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“safe, relaxing, and informative” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rio By Bike Tours

Rio By Bike Tours
Rua Francisco Otaviano, 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Leme)
+55(21) 968 718 933
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Ranked #11 of 415 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
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Owner description: Rio by Bike offers ​daily ​guided bicycle tours in Rio de Janeiro. We speak English, Dutch and Portuguese and use solid city bikes. Our cycling tours will not only take you to famous sites, like Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Palace, but you will also get a glimpse of the hidden back lanes of Rio's traditional neighborhoods. Rio by Bike ​is founded by Philip de Wit and Jan Willem Zeldenrust, two Dutch locals and journalists. They share a passion for biking and for telling stories about this beautiful city.
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“safe, relaxing, and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The tour was relaxing, fun, and informative. I felt safe and secure the entire time and I was cycling with a baby on my back! The route was flat and easy enough to leisurely cycle without breaking much of a sweat in the beautiful sunny weather. The guide painted a vivid portrait of life in Rio during the few stops that we took to take in the sights. Really nice trip. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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“Really nice experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We went to Rio and did a nice bike tour through the south zone. It was a perfect way to see the city, especially because we did at the start from our stay. It was impressive to see how many bike lanes there are in Rio. Lots of fun, beautiful places and interesting information. The guide really added to the experience, with his knowledge but also with his laid back style.

It's definitely recommend to get to know Rio de Janeiro by bike!

Visited April 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A must do! A bike tour with Rio by Bike through Rio de Janeiro. We brought our three kids and cycled for a wonderful three hours through the busy streets of Rio. Luckily most of the time our professional and very well informed guide lead us over bike paths. He took us to places we otherwise never would have discovered, through beautiful, leafy tree-lined streets, with exotic trees I never had seen before. It was easy to tell that the guide was passionate about Rio, so much enthusiasm all the time. The other good thing is: a three hour bike tour enables you to cover a lot of ground and have a real street experience. We even made an unexpected stop at a very lively market, to buy some fresh fruits. Highly recommended!

Eefje Nijssen

Visited April 2014
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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“A "must-do" bike tour through Rio de Janeiro!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had just one day for Rio, which is next to nothing for this prima donna amongst metropoles. Our hopes ran high for the bike tour but our expectations our expectations were exceeded by a mile! It is an excellent way to see an sublime part of the city, the native dutch speaking tour guide told us many details and we stopped at the most beautiful sites ever. One needs to be aware of the traffic as the Cariocas are not very used to cyclists yet, but the guide is very attentive to that. To cut a long story short: this is a must!

Visited April 2014
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Paredes, Portugal
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“Rio by bike - the best way to see rio.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I have been to Rio before, but this was the first time I did see the city from a bicycle. It was an inspiring experience. I booked a tour with Rio by Bike and they responded very quick and professional. The tour group was not too big and the pace of the bike ride was good. We saw lot's of interesting street art on the way and pedaled through different, lesser known neighborhoods as well. The guide knew his stuff and really enjoyed talking about Rio and surprised us with interesting perspectives on life in this city. Excellent!

Visited May 2014
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