- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Discover the birthplace of Argentina. Along the way of this bike tour we visit colorful La Boca, historical San Telmo and wealthy Puerto Madero.
- Lunch included
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Local taxes
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
- English speaking guide only
In the heart of San Telmo next to Bar Federal
Returns to original departure point
Meet every day in historic San Telmo (Peru 988), where you begin our bike tour with a thorough orientation, introducing you to the city, your bike and each other. Pointing our wheels south, you pedal through the backstreets of one of the oldest barrios in Buenos Aires making our way towards Parque Lezama, the border of La Boca and San Telmo. You then cycle to La Boca and in this port town, witness elaborate urban art, an iconic stadium and the birthplace of Tango in colorful Caminito. You are allowed free time to discover these vibrant 4 blocks that once greeted millions of immigrants at the turn of the 20th century.
Back on your bikes, you seek a completely different world in the neighboring bubble of Puerto Madero. The obvious contrast is felt as you ride through the quiet, yet very modern streets in search of the 60 acre Ecological Reserve (closed Mondays). Now that our appetite has kicked in, you stop at an original Parrilla on the southern coast boardwalk to get a filling lunch at a local favorite barbecue food cart.
Full and satisfied, all roads lead to the “Heart of the City” in Plaza de Mayo where you will learn about why most Argentine historical events happened right here in this very spot. Once you’ve grasped the timeline of traumatic, powerful and sometimes uplifting events that happened right where you stand, feel free to wander off on foot to discover a bit more of the Plaza and its intriguing surroundings.
Our tour ends back at our meeting point in San Telmo where you recapture the day and recommend some BA tips. Lasting approximately 5 hours, you follow many bike trails and stop around 10 times to drink and learn about Yerba Mate, take photos, eat delicious asado and enjoy a fun, creative and informative tour led by expert bilingual guides.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Marcelo was an excellent guide with lots of interesting background information, historical, political, and contemporary culture, during a modest bike ride around the San Telmo area, which managed to include many tourist highlights Caminito, Puenta de la Mujer, Puerto Madera among others. To add real Argentine flavor to the tour he includes a tailgate party style Fernet com Coke at the stadium meeting park and mate in the park made and served in the traditional way. He is fully fluent in English.
Caveats: this is just heart of the city as it says and it does not explore further away. Lunch is a local Argentine experience and not gourmet may be good or bad depending on your perspective. The bicycles are single speed.
A great way to see some great sights in BA. About 80 percent of the ride is on dedicated bike lanes. Bikes are good and terrain is flat. Our tour guide Santiago was very friendly and knowledgeable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour with Kaylee and Pedro! They were also amazingly flexible, agreeing to wait for us for over a half hour as we were unavoidably delayed...Kaylee is very knowledgable about Argentinian history and gave us a lot of information about the various sites we visited. We stopped for a yummy lunch at a local food truck - delicious! Kaylee also followed up by sending us various articles of interest, as well as local restaurant recommendations. As Kaylee is from California, her English was impeccable. Overall, we all had a WONDERFUL time. The ONLY negative is that the condition of the bikes, on the whole, was not great - particularly the brakes...Nevertheless, we all returned safely after riding around Buenos Aires for the day!!
Rodrigo was incredible, so pleasant and knowledgeable. The perfect way to visit B.A. and absorb the soul and passion.
Easy ride good for everyone, they gave us also water and ponchos for the rain.
Amazing! Rodrigo was warm and funny, and very informative. His English was excellent, and he answered every question as if he had never heard it before, which is a great talent! The bike ride was flat, but far enough to feel like I had gotten a little exercise, and the lunch from the food truck was my best meal in Buenos Aires!
This bike tour was a great way to see the heart of the city. The bikes allowed us to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. Since, Buenos Aires is really flat, it was not hard at all. There are bike lanes almost everywhere, but in a few places, we had to ride in the busy streets. For this reason, I would not recommend this tour for small children. Our teenagers did well. Our guide, Gol, was very knowledgable about the history of Buenos Aires and skillfully guided us through several neighborhoods. Lunch at Puerto Madeo was delicious. All in all, it was a great day!