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Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

1430 Abelardo Bueno Avenue, Rio de Janeiro, Rio do Janeiro, 22775-040, Brazil TEL: +55-21-33481000 FAX: +55-21-33481010

Sports Activities Guide In Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the perfect destination for a sporty getaway. From exciting watersports to exhilirating biking trails, whether you want to practice your favorite sport or try your hand at something new, there's a choice for you. Check out some of our top picks, located close to Hilton Barra/Rio de Janeiro.


Bodyboarding is a great option for anyone looking to learn to ride the waves and it provides the opportunity to initiate, develop or just have fun. This experienced school offers over 30 years of experience in Barra da Tijuca.

Where: Kung Bodyboard School. Av. Sernambetiba - between Posto 4 and 5 - Barra da Tijuca
Distance: 20min by car/shuttle from our hotel
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Bike Lanes

The city has 240km of cycle paths running from downtown (Marina da Glória) to the South Zone and Barra da Tijuca. From Monday to Friday the Municipal Bureau of the environment patrols the cycle-tracks for enhanced safety.

Where: there are several tracks in the city, being the closest ones Barra da Tijuca Beaches, Ayrton Senna Avenue, Américas Avenue
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Kitesurfing is an exciting sport that combines breeze and adrenaline. At Barra K08 Kite Surf Club or Rajabra Shop you can take basic courses, with all equipment included. During the day you can see the kites coloring Barra da Tijuca's sky.

Where: Rajabra - Estrada da Barra da Tijuca, 1636. - Itanhangá Shopping Mall
Distance: 25min by car from our hotel
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Scuba Diving

Explore the Atlantic Ocean wonders with diving courses and underwater tours.

Where: Brazil Divers - Estrada da Barra da Tijuca, 426 Barra da Tijuca
Distance: 25min by car from our hotel
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Stand Up Paddle

The amazing feeling of walking on water is one of the reasons why, every day, more and more people try their hand at Stand Up Paddle in Rio's green waters. Depending on balance and practice, you can also enjoy the rush of surfing the waves and performing a few moves. Stand up is known for being accessible, not requiring too much physical preparation and for being a sport that can be practiced by people of all ages.

Where: Pepê Avenue rigth in front #930 - Kiosk #07
Distance: 20min by car/shuttle from our hotel
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Since the 1970s, surfing has been hugely popular along the countless kilometers of Rio's golden beaches. The real experts pinpoint a few select spots with the best waves. Check out some of the best surfing destinations in Rio:

  • Barra-Meio - 1.5km of beach in front of Avenida Sernambetiba, 3.100. A favorite spot for championships, with waves up to 2 meters high
  • Macumba-Pontal - At the very end of Recreio beach beyond the Pontal Rock, find 2.6km of beach with waves 1-3 meters high
  • Prainha - After Pontal, find a small beach 700 meters long with waves 1-3 meters high
  • Grumari - After Prainha, find 2.8km of unspoiled beach with waves 1-3 meters high

Trail Pedra Do Telégrafo

The trail to the Telégrafo is considered moderate, due to constant increases. The road consists of several viewpoints to enjoy the look from the start.

Where: Barra de Guaratiba
Distance: 60 min by car from our hotel

Waterfall - Vargem Grande

The trail to the waterfall is located within the Pedra Branca Park within preservation area with an amazing variety of local flora and fauna. You will have unforgettable moments!

Where: Vargem Grande
Distance: 40min by car from our hotel