Our Bike Tour Buenos Aires South will begin at our offices in San Telmo, one of the oldest parts of the city which is known for its colonial architecture.
We’ll start off by heading over to Plaza Dorrego, a pretty square surrounded by cafés, bars and pubs with outdoor seating which gives the area a lively atmosphere, as well as traditional homes. The square hosts many music, street dancing and tango shows and is home to the Feria de San Telmo every Sunday, the streets packed with stalls selling antiques and other curious objects.
Our tour will continue on down to Parque Lezama, known for its rustic paths, ornate little pillars topped with flowers and viewpoints from where you could once see the river. The Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa de la Santísima Trinidad is also in Parque Lezama, an important church whose architecture reflects the orthodox style of Buenos Aires.
We’ll cycle on to the neighborhood of La Boca, very popular among tourists due to the array of brightly painted buildings and the cosmopolitan history of the area. The main street is Caminito which simply exudes Argentine culture, with the pedestrian area full of artists displaying their work.
Next, we’ll cross Calle Garibaldi, a road split by a train track. Just a few blocks along from here, we’ll be able to see some of this area’s real housing: houses built with sheets of metal and painted a myriad of different colours. We’ll also be able to see the Boca Juniors stadium.
Heading into the Barrio de Avellaneda, we’ll pass the oldest and most famous ferry bridge in Buenos Aires. Built in 1914 to support pedestrians, cars, trams and other vehicles, it is one of the 8 biggest ferry bridges in the world and is currently undergoing renovation works.
We’ll move on to the newest barrio in the city, Puerto Madero, which is also the most visited part of the city. The old docks have been converted into restaurants, lofts and offices with amazing views of the city and the Río de La Plata.
From there, we’ll head into the Reserva Ecológica de Buenos Aires which sits between the city and the river. This is one of the most popular parts of the tour, as we explore this green space which protects wildlife, the environment and native plantlife.
Last but not least, we’ll cycle over to the Plaza de Mayo, the political centre of the city since its very founding and where you’ll get to see the Casa Rosada (presidential mansion), the Cabildo, the Catedral Metropolitana and other political buildings.
We’ll then bring our tour to a close at the same place we started: our offices in San Telmo, just a short ride down the road from the Plaza de Mayo.