Guided tour

Buenos Aires Bike Tour: South or North Circuit

4.6 / 5

38 reviews

Buenos Aires Bike Tour: South or North Circuit

From $30 per person

Discover Buenos Aires by bicycle on a fun half-day ride through the heart of the city. Learn interesting facts, see incredible architecture, and enjoy a memorable experience in the cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Buenos Aires on a fun and different way by doing a bike tour through the most important districts of the city
  • Enjoy a memorable experience in the cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina
  • Learn interesting facts and see incredible architecture
Full description
After meeting your guide at the local partner's office, listen to a quick safety briefing before receiving your bike (a comfy beach cruiser) and helmet. If you choose the South Circuit, 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 – as 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, an 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.  If you go for the North Circuit, start the tour in Puerto Madero, the newest neighborhood in the city. From there, ride through Recoleta, famous for its French-style buildings and large parks. See Recoleta Cemetery, where legendary Argentinians like Eva Peron (aka Evita) are buried, and pass through Barrio Norte, an informal name given to a lively section of Recoleta around Santa Fe Avenue. Then, head toward the district of Palermo – Buenos Aires’ largest neighborhood. Ride to Palermo Woods, the city’s largest park, where you can admire its rose garden with more than 400 rose bushes. See more of the park’s sights, including the Buenos Aires Zoo, the Botánical Garden, Plaza Italia, Galileo Galilei Planetarium and the Spaniard’s Monument.  Throughout your tour, your entertaining and informative guide will give facts about Buenos Aires’ rich history and provide commentary about the sites you’re passing. You’ll also rest periodically to stretch your legs and take photos, ending your tour in San Telmo.
Includes
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Beach cruiser bike (with kid's chair, if needed)
  • Bell, basket and helmet
  • Bottle of mineral water
  • Souvenir
  • Medical assistance
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Defensa 831, San Telmo, Buenos Aires

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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A really great way to see the city

We saw many sites of interested we may otherwise have missed. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The route choice with city and reserve contrast was such a great experience. Helmets are provided but there are a couple busy roads (unavoidable in a city like this) so personally I wouldn’t take a child riding solo unless they were an experienced cyclist.

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October 10, 2019

Fantastic way to get your bearings of Buenos Aires

We did the South tour of Buenos Aires through parts of the city I probably would never have visited had it not been for the bike tour. The bikes are relatively slow and heavy, but perfect for a flat ride through the streets and the Eco park. If you like to cycle, I would highly recommend the tour.

April 7, 2019

Adventurous and exciting!

Nestor, our guide was phenomenal. This trip is for those who are willing to deal with BA traffic (only when crossing busy intersections to get to those hidden places). If you have a short child, simply ask the attendant to provide you with a youth bycicle so it fits your child's leg length. They provide helmet and water as well. Be open minded and let yourself go. We loved it!!!! Great price for the experience you get.

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July 22, 2016

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