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. A visit to Rodrigo de Freitas Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rio de Janeiro trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • beautiful, peaceful, lush, very clean beautiful nature at your disposal, total relaxation where you walk with your family does and more synergies between them and plan to go back
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  • To lovers of run or walk, ideal location, all the way around the lagoon is 7, 5 km, which can be also made of bike. The most excited there is a Helipad, where you can take a tour by helicopter, flying over a large part of Rio de Janeiro, and enjoy off the beauty of the wonderful city.
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