From the meeting point we will go up to the Vista Chinesa, located in the middle of the Tijuca Forest. After enjoying the breathtaking views of the Cidade Maravilhosa, the pedaling begins with a climb of one kilometer to Emperor's Table.
We follow in our charming support car, a stylish VW Kombi. Then the tour continues with a beautiful descent of around five kilometers to Alto da Boa Vista. From there we will really enter the Floresta Tijuca, riding through the rain forest and visiting the Cascatinha Taunay, Visitor Center and, on our way back, Açude da Solidão.
We will return the same way as we started, with the slight difference that now we will have to go up. The climb of less than four kilometers to the Emperor's Table is around a half hour of easy pedaling, but for some this will be a challenge. The positive is that it's not a continuous climb, but with various flat parts or even small descents. Once back up at the top of te hill, we begin with an electrifying descent from the Chinese View to the Botanical Garden. Almost six kilometers of very steep descent, but one of the most beautiful areas of Rio de Janeiro. And also part of the Olympic Cycling Circuit.
Once we arrive at the Botanical Garden, we continue along the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and follow the bike path all the way to the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon. The tour finishes at the lookout of Leblon, where there is a possibility to get a fresh coconut water.
Price:R$ 250 (reservation through booking form required, minimum 2 persons. For reservations for 1 person, send us an email)
Included: Mountain bike, helmet (use of helmets is mandatory during the tour), gloves, water, tour guide and transportation from the meeting point to the Chinese View.
Your reservation is only finalized after a deposit of 50%. You will receive a complete refund if you cancel until 48 hours before the tour, or in case of cancellation because of weather conditions. It is possible to make a payment of 258,50 real through Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org (+ transferfee of 3,5% or 8,75 real). The other possibility is to transfer the deposit to our bank account in The Netherlands. Contact us at email@example.com for more information about exchange rates and bank details.
Start at 8.30 am
Meeting point: In front of the main entrance of the Jockey club, Praça Santos Dumont (Baixo Gávea).
End tour: Mirante (lookout) Leblon.
Duration: 4 hours (Weather may affect the duration)
Experience: You need to have medium experience and feeling comfortable on a bike.
Activity level: Medium.
Kids friendly: Only older than 16 years.
You should bring: • Sun block • Water • Sun glasses • Hat.
Also: Travel light; wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Languages: English, Dutch, Portuguese