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LocalAventura Tour: Buenos Aires Full-Day Biking Tour

Buenos Aires Full-Day Biking Tour

See the highlights of the city on a bamboo bike
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7 hrs

Buenos Aires

1 ~ 7

Medium content


Description

Explore the beautiful, historic city of Buenos Aires on bike with this full-day adventure. You'll ride on the famous bambucicletas throughout the entire city with your local guide. They will introduce you to these bambucicletas, sturdy, handcrafted bikes made of bamboo, to be extra eco-friendly and committed to sustainability during your trip. Explore the most interesting sites and learn about Buenos Aires' unique history and culture as you pedal your way throughout the city!

Itinerary:

  • Meet at the Quest Headquarters, located in the heart of San Telmo, at 10:00 AM, excited for a great bike tour. You will be greeted with refreshments and your bikes for the day.
  • After a brief historical explanation, point your wheels south to pedal through the oldest barrio of Buenos Aires: San Telmo, the historic city center. The first stop is in Lezama Park where you will learn about the first settlement of Buenos Aires and how immigration shaped the city culturally, structurally, and demographically.
  • Ready to ride again, move further south towards La Bombonera, the Boca Junior soccer team’s stadium. Dive deeper into the city's Art District of La Boca by visiting the famous caminito. Surrounded by music, colorful conventillos, and tango dancers, discover precisely why this once busy port turned into the current day "postcard" picture of Buenos Aires.
  • Cruise towards Puerto Madero, a huge port project that was started at the end of the 19th century but became obsolete. After almost 80 years of abandonment, it was redeveloped into the most modern and sophisticated district of Buenos Aires.
  • Stop for lunch at a typical parrilla to refuel and appreciate the delicious art form of "Asado Argentino" (BBQ). Veggie options available upon request!
  • Riding around this neighborhood, enter an unique park: ”La Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur.” This protected ecological reservation has a very interesting history and is a wonderful escape from the busy "Porteño" life. (Closed on Mondays and in muddy conditions.)
  • Leave Puerto Madero and head north to the transportation hub of Retiro to get a glimpse of how one travels through the country. Get a closer look at the English Tower, a monumental clock tower gifted by the English residents of the city to commemorate the country's 100 years of independence.
  • Venturing even further north, ride to Recoleta, the aristocratic neighborhood of Buenos Aires to step inside the Recoleta Cemetery, an extravagant display of mausoleums with the most important royalty in history resting there.
  • Resetting your direction south, make your way to your last stop of the day, located in the very heart of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo. There, feel the rich Argentinean history and get an understanding as to why this very spot is, and has always been, the focus point for many public demonstrations.

Available days

Everyday from Monday to Sunday

Eligibility criteria

This tour is suitable to a wide array of physical ability levels.


What's Included

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Professional tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Filtered water
  • Yerba Mate
  • Traveler’s insurance

Additional Pricing Information (*)

If you are interested in a private tour, please contact founders@localaventura.com for a price quote.


Recommendations

  • Wear closed toed shoes that are good for biking.
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Bring layers, as the weather may fluctuate.
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • This tour will only be cancelled if it is pouring rain.

Tags

Good for Groups Family-Friendly

Gallery

Ray & Jackson

Ray 
I feel really fortunate to be able to say that I grew up in the Bay of Plenty, which was once small town on New Zealand's North Island East coast (now, one of the fastest growing in the country).

Having quick and easy access to all of its beaches was a blessing growing up as well as having the resources at the Omanu Papamoa lifeguarding club, this meant water sports were always amongst my key activities. Thinking back, whether it was for bmx, road or mountain, I was almost always on a bike, the beauty of it all is that in NZ, everything is relatively close and accessible, I could bike 20 minutes and be in a seal colony (in Wellington), or five minutes in the surf.

I sold everything (or gave it away), took my bike and went cycle-touring through South East Asia for four months. Afterwards, still not content, I invested in a round the world trip ticket which by accident led me to Argentina, to a Vipassana 10 day silent meditation retreat, to a job with an international theatre company, to my gorgeous wife and so ten days turned very quickly to ten years! I work as an audio visual actor and for the last 5 years I have been guiding visitors with Urban and Biking Buenos Aires, to satisfy and maintain my needs for the outdoors and meeting others who have a zest for a quest.


Jackson
As far back as I can remember, I was always wandering, exploring, getting lost and finding my way back again. For a child growing up in rural Ohio, in a place where the only neighbors were cornstalks, this was one of the few readily available outdoor activities that didn't require any additional equipment or participants, nothing more than a bit of curiosity. I would often make my own way through the woods in search of anything that caught my eye.

That same instinct has, over time, carried me farther and farther away from the cornfields I navigated even before I could see where I was headed, and it still drives me to keep following roads to see where they lead and what I might discover along the way.

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