Christ the Redeemer/Corcovado
Cycling along the Corcovado route combines a challenging terrain with a stop at one of Rio’s most iconic monuments. The path starts at Alto da Boa Vista and follows a 10 kilometer (6.21 mile) stretch up Corcovado mountain to the Christ the Redeemer before a downhill return to the start point. The whole route is 20 kilometers (12.42 miles) and includes an incredibly demanding couple of kilometers going up Corcovado. The views, however, are breathtaking and the route has little traffic on the weekend as part of the roads are closed to vehicles.