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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Copacabana Beach
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Use of bicycle
    • Biking tour
    • Hiking tour
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Doing this tour was one of my highlights of my Rio stay, I can truly say Jacqui is an amazing guide with heart. While the
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    A great trip with great guides. Me and my friend were really happy about it. We started the trip on a bicycle at Copacabana beach, then went to Ipanema beach. From there we went to see the favela. And then we hiked up two brothers hill and took a great pictures up there. I
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    We were looking for great hikes in Rio and found this one on tripadvisor. Although not many reviews they have done a lot. We were picked up by the tour guide from the pick up point with bikes. Did a very nice biking tour through copacabana beach and ipanema beach. Went through
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    This hike was one of my favourite things I did in Rio. My guide, Jacque, spoke great English and knew the area well. There was a slight change of plan and she dealt with it professionally and without hesitation. Her energy was infectious and the hours we spent together passed in
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    I took an afternoon trip with Jacqueline to Two Brothers - very positive impressions, informative, fun, good communication (I was trying to book very last-minute and it worked). Jacqueline is great at taking pictures in case you need some new amazing material for social media.
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    By: Rio Active Tours
    87 reviews
    SueCinz12
    10
    An Authentic Rio Experience.
    Doing this tour was one of my highlights of my Rio stay, I can truly say Jacqui is an amazing guide with heart.
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    herdisg1991
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    40
    A great trip
    A great trip with great guides. Me and my friend were really happy about it. We started the trip on a bicycle at
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    1986REC
    31
    Great tour with a magnificent view
    We were looking for great hikes in Rio and found this one on tripadvisor. Although not many reviews they have done
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    SKTraveller2
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    51
    Amazing Experience
    This hike was one of my favourite things I did in Rio. My guide, Jacque, spoke great English and knew the area
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    vous_etes
    Warsaw, Poland
    62
    Recommended
    I took an afternoon trip with Jacqueline to Two Brothers - very positive impressions, informative, fun, good
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    Andre' H
    Cape Town Central, South Africa
    20387
    Fun in the Sun
    A great cycling/hiking trip with Jacqueline to 2 Brothers from Copacabana Beach. From the day we arranged trip it
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    sijadt
    10
    Great cycling + hike tour!
    It was a great experience! Marcos is really nice and had a lot of knowledge about the places he took us. The
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    CarlosMiguelCV
    11
    Amazing Guide and Amazing Hike
    This was my second tour with Jacqueline and a friend of mine in Rio. The bike ride along the beach was a pleasant
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    Ryguy_80
    57
    Great experience and quite a workout
    the tour begins with an easy bike ride though Copacabana/Ipenema. then we park the bikes and enter the favela
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    carolev885
    Annecy, France
    20
    « La vie est belle » avec Jacquie
    First days in Rio for me & my super amiga ! We would like to discover Rio from an higher spot and by a dynamic
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    davidsP8049MK
    Buffalo, New York
    6819
    beautiful and challenging
    We are in our mid 60's and decided to do this tour because the description said it was easy to moderate. It was a
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    tiffanin2014
    Houston, Texas
    488
    Fantastic Hike - Better Be In Good Shape
    I had the best time on my bike and hike trip with Rio Active Tours. Biking through Copacabana and Ipanema was
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    LiezlG155
    Cape Town Central, South Africa
    30
    A Rio Must-Do!!
    Views unlike any other touristy-place, a thoroughly enjoyable and easy hike, plus exciting bicycling and biking
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    ChasY_11
    Clarkston, Michigan
    4214
    Wonderful, exceptional adventure with Jackie
    I enjoyed 2 fun & informative hiking sessions with Jackie during a recent trip to Rio. She is a well informed,
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    lmorrow882
    St. Helena, California
    143108
    A Different Level of Awesome
    This. Tour. Was. Epic. I looked into hiking and active tour options starting in July of 2018 to plan for my
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