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As we had a rather late arrival to Buenos Aires due to the change in our flight from Salta, we could only do the admin stuff such as laundry and changing money the following morning.
After getting more pesos, we traveled to BA Bikes office at San José 539 and arrived slightly earlier than the meeting time of 2.15pm.
We were the first to arrive and the staff welcomed us warmly. Their English were all pretty good and we had no problem understanding them. We paid the tour fee (230 ARS each) and waited for the guides and the rest of the participants to arrive.
Turned out that it was a busy day and there were around 30 participants in total. Interestingly, all of us opted for the South Circuit so the two guides split us into two groups. After the introduction and testing our equipment, we rode for around 10 minutes to our first stop of the tour – Casa Rosada.
Next stop was Puerto Madero, the swanky upmarket area in Buenos Aires. The property there is priced out for most Argentinians.
The area was nice but felt pretty soulless. I preferred the character of San Telmo.
A short ride away from Puerto Madero was the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve. While we didn’t visit it, we stopped by the food stands opposite it.
Our guide recommended us choripán, a popular South American sandwich (20 ARS).
Somehow I managed to step on dog shit again. It was already the third time of the trip and Ying was really amused.
Caminito is La Boca’s landmark and we spent some time there exploring and taking photos.
Both of us agreed that we should return to take pictures when there were less tourists.
The next stop was at the park beside La Bombonera. Our guide was a Boca fan and he told us of his experiences of watching live matches there.
The penultimate stop was at Parque Lezama, near to the oldest part of Buenos Aires.
It was already dark by the time we reached our final stop at Avenida 9 de Julio.
The bicycle tour was 4 hours long in total but the duration was just right for us. We saw quite a few sights and got ourselves orientated about Buenos Aires.
While cycling in Buenos Aires could be quite stressful due to the traffic, we enjoyed the tour. It was well-organized and we left a small tip for our great guide at the end.