This highlights tour is a great way to get your bearings in Rio and discover the southern part of the city. Starting across from the famed Copacabana beach, we’ll begin with an extensive briefing about traffic safety, the route, and the highlights you can expect to see while on tour.
Good to Know
This tour is great for those 12 and up.
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.
What are your covid policies, and will I need to wear a mask?
A mask is not required while on tour. All equipment is sanitized after every tour.
What kind of bikes do you have?
Our bikes are easy to ride Classic Dutch style bikes which are very comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
Is it safe to bike in Rio de Janeiro?
Yes, it is safe to cycle in Rio de Janeiro, and our tours will make as much use as possible of cycling paths. Rio has recently been expanding its network of bike paths and is quickly becoming a more cycling-friendly city.
How long is the ride?
We’ll cover 13.6 miles/22kilometers in 3 hours, so about 1.5-2 hours of cycling and the rest of our time will include stops.
Is water included or can I purchase some before the tour?
Food and drinks are not included on this tour but there are opportunities to buy water while on tour.