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Riding in Sao Paulo (4)

Visiting Villa Lobos

Villa Lobos Park

We had a grey Sunday. As you saw from the picture above, our Easter wasn’t warm, it was wet. Like I normally do on Sundays now, I grabbed my bike and left for a ride. This time I wanted to take pictures from Villa Lobos park. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and the pictures would be much prettier if we had had a sunny day.

I don’t go to often there. Lately, only when I’m with my bike I get to go to Villa Lobos. Mostly because I live near Ibirapuera’s Park enough to go running as a warm up. But this park is really beautiful and wide.

You have the bike path apart from the running path. But it does’t mean you’ll find people running along with the bikes. The main reason would be the length of the bike path (3,5km) vs the length of the running path (0,7km, 1,4km or 2,15km). Also, some parts of the running path is made of concrete, wich is not the best surface for running.

Bike path on the left. Running path on the right.
Walking/Running path

It has a wide green area with a lot of sport courts (tennis, basketball, soccer, etc).

Bike path near a sports court.

Even though it was a perfect day to stay at home, some people decided to go outdoors and have some exercise.

Some people at Villa Lobos

When winter arrives, we’ll have plenty of sunny days and I’ll take new pictures from all these parks. Next Sunday I’ll go to Parque das Bicicletas (Bike’s Park), a tiny park near Ibirapuera. Then, I’ll have shown all the parks that are connect through the Ciclofaixa (exclusive lane for bikes on the streets) that is operational on Sundays here in Sao Paulo. Have a nice week.

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I´m 32 years old, live in Sao Paulo-BRA and started running regularly on Sep´08, but only on Feb´09 started following a training program. I haven´t stopped since…

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