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.
Total BA City Full Day Bike Tour
Meet your local guide
Meet Carlos, Julián or Gilda at 2269, Armenia St, to start our full day bike tour. We’ll see the contrasts of a city identified with the european culture but marked by inequalities of Latin America. In this complete city tour you’ll see the newest and the oldest in BA, the working class areas and the rich areas. This is for sure the best way to start your trip to the city.
A single language per tour
Tours are guided in just 1 language so you don’t spend time hearing something you don´t understand.
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:
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.
Cementerio de Recoleta:
It’s the oldest cemetery in Buenos Aires, and one of the most famous and fancy cemetery around the world. Each piece of land was sell to a rich family in Argentina to build there impressive mausoleums. To have a grave there gave to the families “status“, and they competed to each other about who has the most luxurious one. You’ll have around 30 minutes to walk around this memorable place.
Cementerio de Recoleta:
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.
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.
Plaza de Mayo:
Floralis Generica is one of the modern icons in Buenos Aires. It’s a huge metal flower made with 18 tons of metals recycled from airplanes. This sculpture was donated by Eduardo Catalano to the city in the year 2002. The sculpture is located in a park at Recoleta neighborhood and next to the “Universidad de Derecho” (law university), so there is full of students during the year, and of course it’s full of tourist taking pictures.
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.
La Boca District:
La Boca District:
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.
Palermo is the biggest district in Buenos Aires. Palermo has different areas that were name in the last years to identify them. For instance there is Bosques de Palermo (a huge green area), Palermo Soho (coolest area in BA), Palermo Chico (fancy area where live the richest people in the city) and Palermo Viejo (residential middle up class area).
Recoleta is a posh area. There is where the high classes settled at the end of XIX century and still there. This barrio is located in the North of Buenos Aires, the architecture of the buildings, the coffee shops, the way to dress of the people who live there, the way to speak, everything is different in the neighborhood if you compare with the rest of the city. In Argentina are big differences between classes and Recoleta area is a good example.
The price is USD75 / € 70. Payment is made online by credit card or Paypal.
Departure time for the Total BA full day bike tour is at 9:00 am. 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 approximate duration of the Total BA city tour by bike is around 8 hours. So, 99% of the the tours end around 5:00 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.
The level of demand for the Total BA bike tour is “medium”. The city of Buenos Aires is flat, so it does not require a lot of physical effort, but this is a full day bike tour and we pedal around 30km, so if you are not used to riding a bicycle, we recommend you do one of our half-day bike tours.
It is included:
The use of a bike with gears and suspension, as well as a helmet.
A 500ml bottle of water.
Sandwich in a traditional “Parrilla” food truck (vegetarian option available) + drink.
Mate and alfajores.
Local guide (super friendly).
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.
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.