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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 488 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A Wonderful place to feel the nature in Rio de Janeiro. The view and the atmosphere are great to have a time to relax or practice exercises...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Take this loop around the lake for a training run, or a fun bike ride. Lots of stops along the way for a picnic. Rent a bike for no more than 15 relais for 3 hours. You can even grab some refreshments from one of the various street vendors (coconut water from the actual coconut!!). Take one of the roads... More

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Sintra
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71 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

With almost 8km of tracks to walk, run or cycle, this lagoon (and not a lake) offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills. It's always busy with locals enjoying the track or simply playing and exercising around its shores. There are plenty of bars and places to eat light meals or just for drinking a Suco de Fruta (fruit juice)... More

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Perth, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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