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Tag: Floresta da Tijuca

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, October 19th, Brazil has created the Rede Nacional de Trilhas de Longo Curso e Conectividade (National Network of Long-Course and Connection Trails), formed by four main corridors connecting natural...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hikers and mountain bikers will now receive increased military police presence when practicing their sports in Rio's Floresta da Tijuca National Park. The national park surrounding the hills of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the year of Rio’s 450th anniversary had been rang in at Reveillon (New Year's) with a flaming character during the fireworks, the next attraction is already up and running....
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those looking for rental alternatives to the increasingly expensive Zona Sul (South Zone) during the World Cup may do well to check out Tijuca, in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone)....
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ten German tourists were robbed at gunpoint on a guided tour in Tijuca National Forest on Thursday morning. The group’s van was intercepted on Estrada da Paineiras by two cars...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirty people were robbed at gunpoint while on a mountain hike at Pedra da Gávea in Tijuca forest Sunday morning. Gunshots were exchanged between the thieves and an off-duty policeman...
By Lauren Vita Sgarlato, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tijuca in Zona Norte (North Zone) may mostly attract tourists for its Floresta da Tijuca (Tijuca National Park), but this bustling bairro has a charm that has drawn a...
By Helen Trouten Torres, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those seeking a traditional neighborhood in Rio with similar comforts and amenities of Zona Sul (South Zone), Tijuca is an obvious choice. Often referred to as the...
By Gregory Scruggs, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With a mild climate and breathtaking views, cyclists are drawn to the streets of Rio in numbers, and for both the weekend warrior or the serious rider, the city offers...

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