What is it?

Many of our food tour guests also do the Rio by Bike cycling tours and we always hear really positive feedback. The company was set-up by two Dutch journalists, Philip and Jan, and they take small groups on a range of different cycling tours covering the Lagoa & Ipanema, the historic downtown area, the beaches, Guanabara Bay and more.

SugarloafRiobyBike

 

What is it like?

The beauty of cycling tours is that they give you the ‘direct experience’ of a walking tour but allow you to much more ground. Coast along the cycle lanes by the beaches, cruise up to the Selarón Steps and explore the impressive historical downtown (Centro) area. The guide will stop the group at regular intervals to give you information about the local area and point out other highlights that you pass. The pace is easygoing so don’t worry if you’re not a Tour de France contender. Bikes are good quality and are well maintained.

Panorama Tour 1

 

Booking and Prices

Prices range from R$100 upwards, depending on the duration of the tour you’re booking. Check their website for up-to-date prices (look out for promo discount codes that are sometimes listed alongside the individual tour details). Booking can be done via their website, but note that if you are trying to book less than 12 hours before the tour you will need to contact them directly using email or Whatsapp (details are on the Book Now page of their website).

Rio By Bike Website

 

urban-tour-praia-vermelha-rio-by-bike