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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #22 of 480 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Bodies of Water
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... more » 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This in my opinion is one of the more appealing areas of Rio. It was beautiful every time we drove past. We planned on spending a day riding a hire bike around the lake while drinking and eating our way around. This was unsuccessful as we could not work out how to release the hire bikes. You need to download... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yes, the lagoon is beatiful, and in it’s 7km long you will be able to see a lot of gorgeous views, but to mee it’s just a place to see and be seen. If you really want to run, or ride a bicycle, or even see a really beautiful place while you do all this, you’d go to “Aterro do... More

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Recco, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

But not only..: free gym, free tennis court, even free soccer court. Quiet, magnificent sunset, good restaurants and bars too. Everything you need in a hand. One of the best carioca's neighborhood, really quiet. For everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
71 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This lake is awesome. Just 2 blocks away from the apartment I stayed in during my 3 month visit to Rio, the 7.5km run became an everyday experience for me. My friend was preparing for the San Fransisco marathion and used to go running every day. So I joined in with her. Superb. A lovely lake with wonderful beauty all... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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65 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful lake in the middle of the city. You can do all sort of activities like running , biking, etc . We had some difficulty on finding a parking space near by though.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beatiful place in Rio de Janeiro!! Mountains, beaches and lake all together, made a unbelieviable sight view, to take breath away!!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely lake surrounded by architecturally gorgeous high risers. This is a place where people ride their bikes, walk around the lake, and rent paddle boats.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very beautiful place to take a long walk or by biking . You can enjoy the surroundings while exercising or just sit and have a pleasant time in one of the many kiosks with all kind of special foods. A place to enjoy!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the full circle is very plasant walk, on foot or bike - careful with the ongoing bike traffic, they are fast sometimes, keep to your right, it goes for some 5 miles (7.6 km), very scenic. you can make a partial walk from Ipanema and head on to the Botanical Gardens.

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New York City, New York
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's a beautify sight, with the Jockey Club on one side, the Corcovado overlooking it all, and the districts that border it: from Ipamema to Jardim Botanico, it's all in all, a great running track and an astonishing work out place for those who run or bike. LOVE Gerald Thomas

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