Distance
22.87 km
Ascent
432 m
Descent
439 m
Peak
109 m
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
2-4 hrs
Leblon to Barra da Tijuca

Leblon to Barra da Tijuca

Overview

From Leblon, the most expensive and exclusive neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, this route follows most of the road that skirts the beach, running straight to Barra da Tijuca and settling at the beautiful Reserve Beach.

As one of the most scenic cycling paths in Rio that tourists never want to miss, this gem combines cycleways, hills, and roads with a charming coastline of Rio’s classical shores in the west zone.

This 15-mile path can be demanding because it tests your endurance, but the vistas and the air it offers is immensely worth it.

For those who want to explore more this kind of scenic road, extend your ride by keeping on rolling on the path, past some dirt and rocky stretches until you meet the exceptional Prainha.

Terrain

The whole route is on an off-road cycling path with smooth and flat terrain. It’s well maintained and provides clear signs.

Access

Jump on Avenur Delfim Moreira from anywhere you find easy to access. The cycling road on the shoreline will lead the way.

Food and drink

A casual taproom and restaurant with a beachfront terrace, serving Brazilian seafood dishes and snacks is probably what you need! Try out the Pesqueiro RJ right on the beach of Barra da Tijuca.

If you are looking for something in Leblon, why not stop by ORO – a fantastic Brazilian restaurant that will blow your mind with their exquisite cuisine and fantastic service?

More details

You can capture the gorgeous view from Leblon’s Lookout and – a favorite spot of cyclists right before entering the Tunnel – the Lookout Ciclovia Sao Conrado. Ready to be amazed by crystal clear Barra da Tijuca beach and the Reserve Beach as you ride till the end.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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