traditional local snack, mate (infusion),
+ with gears & suspension + helmet
500 ml bottle of water,
English speaking local guide.
BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture
Meet your local host
Meet Carlos, Julián or Gilda at 762, Hipolito Yrigoyen Av. to find out about the History and Local Culture in an exciting bike tour in Buenos Aires. We’ll show you the contrast of a city founded by spanish people and occupied later by inmigrants from different parts around the world, but mainly from Europe.
A single language per tour
Tours are guided in just 1 language so you don’t spend time hearing something you don´t understand.
"Mate" Tasting Stop
We’ll do our “mate stop”, to try the most popular drink in Argentina. it’s an infusion with hot water you drink from a cup through a metal straw. (Yes, we know that looks weird like drugs or something illegal, but it’s just like tea lol)
During the mate session we’ll have around 30 minutes to talk about all things you want to know about our habits, culture, politics, economy or whatever you want to know, please feel free to ask all your questions.
Highlights in our Bike Tour:
Caminito is an open door museum at the south of Buenos Aires. It’s a colorful place where you don’t want to miss the chance to take lot of pictures. We’ll spend there around 30 minutes where you could walk around, drink a coffee or a beer (not included) and see how used to live the immigrants at the area.
La Boca Neighborhood:
La Boca is a working class “barrio” (middle class / poor class area) where used to settle the immigrants who came from Europe during the centuries XIX and XX. There is the famous soccer stadium of Boca Juniors team “La Bombonera”. The area is also full of street art, and in the barrio is also Caminito.
La Boca Neighborhood:
Plaza de Mayo:
Plaza de Mayo:
Plaza de Mayo is a city square and the place where Buenos Aires was founded, so it’s known like “the center” of the city. It’s the neurotic nerve of Argentina, it’s where people go to demonstrate or celebrate the important things that happen in our country. Around Plaza de Mayo are all the important buildings in the city like: government house, national bank, economy ministry, cathedral of BA, etc.
San Telmo is one of the oldest areas in Buenos Aires just a few blocks away from Plaza de Mayo. The barrio keeps the spirit of the origins of the city with some original architecture and the cobblestones on the streets. Nowadays is a really popular area full of bars, restaurants and night clubs but also is a traditional place for antique shops.
Puerto Madero was the first port building in Buenos Aires city, it was a symbol of the rich country that used to be Argentina at the end of XIX century and the beginning of the last century. Just a few years after it was inaugurated, the port area was abandon and stop to work like a port, then at the beginning of the 90’s started a new project in the area to design the newest barrio in the city.
Costanera Sur is the area next to the Rio de la Plata in the south of Buenos Aires. The main attractions in the area are the Reserva Ecologica and the food tracks along the large side walk next to where used to be the coast of the river in the past. There you’ll also find the “Paseo de la Gloria” that are statues of argentine athletes one next to the other, like: Lionel Messi, Gabriela Sabatini, Emanuel Ginobili, Guillermo Vilas, etc.
In the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – PM we visit: Caminito, San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, La Boca neighborhood and Costanera Sur.
It is included:
The use of a bike with gears and suspension, as well as a helmet.
A 500ml bottle of water.
Mate and alfajores.
Local guide (super friendly).
The level of demand for the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – PM is “low”. The city of Buenos Aires is flat, so it does not require a lot of physical effort.
The approximate duration of the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – PM is around 4 hours. So, 99% of the the tours end around 6:30 p.m. The duration of the bike tour is not exact since it will depend on several factors such as: traffic, the speed to pedal the group, if any damage arises with a bicycle, etc.
Departure time for the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – PM is at 2:30 pm. We recommend arriving 10 minutes before the meeting point so that you have time to set the bike to your liking, choose the helmet, etc. It is also important to arrive early, since as it is a group tour, we cannot wait for you more than 10 minutes after departure time and we will have to start the tour only with those who have shown up.
The price is USD35. Payment is made online by credit card or Paypal.
Bookings are online. If you’d like to book directly at the meeting point you should pay in cash with the exact amount of money. We can’t guarantee we’ll have a spot available nor that the bike tour will run, without a previous reservation.