Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Rio de Janeiro

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Walk, skate, jog, or cycle the pathway encircling Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, which features numerous convenient spots from which you can photograph the Tijuca Forest and Corcovado Mountain. Along the way, grab a light snack and a refreshing drink from one of many kiosks dotting the 8-km (5 mi) track. You can row, sail, or water ski on the lake, but if your prefer to just bob on the water and admire the sights, rent a small paddle boat from one of several stands located on the eastern side of the lagoon. Visit the area in the evening to enjoy live music, mingle with the locals, and watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand. Make Rodrigo de Freitas Lake a centerpiece of your Rio de Janeiro vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.
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  • Excellent for hiking around the Lakes! Very quiet to walk. ... Side only can tb drink water of POO.
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  • Place assorted possibilities, whether in family, alone or with friends. Around its nearly 8 km you can find very green squares, blocks, car hire bikes, pedal boats, kiosks, etc. If the desire is just a walk or exercise, is one of the best places to such events.
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  • In an area of the city, nobra recommend use the pond for hiking. The location is nice because there's always a breeze and places with afforestation, to face the 40 degrees in summer.
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