Leblon to Barra da Tijuca
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.
The whole route is on an off-road cycling path with smooth and flat terrain. It’s well maintained and provides clear signs.
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?
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.
22.865 km / 14.208 mi
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