With more than 220 miles (350 kilometers) of bike paths, it’s no surprise Bogotá has a reputation for being the most bike-friendly city in South America. From the weekly Ciclovía event, which has been copied by cities around the world, to themed cycling tours, here are a few of the cycling opportunities that await in Colombia’s capital.
- Pedal along main city routes without worrying about traffic during the Bogotá weekly Sunday Ciclovía, when more than 60 miles (100 kilometers) of city streets are closed to motor traffic.
- Hit the dirt trails outside the city during an exhilarating off-road mountain-bike tour along the downhill slopes of Colombia’s East Andes.
- Explore the Bogotá fruit market, visit food stalls and local eateries, and snack on Colombian delicacies, such as arepas (corn cakes) and buñuelos (fried dough balls), during a food-focused Bogotá bike tour.
- Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of various neighborhoods including Usaquén, La Merced, and Teusaquillo.
- Combine a city biking tour with another activity such as a coffee factory tour and tasting, a salsa lesson, or a walking tour of historical La Candelaria.
- See the historical landmarks of La Candelaria, such as Plaza de Bolívar, Catedral Primada, and the National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional), from the saddle.