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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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Highlights
  • 5-hour biking and hiking tour of Two Brothers Hills from Rio de Janeiro
  • Pedal along the seafront promenade of Copacabana beach
  • Get a glimpse of life in the Vidigal favela as you drive into the hills
  • Enjoy a guided hike to the summit of the Two Brothers Hills
  • Marvel at views of Tijuca forest, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Sao Conrado beach
  • Easy to moderate level hike suitable for hikers with some experience
  • Small-group tour limited to four people ensures a personalized experience
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill
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Overview
The iconic peaks of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain are the top picks for hiking in Rio de Janeiro, but some of the most spectacular views can be found away from the tourist crowds. This 5-hour hiking and cycling adventure includes a bike ride along Copacabana beach, a drive through the colorful Vidigal favela, and a thrilling hike to the top of the Two Brothers Hills, from where the views span Ipanema beach, the Tijuca Forest, and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group of no more than four people at Copacabana beach and saddle up for a scenic bike ride along the seafront. Admire the ocean views as you pedal past the busy main beach, then glide along the white sands of Ipanema Beach, stopping to pose for photos along the way.
At the western end of the beach, leave your bikes and hop in a taxi for a ride through the hillside favelas to reach the starting point of your hike. Listen as your guide explains the difficulties of life in the favelas as you wind through the ramshackle buildings of the Vidigal favela, and hear how it became one of the city’s ‘pacified’ favelas.
Arrive at the very top of the favela, with the peaks of the Two Brothers looming overhead, and set out on the route to the summit. Accompanied by your guide, enjoy an around 2-hour round-trip hike to the top, following lush forest trails and perhaps spotting wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds along the way. Pause to admire the spectacular views at the summit, which span the entire city, including the Tijuca forest, the Rocinha favela, and Sao Conrado beach. From your high vantage point, see if you can spot Rio landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer Statue, perched high atop Corcovado mountain.
After hiking back down the hill and passing through the favela, pick up your bikes and cycle back to your starting point at Copacabana beach, where your tour ends.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike was one of my favourite things I did in Rio. My guide, Jacque, spoke great English and knew the area well. There was a slight change of plan and she dealt with it professionally and without hesitation. Her energy was infectious and the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 May 2019

I took an afternoon trip with Jacqueline to Two Brothers - very positive impressions, informative, fun, good communication (I was trying to book very last-minute and it worked). Jacqueline is great at taking pictures in case you need some new amazing material for social media....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

It was a great experience! Marcos is really nice and had a lot of knowledge about the places he took us. The variety of the tour was great and Marcos explained everything really well. We went cycling, we saw the facial Vidigal and we went...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 30 March 2019

This was my second tour with Jacqueline and a friend of mine in Rio. The bike ride along the beach was a pleasant 30 minutes and then another 20 minutes uphill along the mountain side. After locking up our bikes Jaqueline hired 3 motorcycles and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CarlosMiguelCV
Reviewed 22 March 2019

the tour begins with an easy bike ride though Copacabana/Ipenema. then we park the bikes and enter the favela where you can get a motorcycle ride to the top for just 5 Real (recommended). the favela looks a bit sketchy but it was so worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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30 June 2019|
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Gloria H
18 November 2018|
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It takes about 1h going up hill, no special equipment needed, we make stops on the way according to client needs. Not a dangerous hike at all
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5 November 2018|
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Please e-mail rioactivetours -at- gmail or by whatsapp 55 21 99912 3420
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