Rio de Janeiro

Located in the southeast region of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro presents a rare landscape that mixes different natural formations in a unique way. Its rich beauty enchants thousands of people each year and the city became widely known as “Marvelous City”.

The favorite destination of tourists not only offers natural attractions such as the famous Corcovado, Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf), Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, parks and beaches. Rio also provides an immersion in Brazilian culture, music and political history through its museums, libraries, bohemian neighborhoods and along its beautiful waterfront.

The city, already renowned for its tourism and leisure, also encourages the practice of sports and achieved its place on the world sports scenario by hosting major sport events such as PanAmerican Games, Confederations Cup, World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

Tourism

Rio de Janeiro is the ideal destination for those who want to know some aspects of Brazilian Culture. The city offers all kinds of attractions and is the Brazilian most visited city by tourists in leisure travel purpose.

A trip to Rio will not be completed unless it includes a walk through the city postcards: Corcovado Mount and Sugarloaf. The Corcovado Mount is 710 meters high and has an incredible statue of Christ the Redeemer. On the top of the mount visitors may also enjoy a view of the entire city. The Sugarloaf is a complex of hills bordered by Guanabara Bay. The tour at Sugarloaf includes a ride by the sugarloaf cable car from Urca to Sugarloaf Mountains.

Rio also offers magnificent options for those who appreciate beach. Among its 46 beaches, the highlights are Ipanema, worldwide famous by the voice of Tom Jobim, Copacabana with its characteristic sidewalk design and Arpoador where visitors can enjoy the sunset in Arpoador rock.

The city has great parks that can be visited, such as Botanical Garden, Quinta da Boa Vista, Tijuca National Park and Flamengo Park. Another attraction in town is Lago Rodrigo de Freitas, commonly known as the heart of Rio de Janeiro.

The Maracanã stadium was and still is the stage of important moments of the world´s and the Brazilian soccer history. Visitors can take a tour into the largest stadium in Brazil where Pele scored this thousandth goal and where the finals of the 1950 and 2014 World Cup took place.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.rio.rj.gov.br .

 

Accomodation

Opalatur, the Official Travel Partner of IRONMAN 70.3 Brazil, will be offering travel packages to this 70.3 IRONMAN to make your trip perfect and stress-free.

Travel Package includes:

  • Accommodations (Blue Tree Premium Hotel or Atlântico Sul Hotel)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Early Breakfast on race day
  • Pre race dinner on saturday at the hotel
  • Professional Bike Mechanic Service (for adjustments)
  • Daily Transportation between Hotel and Recreio Mall (Friday and Saturday)
  • 2 CO2 Cartridges for Race Day
  • Opalatur Welcome Package
  • Bike course training on Friday and Saturday (1 hour session)
  • VIP Race Day Hospitality Area
  • Exclusive Recovery Area
  • Trip to Prainha Beach on Monday
  • Opalatur staff to assist you onsite

Extras:

  • Round Trip Airport Transportation
  • Bike Assemble & Bike Pack

With 19 years of experience, Opalatur understands the logistics, details, and planning that goes into producing a successful race week and travel experience.

Blue Tree Design Premium

Blue Tree Premium Design Rio de Janeiro is located on the seafront with spectacular views of Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach. The hotel has a panoramic swimming pool, solarium, sauna, fitness center, massage room, restaurant, room service, pool bar and lobby bar.
All rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, safe, minibar and free wi-fi.

500m from race start

Atlântico Sul Hotel

Atlântico Sul Hotel is located in front of Recreio dos Bandeirantes beach. The hotel offers a complete leisure area on the roof with swimming pool, sauna and a panoramic view! It also has a  gym, beach services (towels, chairs and stalls). All rooms have air conditioning and wireless internet. In front of race start.

For accommodation information, please contact Ironman 70.3 Rio de Janeiro official tourism agency.

E-mail: opalatur@opalatur.com.br

Phone: (55 48) 3322-0061

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