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About bogotabiketours

Bogota Bike Tours offers guided bicycle tours and bicycle rentals in Bogota, Colombia.

A World Cup Futbol Tour

Our bike tours the other day got consumed by an outside force of nature: Colombia’s World Cup match with England. Once play started, interest in riding waned, and we rode from television to television, where we waited, impatiently, for a … Continue reading

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A Fresh Cacao Stop

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Two Boys and a Bull

During Sunday’s bike tour these two naughty boys climbed onto the raging iron bull in the Santamaria bullfighting plaza. Fortunately, the security guard was distracted. Perhaps the bull was symbolic. After all, Sunday was election day in Colombia, and from … Continue reading

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A Ducky Stop in Santa Fe

While passing thru the economically depressed Santa Fe neighborhood the other day we encountered this feathered individual. Was he a pet? Or heading for someone’s dinner plate. He appeared so at ease that he must have been a long-term resident. … Continue reading

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Street Foods

During our tours, we always visit a traditional market, where we taste a variety of Colombia’s tasty and colorful tropical fruits. Sometimes, we also stop and try foods on the streets or in parks.

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A Bathroom Full of Books

Besides doing bike tour, we also sell and exchange books, mostly novels, in English, French, Dutch, German and some other languages. The other day a Dutchwoman who lives in Bogotá and evidently loves to read gave us hundreds of books, mostly … Continue reading

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A Fire Station Tour

Firefighters consider themselves members of one great global fraternity. And so, after the bike tour the other day I accompanied an Australian firefighter couple up (and up and up) above La Candelaria to the Egipto neighborhood fire station. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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