São Paulo, Brazil

Bike Path Along Av. Faria Lima

Creative Commons: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil

The cycle path on the road that runs between Parque Villa-Lobos and Parque Ibirapuera provides a good opportunity for a longer road run and/or an add-on to our routes in those two parks. No awards for scenery, but a way to clock some miles!  The red-colored multi-use path runs in the median of the busy four-lane road, starting as Av. Prof. Fonseca Rodrigues, ~2 km north of Parque Villa-Lobos, and turning into Av. Faria Lima around the Instituto Tomie Ohtake art museum.  Faria Lima is one of the main streets of São Paulo, with numerous modern, glass buildings along the way.

Overall, the bike lane goes for nearly 14 km. A good section to choose is starting at the Faria Lima metro stop (km 8), and running toward Parque Ibirapuera. Some sections of the road are pleasantly tree-lined and a bit more attractive. Good connections to the Pinheiros River, which also has a bike path alongside, are at Alto de Pinheiros, Av. Prof. Frederico Hermann Júnior, & Av. Rebouças, There’s a running track just west of the path, at Museu da Casa Brasileira (km 10 of our route).

Pro Tip: Near the running track, enjoy healthy snacks & smoothies at Madureira Sucos.

Add-Ons: See our routes at Parque Villa-Lobos and Parque Ibirapuera. Also, our route on the bike path along the Pinheiros River.

Essentials
  • Up to 14 km (8.6 miles) one-way
  • 64m (209 feet) one-way, north to south
  • Either one of the parks, or the Faria Lima metro station are good start points. Or, anywhere along the path!
  • Metro: Faria Lima (~km 8)

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Essentials
  • Up to 14 km (8.6 miles) one-way
  • 64m (209 feet) one-way, north to south
  • Either one of the parks, or the Faria Lima metro station are good start points. Or, anywhere along the path!
  • Metro: Faria Lima (~km 8)