|Bike Tours || TOP |||
A great City to tour by bike with the beaches and lakes all
featuring bike paths Rio has
74km (46 miles) of cycle paths that - wherever they exist - are very
much preferable to riding in the city's traffic. They run from
downtown to the South Zone and Bara da Tijuca.
On Sundays, one lane of the street adjacent to Ipanema and Leblon is given over to the exclusive use of bicyclists and joggers. On Tuesday evenings be part of an organized bicycle trip (participated in by many Cariocas) from Leblon to Flamengo
|Boating, Fishing & Sailing || TOP |||
Sailing to Angra dos Reis is a popular excursion for Rio
visitors that your hotel can arrange. Angra dos Reis is home to
South American's largest fleet with almost 7,000 boats
Saveiros TourYacht Charters
|Bowling || TOP |||
Av. das Américas, 4666 Barrashopping
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22610-000 +55 21 2431-9566
Neighborhood: Barra da Tijuca
US Play is located in the largest shopping centre in Rio, in Barra da Tijuca, surrounded by shops, restaurants and cinemas it is always busy and you may wish to book in advance. Disabled access is available.
|Bus Tours || TOP |||
City Rio (tel: (0800) 2258 060) Hop On Hop Off
operates air-conditioned buses supplied with audio and earphones giving tourist information in a choice of four languages. Tickets are valid for 24 hours and buses run every 30 minutes stopping at tourist points, main hotels along three routes
Tour Cultural (tel: (021) 2533 4407; e-mail: email@example.com)
departs every hour Wednesday-Sunday 1230-1730. They offer air-conditioned minibus cultural tours giving passengers a folder detailing the opening hours of cultural centres and a listing of permanent collections. Attractions include Paco Imperial, Cultural Banco do Brasil, Museu Historico Nacional and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes.
|Climbing /Mountaineering || TOP |||
Sugar Loaf, Gavea Rock, Corcovado, and others form the greatest urban
center for rock climbing in the world to be enjoyed year round.
Sugar Loaf has many paths up its 1,200 feet. Corcovado requires would
require equipment and and/or a guide or equipment.
Cabeça Verde Climbing School|| || Portuguese ||
offers a variety of courses as well as local climbing information.
• Serviços CEB - Centro
|CULTURAL || TOP |||
|Equestrian || TOP |||
Hípico São Luiz
Rua Profesor Castro Rabelo, 4, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 23020-090
Lessons and rental of stables
Haras Pôr do Sol
Estrada do Pacui, 907, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22785-400
Lessons in rural trekking
|FAVELA TOURS || TOP |||
|Favela Tour by riohiking.com.br|
favelatour.com.br || photos
There are close to 550 favelas in Rio. Mostly placed on former public areas on the hillsides, they have highly grown during the last 30 years, and now are home to 20% of Rio population, however they remain a mystery for most people who don't live there.
|Exotictours.com.br is dot gone in 2003 but
their still in business.
the "Favela Rocinha Tour" by google, a 3-hour tour through the largest slum in South America. You're welcome to bring your camera or VCR your guides will be local youngsters
|FISHING & HUNTING || TOP |||
Travessa do Paço, 12, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20010-170 +55 21 2533-5900
One of Rio's largest and oldest sporting goods stores for fishermen and hunters
Fishing in Rio
sportfishing charters in coastal waters, offshore, and in local rivers and streams.
|Fitness Gyms Health Clubs and Rec Centers || TOP |||
Health Club Guide by google
|GOLF || TOP |||
GÁVEA GOLF CLUB
|Hang Gliding Parachuting Ultralight || TOP |||
The tandem or 2 person flights allow
anyone who has ever wished to fly like a bird to soar from Pedra
Bonita to Pepino Beach in the São Conrado district.
|Hiking /Trekking || TOP |||
| Tijuca National Forest—This nearby rain forest on the edge
of the city is a great spot for hiking.
Claudio Coutinho Trail—Trail starts at the base of the hill called Morro da Urca and offers wonderful views of nearby Sugar Loaf Daily 6 am-6 pm. Praca General Tiburcio (Vermelha Beach). riohiking.com.br || Hiking in Brazil ||7-day stay
Hiking tours through forest trails to the top of Rio de Janeiro's most famous mountains
|JEEP || TOP |||
|Scuba & Diving Centers || TOP |||
Brazil does require a certificate to scuba dive but
lessons are doable. Angras dos Reis located in the middle of
Serra do Mar, 100 miles or 150 Km from Rio de Janeiro city is the most
popular nearby spot for scuba featuring what is said to be 2,000
beaches on over 365 islands.
|Soccer & Football || TOP |||
de Regatas Vasco da Gama
Rua General Almério de Moura, 131, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20921-060
+55 21 2580-7373
Football , fencing and much more
Fluminense Football Club
Rua Álvaro Chaves, 41, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22231-200 +55 21 2553-7240
Football, tennis, shooting, fencing......
America Football Club
Rua Campos Sales, 118, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20270-211 +55 21 2234-2060
Pro football club
Bangu Atlético Clube
Avenida Cônego Vasconcelos, 549, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21810-080 +55 21 2332-1205
|Surf || TOP |||
Rio is a top spot for surfing in Brazil however the swells in Rio
are a seasonal phenomenon. From December to February the waves are
smaller while sea storms rage between May and August. The mix of
cold and warm currents means it's a good idea to come equipped with a
wet suit. Surf competitions take place in
October in Barra da Tijuca. Check current conditions at waves.terra.com.br/
Copacabana: the areas in front of the Othon Hotel and the northern end at Leme are good except on weekends, when there are too many swimmers in the water to allow for safe surfing. Copacabana
Arpoador |is the point separating the world's 2 most famous beaches known as the birthplace of surfing in Rio. It has a place to rent surf boards. One of the best spots in the area Arpoador
Ipanema: At the end of the crowded beach is Leblon which can be a challenge for even the pros, with large waves that break straight onto the rocks in the winter. Ipanema ||Leblon
São Conrado: always a surprise, with some modest waves where the Niemeyer road starts.S. Conrado
Joatinga: a small hidden spot that often has some fairly decent waves when the sea is flat everywhere else, sometimes too crowded with surfers to be of any use.
Barra da Tijuca: a long stretch of open water with good waves and not too many swimmers as the currents are fierce and drowning is a hazard. The best spots are the Quebra-Mar, Barramares and Reserva. Barra || Reserva
Prainha e Macumba: surfers' paradise. Too far from the city hubbub to attract the average beach-goer and with the best waves around. Macumba ||
Prainha and Grumari, the preserved non-built beaches south of Recreio are the most unspoiled. Grumari || Prainha || Recreio
Itacoatiara is across Guanabara Bay in Niterói
Saquarema is known for its 9 feet (3 meter) waves about 60 miles or 90 KM from Rio). Saquarema
|http://waves.terra.com.br/ use translator tool top left|
|Tennis || TOP |||
Public tennis courts can be found at the Rio
Sport Center, Avenida Ayrton Senna 254, Barra da Tijuca (tel:
(021) 3325 6644) and at Rua Visconde de Piraja, 161, Ipanema (tel:
(021) 267 4192).
Smash Squash—Five squash courts, one tennis court. No equipment rental. R$21 per hour for squash, R$60 for tennis. Monday-Friday 7 am-10 pm, Saturday 7 am-7 pm. Call a day in advance to reserve a court. Rua Couto Fernandes 210 (Laranjeiras). Phone 2557-3758
|Walking Tours || TOP |||
KINGS OF TIJUCA'S
Organized by Aventuras Rio
Tels.: 3 813-0312, 9699-9633
|You don't need to be an experienced explorer to join our tours, we have a crew composed of hikers, divers, mountaineers and whitewater rafting instructors, with all with experience to provide you the information and infra-structure necessary to practice all the tours, with all the safety in an very funny way. No previous experience is needed, just relax and get ready, 'cause the fun has just started…|
|Windsurf || TOP |||
|Windsurf is practiced along Tijuca beach down the coast past Zona Sul
and also up the coast at Búzios. Equipment can be found with ease around Galeria River, no
Fisilabor - Condomínio
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