Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Districts
Begin with a cycle around San Telmo, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture. See its many attractions, including the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church, San Telmo Market and Dorrego Square, the heart of San Telmo. Observe life in the square’s cafes, bars and shops, and watch for spontaneous tango performances – San Telmo is the center of tango in Buenos Aires.
Next, ride into La Boca, Buenos Aires’ most colorful neighborhood, where a European atmosphere has remained strong since the neighborhood was settled by Italian immigrants. The district is popular with visitors for its brightly painted buildings, especially along the Caminito – the neighborhood’s main (pedestrianized) drag where you can see local artists selling their work.
Then, head to the newest neighborhood in the city: Puerto Madero. Its old docks have been transformed into restaurants, lofts and offices, which boast incredible views of the city. From there, continue to the Ecological Reserve, a 865-acre nature reserve that lies between the city and the Rio de la Plata.
Finally, visit Plaza de Mayo, the scene of all major political events in the country since the founding of Buenos Aires. Take a look at the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the main public buildings.
Throughout your tour, your entertaining and informative guide will regale you with fun facts about Buenos Aires’ rich history and provide commentary about the sites you’re passing. You’ll also break periodically to stretch your legs and take photos, ending your tour in Plaza San Martin.
- Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
- Use of bike and helmet
- Bottled water
- Beach Cruiser Bike
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- If it's raining, rain gear is provided, but tours are usually canceled if it's pouring; if it's raining the day of your tour, please call the tour operator to confirm (contact info will be on your voucher)
- Passenger must be at least 4 feet and 9 inches (150cm) tall
- Electric bicycles are available to whom is not in fisical conditions to ride 3 hours at the same rythm (on request)
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
It was dangerous. We were weaving in and out of very heavy rush hour traffic, and our bikes broke down along the way, although the guide was able to fix them up pretty quick. I'd still recommend this trip but I'd advise doing it during a time of day when the roads and sidewalks are less crowded.
Although the tour was quite interesting, it did have some major problems. First, the English-speaking guide did not speak loudly enough to be heard above the surrounding noises. Secondly, the bike route was quite dangerous at times between the traffic and construction.I would recommend the tour, but ONLY if the participants are comfortable riding on rough streets in a great deal of traffic.
Very fun time and a great way to see BA and get in some exercise as well! I hadn't rode a bike in maybe 20 plus years, but it was the best and the group of guides were some nice guy's! I love BA and the great people and this tour as well! Fun times!
Enjoyed this activity very much.Our guide was lovely and helpful but I could not always understand his explanations.His English needs some work.The bikes were good.