BikeRio Bike Share

Rio de Janeiro is super walkable for the most part, but getting from Leme to Leblon can take over an hour if you’re walking (which is a little much, especially during the hot season).

Taxis can be annoying to grab, and the expense adds up quickly if you do it everyday.

While I love biking, my (brand-new, $200) bike got stolen from my home a few months ago, and I’m not really in any hurry to spend that much again… especially when it’s likely someone would try to steal it again.

The solution? BikeRio.

The Rio bike share program is really similar to city bike share programs across the worlds.

It’s cheap, convenient, eco-friendly… and I’ve never tried it!

For 10BR a month (current exchange rate, 10BR=3.30USD), you can have unlimited access to bikes across Rio De Janeiro.

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After signing up online, you can go to any BikeRio station, call the BikeRio phone number, input the number of the station and the bike you will be taking out, and your requested bike is released!

Easy!

Even easier, download the app onto your phone. Select the station, which bike you’re releasing, and VOILA!

For more information, check out the BikeRio website (there is an English version, be sure to click the USA flag in the upper right hand)

Do you have a bike share program in your city? Do you use it?

 

Necessary Details: Rio de Janeiro

What Else to Do in Rio de Janeiro
Check out my full guide to Rio de Janeiro here, which includes the best suggestions for hiking (including my favorite Morro do Leme hike), where to eat, weekend getaways from the city (including Buzios), and the best beaches.
You can read every article I’ve ever written about Rio de Janeiro (and there’s a lot: I lived there for almost two years!) here.
Viator offers a bunch of different Rio de Janeiro tour options, including for visiting Christ the Redeemer, and provides excellent customer service and refunds if anything goes wrong — much more than local operators would do.
Where to Stay in Rio de Janeiro
If you have around $100 per night to spend, you can’t get a better value than Rio 180 hotel — each room is a suite and has its own private hot tub along with incredible views!
For a wider range of pricing options, check here
How to Arrive to Rio de Janeiro 
You can take the bus into Rio de Janeiro from many destinations within Brazil, but most people choose to fly. While Copa Airlines isn’t my favorite carrier, they do usually offer the cheapest flights. To check the latest low prices on airfare to Brazil, try Skyscanner , or if you have some date and/or destination flexibility and want to score the absolute lowest prices, try Kiwi.com.
Visa information for Brazil and Visa Renewal in Rio de Janeiro
I’ve written an extensive post (along with Q&A about the topic in the comments) here
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A short vacation in Thailand turned into a life abroad with a canceled ticket home. 6 years later and after living in Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and Puebla, Steph is on to her next adventure and living in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She is traveling and living around the world to find the beautiful, inspirational, and interesting while sharing it with you!

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