The Rio de Janeiro Marathon Weekend Travel

The Rio de Janeiro Marathon Weekend

3 Nights Recommended 15-18 June 2017

The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is a great way to see a great city, with a run along the closed beach roads passing parts of the city that most visitors would not see otherwise. The marathon begins in the west of Rio, at Praia do Pontal, the edge of the city before the nature reserves of Prainha and Grumari. From there, the route passes all along the Atlantic shoreline of Rio, to Barra da Tijuca, through tunnels to Ipanema and Copacabana until the Finish Line at Flamengo. There are also the Half Marathon and the Family Run participants, with a total of around 10,000 runners in all on a Sunday morning in July. The 2017 Rio de Janeiro Marathon takes place on Sunday 18 June 2017.

June/July is the middle of what passes for winter in Rio, and although it may still be anything up to 30˚C on a clear, sunny day, there is never the humidity of January or February, so even the hottest days are bearable. Temperatures on a cool, cloudy day can drop considerably, well below 20˚C especially if the weather comes from the south. The route is mostly flat, with only one incline along the Avenida Niemeyer coast-hugging road between Sao Conrado and Leblon Beaches, and for the most part a cooling ocean breeze on most days.

As with all Big City marathons, the Rio de Janeiro Marathon should showcase the best sights of the city, and this beach-side run is definitely as good as any in the world, with many of the sights of Rio visible along the way: many of the best city beaches; mountains such as Pedra da Gavea, Pedra Bonita (which hosts the hang-gliding ramp, flyers landing on the sands of Sao Conrado), Pico da Tijuca and Dois Irmaos; and finishes with Sugar Loaf Mountain on one side and Corcovado Mountain, with the statue of Christ the Redeemer looking down from the other.

Our organisation for those who wish to participate in the Rio de Janeiro Marathon includes registration; kit collection during the days before, for which you can join us if you want to experience a little pre-race atmosphere; help to get to the starting line; information and maps on the route and also on the city; plus all the usual tour logistics of hotels, airport transfers, tours of Rio, and also for any extensions to the tour that you might like. Visits to Iguazu Falls and the beaches of Buzios or perhaps the Costa Verde of Paraty and Ilha Grande are highly recommended as places to unwind after you have collected your medal for completing the Rio de Janeiro Marathon.

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The Rio de Janeiro Marathon Weekend

3 Nights Rec
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mmended 15-18 June 2017


Destinations Visited

  • Rio de Janeiro

Trip Style

Events & Festivals

Activities Included

  • Running & Triathlons

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive for the Rio de Janeiro Marathon

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Your Rio de Janeiro Marathon Weekend begins with your arrival at the airport, where you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel by the beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema. In the afternoon we can organise the final parts of the registration process and the collection of your official marathon kit from the Marina da Gloria. You can then take your first look at Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain after either catching the cable car or walking part way up on a trial. After descending, the rest of the day is then free, with a gentle sunset run along the beach paths a possibility for your final marathon preparations.
Day 2
Tijuca Forest & Corcovado

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

The day before the marathon, and a walk in the Floresta de Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world, might help stretch those muscles one final time. The hike takes you past waterfalls and up the highest peak in Rio, the 1,022m Tijuca Peak. You then continue to the top of Corcovado, the 710m high mountain topped by the statue of Christ the Redeemer. From here the views of Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the beaches ringing the city are spectacular. After returning to your hotel, you have the afternoon to relax on the beaches, and the evening free to carb-load and turn in early... we hope...
Day 3
The Rio de Janeiro Marathon

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

An early transfer takes you to the start line at Praia do Pontal for around 6:30am. Time to stretch out before the 7:30am pistol. The first 20km take you along the beach road to Barra de Tijuca, before passing through tunnels and on the ocean highway to Sao Conrado. After the Niemeyer coastal road to Leblon, the last 10km of the marathon are along Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches, before you pass through the final tunnel to Botafogo and the finish line in Flamengo. The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is as much a tour of the city as it is a race, and is sure to be one of the more memorable marathons of your lives!
Day 4
Running Away from Rio

Destination: Rio de Janeiro & Away

Your Rio de Janeiro Marathon Weekend finishes with a relaxed day in order to recuperate from the previous day\'s exertions. There are plenty of juice bars in Rio, and you can also replenish with açai, the Brazilian superfruit sorbet. If you do want to continue in Brazil, we can combine the weekend with some days elsewhere, with Iguazu Falls, Buzios and the Costa Verde being the obvious choices, or simply more days in Rio. However you prefer to spend your time, we\'re sure that the Rio de Janeiro Marathon will be as memorable as any of your runs, and in all the good ways - if you trained enough!

Prices

* Domestic Flights Estimated Price
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** Prices Per Adult based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation
Simple B&B
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* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changed.

** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved six months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.


* Domestic Flights Estimated Price ** Prices Per Adult based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation
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Simple 3 Stars 4 Stars Luxury
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On Request
 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changed.

** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved six months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.