The Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art Tour is a strictly off the beaten path tour that takes you pedaling through the hidden southern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to find the city’s most impressive street art. Far more than strictly urban art, this tour examines the cultural and historical background of Buenos Aires’ cutting edge design district and seldom-visited vibrant neighborhoods, tracing the connection between tags and art, the city’s architecture, its use by artists, and their expressions that give a voice to the voiceless.
Important Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art Tour Information
Mon & Fri
Approx. 5 Hours
Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art Tour Highlights
Learn about the context of street art in Buenos Aires
Learn the historical background that led to Buenos Aires becoming one of the world capitals of street art.
One Of The World's Largest Murals
View one of the world’s largest mural by a single artists, a trait that won it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records..
Pasaje Lanin - Mosaic Houses
Ride past an impressive display of multicolored mosaic-filled walls in Pasaje Lanin.
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*PLEASE NOTE* : The Graffiti Tour is a strictly off the beaten path tour that takes you pedaling through the hidden Southern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to find the city’s most impressive street art. Far more than strictly urban art, this tour also examines the cutting edge design district, vibrant neighborhoods and contextualing it all with historical and cultural background. IT IS NECESSARY TO BE A CONFIDENT CYCLIST IN AN URBAN SETTING WITH TRAFFIC. This tour is far off the beaten path and not in touristy areas. In some cases the tour may approach precarious parts of the city. It is advised not to wear flashy jewelery, carry documents or large amounts of cash and credit cards. We recommend discretion with cameras.
Meet us in historic San Telmo (Peru 988), where we begin our bike tour with a thorough orientation, introducing you to the tour highlights, your bike, and each other. Pointing our wheels south, we pedal through the backstreets of one of the oldest barrios in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, making our way towards La Boca while we become familiarised with different graffiti styles, and witness examples of elaborate urban art along the way by artist collectives such as Red Sudakas and Triangulo Dorado.
Back on our bikes, we venture well off the beaten path towards Barracas, where we can marvel at the elaborate mosaic walls in Pasaje Lanin, and later let our eyes wander along the mural depicting the meeting of Styles Street Art Convention representing several collaborations between artists. After several brief stops to appreciate pieces by artists such as Pol Corona, Mart, Pum Pum, Martin Ron, and many more, we visit the Metropolitan Design Center – a hotspot of innovation and design technology – where we can take a small break to explore. Finally, we learn about the story behind Cooperativa Vieytes (the former Ghelco ice cream factory) through its mural laden with symbolism.
Our tour ends back at our meeting point in San Telmo where we recapture the day and recommend some BA tips. Lasting approximately 5 hours, we mostly ride on the road alongside traffic and stop around 8 times to appreciate murals, see different neighborhoods, take photos, and enjoy a fun, creative and informative tour led by expert bilingual guides.
- IT IS NECESSARY TO BE A CONFIDENT CYCLIST IN AN URBAN SETTING WITH TRAFFIC. The majority of murals and artworks are not accessible by bike path, so it is necessary that ALL guests are comfortable with urban cycling in traffic (No children under 15 years old).
- ALL GUESTS ARE ADVISED TO ALWAYS BE ATTENTIVE TO THE TOUR GUIDE’S INSTRUCTIONS. This tour is far off the beaten path and not in touristy areas. In some cases the tour may approach precarious parts of the city. It is advised not to wear flashy jewelery, carry documents or large amounts of cash and credit cards. We recommend discretion with cameras.
- Rain- In the case of rain, it shall be assumed that the tour will be going as scheduled unless otherwise notified by Biking BA to the client. Biking BA will cancel the tour in cases of extreme weather that compromise the safety of the guests which include lightning, thunder and/or flooding. Biking BA provides rain ponchos and other measures to mitigate the weather, therefore, if the tour goes out within a two hour window of the scheduled start time and the client decides to cancel their booking they will be refunded 50% of their payment or given 100% credit to a future tour of equal or less value.
- Private Tours are also available upon request with an additional charge depending on # of pax. Please note that due to safety concerns of the neighborhoods, this tour can under no circumstances be operated on a weekend nor national holiday.
“I don’t usually do tours like this.. I tend to always just explore cities on my own and by foot. But I have to say, I’m so glad I decided to do a Biking Buenos Aires tour. I got to see all of the main parts of the city in one day and in style (the bikes are all the sky blue Argentinian color and have a retro vibe to them) I learned so much about the history of the city that I didn’t know about, and I met some awesome people who I’ve been hanging out with since. Our tour guides Corina and Angie were absolutely fantastic (never mind the fact that they’re both absolutely gorgeous!) Corina was our leader and history professor. She had this incredible way of telling stories of the past that painted such a vivid picture and really took you back. Angie was our protector and handywoman. She followed us, made sure traffic stopped for us (which is a hefty task here in BA), and got her hands dirty if anything happened with one of the bikes. Corina led and enlightened us and Angie kept us safe. Oh, and the included lunch was soooooo delicious. So grateful for this experience! Thanks to the whole team for being so awesome.”Audrianna T.
“Biking Buenos Aires gave me the opportunity to explore the city in a different way. I have been living in Buenos Aires for almost a year now and decided to take this tour; I must say that I saw and learned things that I never did before. Our guide Brett was very knowledgeable with lots of fun facts about the city and its history. She was always aware of everyone in the tour and our safety. Even though, we spent several hours in the bike it wasn´t tiring at all, since we had many stops and the city is completely flat. This tour is an excellent option for people all ages. I highly recommended!!!”Irving P.
“My friends, my sons and I were fortunate to book a city biking tour with Biking Buenos Aires just last week. It was awesome! Comfortable, informative and a ton of fun. Angie and the crew do an upstanding job. Angie is informative, enthusiastic, and knowledgable about the fascinating city. She is emotional as she describes the ups and downs of Buenos Aires history. From the architectural feats and fails, and govermental dictatorship to periods of direct democracy, Angie is cogent and engaging. On top of this, the meal they include along the waterfront is totally delicious! We love you guys and we’ll be back for all of your tours next time.”Dan H.