Corcovado Road to Christ the Redeemer
Corcovado Road always stays at the top on the list of where to cycle in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From Alto da Boa Vista, the path heads to one of the Rio’s most emblematic statues – Christ the Redeemer – stretching for 8 miles on a smooth and picturesque road.
The road climbs up the Corcovado mountains, opens up to some outlooks with spectacular views down to the city. The trail is relaxing and fun, though it does require increasing effort as you ascend to the peak.
The route is popular among people walking and on bikes, but also for people driving cars, thanks to the fantastic vistas the path offers. Fortunately, traffic is less busy on weekends since the routes are partly closed to vehicles.
The whole trail is on road with paved and smooth surface, and bike lanes. The route gets steeper as it approaches the top of the mountain.
Road Boa Vista from Alto Da Boa Vista takess you straight to your destination.
Food and drink
You can either bring some snacks with you or stop by the Corcovado Restaurant near the statue to have your lunch. Another option is to pedal back down to town and spend time on Bar da Pracinha at the intersection of Road Amado Nervo and Road Boa Vista.
The route itself is blessed with a lot of shade created by millions of tree branches from both sides. It feels like the path is embraced by the arms of forest and mountains.
There are superb panoramas of foothills and the city as you ride.
At the end of the journey, the mighty Christ the Redeemer statue with imposing vista to the world below can give you goosebumps.
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