By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro’s geographic makeup lends itself easily to an active lifestyle. It’s no surprise then that the Cariocas are generally a sporty and active population. The bicycle paths running alongside the city’s beaches and around Lagoa are always full of cyclists, joggers, rollerbladers and skateboarders, particularly on Sundays when half the coastal road closes to traffic.

The beach is also a hive of activity, with beach sports such as volleyball and Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here