If you are about to visit Rio de Janeiro, you’ve probably heard and read something about the city’s safety – or the lack thereof. Before getting into details, let me start with this, there are two important truths about safety in Rio. First: it’s way safer than everybody says and the image conveyed by negative stories in the media suggests. Second: though it is safer than you had imagined, it’s still important to be careful and alert to avoid any trouble during your trip. Obviously, there are no guarantees. But you don’t get guarantees anywhere you travel in the world. ... read more about How to handle safety in Rio – it’ll be just fine!
Life in Rio
Life in Rio
Try to imagine Rio de Janeiro without sun. It’s difficult. How about Rio in the rain? That is even more unimaginable. However, when visiting Rio de Janeiro, it is actually very well possible you’ll hit a rainy day. True, it’s not a great combination, Rio and rain, so here we give you some insight on what to do in Rio de Janeiro when it rains. Don’t worry; the city has plenty to offer to get by on rainy days.
Summer has arrived in Rio de Janeiro and this month special programs are offered for visitors of Brazil´s most beautiful city. Ipanema beach, a popular stop during our bike tours in Rio, is famous for its Summer Rio project, which starts this weekend.
From Saturday till the end of January lifeguard station 10 will (Posto 10) during the weekend be the stage for free concerts, parties, DJ´s, and sports activities. Last year Rio Summer project attracted more than 50.000 people. This year will be its its fifth edition. ... read more about Parties at the beach in Rio de Janeiro - Ipanema beach
Rio de Janeiro is rapidly becoming Latin America´s most cycle friendly city. With 405 kilometer of bike lanes, it has more cycle paths than any other city in Latin America. And it doesn´t stop there. Next year, when the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held, the aim is to have 450 kilometer of cycle lanes throughout Rio de Janeiro.
‘Rio took the lead in Latin America - next to Bogotá - with the implementation of the bicycle as a means of transport for short distances´, concluded Rio´s environmental secretary, Carlos Alberto Vieira Muniz recently. ... read more about Biking in Rio better every day
Cycling in Rio de Janeiro is becoming easier and more appealing every day. Nowadays it is possible to bike from Copacabana all the way to the historical center of the city. Therefore we decided to launch a new bike tour in Rio, the Panorama tour, which will take you from Copacabana to the center and Lapa, the bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. ... read more about New bike tour to Historical center Rio
01/12/2014. Biking in Rio de Janeiro, and specifically around the Bay of Guanabara in the beautiful South Zone of the city, where are Urban Bike tour passes by, will be more fun and secure with the two new bike lanes that Rio de Janeiro is constructing. The deadline to finish the new lanes is planned for next month. "The revitalization of the route of this bike lane in Botafogo is necessary, because is it is an important connection between the center and the south of the city. ... read more about New bike lanes around Bay of Guanabara
10/11/2014. Biking in Rio de Janeiro brings you to a lot of special places, you otherwise wouldn’t see. One of these things is biking alongside the Bay of Guanabara. Normally seen from one of the mountains around the bay, you have the possibility to not only see the beautiful views, but experience them as well. The place where the Portuguese arrived in 1502 and found dolphins, whales and hundreds of other animals. ... read more about Biking alongside the Bay of Guanabara
11/10/2014 | Biking in Rio de Janeiro becomes more interesting every month. The city government has prioritized the improvement of the biking experience in Cidade Maravilhosa. One of the next steps is the possibility to use public transportation with your bike. The train company as well as the metro have liberated travelling with the bike on week days from 9 pm. This is a huge step for the city to make biking more interesting for locals who want to avoid the busy traffic. ... read more about Rio de Janeiro opens trains and metro for bikes
2/10/2014. It was a remarkable encounter on the busy avenues of Rio de Janeiro last week. Suddenly a group of 4 cyclists appeared in front of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest shopping mall, Rio Sul. They were heavily packed, two adults and two kids, apparently doing some serious cycling. ... read more about Slow biking from Brazil to the US