There aren’t many better ways to see a country than by bike. Eco-friendly, fast, and able to reach those places a little further of the tourist trails, a good, old-fashioned cycling holiday led by a local means you can get further off the beaten track than ever before, and enjoy that freeing sensation of sweeping along beautiful roads to fascinating new discoveries.

And Brazil is no exception to the, better explored by bike, rule. Our cycling holidays in Brazil help to get you properly off the beaten track, discovering hidden gems in the stunning Rio de Janeiro you simply wouldn’t find alone.

Cycling Adventures in Brazil

Cycling holidays allow you to reach places and see sights that ordinarily would be out of reach. When you jump on a bike, there is virtually nowhere out of reach. You can make it deep into the countryside to discover unique rural experiences, you can navigate the narrow tracks or alleyways that big tour buses can’t, and you can achieve the childish sense of joy that comes from discovering new sights at every bend as the wind rushes through your hair.

In Brazil, a cycling holiday isn’t just about Rio’s stunning white-sand beaches (even if there are plenty about), it’s about getting right off the beaten track and the offbeat experiences and hidden gems only the locals know about in this city full of tourists.

There are few feelings as rewarding as getting back from a day cruising Rio de Janeiro’s streets, enjoying the sweeping seafront roads and the stunning mountain scenery, before sitting back in a lively beachside bar with an ice-cold beer, in front of a heart-stopping sunset, with the city just starting to stir itself into a night-time reverie.

A cycling holiday in Brazil with Not In The Guidebooks takes you directly to these authentic experiences thanks to your local guide. All our guides and hosts are passionate about showing off the best, non-touristy parts of their home, they want to show you the best trails and the best roads to cycle on, and the unique, local things to do at the end of them.

Forget planning routes and worrying that you’re missing out on the best sights and things to do, you can simply relax as you freewheel through the stunning scenery.

Where to experience cycling holidays in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a whirlwind of colour and energy, set against white-sand beaches, lush green mountains and hidden misty coves and caves. And although its obvious beauty is a draw for thousands of tourists, really delving into the maze of colourful alleys and streets seeking for unique local experiences and the secret beaches known only to the locals is by far the best way to experience the Cidade Maravilhosa.

Wherever you go for a cycling holiday in Brazil, you can be sure that you’ll create memories of unique experiences that last a lifetime.

Who are our Brazilian cycling holiday guests?

People who haven’t ridden a bike since they were 12, those looking for offbeat trails and long days in the saddle, or those just looking to experience a place in a more unique way, everyone is welcome on our cycling holidays in Brazil.

Your guides will be experts in judging the length and difficulty of each ride, and make sure that they take you to the very best places along safe routes, so that you can simply relax and drink in the scenery, and enjoy the sensation of sweeping along the Rio seafront.

All you need to bring is energy, a sense of curiosity and a thirst to discover something new. Sound like you?

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Brazil, from the deep, lush Amazon to the white-sand beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Brazil means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.