Life in Rio
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.
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.
1. You are free
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.
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.
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.