Want to be a more active? Find a popular Rio spot where other locals like to exercise? You can go to the beach in Flamengo, where many like to run near the water. Local have enjoyed the scenic view as they find it as a motivating factor while they run. From early in the morning, you will notice many playing volleyball, soccer, footvolley, and frescobol. Nearby for skaters, you can check out Marina da Glória where there is a popular skate park.
If you coming from Leblon, you can do the run from Leblon into Ipanema finishing at Arpoador which is a 3.7km stretch. Many runners are seen doing this on a Sunday back and forth that is more than 7km run!This is usually a runner's favorite spot as you have the whole shoreline as your view as well the city at your fingertips.
In Lagoa, is a popular site in the south zone, where many would utilize this 7.5 km stretch in order to take long walks. It is recommended to be cautious at night as there has been cases of criminal activity.
From Copacabana to Leme is a 4.15 km distance that many runners like to utilize in the morning. They would view the sun rising on the right and by the end of your run, it will notice the water glistening from the sun rays and the fisherman busy at work.
The run from Botafogo beach and Urca is designed as a loop that will amaze you with beautiful scenery.You will be able to take different paths that can even accommodate even the most novice of runners. In case you are looking for a stop for refreshments "Bar Urca" is known to have a variety of items that will ensure a pleasant journey. Finish your run, at the beach of Botafogo, where it is a great place to relax.