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SOFT CYCLING TRIPS IN BRAZIL WITH TERRA BRASILIS….
Bycicling in a lush and vibrant country; contacting the real people and its amazing popular culture!

DEEP IN BRAZIL

Long experience in cycling tours: social-environmental responsibility.

Terra Brasilis provides all you need for a comfortable and safe cycling experience.

Cycling Package Tours or Day Excursions includes:

  • proper bikes (21V) in good shape with full assistance;
  • expert bilingual staff;
  • guidance;
  • transportation;
  • mineral water and snacks (nuts, fruits, bread, cheese and cold cuts).

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BKRIO#001 – (RIO-NITEROI) The Bay Cycling Experience (Scenic and Easy)bike icon20km.

copacobana beachRIO DE JANEIRO: Departure hotel biking along Compacabana and the Bay side: Botafogo and Flamengo beaches (amazing views), following to Downtown.. Ferry station: ferry-boat cross the bay to NITERÓI:  continue cycling in the other side of the bay to the MAC (Museum of Modern Art, part of the Niemeyer Circuit). The superb landscape of Rio Mountains is the backgrounds for the modern work of the famous Architect. Tour ends at Fortaleza de Santa Cruz, oldest fortress in Brazil (1560). Lunch (fresh fish) on the beach is included at the fishermen community of Jurujuba. After lunch drive to Parque da Cidade (city Park) for an astonishing view of the bay and surroundings. Return to hotel in RIO by the 14kms Rio-Niteroi bridge.

BKRIO 002 – (NITEROI) The Charles Darwin BIKE TOUR (Cultural & Easy)bike icon 25km.

camboinhas beachRIO DE JANEIRO: Departure hotel to Niteroi by transportation through the 14kms Bridge – panoramic view of the Bay. NITERÓI: through downtown to MAC  (Museum of Modern Art, part of the Niemeyer Circuit) and the City Park, with its astonishing view of bay. Start our cycling tour with a soft Down Hill to the Lagoons and beaches of Niteroi´s Oceanic Region. Explore Lagoon, beaches of Piratininga & Camboinhas and Itaipu (historical sites), Serra da Tiririca State Park. Stop at the beautiful Itacoatiara beach (one of the 10 best of Brazil). Typical lunch included. After lunch walk and bike to Maricá by the Charles Darwin Trail. MARICÁ: Tour ends at Recanto (Itaipuaçú beach). Relax by the beach. Evening return to your hotel in Rio.

BKRIO#003 – National Park of Tijuca Forest Biking experience (Nature & Active) bike icon25km.

tijuca forestRIO DE JANEIRO: Leave hotel on transportation to Tijuca Forest National Park: a very important fragment of Atlantic Rain Forest (Mata Atlantica) in the city, representing 3,5% of its territory. Visit to the Corcovado: a 33mts high Statue of Christ – The Reedemer can be arranged under request. Biking starts from the Tijuca forest sector, Taunay waterfall, Alto da Boavista, the Redentor road in the Serra da Carioca sector to Paineiras and then down to Dona Marta lookout and Santa Tereza district. Lunch box included. Transfer back to hotel.

BKRIO#004 – WILD BEACHES of RIO–Bike & Trek Trancarioca(Scenic & Active) bike icon35km.

tijuca forestRIO DE JANEIRO: Leave hotel to Barra da Tijuca district on transportation. Meeting point at Pepê beach hut and from there cycling along the 17km of the Barra bike way, passing by the modern residential areas of Recreio and beaches of Prainha and Grumari. Relax. Optional hiking to the top of Caête hill (fantastic view of Barra). From there trails lead to the best wild beaches of Rio: Perigoso, Meio and Do Inferno. This is the starting point of TransCarioca, a new trail that literaly crosses the entire city. Lunch box and beach relax. Walk back to bike point. Bike back to Pepê. Meet staff. Transportation back to hotel.

BKRIO#005 – BIKE AND TREK SUGARLOAF TOUR (Active and moderated)bike icon 20km.

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Leave hotel at 08h00 biking to Praia Vermelha (Sugarloaf cable car station) in Urca district. Drop bikes and walk on the Claudio Coutinho Trail (located at the side of Urca Hill, fantastic view).monkey Trail connection up to Urca hill through the Atlantic Rain Forest (about 25 minutes). Optional cable to Sugarloaf (395m). Back to the bike drop point and  bike along the seaside of peaceful Urca. Stop for Lunch (tapas) at the Urca Bar. After Lunch biking to Botafogo, Flamengo, Lagoa, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Time to watch one of the best sunsets of RIO. Return back to hotel.
camboinhas crossing itaipu channel

NON-GUIDED TOURS (BIKE ON YOUR OWN)

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This concept is designed for family or individuals who want to discover the country cycling on their own way but backed by Terra Brasilis   experienced staff, tips and support.

BKRIO#006 BUZIOS – THE GOLDEN COAST OF RIO (04Days & 03 Nights)

buzios bayTwo hours driving east of Rio de Janeiro is famous BUZIOS, one of the best beach resorts of Brazil. Sophistication and down to earth crossed at the same time and space. Package tour includes: Round Trip private transfers from RIO (hotels or Airport); three nights of accommodation with Breakfast at beautiful Pedra da Laguna lodge (or similar) and a biking kit including: a 21V bike, Route Map with suggestions and local bike´s repair shop in case of maintainance need. Explore Buzios as you wish at your own time.

BKRIO#007 RIO DE JANEIRO CITY –BIKE & HOTEL (04Days & 03 Nights)

sand statue on the beach in Rio de janeiroRIO DE JANEIRO is a paradise for bikers. Biking culture is growing helped by an amazing geography and very active local people. Counting with a large net of bike ways from the beaches and lagoon, downtown or even biking inside the trails of Tijuca National Park.
Our package includes Round trip transfer from Airport, three nights on a 3-4 stars hotel in Copacabana beach and a biking kit including: One 21V bike, Route Map with suggestions and local bike´s repair shop in case of maintainance need. Explore RIO as you please.

BKRIO#008 PARATY – THE GREEN COAST OF RIO (04Days & 03 Nights)

paratyPARATY: old colonial port in the south coast of RIO. Charming city to walk and stroll around at the cobbled-stone streets. But it is also surrounded by beautiful attractions that can be easily reached biking, such as: The Old Gold Route, Bocaina National Park, Quilombolas and Caiçaras (traditional communities), or even the fine beaches of Trindade and Picinguaba.
Our Package includes: Round trip transfers (4 hours) from RIO; three nights accommodation with breakfast at Porto Imperial hotel (or similar) and our biking kit: One 21V bike, Route Map with suggestions and local bike´s repair shop in case of maintainance need.

BKSSA#009 – RECONCAVO BAIANO (Interior of Bahia State) (03Days&02 Nights)

church bahiaThis tour will take you back to the colonial past of Brazil – The region known as Reconcavo Baiano (area surrounding the All Saint´s Bay). Perfect for a safe biking adventure, exploring old remote villages, farm places, markets and jewels of the Brazilian Baroque Architecture.
Our package includes: Round trip transfers from Salvador; 2 nights at the Pousada do Convento (lodge) and our biking kit: One 21V bike, Route Map with suggestions and local bike´s repair shop in case of maintainance need.
Bridge crossing in the Bahia

ESCORTED BIKE TRIPS

Our fully Escorted Bike Trips are designed to integrate you with local communities, the culture and beauties of the city and its natural areas and biodiversity surrounding, all attending safety and comfort.

BKRIO#010: Rio-Niteroi THE GUANABARA BAY TOUR – (5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS) TRANSCARIOCA TRAIL, NIEMEYER WAY & THE DARWIN ROUTE

Jurujuba bay from the top of Niteroi City ParkRIO DE JANEIRO is waiting for you! Discover the Wonderful city on a bike, on a sustainable transportation. Also subway, bus, ferry-boat or just walking. We provide you a full integration with the city’s secrets.Santa Teresa stairs in Rio de Janeiro From the Tijuca Forest to the cultural areas of Santa Teresa and Lapa. The wild beaches of Barra and the brand new Transcarioca trail. Cycling along the bay side and cross the Bay to the charming Niteroi. All along the Niemeyer way you will see the works of the famous architect who designed Brasilia, Fortaleza de Santa Cruz, the oldest Fortress of Brazil. On the Oceanic Area of Niteroi delight yourself in astonishing beaches, luxurious vegetation, the Darwin Trail used by Charles Darwin in 1832 and meet traditional communities like fishermen (caiçaras), Indigenous people and descendants of slaves in the Quilombo dos Grotões.

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BKRIO#011 – The BLUECOAST TOUR OF RIO STATE – (6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS) RIO BLUE COAST BIKE ADVENTURE – Niteroi, Maricá, Saquarema & Arraial

Niteroi - Marica bike tripFrom Niteroi to Buzios, discover the blue coast of Rio state. Biking along the Guanabara Bay on the Niemeyer way you will enjoy a wonderful view on Rio’s landscapes and the works of Niemeyer like the amazing MAC (Museum of Mordern Art). Then cycle the Darwin Route passing through Atlantic forest, beaches and lagoons, from Marica to Saquarema (Known in the past by the Salt route). Relax in the astonishing blue beaches of Arraial do Cabo with a boat tour to the Blue cave (Gruta Azul). We finish our tour biking to the famous resort destination: Buzios. 2 days to relax in the sophisticated beaches. Request for optional sport in Buzios.
Return back to your hotel or airport in RIO.

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Arraial do Cabo, Blue Cave

BKRIO#012 – The GREEN COAST TOUR OF RIO STATE – (5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS) PETROPOLIS, OLD COFFEE VALLEY & PARATY (Bike & Kayak experience)

Petropolis, Coffee ValeyDrive from Rio to Petropolis. After a short visit we enter in the old past time of the brazilian empire times. kayaks in Paraty Start our cycling adventure with 2 days in the Vale do Café (Coffee Valley – Great coffee center from the XVIII to XIX centuries). Bike through the rural area using interior roads, stopping for refreshing and visit few old preserved colonial coffee farms, like Fazenda Ponte Alta. The region still keeps the same atmosphere of the golden period of Coffee richness. Overnights will be in a typical old coffee farm. Drive down to the colonial port city of Paraty with some bike experiences on route. In the 3 days in Paraty we will be lodged in a historical hotel at the main center and will do a bike & trek day adventure at the Gold Trail (Bocaina National Park) and a kayak experience in Saco of Mamanguá with the help of Caiçaras, local traditional community.
Transfer bak to your hotel or airport in RIO.

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BKRIO#013 –The SERRAMAR MOUNTAIN RANGE – ( 5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS) RIO SERRAMAR CYCLING ADVENTURE- Petropolis to Buzios

Serra de ArrarasFrom Rio de Janeiro drive up Serra das Araras mountains by a beautiful panoramic road to Petropolis (The Imperial city). Short bike city tour and continue cycling to neighbor city of Terezopolis (54.5 km). Overnight.Port of the Buzios Next day bike & Trek in the Serra dos Orgãos National Park . Continue cycling in a soft down hill and then a 26km in a nice flat road with the mountains on the back (this road is paved with recycling tires – first one in Brazil). Feel the softness of the road. Overnight in Cachoeira de Macacu – good gastronomy. Drive up to Lumiar,  a former hippie village for another amazing soft Down Hill following the river side to the peaceful village of Sana (a real hippie refugee). Possibility of doing rafting depends on season. Continue biking down to the Golden Coast of RIO. Rio das Ostras and then the glamorous Buzios. Rest of afternoon and night at leisure to enjoy Buzios nightlife. Relax in Buzios. Transfer back to Rio (hotels) or Airport.

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BKBHZ#014 – The MINAS GERAIS Historical Cities Tour – (5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS) CARAÇA NATURAL PARK & HISTORIC CITIES OF MINAS GERAIS

Belo Horizonte, MGBELO HORIZONTE: Departure to Barão de Cocais at 7h30 by train. Disembark, meet with staff and bike to Caraça Park, going through rural roads, farms and mining areas. Caraça is a well preserved natural area and historical site, holding an old convent from the XVII century. Overnight at Caraça. Day trekking to rocky trails and waterfalls. Continue biking to Catas Altas, then to Mariana (support of transportation will be need and included). Visit to the Gold Mine of Passagem and overnight in Mariana. Explore Mariana and Ouro Preto biking and walking for 2 days. Transfer back to Belo Horizonte with visit on the way to the 12 prophets Church of Bom Jesus do Matozinhos (masterpieces of baroque artist Aleijadinho and world heritage).

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fotos from Minas Gerais.

BKSSA#015 – BAY OF ALL SAINTS – BAHIA Tour(3 Days & 2 Nights) GRAND TOUR OF THE BAY OF ALL SAINTS “RECONCAVO BAIANO”

“RECONCAVO BAIANO” is known as the area surrounding the All Saint´s bay.  Bay of all Saints. Starting from Salvador  bike along the bay road till Itaparica island. Return bChurch in Bahiaack to Salvador City.  On the way crossing a fantastic universe with remote colonial villages, farming areas of Sugar Cane, Tobacco and Cacao. Rivers and ruins of the past appears on the way like magic. We start cycling from Santo Amaro village to the main river port: Cachoeira – National historical heritage. Overnight in the  XVIII century Convent. Biking continues to São Francisco do Paraguassu (lunch in the community) and cross the river on rustic regional boats to Maragojipe (a tobacco port). Then Nazaré and Jaguaripe for our second overnight. Leave next day by boat to Itaparica island and bike the whole island extension with stop for lunch. Arrival in Salvador after cross the bay on a ferry-boat.

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Road in the Itaparica

GRAND TOUR BRAZIL

Designed for small groups the Grand Tour Brazil is a challenging. The whole trip is fully escorted with experienced staff, bike truck and transportation when necessary. Enjoy our deep Brazil adventures.

BKRIO#016 GRAND TOUR RIO DE JANEIRO & BAHIA (12 Days and 11 Nights)

fotos from Bahia.
RIO DE JANEIRO. Grand Tour starts in the wonderful city and head of the 2016 Olympic games. Five days are allowed to explore the city, the Bay and metropolitan area, including the main attractions (Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Lapa and others are included). Then bike along the bay side, cross the Bay to Niteroi city by ferryboat. Sugar loaf from the topNITERÓI: Explore the Niemeyer Circuit and natural sites of the ocean front of this city: Serra da Tiririca State Park, route  of Charles Darwin, crossing the Atlantic Rain Forest (Mata Atlantica) on the same trail he did in 1832. Then flight to SALVADOR (BAHIA).
SALVADOR: Two days dedicated to explore the afro-brazilian spice and colorful culture of Salvador. Walk up and down the narrow cobbled-stoned streets in lower and upper city sides. Then drive out of Salvador for 5 days for a fantastic biking trip in the Reconcavo Baiano – Region that surrounds the All Saints´Bay – a live introduction to the beginning of Brazilian Colonization by Portuguese. Still today, because of the preserved colonial cities and local culture, you can feel how was life in the colonial past. Markets, Farms of Sugar Cane, Tobacco and Cacao, rustic ports and historical villages makes our biking experience a deep voyage inside Brazil´s colonial soul. We finish biking with our last day, cycling to the port of Valença and embark in a regional boat for 2 days relaxing at the clear sea waters of Morro de São Paulo Island. End of our trip.

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Bike ride in Bahia

BKRIO#018 – BIKE ADVENTURE RIO-BUZIOS (8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS) NEW

Tijuca forestThis Grand Tour was designed to get immersed in the warm, colored and alive world of the “Cariocas“. More than an indigenous name that baptized the Natives from Rio, Carioca means an amazing culture based on beauty, happiness and savoir faire. We have to start our Tour by the Carioca´s capital city: RIO DE JANEIRO – Copacabana & Ipanema beaches, Nightlife in Lapa, stroll around the naïf district of Santa Teresa or just cruising the Atlantic Forest beauties of Rio`s Natural Parks. Be a Carioca is this joy of live in all senses, being active at same time relaxed and singing even if you don`t sing. The geography of the Marvelous City helps a lot and we will explore it in our trip from RIO to the main important Carioca resort area: Buzios.Guanabara Bay
Driving or in a soft trekking or cycling we discover the city: Santa Teresa, Lapa by night and a day tour cycling in part of the brand new TransCarioca Trail – Natural Park of Grumari. Continue to Tijuca National Park (Corcovado – Christ statue) then to Lagoa and sunset in Ipanema beach. In the beginning of our bike trip on the bay side, we make a stop to hike up the Sugarloaf (Optional cable car). Next step is cross the bay by ferryboat to NITERÓI, passing by the Niemeyer Circuit. Two nights are dedicated to the beach of Itaipu – the Atlantic ocean area of NiteroiBuzios bay -  gateway to a vast region of lagoons and beaches protected by a line of mountains parallel to the sea – Restinga – The future GeoPark. In Itaipu we will have opportunity to visit traditional communities (Caiçaras), fishermen and Quilombolas, afro – brazilian descendents of slaves. Experience a canoe and stand-up paddle in the beach of Itaipu and bike in the Charles Darwin trail. Proceed to Maricá and Saquarema in a long day of beach biking and stops for refreshing. Saquarema to Buzios we make a very special tour by boat in the Gruta Azul (blue cave) and the beach of Ilha do Farol (named 3 times as the most perfect beach of Brazil). Finishing in Buzios with 2 nights to relax and enjoy this cool and sophisticated resort. Transfer back to RIO and end of our Tour.

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