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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill provided by Rio Active Tours

Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill
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Experience unique views on this 5-hour biking and hiking tour in Rio de Janeiro. Cycle along Copacabana Beach to the now peaceful favela of Vidigal. Drive to the beginning of the hiking trail and then hike to the top of the Two Borthers Hills peak for amazing views over the city and sea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group of no more than four people at Copacabana beach and saddle up for a scenic bike ride along the seafront. Admire the ocean views as you pedal past the busy main beach, then glide along the white sands of Ipanema Beach, stopping to pose for photos along the way. At the western end of the beach, leave your bikes and hop in a taxi for a ride through the hillside favelas to reach the starting point of your hike. Listen as your guide explains the difficulties of life in the favelas as you wind through the ramshackle buildings of the Vidigal favela, and hear how it became one of the city’s ‘pacified’ favelas. Arrive at the very top of the favela, with the peaks of the Two Brothers looming overhead, and set out on the route to the summit. Accompanied by your guide, enjoy an around 2-hour round-trip hike to the top, following lush forest trails and perhaps spotting wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds along the way. Pause to admire the spectacular views at the summit, which span the entire city, including the Tijuca forest, the Rocinha favela, and Sao Conrado beach. From your high vantage point, see if you can spot Rio landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer Statue, perched high atop Corcovado mountain. After hiking back down the hill and passing through the favela, pick up your bikes and cycle back to your starting point at Copacabana beach, where your tour ends.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group of no more than four people at Copacabana beach and saddle up for a scenic bike ride along the seafront. Admire the ocean views as you pedal past the busy main beach, then glide along the white sands of Ipanema Beach, stopping to pose for photos along the way. At the western end of the beach, leave your bikes and hop in a taxi for a ride through the hillside favelas to reach the starting point of your hike. Listen as your guide explains the difficulties of life in the favelas as you wind through the ramshackle buildings of the Vidigal favela, and hear how it became one of the city’s ‘pacified’ favelas. Arrive at the very top of the favela, with the peaks of the Two Brothers looming overhead, and set out on the route to the summit. Accompanied by your guide, enjoy an around 2-hour round-trip hike to the top, following lush forest trails and perhaps spotting wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds along the way. Pause to admire the spectacular views at the summit, which span the entire city, including the Tijuca forest, the Rocinha favela, and Sao Conrado beach. From your high vantage point, see if you can spot Rio landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer Statue, perched high atop Corcovado mountain. After hiking back down the hill and passing through the favela, pick up your bikes and cycle back to your starting point at Copacabana beach, where your tour ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34989P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Biking tour
  • Hiking tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Departure Point: Copacabana Beach Address: In front of Av. Atlântica, 3264 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22070-001 Directions: Meet on the corner of Xavier da Silveira Street and Atlantica Ave, in front of the Othon Hotel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Biking tour
  • Hiking tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Departure Point: Copacabana Beach Address: In front of Av. Atlântica, 3264 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22070-001 Directions: Meet on the corner of Xavier da Silveira Street and Atlantica Ave, in front of the Othon Hotel.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
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330graciaw
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago19 contributions
10000% Worth It
Thanks to my guide Jacqueline I think I may have spent the best NYE of my life!!
The experience started with a bike ride from our meeting point at Copacabana to Leblon. It was a gloriously sunny day and Jacqueline allowed me to go at my own pace; no rush or fuss. Then we parked our bikes and walked across the STREET to take our Moto Taxi up the hill. As a part-time thrill-seeker I was definitely up for this adventure and it was worth it. After the thrills, it was time for the serious stuff. Having not hiked in a while, I knew I had to take my time and I appreciated that Jacqueline allowed me to just do my thing. And although some manouvers were tricky - this experience was worth every ounce of sweat. It was an absolute joy for me.
Definitely carry at least 2L of water or Gatorade/Powerade. Have an açai when you get to the top as your reward. Comfortable shows and cool clothing. And book with Jacqueline!!
Jacqueline is incredibly knowledgeable and very passionate about showing people the beauty (in all forms) of her country.
Written March 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cindy A
1 contribution
An Authentic Rio Experience.
Dec 2019
Doing this tour was one of my highlights of my Rio stay, I can truly say Jacqui is an amazing guide with heart. While the
Written January 6, 2020
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Herdís G
Reykjavik, Iceland5 contributions
A great trip
Nov 2019 • Friends
A great trip with great guides. Me and my friend were really happy about it. We started the trip on a bicycle at Copacabana beach, then went to Ipanema beach. From there we went to see the favela. And then we hiked up two brothers hill and took a great pictures up there. I recommend this trip for everyone who want to hear more about the story of Rio and for everyone who likes to be out in the nature 😊
Written November 9, 2019
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_robert_
3 contributions
Great tour with a magnificent view
We were looking for great hikes in Rio and found this one on tripadvisor. Although not many reviews they have done a lot.
We were picked up by the tour guide from the pick up point with bikes. Did a very nice biking tour through copacabana beach and ipanema beach. Went through vidigal (safe main roads) and started the hike. The hike is not difficult to do and offers you a awesome view of Rio. A must do when you are in Rio. For the more adventurous types I would also recommend the Pedra da Gavea hike!
Written October 16, 2019
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SKTraveller2
Edinburgh, UK13 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jun 2019 • Solo
This hike was one of my favourite things I did in Rio. My guide, Jacque, spoke great English and knew the area well. There was a slight change of plan and she dealt with it professionally and without hesitation. Her energy was infectious and the hours we spent together passed in a blink. I can't wait to come back to Rio and do more hikes with her!
Written June 20, 2019
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Wojtek Z
London, UK8 contributions
Recommended
May 2019 • Solo
I took an afternoon trip with Jacqueline to Two Brothers - very positive impressions, informative, fun, good communication (I was trying to book very last-minute and it worked). Jacqueline is great at taking pictures in case you need some new amazing material for social media. Cycling along the beach is an amazing experience in itself. Obrigado!
Written May 14, 2019
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sijadt
6 contributions
Great cycling + hike tour!
Apr 2019 • Friends
It was a great experience! Marcos is really nice and had a lot of knowledge about the places he took us. The variety of the tour was great and Marcos explained everything really well. We went cycling, we saw the facial Vidigal and we went hiking. This tour is really recommended!!
Written April 20, 2019
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Carlos
3 contributions
Amazing Guide and Amazing Hike
Mar 2019 • Friends
This was my second tour with Jacqueline and a friend of mine in Rio. The bike ride along the beach was a pleasant 30 minutes and then another 20 minutes uphill along the mountain side. After locking up our bikes Jaqueline hired 3 motorcycles and we each hopped on the back of one and took the steep, narrow, winding road through Vidigal. This was my first ever ride on a motorcycle so it was a bit scary but exhilarating (Jaqueline told me later that the drivers go especially slow for tourists...and I'm glad!). This hike up Two Brothers was on a narrow dirt path through lush jungle. It was drizzling so the path got pretty slick and it was a fun challenge (my friend is 25 and I am 35, so doing this in the rain would be difficult for older or out of shape people). When we got to the top we were soaked and unfortunately it was very cloudy so we couldn't see the view. But luckily after sitting there for several minutes the clouds cleared and we had a great view of the city below (I've attached two pictures).

Throughout the tour we had interesting conversation with the smart and funny Jaqueline. Afterward, at our request, she even took us to a traditional northern-Brazilian restaurant, which was cool and total above and beyond my normal expectations for a tour. I highly recommend!
Written March 29, 2019
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Ryan
5 contributions
Great experience and quite a workout
Mar 2019 • Couples
the tour begins with an easy bike ride though Copacabana/Ipenema. then we park the bikes and enter the favela where you can get a motorcycle ride to the top for just 5 Real (recommended). the favela looks a bit sketchy but it was so worth it and we felt safe experiencing it with Jacqueline as our guide. the hike itself was great too with great views, however they undersell the difficulty of the hike. you need to be in somewhat of decent shape to handle this climb. if you generally exercise you will be fine, but I would say its more of an intermediate level than easy. thanks to Jacqueline, I learned more about Rio on this tour than anything else we did. highly recommend!
Written March 22, 2019
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Caroll_up
Annecy, France3 contributions
« La vie est belle » avec Jacquie
First days in Rio for me & my super amiga ! We would like to discover Rio from an higher spot and by a dynamic way, then we found « Jacqueline » ! Our smiling and warmed guide along beaches by bike, in favela Vidigal and during hiking to the summit of Morro de los Dois Irmaos ! Amazing day (instead of the fog ;)) Obrigada Jacquie.
Carole & Alissone

Written March 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Bring your sense of adventure and your energy
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Great experience !!
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Amazing!
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Very nice !
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Awesome hiking experience
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Great Experience
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