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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The iconic peaks of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain are the top picks for hiking in Rio de Janeiro, but some of the most spectacular views can be found away from the tourist crowds. This 5-hour hiking and cycling adventure includes a bike ride along Copacabana beach, a drive through the colorful Vidigal favela, and a thrilling hike to the top of the Two Brothers Hills, from where the views span Ipanema beach, the Tijuca Forest, and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
  • 5-hour biking and hiking tour of Two Brothers Hills from Rio de Janeiro
  • Pedal along the seafront promenade of Copacabana beach
  • Get a glimpse of life in the Vidigal favela as you drive into the hills
  • Enjoy a guided hike to the summit of the Two Brothers Hills
  • Marvel at views of Tijuca forest, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Sao Conrado beach
  • Easy to moderate level hike suitable for hikers with some experience
  • Small-group tour limited to four people ensures a personalized experience
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Driver/guide
Local guide
Use of bicycle
Biking tour
Hiking tour
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide and small group of no more than four people at Copacabana beach and saddle up for a scenic bike ride along the seafront. Admire the ocean views as you pedal past the busy main beach, then glide along the white sands of Ipanema Beach, stopping to pose for photos along the way.

At the western end of the beach, leave your bikes and hop in a taxi for a ride through the hillside favelas to reach the starting point of your hike. Listen as your guide explains the difficulties of life in the favelas as you wind through the ramshackle buildings of the Vidigal favela, and hear how it became one of the city’s ‘pacified’ favelas.

Arrive at the very top of the favela, with the peaks of the Two Brothers looming overhead, and set out on the route to the summit. Accompanied by your guide, enjoy an around 2-hour round-trip hike to the top, following lush forest trails and perhaps spotting wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds along the way. Pause to admire the spectacular views at the summit, which span the entire city, including the Tijuca forest, the Rocinha favela, and Sao Conrado beach. From your high vantage point, see if you can spot Rio landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer Statue, perched high atop Corcovado mountain.

After hiking back down the hill and passing through the favela, pick up your bikes and cycle back to your starting point at Copacabana beach, where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Copacabana Beach
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sao Conrado Beach
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rocinha
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Morro Dois Irmaos
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rio Active Tours
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rio Active Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

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  • "The trek is easy enough but do wear shoes with a good tread as it can be slippy." See review
  • "It was especially good on a rainy day, great cooling hiking up the 2 brothers!" See review
  • "Views unlike any other touristy-place, a thoroughly enjoyable and easy hike, plus exciting bicycling and biking experiences to boot!" See review

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Go where you never thought you would.
Brendan_A
, Mar 2020
This is a chance to experience the beach, favella, and hike to wonderful views. Fantastic experience. The bike ride is either a 7 minute thrill or nerve racking madness. Now you know.
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Great day out
sarcher56
, Nov 2019
The bike ride was lovely, and the motorbike taxi was thrilling. Wouldn't say the hike was easy but we were doing it 40+temperature, but the veiw from the top makes it worth the climb. Jacqueline the guide was a great guide.
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This is a must while in Rio
Mjmac04
, Jun 2019
This was an amazing excursion. The bike ride was very peaceful and just the right amount of time. The moto taxi was better than I expected especially since I have only been on a motorcycle once. The hike was fun and we even got up close and personal with some monkeys. The views from the top were breath taking. But my tour guide was the absolute best part of the trip. She was very knowledgeable and a great conversationalist.
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A Rio Must-Do!!
Scenic03704880907
, Jan 2019
Views unlike any other touristy-place, a thoroughly enjoyable and easy hike, plus exciting bicycling and biking experiences to boot! Best of all was a superb guide, Jacqueline, who took the tour from great to excellent!! I would do this again and again every time I visit Rio. Anyone who is able to should do this tour! Amazing!!!
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Love this tour! My guide was very...
Christine S
, May 2018
Love this tour! My guide was very nice and the tour was amazing. I would definitely recommend this to people who like to stay active on vacation.
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The tour itself was really good and...
Gary B
, Feb 2018
The tour itself was really good and includes a little walk through a favella. It was especially good on a rainy day, great cooling hiking up the 2 brothers! Jacq, our tour leader, was enthusiastic, knowledgable, great fun and really helpful - she turned the trip from great to outstanding :-)
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The day was absolutly perfect. The...
Thomas W
, Jan 2018
The day was absolutly perfect. The beginning was in time, the speed was confortable, the wether was good, we could laught much and the views where awsome. My personal highlight was to go by motorbike through the favela and of course the view from the top of the mountain. I could heighly recommand.
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Really good fun to ride the bikes...
Helen M
, Jan 2018
Really good fun to ride the bikes along the Copacabana and Ipenema beaches and then to switch to the motor bikes for the first part of the ascent . The trek is easy enough but do wear shoes with a good tread as it can be slippy. The views were amazing on the way up and at the top ....360 degrees. Jacqueline our guide was excellent and we had a good laugh with her, she was very friendly and relaxed. Afterwards we all went for lunch sharing our pictures and experiences. A lovely end to a great trip. Thank you !
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Amazing tour! I enjoyed biking so...
Nada A
, Oct 2017
Amazing tour! I enjoyed biking so much , the tour guide was so helpful and friendly. He was on time and it turned out to be a private tour so we took both bicycles and started biking along Copacabana , Ipanema and leblon beaches as well and then went through a favela where I was able to see the other side of Rio de janeiro and then we started hiking and we saw on the way some monkeys and took great pictures . It was really unforgettable and not to be missed. :
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amazing, especially the tour guide she...
Christopher M
, Sep 2017
amazing, especially the tour guide she was just the best
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