Guided tour by bicycle of the most interesting quarters of the city. It’s a fun and exhilarating way to get a different perspective on Buenos Aires. It would be a daunting prospect to launch off into the labyrinth of streets and grids on your own, but this tour is fully accompanied with English-speaking guide leading the way safely from one top sight to another.
This tour takes you to Puerto Madero, the capital's refurbished dockland, now a leisure area complete with trendy lofts, waterside promenades lined with smart bars and restaurants and a small yachting marina. Continue via a tranquil ecological reserve to La Boca, the once rather seedy Italian immigrant port district that is the cradle of the tango, now a smart bohemian area popular among artists. You'll also visit San Telmo, a folksy district renowned for its antiques shops and flea markets, and Plaza de Mayo, the city's historic heart with the cathedral and famous Casa Rosada, seat of government. En route you'll pass at a leisurely pace through small parks, over bridges and past pretty churches and mansions, more easily appreciated from a bike saddle than the inside of a car.
In the evening, accompanied by an expert and shunning smart restaurants and tourist spots, you'll dine out local-style, tasting authentic Argentine dishes in a variety of settings. After dinner, visit a local milonga - a traditional tango hall - or a peña, similarly popular among locals but specialising in traditional music from the Andean north-west of Argentina. These can be wonderfully atmospheric venues, especially late at night when they tend to get busy with dancing into the early hours.