Can I reschedule in the event of bad weather?
We intend on operating rain or shine, and we advise all guests to dress appropriately for the weather.
What kind of bikes do you have?
Our bikes are easy to ride Classic Dutch style bikes which are very comfortable.
Is it safe to bike in Rio de Janeiro?
Yes, it is safe to cycle in Rio de Janeiro, especially if you stay on the designated bicycle paths which our tours will make as much use of as possible. The last couple years Rio de Janeiro has been rapidly expanding its network of bike paths and is becoming a more cycling-friendly city.
What are your covid policies, and will I need to wear a mask?
All bikes are sanitized before tours and hand sanitizer will be available. Wearing mask during cycling is not required, but have one with you in case it’s needed during stops.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions at lunch??
Yes! Lunch is at a traditional buffet restaurant with options for any dietary restrictions. The cost of your meal plus one drink is included in the tour price.
How long is the ride?
This tour runs 7 hours and covers about 18.6 miles/30 kilometers with plenty of stops along the way.
Is water included or can I purchase some before the tour?
During the ride, there will be several stops when you can buy water. We encourage you to stay hydrated!