See tips for 6 places to visit using bike lanes and bike paths
Enjoying a cycling day requires a previous schedule, but when it comes to enjoying the bike day with the kids, then the planning needs to be more detailed and requires redoubled care.
So that parents or guardians can enjoy a day full of games with the kids, Visit Salvador da Bahia has gathered six places that have bike paths, playgrounds and monitoring so you can go out and enjoy the Bahian capital next to the little ones.
Parque da Cidade
With 724 thousand square meters of green area and free entry, located between the Santa Cruz and Itaigara neighborhoods, Parque Joventino Silva is a perfect space for children. Renovated in 2014, the park has bike paths that surround the entire site, a permanent space for graffiti workshops, a slackline circuit, soccer and volleyball courts and one of the largest public skate parks in the country.
For those who want to cycle, but do not have a bicycle, the park has a bike rental service. In addition, there are also three integrative playgrounds on site. Safety is also essential, so the park has the support of the Municipal Guard, which works 24 hours a day in partnership with the Military Police.
Address: Antônio Carlos Magalhães Ave – Itaigara
More information: http://parquedacidade.salvador.ba.gov.br
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 5 am to 10 pm – Sunday and holidays from 5 am to 7 pm
Paseo Shopping Mall
For parents or guardians who enjoyed the day at Parque da Cidade, how about ending the day at Paseo Shopping Mall? Located in front of the park, the mall offers several restaurant options for those who want to have a nice snack or meal after a long day of playing. Cantina Volpi, Boutique das Tortas, Gula Pop and American Rib Burguer are some of the options to please both children and adults. And in addition to good restaurants, a movie theater is also an option. The mall has the Cine Daten with a variety of movies on display.
By car, you can leave Parque da Cidade and arrive at Paseo Shopping Mall in about three minutes. If you decide to walk, it will take about nine minutes. For those who are biking, this is the fastest route, arriving at the mall in just two minutes.
Address: Rubens Guelli St, 135, Itaigara
More information: http://paseoitaigara.com.br
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm – Sunday: restaurants open at 12 pm, stores and kiosks from 1 pm to 7 pm
Parque dos Ventos
Parque dos Ventos, located in the Boca do Rio neighborhood, is another leisure option for adults and children. With 85 thousand square meters, the place has a children’s playground with toys adapted for people with disabilities, a volleyball court, an area for contemplation and picnic, natural slides, kiosks, an area for skating, a nice sidewalk for hiking, and restrooms. And, of course, a long bike path for pedal lovers.
The park also has activities for adults, such as abseiling and rock climbing. Admission is free and the Municipal Civil Guard also guards the space, in addition to monitoring by 24-hour cameras.
Address: Av. Otávio Mangabeira – Boca do Rio
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5:30 am to 8:00 pm
Those who live in Salvador already know: there is no wrong time to eat moqueca. The dish is a good choice for any occasion. Leaving Parque dos Ventos by car, you can arrive at Yemanjá Restaurant in about four minutes, and if you decide to walk, you will arrive in 13 minutes. By bike, you’ll be at the table ordering your moqueca in about six minutes.
Address: Octávio Mangabeira Ave, 4661 – Frame
Opening hours: every day from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Stella Maris edge
For those who are always in the mood to enjoy the beach, Stella Maris edge is a great option. With 1.2 km in length, between Carlos Ott Street and the beginning of the Praias do Flamengo subdivision, the stretch of waterfront has been renovated and has a bike path for those who want to ride with children. The site also has a soccer and sand volleyball court. The part that the kids will enjoy the most, for sure, is the playground and the children’s skate rink.
Visit Salvador da Bahia has prepared a complete itinerary about Stella Maris. Learn more at this link.
Address: Between Carlos Ott Street and the beginning of the Praias do Flamengo subdivision
To enjoy the tour of Stella Maris, nothing better than taking some time to eat and even better if the restaurant has a playground, right? Beach Stop Restaurant is a great option for adults who are enjoying the day with the kids. The admission in the playground is free and it is close to the tables for parents to keep an eye. The space offers fried fish, shrimp, crabs and other fish, as well as meat, in a rustic space with beach decor.
Address: José Augusto Tourinho Dantas St, 214 – Stella Maris
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm – Friday to Sunday from 11:00 am to midnight.
Bicycles all over the place
Find out more details on how to rent bikes and about guidelines to reinforce the safety of cyclists at these links.
Salvador Vai de Bike Movement in this link.
Shared bike stations at this link.
Meet groups of cyclists around the city at this link.