Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Neighborhoods

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Explore the famous neighborhoods of Buenos Aires in and around the city center and the Rio de la Plata on an exciting bike tour. With an experienced guide, you'll easily cycle through major neighborhoods like San Telmo, La Boca, and the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve. See top landmarks such as Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, and Caminito, and admire the city's European-style architecture while soaking in the fresh air.


After meeting your guide in the San Telmo neighborhood, listen to a quick safety briefing before receiving your bike (a comfortable beach bike) and helmet.
Begin by pedaling around San Telmo, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture. Explore its many attractions, including the Russian Orthodox Trinity Church, San Telmo Market, and Dorrego Square, in the heart of San Telmo. Observe life in the square's cafes, bars and shops, and witness spontaneous tango performances – San Telmo is the center of tango in Buenos Aires.
Next, drive to La Boca, Buenos Aires' most colorful neighborhood, where a European atmosphere has remained strong since the neighborhood was inhabited by Italian immigrants. The area is popular with tourists for its brightly painted buildings, especially along the Caminito – the main (pedestrian) street of the area, where you can see local artists selling their work.
Then, go to the new district of the city: Puerto Madero. Its old docks have been transformed into restaurants, lofts and offices, and the area offers incredible views of the city. From there, continue to the Ecological Reserve, a 350-hectare nature reserve that sits between the city and the Rio de la Plata.
Finally, you will visit Plaza de Mayo, the scene of all major political events in the country since the founding of Buenos Aires. Get an overview of the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the main public buildings.
During your tour, your informative and entertaining guide will regale you with interesting facts about Buenos Aires' rich history and commentary on the sights you pass. You'll also stop periodically to stretch your legs and take photos, ending your walk in Plaza San Martin.




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