Cuenca: Historic Sites and Landmarks Biking Tour

Cuenca: Historic Sites and Landmarks Biking Tour

From US$ 49.99 per person

Experience an alternative way to discover Cuenca: by bicycle. The geography of the valley allows you to easily travel through the city whilst enjoying the most interesting parks landmarks along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Bike though the historic city of Cuenca
  • Visit the Pumapungo Archaeological Park
  • See the Yanuncay and Tomebamba rivers in El Paraíso Park
  • Discover the Museum Quinta Bolívar, the former residence of Simón Bolívar
Full description
Following your arrival at the convenient meeting point, get ready to depart after getting familiar with your bike and choosing your helmet. Begin your bike tour of the beautiful city of Cuenca by heading for the cliffs of Barranco, the name given to the buildings that hang above the rushing Tomebamba River which is flanked by grassy riverside and gorgeous colonial buildings.   Next, see Puente Roto, the broken bridge originally built in the 1840s by Juan de la Cruz Pugara. The bridge was destroyed in 1950 when the river broke its banks and took the bridge with it, along with other bridges in El Vado and El Vergel. It was reopened as a monument in 1961 and is used for open air markets and events. Continue onwards to the Pumapungo Archaeological Park, the central city of Tomebamba ordered to be built by the Inca commander Topa Inca Yupanqui after the Inca defeat of the Cañari. In its splendor it was said to have rivaled the Inca capital of Cuzco.   See also El Paraíso Park, the largest park in Cuenca covering 17 hectares. The park opened its doors for the first time in 2003. Two rivers pass through the park — the Yanuncay and Tomebamba — and you'll also find hundreds of trees including eucalyptus, willow, and alder. Lastly, visit the colonial house Quinta de Bolí­var, the location at which Simón Bolívar used to rest and plan military and political actions when in Cuenca. It is now a cultural center used to exhibit work related to the life of Bolívar and his ideology.
Includes
  • Equipment (bike and helmet)
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Polylepis Tours office

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note that no lunch is included on this tour
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Product ID: 291905