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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador
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Private Kids Photo Tour Including Lagoa Aventura
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Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rent a bike” (19 reviews)
“coconut water” (22 reviews)
“nice lake” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We cycled around a good portion of the lake. The cycle path is excellent, though on a public holiday( as we found ourselves in) it was full of pedestrians. The lake isn't the cleanest but is still pretty and makes for a really pleasant ride....More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful spot in Rio. Around the lake you have bikes to rent (different kinds), you have places to exercise, to eat or just stroll around it. Do not go there at night and be careful during the day. It has been quiet...More

Thank Branca2016
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful lake. It can be viewed from corcovado mountain. Worth walking around it. Worth a visit.

Thank Francois F
Reviewed 14 September 2017

beautiful scenery ! Great for walks, riding bikes, rollerblading, having fun with friends and kids. there are some good kiosks with good food. don't miss it

Thank renatabraga25
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This might not be where tourists hang out but Cariocas do! It's a great place to walk, safe during daylight, with great views of the morros and seeing how people live in Rio. There are some mangroves along the shore and herons and other birds....More

Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for walks, biking, rollerblading and jogging on the pathway that goes all around the lake. (Avoid rush hour during weekdays due to traffic noise and pollution) You can catch some beautiful sunsets, dink some coconut water and rent paddle boats to go out...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

In the back of Copacabana and Ipanema - this is a great place to walk by, bike around, or just sit and people-watch.

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It is fun to walk jog, cycle or a boat ride on the lake. There are amazing views of the Cristo Redentor on a clear day. Not safe after dark

Thank Tariq Q
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss the "goose" boats for a ride on the lake, and the bike tours around the park. Beautiful places to have a coffee, a drink, something to eat. But they open at 4.30pm or later, al least in July. Great views. Nice to waste...More

Thank cecilia c
Reviewed 26 July 2017

From my point of view Lagoa is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Rio. You can also go jogging, ride a bike, rollers or walk with the children or your dog. There's a lot to do there.

Thank thaisbrando
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22 December 2015|
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Response from maiasilvia | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to answer you so late, but I see that U got it from somebody else. Unfortunately this year the Christmas tree at the lake had a serious problem during its assemblage due to strong winds and its inauguration was... More