One of Rio de Janeiro’s best-kept secrets is the island of Paqueta, off the coast in the bay of Guanabara. A small place where cars are not allowed, and where bicycles rule. With our tour, you’ll hop on a bike in Ipanema to set off in the direction of Paqueta, an old refuge for bohemian Cariocas. First, we’ll cycle from Ipanema to the lake, Lagoa, and from there on you’ll head to Botafogo beach, continuing to the downtown area of Rio.
In Rio’s center, you’ll get, with your bicycle, on a ferry to Paqueta. It’s a boat ride of 1 hour and 10 minutes. This is also a great way to see Rio from a different angle, from the water. You’ll realize as well how big Rio’s bay is while being on the ferry.
On the island, you’ll have the opportunity to have lunch in one the many local eateries. You’ll cycle with our guide along the major historical spots and will get to hear colorful stories about Paqueta and its inhabitants.
On the way back, after arriving with the ferry in Rio, the tour will also take you to the Mauá square. There you’ll make a stop at the 3,000 square meter mural, made by Eduardo Cobra, for the Rio Olympics in 2016.