4 Awesome Running Routes to Explore Rio de Janiero

Landscape of Rio de Janeiro

Top athletes, journalists and fans from all over the world: They can all be found currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Olympic Games. Are you there now? Or are you planning a trip there in the near future? Then we have 4 awesome running routes we bet you won’t forget anytime soon.

Young couple running on the beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Visit the Copacabana
The Copacabana is not just any beach – it’s the beach of Rio de Janeiro. Its beautiful half-moon shape is a runner’s delight. In the morning, the beach is quiet and bathed in the golden light of the gorgeous sunrise. A true vision of beauty! The running route we have picked for you covers a distance of 8.11 km. A perfect way to start the day.

Runtastic Running Route Copacabana Beach.

Running in nature: Short and sweet
Perhaps on vacation you would prefer short and sweet routes. Then a run near the Parque do Flamengo is right up your alley. The route is 4.93 km long and provides you with a first overview of the area. There are lots of interesting sights near the park including the Museum of Modern Art – an inside tip for everyone visiting Rio.

Runtastic Running Route Rota Parque Flamengo.

The South Zone of Rio: Discover a lagoon
Skip your workout on vacation? No way! The area around Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, a lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, is a must for fans of rowing and canoeing. But runners can also enjoy the picturesque scenery on a 7.38 km route alongside the water. Extra tip: Visit the adidas RUNBASE, which is also located on this lagoon. You can put your valuables in a locker and go for a run in the latest running shoes from adidas!

Runtastic Running Route Volta na Lagoa.

City of many beaches: Off to Leblon
This 10.3 km route runs through Leblon: This beach is located west of the famous Ipanema and is connected with it by a canal. Leblon also offers plenty to experience and see – like the iconic Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers) at the end of the beach.

Runtastic Running Route Ipanema Lablon.

Are you dying now for a run, but don’t live in Rio de Janeiro? Or you don’t have a trip planned to Brazil anytime soon? If you would still like to experience the vibrant city in the shadow of the Sugarloaf, then download our “The Globerunner” Story Run today!



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