With more than 220 miles (350 kilometers) of bike paths, it’s no surprise Bogotá has a reputation for being the most bike-friendly city in South America. From the weekly Ciclovía event, which has been copied by cities around the world, to themed cycling tours, here are a few of the cycling opportunities that await in Colombia’s capital.
Pedal along main city routes without worrying about traffic during the Bogotá weekly Sunday Ciclovía, when more than 60 miles (100 kilometers) of city streets are closed to motor traffic.
Hit the dirt trails outside the city during an exhilarating off-road mountain-bike tour along the downhill slopes of Colombia’s East Andes.
Explore the Bogotá fruit market, visit food stalls and local eateries, and snack on Colombian delicacies, such as arepas (corn cakes) and buñuelos (fried dough balls), during a food-focused Bogotá bike tour.
Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of various neighborhoods including Usaquén, La Merced, and Teusaquillo.
Combine a city biking tour with another activity such as a coffee factory tour and tasting, a salsa lesson, or a walking tour of historical La Candelaria.
See the historical landmarks of La Candelaria, such as Plaza de Bolívar, Catedral Primada, and the National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional), from the saddle.