Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art

Read the city´s art, live the tales it tells.
  • Mon, Fri
  • 5 hs.
  • USD *from 75
  • ~ 15 kms
  • We ride, rain or shine!
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HIDDEN GRAFFITI
READ THE CITY´S ART, LIVE THE TALES IT TELLS.

Our Hidden Graffiti Experience is ideal for an artistic, adventurous traveler who is looking to discover the city´s rougher edges in a fun and interesting way.

Hidden Graffiti and urban art in Buenos Aires

Read the city´s art, live the tales it tells.

 

This 5 hour cultural experience will lead you off the beaten path, into the work of several artists who left their message on our walls. We´ll live their experiences through the shapes and colors they´ve printed, while identifying some of the main problems and strengths of us Porteños.

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

Highlights:

  1. Meet your guide over empanadas and wine
  2. Think outside the box about what is art
  3. See the result of an international graffiti festival
  4. Ride through sequential murals in La Boca
  5. Go down the rabbit-hole in pasaje Lanin
  6. Empathize with the victims of our dictatorship 
  7. Find the 2nd longest mural in the world
  8. Make your own art piece!

 


 

Why choose this Experience?

At Biking Buenos Aires we believe that by creating a common reality, the world will enjoy more love, harmony, and respect. Our purpose is to reveal our connected uniqueness, so we´ve designed an experience focused on a universal subject: art.

In a city like Buenos Aires you can’t settle for a general peek behind a glass window! Go beyond in this cultural experience on two wheels. We´ll ride by some working-class barrios and reach an urban oasis where art transparently tells about the lives of the locals, their pains and dreams.

We facilitate interactive activities in order to create lasting memories and relationships. On this XP, we´ll put our hand to work and make our own artwork.

Spark interesting and intellectual conversations about art, dreams, and desires with us, and discover the city in a fun and interactive way.

 


 

Who is this Experience for?

Our Hidden Graffiti Experience is ideal for an artistic, adventurous traveler who is looking to discover the city´s rougher edges in a fun and interesting way.

 

Mural Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art

The largest mural in Argentina

“El Regreso de Quinquela”


 

Additional Information:

 

  • This tour goes out every Monday and Friday at 11am.
  • Minimum age limit for this group tour is 10 y/o
  • We can accommodate vegans and vegetarians
  • Total distance: 15Km
  • Total time: 5hrs
  • Physical demand: Intermediate. We ride through narrow streets, and marginalized areas.
Know your way
1 Casa Castagnino
2 San Telmo
3 Lunch - La Boca
4 Pasaje Lanin
5 Barracas
6 Caminito
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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 Spray your own stencil street session
A memorable Argentine lunch (bondiola pork sandwich or vegetarian quiche)
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: 04/2023 - Andy D

Perfect introduction to Buenos Aires and its street art scene

We did this tour on our first day in Buenos Aires and not only was it a great way to see this art but it was also a fantastic introduction to the city. Patricio was an amazing guide both as far as showing and explaining the art as well as safely leading us throughout parts of the city we probably wouldn't have seen otherwise. Lunch was delicious and the guides really went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our tour.

Date of experience: 06/2023 - Ray B

Unique, fun, strongly recommended.

Thanks for all the great service and showing me BA from another point of view. We explored different corners of the city that are very difficult to get to without this tour and got to see some stunning murals.

Date of experience: 10/2023 - Sean F

Best bike tours in Buenos Aires

Excellent exploration of Barracas and La Boca with truly unusual graffiti. The guide, Raymond, was really knowledgeable and fun to hang out with.

Date of experience: 08/2023 - Angela D.

Fun and educational!

This is a great tour! I've done street art tours around the world and this was the most educational. Ray is knowledgeable and very funny. I hadn't ridden a bike in a few years and didn't have a problem at all. If you are Buenos Aires and like street art this is a must do!

Date of experience: 06/2023 - Lisa R

Authentic, fun Buenos Aires street art tour

Raymond and the other BA Bike tour guides are extremely personable, fun, and knowledgeable about urban street art, its history and context. Raymond is an adept art critic who provides insights into the meaning and symbolism of art pieces, their cultural relevance, and their relationship to place. The pieces of art seen on this trip are not mainstream and represent authentic Buenos Aires that's off the tourist track. The ride itself is flat and not difficult, however, riders should have solid bike riding skills since riding on sidewalks, cobblestone, skinny streets, and in traffic is just part of the experience. Our group had a great time that made for a truly memorable experience!

Date of experience: 11/2023 - Jon Z

We highly recommend this tour and Raymond/Rodrigo specifically as tour guides

My wife and I loved the Hidden Graffiti & Urban Art bike tour but especially loved Raymond and Rodrigo, two excellent and caring guides who knew the back streets and street art stories. We felt we learned a lot AND enjoyed our time with them and three Tango ladies that joined us on the tour. We highly recommend this tour and them specifically.

Date of experience: 09/2023 - Terry V

Best bike tour Buenos Aires

What a great experience!! Raymond was an expert and shared his city's streets and stories to help us understand Buenos Aires on a deeper level while enjoying the best empanadas, Mate, and drinks along the way. The tour went by so quickly and we saw so many wonderful street art examples. We are in our early 60's and didn't have an issue keeping up with the pace and saw so much of the city's outdoor art and architecture. I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: 01/2023 - Tommy G.

Highly recommend these bike tours

My husband and I did the hidden graffiti urban art tour on recommendation from a friend who had done it previously and raved about it. Raymond, our guide, was so knowledgeable about the history of street art in BA and passionate about showing us many varied examples throughout San Telmo, La Boca and Barracas. It was a great opportunity to get further afield on 2 wheels that we would have got on foot. Thoroughly enjoyed our 5 hour ride that flew by in no time. This tour is manageable for most fitness levels. Even kids would manage it ok. Lots of stops to look at art and take photos. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: 01/2023 - Lisa B.

One of the best city tours I've ever done!

Wow! What a fabulous way to explore Buenos Aires! We saw parts of the city we'd never have discovered on our own and saw some fabulous street art along the way. Ray and Ricardo were excellent guides and gave us some great insights into the street art scene in BA. I can't recommend this tour enough. Great value for money and an extremely fun day out!!

Date of experience: 12/2022 - Marc S.

Great way to spend an afternoon

We had a great Biking Buenos Aires trip / tour with Ray - covered a lot of ground and very informative about the area, history of graffiti movement and evolution to where it is today. The conclusion was fun as well - a nice Yerba Matte stop with some of our own graffiti thrown into the mix. Would highly recommend as a way to get to know the city better and experience it in a different way than a more traditional tour.
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