There is no better way – at least in my opinion to discover Bogota, Colombia then via a bike tour.
That’s just what John and I did for five hours a few days into our Colombia visit. I had heard that Bogota was particularly well set up for bikes – with literally hundreds of kilometers of mixed use bike paths. I’d also learned of a company – Bogota Bike Tours run by an American – Mike from California. Every day – often twice a day – he takes a group of one to twenty people out on a 12-15 kilometer (this is not a hard bike ride!!) ride that covers about 10% of Bogota – and the most interesting bits as he puts it.
I would concur. We discovered parts of the city we never would have found on our own and learned about its’ turbulent history. Even if you’re not a biker this is a tour to take. The pace is relaxed, it’s safe and if you’re traveling alone it allows you to discover the city with others from around the world. Mike also speaks several languages so if English isn’t your first language – no problem. And for 35,000 Colombian pesos (~$US 17) it’s a steal of a deal.
Here’s a look at the sights we saw on our Bogota bike tour.
The one area that we cycled through where I didn’t take photos – for obvious reasons – was the Red Light District – which in mid-afternoon was quite busy.
Do you like to discover cities via bike tours? Have you been on the Bogota bike tour?