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LocalAventura Tour: Half-Day Buenos Aires Bike Tour

Half-Day Buenos Aires Bike Tour

Half-day bike tour of the city's south side historic districts
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5 hrs

Buenos Aires

1 ~ 7

Medium content


Description

Buenos Aires is a city rich with historic contrasts such as the bohemian La Boca neighborhood and the wealthy Puerto Madero financial district. Join your local guide as you explore some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods by bike! This tour of the south side of the city will take you to the most significant and diverse parts of Buenos Aires where you will witness the unique architecture and the vivacious Argentine culture and tradition.

Itinerary:

  • Meet your guide in the morning at 10:00 AM, excited for a great bike ride. After being greeted with refreshments and the prepared equipment, choose from the selection of mountain bikes, city cruisers, and the notorious bambucicletas.
  • After a brief historical explanation, pedal through the oldest barrio of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, the historic city center.
  • First, stop in Lezama Park to be introduced to the first settlement of Buenos Aires and learn 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 why this once busy port has now turned into the current day postcard image of Buenos Aires.
  • Cruise towards Puerto Madero, a huge port project that was started at the end of the 19th century, yet 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" (barbeque). Veggie options will be available upon request.
  • Continue riding around this neighborhood, and enter La Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur. This protected ecological reservation has a very interesting history and is a wonderful escape from the busy Porteño life as well. (Closed on Mondays and in muddy conditions.)
  • The last stop of the day is located in the very heart of Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo. 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 for a wide array of physical ability levels.


What's Included

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

What's not included

Transportation to the meeting point


Additional Pricing Information (*)


Recommendations

  • Wear closed-toe shoes that are good for biking.
  • Wear 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

Learn a New Skill Good for Groups

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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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