Bike a Jungle Trail in Rio de Janeiro

Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, then mountain bike down through the world’s largest urban rainforest. ½ day.

Ride from the top of Corcovado Peak, home to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, down through the jungle trails of the protected Tijuca National Park, visiting waterfalls and unbelievable viewpoints along the way.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • Transport to and from your hotel
  • Experienced, English speaking guide
  • Mountain bike and all equipment
  • Support vehicle
  • Entry to the Christ the Redeemer statue

Perfect for: Active travellers who want an incredible view and are willing to take the adrenaline route back down.

Need To Know

You’ll need to bring:

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes suitable for a days riding
  • Snacks

No experience mountain biking is required, you should be generally fit and healthy but you’ll be biking mostly downhill.

The trip does not include water and snacks so you’ll need to bring your own.

The weather in Rio is generally hot and sunny, with temperatures all year round between 25°C and 35°C. December to March is summer although these are also the wettest months - outside this time the weather is very warm and pleasant.

Of course! The group size is from one person up to four, so if there are other travellers booked on the trip then you’ll be in a small group.

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Helmet and gloves
  • Experienced, English speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket to Christ the Redeemer statue

There are direct flights to Rio de Janeiro with British Airways, as well as a wide choice of indirect flights via São Paulo and Europe.

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Known as the Cidade Maravilhosa, or ‘Marvellous City’, Rio de Janeiro is an unforgettable mix of golden beaches, forested mountains and favelas scattered amongst upmarket neighbourhoods. As well as its famous beaches like Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, the city is also the birthplace of Samba and home to a thriving nightlife.

The Tijuca National Park is claimed to be the world’s largest urban rainforest, spread over some 32 km² and home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, as well as thirty waterfalls and endless biking and hiking opportunities.

Start point?

You’ll be picked up at your hotel by your guide at 08:30.

Finish point?

After the ride you’ll be returned to your hotel at around 13:30.

Getting there and away

Travelling from the UK, there are direct flights to Rio de Janeiro with British Airways, as well as a wide choice of indirect flights via Europe or São Paulo.

What to Expect

Day Trip: Views and Mountain Biking

Get collected from your hotel by your guide and then drive to the top of Corcovado Peak, home to the colossal statue of Cristo Redentor, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and arguably Brazil’s best-known landmark.

Enjoy the 360-degree view over the entire city and Guanabara Bay, including Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon.

After a briefing from your guide and personal adjustments to your bike, set off into the protected Tijuca National Park, the world’s largest urban rainforest filled with waterfalls, birds, brightly coloured butterflies and of course monkeys, many of which are threatened with extinction elsewhere - all within the city limits.

Follow the oldest path through the forest, used by the last emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro the Magnanimous.

Visit the highest waterfall in the city and two of its best viewpoints - the Pagoda at the Vista Chinesa, or Chinese view, and the granite picnic table of the Mesa do Imperador, or Emperors Table.

Reach the end of the trail where your ride ends before being driven back your hotel.

Duration: 5 hours

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