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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Bike through Buenos Aires' Palermo, Puerto Madero and Recoleta neighborhoods on this 3.5-hour guided bike tour in the morning or afternoon. Visit major highlights of this Argentine capital city, including Barrio Norte and Recoleta Cemetery. Learn about the history and culture of Buenos Aires from your expert guide while enjoying local architecture and the city's green spaces.
  • Explore the districts of Recoleta, Puerto Madero and Palermo
  • See landmarks like Recoleta Cemetery and the Spaniard's Monument
  • Get a look at local life in residential areas
  • Learn about Buenos Aires’ history from the bilingual guide
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Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Bottled water
Use of bike and helmet
Beach Cruiser Bike
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Defensa 831, C1066 CABA, Argentina

Departure Time

1:45 PM

Return Details

Dr. José Modesto Giuffra 308, C1064ADB CABA, Argentina
Meet your local guide in San Telmo, where you will receive your bike after going through a short safety briefing and demonstration. Strap on your helmet, jump on your comfortable beach cruiser and hit the road for your leisurely ride through some of Buenos Aires' most interesting neighborhoods.

Start with a cycle through Puerto Madero, the city's newest neighborhood whose old docks have been transformed into chic restaurants, lofts and offices. Then, cruise through Recoleta, a tiny district of the city well-known for its French-style architecture and sizable green spaces.

Follow your guide to Recoleta Cemetery, where many iconic Argentinians, like former first lady Eva Peron, are laid to rest. Ride through Barrio Parque, a residential area filled with mansions and large grassy parks and on to Barrio Norte on Santa Fe Avenue.

Continue your Buenos Aires bike tour by pedaling toward Palermo, the largest neighborhood in the city, and on to Palermo Woods. See the Buenos Aires Zoo, the Galileo Galilei Planetarium, the Polo Fields and the Botanical Garden.

Learn about the rich history of these two populous neighborhoods from your knowledgable, enthusiastic guide during frequent stops to snap photos and stretch your legs. After the opportunity to peek into what local life looks like in these residential districts, end your bike tour at the original start point approximately 3.5 hours later.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
San Telmo
After meeting your guide in San Telmo, listen to a quick safety briefing before receiving your bike (a comfy beach cruiser) and helmet. Then hop on to begin your leisurely ride.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Puerto Madero
Begin in Puerto Madero, the newest neighborhood in the city. Its old docks have been transformed into restaurants, lofts and offices, which boast incredible views of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Recoleta
From there, ride through Recoleta, famous for its French-style buildings and large parks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cemiterio de Recoleta
See Recoleta Cemetery, where legendary Argentinians like Eva Peron (aka Evita) are buried, and pass through Barrio Norte, an informal name given to a lively section of Recoleta around Santa Fe Avenue.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palermo
Then head toward the district of Palermo – Buenos Aires’ largest neighborhood. Pedal to Palermo Woods, the city’s largest park, where you can admire its rose garden with more than 400 rose bushes. See more of the park’s sights, including the Buenos Aires Zoo, the Botánical Garden, Plaza Italia, Galileo Galilei Planetarium and the Spaniard’s Monument.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Buenos Aires
Throughout your tour, your guide will tell you about Buenos Aires’ rich history and provide commentary about the sites you’re passing. You’ll also break periodically to stretch your legs and take photos. Your tour concludes 3 hours later at the original departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passenger must be at least 4 feet and 9 inches (150cm) tall
  • Electric bicycles are available to whom is not in fisical conditions to ride for 3 hours straight (on request)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If it's raining, rain gear is provided, but tours are usually canceled if it's pouring; if it's raining the day of your tour, please call the tour operator to confirm (contact info will be on your voucher)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tangol

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Most is on bike lanes, so don't worry about the traffic." See review
  • "Very flat route so at an average speed of only about 6 kmh, it was not taxing at all." See review
  • "That said, we saw a lot and had interesting stops, but riding in very heavy traffic at the end of the day was dangerous." See review

Reviews

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WORST EXPERIENCE IN BUENOS AIRES
worldtraveler882016
, Jan 2020
Do not waste your time. We booked an English-speaking tour - but, even as a native English speaker, I was unable to understand him - and we were not the only ones. The other native English speakers on the trip kept asking me if I knew what he had said. The tour says you will hit certain landmarks in approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. We did not hit a SINGLE one of the big attractions in the 3.5 hour period - we did not see Recoleta Cemetery, Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires Zoo, the Botanical Garden, or several other promised sites. The staff is also rude and unprofessional. I got a nasty email three days before my scheduled tour saying that I had missed the tour (they had the wrong date), and despite numerous requests for help with my helmet, the guide ignored me altogether. When I contacted the tour company to express my concerns, they made up a story about a conversation I allegedly had at the beginning of the tour, during which I said that I was "tired." This conversation never, ever happened. This was - by far - the worst experience we had in Buenos Aires and the worst experience I've ever had with a tour company on Viator.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Dear Andrea Gordon, We are sorry to read that the bike tour did not meet all your expectations. The first message we sent you was a mistake, the booking number was wrong and this was notified immediately by our team to avoid confusion. The guide who made the excursion is a graduate guide, with experience guiding and who has also received intensive training in our tours. We understand that you were disappointed because the tour was a little late as you had a dinner and a phone call waiting. The tour was delayed because on that day there was a child participating who also defines the rhythm of the group. You decided to return before the end of the tour. When the tour was over, we asked all the passengers who took the tour that day and they answered that they were satisfied with the guide and the tour. However, we take this feedback and forward it to the guide as an opportunity to improve our services. In any case, we refunded 100% of the amount you paid for the service. We hope to have you again among our travelers so that you can enjoy the quality of our services and thus reverse your opinion. We appreciate your comments as they help us to improve the quality of our services. Kind regards, Tangol Travel Agency
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Awesome tour
Journey54759989441
, Feb 2019
This was the best thing we did in the city. Our tour guide, Anna Julia, was the best!! She was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot . Riding thru the traffic was a little scary for my daughter, but I felt completely safe with Anna Julia's guidance. I DEFINITELY recommend this tour!
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I am a family of 4 with 2 kids aged...
Gunananthan N
, Jul 2018
I am a family of 4 with 2 kids aged 12 and 14. 20 km ride over 3.5 hours was very enjoyable and we saw the city from a different perspective. Cycles were not perfect but very functional and well maintained. Very flat route so at an average speed of only about 6 kmh, it was not taxing at all. The guides did a good job stopping traffic and keeping us safe. We do this at every city we visit and it always rates highly in our memories.
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We had fun on this tour and saw a...
Katie S
, Mar 2018
We had fun on this tour and saw a lot of Buenos Aires, but with a small group of only 5 riders our guide still did not manage to keep the group together. Instead of waiting for everyone to cross busy streets together, she would cross on a green light and often leave 2 or 3 people who would get caught in a red light. At one point three of us lost her in the traffic and could not see which street she rode down. Although we were told we would be riding primarily in bike safe areas, for the last 20 or 25 minutes we were riding in serious rush hour traffic with cars, buses, taxis, without benefit of bike lanes. Some of the bike helmets were missing the adjustable pieces and could not be properly fitted. That said, we saw a lot and had interesting stops, but riding in very heavy traffic at the end of the day was dangerous.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Katie Thank you so much for sharing with us your experience on your tour. Remember that Buenos Aires is a big city where the street movement is part of its magic, the rush of the people and the traffic is part of our routine. Every day it becomes a more friendly city for bicycles and that makes us very happy. Added to that our guides are people specialized in handling groups, and they are aware of the security procedures that must be followed in this type of excursion. All our guides are certified. However, we take this feedback and forward it to the guide as an opportunity to improve our services. This tour shows our city from a pretty friendly perspective, we are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the beauties of Buenos Aires.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour...
deborah e
, Feb 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour. Only one easy hill in the whole trip. We cycled with another couple and had a lady tour leader with a lad following us. It was a red hot day, but we went at a gentle pace with lots of stops at various points of interest. This is a great way to see many of the interesting sights of Buenos Aires. Most is on bike lanes, so don't worry about the traffic.
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There’s the sightseeing, which was...
lidiabaca
, Nov 2017
There’s the sightseeing, which was wonderful, and then there was the challenge of riding a bicycle on narrow lanes with zooming traffic and bouncing on cobblestone roads in the old part of town. The memory will stick with you. Palermo and Recoleta have wide open spaces for easy riding, beautiful!
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Great way to see the city! The sites...
Kandyce Y
, Aug 2017
Great way to see the city! The sites are amazing and our guide spoke english quite well!
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I was fortunate enough that it was...
Matthew E
, Jun 2017
I was fortunate enough that it was just me, so was really able to go at my own pace. The guide was very informative and had a ton of knowledge on the history of Buenos Aires. Most of the tour stuck to a bike path, there were a few parts that would've been trickier for larger groups. I can definitely recommend this.
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Lots of traffic and rushed. Guide...
scott m
, Mar 2017
Lots of traffic and rushed. Guide had a schedule to keep. Other tours provide small snack or drink other than water. I felt there could have been more talking by the guide and some less famous sites included. Guide was nice but never bothered to ask our names. Overpriced for a basic ride.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Dear Scott, we are sorry to hear that the bike tour did not meet all your expectations. We take this feedback as an opportunity to improve our services. Kind regards.
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This was awesome. My brother and I...
Tami L B
, Jul 2016
This was awesome. My brother and I were the only ones who signed up for that time slot, so the tour guide took us all over the place.
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