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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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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” (20 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 1 week ago via mobile

It is really unfair that Rio De Janeiro with its beautiful beaches to have a gorgeous lake too. That being said, this is a place not to be missed.

Thank Kojai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing lake in ipanema, you can hire a bike for an hour for £3 and ride all the way round it’s about 7/8km. We were really lucky and saw two parrots and a Tuscan! Definitely recommend!

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice landscape of severam sides of Rio and a pleasant walk around the lake. There´s a good variety of bars around it but pay attetion, Rio is still a dangerous city. Don´t show your phone or wallet very often.

Thank Lucas d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A run around the lago is a very good alternative to walking or running at the beaches. Unfortunately you have a certain bad smell in certain parts - not sure I it comes from the lago itself. Otherwise fine and certainly worth a visit.

Thank Lars E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend an afternoon. Lots of place to eat and drink around the lagoon. Stunning backdrop of the mountains against the city. We hired two bikes for £3 each for an hour and cycled the 7km round. You can even hire a pedalo...More

Thank Haydn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we were staying in Ipanema and close to the lake, we went for a run every day of our stay. You run on a path shared with pedestrians and cyclist, but everybody was very respectful. along the way there are restaurants and bars.

Thank parkerbilall
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere around the lagoon is very chilled and nice. We went here for a walk. The soroundings are outstanding! You can also rent a bike and cycle around the lagoon.

Thank Rune87
Reviewed 16 November 2017 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 8 November 2017

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

1  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
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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