We had a fantastic bike trip with our wonderful guide. We saw so many sights and got to see lots of the city. We were lucky to have a small group of just two of us. Our favorite parts were seeing the Port, the nature area and La Boca.Being on a bike means you get to see so much more. The tour lasted 5 hours! And we loved every minute of it, even trying to dodge the traffic lol.
Suffice to say if you have seen my other post then you know what happened. I was unable to do this ride, but the guide nicely allowed us to move the day and time, but alas we could not. I would recommend the tour even if it was just because they were so nice!
The half-day bike tour was an amazing experience. You ride in, out, and across the most famous and known sites in the Argentine Capital. The tour starts off in the San Martin Plaza where the tour guide introduces himself and makes sure everyone feels comfortable on their bikes. He then gives highlights of what to expect on the tour and also the best practices of riding a bike in Buenos Aires.
The tour takes you to the most important sites Plazas, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Boca, President's Quarters, etc. and the guide gives you background on history, culture, geography, etc. The way it works is that you bike to the different sites and then in each one of them, you stop and receive the important notes about each site. I was fortunate enough to go when it was cold in the city because I was the only one in my tour and it was personalized to what I wanted to see. On top of this, I could ask any questions, etc. and then guide would also take pictures without making anyone wait. Lastly, in La Boca a neighborhood famous for its soccer team and the Tango you get 30 minutes to walk around and enjoy the streets at your own pace before reconvening to continue the tour also a nice break in between the four hours you are riding.
The only blemish was that the tour started 45 minutes after it was scheduled because the morning tour started late and this caused a snowball effect for the day's activities. On another note, make sure you are comfortable riding a bike within a city. You may ride in the street, next to cars at times nothing an average adult can't handle. Also, the guide is very good on waiting for you, making the car stop for you to cross, etc.
Overall, the experience was amazing! I highly recommend this tour. If you think of going, make sure you call ahead and get Mariano to give you the tour. Great guy -I highly recommend him.