Tag Archives: Bogota

Free* Walking Tours!

Bogotá Bike Tours now offers Free* Walking Tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m., leaving from our shop at Carrera 3 No. 12-72, in La Candelaria. Visit the most important and interesting sites in Bogotá’s historical center, the La … Continue reading

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Riding With the Kites in Simon Bolivar Park

August is traditionally Bogotá’s kite flying month, thanks to the vigorous winds. And the place to be is Simon Bolivar Park, Bogotá’s largest public park. Today, the 7 de agosto holiday, kites filled the sky and happy kids filled the … Continue reading

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Visiting a Coffee Plantation

Recently, Briton Laura visited a coffee plantation a few hours west of Bogotá with Bogotá Bike Tours. Laura and Karolina, the guide, loaded their bikes onto a bus in north Bogotá and rode west, to near the town of Alban, … Continue reading

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Fast Times at the National University

In the National University’s campus, with its politics, political graffiti and protests, something interesting is usually going one. Not long ago during a bike tour we participated in this race across the Plaza Del Che. After a grueling race, the … Continue reading

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Stopping for Snail Slime

Edgar sets up his little stand every day on Ave. Septima near 24th St. and sells snail slime. Really. Often, we stop and meet him during our bike tours. He says the stuff treats wrinkles, stretch marks and acne. And … Continue reading

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Of Plazas and Pigeons

Lots of people are surprised by the plentiful pigeons populating Bogotá’s plazas. Other cities try to eliminate these ‘flying rats’, or at least discourage them. But in Bogotá they are honored members of the community. Vendors sell grain to feed … Continue reading

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Meeting Greenman

During out bike tours, we often meet interesting local characters, and one of the most unique has to be Greenman, whom we talked to the other day on Ave. Septima. He’s an artist and environemental activist who rides around on … Continue reading

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