Bike Tour South: Heart of the City
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Explore some of the most iconic and contrasting neighbourhoods of southern Buenos Aires by bike and discover the great diversity of its influences that make it such an interesting and dynamic city today.
Your guided tour will begin in the historic backstreets of one of the city’s oldest barrios - San Telmo - famous for its crumbling architecture and antiques markets. As you continue to pedal, you’ll reach the strikingly photogenic colourful streets and houses of La Boca (the old port district), heralded as the birthplace of Tango and home to Argentina’s most iconic football stadium (La Bombonera). It’s a great place to enjoy a little free time; soak up the lively atmosphere, elaborate urban art and pick-up some souvenirs. Back in the saddle, the next stop is Puerto Madero - a hugely successful waterfront regeneration project - where charming old buildings sit alongside modern skyscrapers and home to glitzy cocktail bars and al fresco restaurants.
There is a pitstop to grab a tasty lunch at an original Parrilla, a barbecue food truck that is a favourite amongst locals (vegetarian options available). From here all roads lead to the heart of the city - Plaza de Mayo. Standing in front of the famous Casa Rosada, you’ll discover why most of Argentina’s historical, traumatic and sometimes even uplifting events happened right here. You’re then free to wander off on foot and explore more of the city’s fascinating surroundings.
Throughout the tour, stops will be made to allow you to rest, take photos and simply soak in the amazing scenery as your knowledgeable guide provides a wonderful insight into life behind the city's walls.