Why the thrill? Bogota has an amazing system of more than 300 km of bike lanes throughout the city, called ciclovia. On Sundays, the ciclovia takes over the city as numerous main roads are closed to traffic and turned into bike lanes. Impromptu bicycle repair shops pop up along main roads, and bike routes connect to the city-wide bus system, which has free bike parking facilities in designated stations.
The easiest way to get around to the main points of interest and the little back roads of this mainly flat city is on a bike tour. Discover tiny colonial streets and historical sites that you would miss on a bus tour. Get immersed in the French, Colonial, and Republican architecture of the city.
If you want to go it alone, numerous bike shops make it easy to rent a bike for a few hours or the day, and the government loans bikes for free along the 7th Avenue.
An inexpensive way to get around, biking allows you to linger as long as you want over the sights and gives visitors a chance to connect with locals while absorbing the energy of this dynamic city.