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biking tours in rio

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1. Re: biking tours in rio

Rio Original Bike Tour:

http://bit.ly/S6vbnw

Lagoa is a neighborhood around the lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas. It is one of Rio's nicer areas for biking.

Video of Lagoa:

http://bit.ly/HKJGqS

Rio goes green with new orange bikes (Video):

http://bit.ly/runm80

The new “Bike Rio” rental program is working well, but there are additional (though somewhat more costly) choices for renting bikes in Rio:

http://bit.ly/zSCUlM

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2. Re: biking tours in rio

You can rent a bike anywhere at Lagoa´s boardwalk.

There are many bike rentals at the point called Corte do Cantagalo and Parque dos Patins.

A bike around Lagoa is certainly a must. But I also recommend you to bike from Leblon beach to Leme beach and then turn on Av Princesa Isabel (a cross avenue at Copacabana´s seafront avenue) abd head to Aterro do Flamengo, passing in front of the Sugar Loaf... really a nice scenic tour!

Holywood
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3. Re: biking tours in rio

Avoid Rio Original Bike Tour. I booked it a couple of months in advance. I tried to confirm by email with a few days to go, and despite repeated emails and phone calls, was let down by them totally, with no apologies.

We borrowed bikes and realised that their price (69 USD pp) was too high anyway.

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4. Re: biking tours in rio

Rim,

Unfortunatelly, not all the advices of my colleagues by here come from a first hand experience, but from a simple google research, for instances.

I really hope it was not the case, since Monte is always a very reliable source of info about our city and one of our best contributors.

I feel so sorry about that and I hope you've had a good time in our city, despite this fact.

Anyway, thank you for your helpful feedback.

Best regards.

Edited: 7:47 pm, November 08, 2012
5. Re: biking tours in rio

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6. Re: biking tours in rio

I certainly don't hold Monte to blame - sorry, should have made that clear when I posted. Even if he knew the company, personnel can change and a good recommendation can turn bad. I am pretty annoyed at the "company" if it even is one though - how much effort would it have taken to tell me he could not come and let me plan an alternative day?

I used this forum extensively when planning my trip and am grateful for all of the input - I just don't want anyone else to fall into the same trap. Perhaps the alarm bells should have sounded when this tour appeared only in the forum, and not on the main "Things to do" list.

Luckily it turned out well for us - we were able to have a great day on our own, and a fantastic trip. Thanks guys.

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