BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture - AM
traditional local snack, mate (infusion),
+ (drink + a sandwich at a traditional “parrilla” food truck, veggie option available),
+ 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
We’ll do 2 stops, to try the most popular things in Argentina. On one side mate, it’s an infusion with hot water you drink from a cup through a metal straw. (Yes, we know that looks weird or illegal, but it’s just like tea lol)
Then we’ll have lunch at a traditional food truck, where you could enjoyed some orginal sandwiches that locals usually eat.
Make the most of your time asking everything you want to know at this long stops.
Highlights in our Bike Tour:
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.
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. Without a previous reservation, we can’t guarantee we’ll have a spot available nor that the bike tour will run.
The diffulty level for the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – AM is “low”. The city of Buenos Aires is flat, so it does not require a lot of physical effort.
The approximate length of the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – AM is around 5 hours. So, 99% of the times the tours end around 2 p.m. The duration of the bike tour is not exact since it will depend on several factors such as: traffic, the pace of the group, if we need to do a quick fix to a bicycle, change an inner tube, etc.
The tour is guided in only 1 language, so you don’t waste time hearing a language you don’t understand or listening twice to similar questions or information.
La Boca has a bad reputation, but the tourist areas of La Boca are usually covered and it’s generally safe.
The use of a bike with gears and suspension, as well as a helmet.
A 500ml bottle of water.
A drink (non alcoholic) + a sandwich at a traditional “parrilla” food truck, veggie option available.
Mate and alfajores.
Local guide (super friendly).
Our regular bike tours have a maximum of 6 people. If your group is larger, you could book the same tour as a private city tour.
The price is USD45. Payment is made online by credit card on our booking engine or through Paypal.
Departure time for the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – AM is at 9am. We recommend arriving 10 minutes earlier so that you have time to set the bike to your liking, choose the helmet, etc. Furthermore, since 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 meeting point and the place where the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – AM ends is at 762, Hipolito Yrigoyen St. (Downtown).
Bike tours are available from Monday to Saturday. If you are interested in doing this bike tour on a Sunday you can book this same option as a private bike tour, please contact us in that case.
In the BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture – AM we visit: Caminito, San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, La Boca neighborhood and Costanera Sur.