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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

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Neighbourhood: Lagoa
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Address: Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the...

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.

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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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Great place for biking and jogging!

With the extension of 7.5 km, the Lagoon is the prefect spot for jogging and biking. Also to relax and make picnics with friends and family. Recently they increased the policing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the extension of 7.5 km, the Lagoon is the prefect spot for jogging and biking. Also to relax and make picnics with friends and family. Recently they increased the policing and nocturnal illumination.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rio is know by its beaches, but Lagoa is a great spot to see how life in Rio really is. Around its margins you will see how people is active here, there are lots of great kiosks and the sunset from Palaphita is great. Hire a bike or go for a walk, its worthy!

Thank brjader
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a lake. A very nice lake by many mountains, but it's a lake. The traffic around the lake when I passed by was very heavy, so I really didn't spend time at the lake as a result.

Thank 561stephenz
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's nice to have the lake in the middle of the city, though it does mean it has busy roads near it for some of the circuit. We hired bikes and cycled round it. It was a holiday so was super busy with bikes, walkers, runners etc. Still enjoyed it though. Saw various birds. Had lunch at the Arab restaurant,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, This is a Lagoon because it has a strong channel allowing the sea water to come in and out. Yes it has salt water. It's dirty, even looking clear. So, do not come inside. But it's beautiful and is settled just among the Ipanema beach, The Botanic Garden neighborhood and so far the best places in city. Keep in... More 

Thank EduardoRio
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Large lake & areas of attractive shoreline. Attraction is somewhat diminished by noisy busy roads on all sides

Thank Darrel J
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We ended up walking the 7k around the lake as bikes were all taken. During the day there were no bars or restaurants open, only occasional cold drink barrows. Helicopter tours available. Some shade.

Thank Mimihook
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Beautiful place to Run in the afternoon. I just love this place, also you can rent pedalinhos to do a tour inside of the lagoon. At night there are a lot of quiosques to have something to eat, in a unique atmosphere. I really recommend this place.

Thank Fernando T
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lake You can spend hours waking around Have stover have beer in one of its nice place to have pint

Thank Bruno S
Chios, Greece
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place. Very beautifull to have a run or train on a bike around the like. Really beautiful and highly recommended

Thank John V

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