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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Address: Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Fee: No
Owner description: Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.
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Sao Leopoldo, RS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Rodrigo de Freitas lake is a good place for some relaxing time in Rio de Janeiro. You will have a nice view and some trees to sit under it. It is a good option to go while you wait for your time to go up in the Christ during high season (e.g. I bought the tickets in counter for Christ... More 

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OTTAWA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must see in Rio! Take the 4km jog around the lake to experience life as a citizen of Rio. The views are beautiful. It was so peaceful to have such a big lake in the urban center. Bravo urban planners, bravo!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great place to enjoy a sunny day. You can for sure enjoy your self renting a bike, run, doing a picnic or a simple walking. It is possible to see the christ and some peaks from there which makes the experience amazing. There are a lot of places to eat within a walikng distance. It is also possible to wakeboard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you want to enjoy the lake, the plan is easy, rent a bike for one hour, and turns around the lake, very nice plan to do.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a typical place in Rio, where you will find the South zone style. See and be seen, jog, bike, have a beer... A good walking program anytime.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This lake is very big and has different atractions though all its perimeter, I"ll focus my comment in "parque dos patins" region. Great place to go with kids and have a picnic! There are lots of available spots for doing this (restrooms available only at the local restaurants), there are bike rental, and kids playgrounds (free or paid)

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A nice place to go for a calm walk or bike ride. It's a beautiful place with nice view of the city. However, it's a pity, because the lake water could be way cleaner than what it is.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The lake is beautiful and is surround by nearly five miles of walking/biking trails, playgrounds, parks, and free outdoor gyms. This makes it a great place to get a real workout - or just take a nice stroll. The only negative is the lake itself. While it appears clean, it's far from pristine and in places the sewage-smell can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The best place in Rio for an afternoon walk or bike ride. Don't miss the best coconut water point near Rua Maria Angelica. On weekends there are bikes available for rent in several points.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is the best place to walk, run or use your bike. It is beautiful, safe, it has 7.4 km to do your exercise. If you want you can take a coconut water or seat in a bar near the water and have some thing to drink and to eat. If you want you can fly an helicopter and see... More 

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