Heart of the City Tour

Discover the historical heart of Buenos Aires, and its beating B-sides.
  • Tue, Thu, Sat
  • 5 hs.
  • USD *from 75
  • ~ 15 kms
  • We ride, rain or shine!
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BOOKING IN TWO STEPS
HIDDEN STORIES
OF BUENOS AIRES

What is the relationship between hot thermal springs, an argentine hot dog and the Netherlands?

Make sense of this beautiful chaos

Heart of the City tour is a 5 hour immersive experience in the south side of Buenos Aires. We visit the southern neighborhoods, focusing on BA´s history, local customs, and popular culture.

This tour leaves at 11 AM from Balcarce 1016 – Casa de Castagnino – San Telmo.

Highlights:

  1. Meet us at one of Buenos Aires´ oldest buildings
  2. Choose your ride … ¿maybe a bamboobike?
  3. Get a feel for Buenos Aires´ long-lost golden era
  4. Cheer for Boca Jrs.
  5. See the colorful houses of Caminito
  6. Eat what any local would eat by the Ecological reserve
  7. Study economics at the Women´s bridge
  8. Feel the Heart of the city – Plaza de Mayo

 


 

Why choose this Experience?

At Biking Buenos Aires, we seek to reveal connections between people and cultures across the world. If you are looking to understand Argentina, or even harder, Argentinians, we´re here to help you with that. 

We are a group of empathetic and curious international locals, who cherish cultural diversity and interconnection. We believe that a better world can be achieved by understanding that we are scattered seeds from the same tree.

On our Heart of the City tour, we focus on the formation of Buenos Aires and its culture, going over the 20th century´s main events and today’s context. We invite you to get involved and feel Buenos Aires first-hand!

 


 

Who is this Experience for?

This experience is designed to maximize your time in the city, and learn what Porteños are all about. If you are curious about Argentine culture, and want to experience it first-hand, this ride is for you. 

If you´d rather see the city from afar, Biking Buenos Aires is not for you – el que avisa no traiciona (he who warns beforehand, does not betray)!

 


 

Additional information:

  • Minimum age limit for this group tour is 10 y/o
  • We can accommodate vegans and vegetarians
  • Total distance: 15Km
  • Physical demand: Easy! We stop often and go at a moderate pace.
  • Aprox riding time: 2.15hr
  • Optional: start from your hotel for an extra fee
Know your way
1 Casa Castagnino
2 Parque Lezama
3 La Bombonera
4 La Boca, Caminito
5 Reserva Ecológica
6 Puente de la Mujer, Puerto Madero
7 Plaza de Mayo
what does it
include?

Our AAIB (Almost All-Inclusive Bureau) remains attentive to any legitimate expectation of your day with us. A tortoise with salad in the basket of your bike, for instance, is not included (if you do want one, please check our Tailor Made options).

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  • Bikes

  • Do it yourself

  • Smiling solutions

  • Helmets

  • Weather upgrades

  • Snacks

  • Expert Skipper

But also

A memorable Argentine lunch (your choice of chicken, beef or pork or vegetarian (cheese) sandwich)
Public Liability Insurance
Bottled filtered water (environment matters)
Bilingual guides (when not trilingual)

Your initiatic journey

What is the relation between an anarchist, an Italian immigrant and a blob of dulce de leche on your shoe?
Jump on and become an active part of the culture of our city.

1

START

Get to know your guide, the other guests, the route. Chat with us about the latest weather and inflation updates and master our safety gesture language (the dictionary has 4 words).

2

RIDE!

At the rhythm you need to wake up, and get to know your bike.

3

LOOKOUT!

You did not see it, but 3 floors above you there is a huge mural.

4

ASK US

Along the way, about any weird custom you may notice - there are a lot.

5

SHARE

Your travel experiences with your co-riders - many roads lead to Buenos Aires!

6

EAT

Debate grilling techniques with our experts between mouthfuls.

7

ASK THE GUIDE

For live translation of the joke the chef just made with you OR get an express street class on local gestures and cope on your own.

8

MAKE YOUR OWN

mate (Argentine typical infusion) and take your own selfie while tasting it!

9

GET RID

of your guide and wander independently (no extra charge).

10
KEEP MOVING

Get back to our place, freshen up and choose (one or more answers).
A/ enjoy further personalized recommendations
B/ go to the bar with your new local connections
C/ Start processing your memories
D/ Hit the road again!

WHAT OTHER TRAVELLERS
LOVED ABOUT US

Date of experience: 05/2019 - Bárbara

I learnt lots about Argentine history and the social and political challenges today. I got to know how to prepare mate. I also made a pet glass to drink local fernet. Taste South America! What I appreciate much is that Biking Buenos Aires is environmentally friendly and uses sustainable products.
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committee

We take the worry away. Our pioneering group is full of innovative departments whose daily focus is the operative part of your adventure, just for you not to bother. But if you do, here goes the list of their specialities:

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