Started in 2011, this half day free walking tour highlights the history, culture and art of Colombia through graffiti and murals. We are ranked #1 on Tripadvisor in the category "Things to do outdoors in Bogotá" and in 2021 we won the Travelers Choice Recognition Award!
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All private tours start at 50 USD for 1-5 people and we charge an additional 15 USD for each additional person.
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Bogota is one of the best cities in the world to see street art, but if you are new in town, it can be tricky to find the best works and understand the social and political contexts behind them. This bicycle tour takes you through the city’s historical center and graffiti district to find massive murals, tiny paste-ups, stencils, and many more.
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- Professional Guide May Be Operated By A Multi-Lingual Guide
- Bike & Helmet
- Snacks & Bottled water
- Medical Insurance
- Typical Snacks
- Hooded Raincoat (If Needed)
- Any Private Expenses
- Gratuities (Optional)
- Comfortable clothing & Walking shoes
- Sunscreen use
What to Expect
Ready to change your mind about urban art and Colombia? If so, enjoy this Graffiti-Bike Tour in the Historic Center of Bogota, Graffiti District, and 26th Street, which is full of these incredible large-format graffiti.
Take a closer look at the urban art in Bogota and hear fascinating stories about these artworks that reflect what’s going on with Colombian societies throughout history in its actual social context. What used to be a simple and unsophisticated urban artistic expression, now has become an impressive touristic and cultural attraction itself. And it is one of the most remarkable Urban Art Tourism destinations in the world.
- Learn about Bogotá's street art scene while exploring the city on a bike
- Get insight into the cultural contexts of the artwork from your guide
- Includes snacks along the way; no need to bring your own
- Get a lesson in history and society via colorful artworks
9:00 Meeting & Introduction | Parche Cachaco Tours
We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m in our agency to pick up the bikes and meet your tour guide. You’ll be handed a bag with bottled water, snacks, a souvenir, and a hooded raincoat—depending on the weather.
La Candelaria, Historical Center
Ride through old streets in the historic center while enjoying the fascinating contrast between the colonial architecture and the graffiti. Discover how this urban art has evolved from unsophisticated marks to astonishing artworks worth stopping and gazing at, and learn how they relate to Colombian history and biodiversity.
Hear in-depth commentary on the cultural background of the graffiti that brighten with life and color the setting. Visit exciting places such as the Chorro de Quevedo Plaza and learn about its historical and colorful “funnel street” and so much more!
Ride through the Bogota’s bikeway, which is the longest in Latin America—over 540 km, and has been modeled by several cities in India.
As the tour continues, you will take 26th Street. Gaze at its extensive collection of graffiti, filled with fascinating stories about the social conditions in the country, its biodiversity, and much more. Upon arriving at Graffiti District, you’ll try some typical snacks to recover your energy.
Enjoy the breathtaking large-format graffiti, 9m wide/6m high approx, and discover their hidden messages while hearing commentary on the numerous styles and techniques. Over 21 artists, both national and international, have made this possible.
Typical Snacks & Return to the starting point
Enjoy some typical snacks before heading back to the starting point. Finally, you will leave the bikes at the meeting point. Then, your guide will give you advice on what to do next, so that you can experience as much as possible in Bogota.
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Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour
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Love street art? Whether it's political or just great art, Bogotá's walls are a huge, ever-changing outdoor canvas.
On our graffiti tours, guided by street artists, you'll not only see lots of the city's best and most famous art, but also here the stories behind the work and the artists. The tour can also include visits to street art galleries. And, if you want and time permits, we can even stop for a coffee in a small roaster and taste exotic fruits in a traditional market!
Carrera 3 No. 12-42
Guided Col$ 72500
40,000 pesos for 3rd+ riders
- bicycles and helmets
- 125,000 pesos for one person
- 145,000 pesos for two people
- 40,000 pesos for each additional person
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The Original Bogotá Graffiti Tour: An Honest Review
September 28, 2023 March 13, 2023
Bogotá, Colombia, isn’t the prettiest city I’ve ever seen. It’s not even the most attractive city I’ve been to in Colombia. (Cartagena is definitely more Instagram-ready but also wayyyyy more touristy.)
That’s as far as I go with knocks on Bogotá , as you really just need to give this one more time for the city to open a bit. A free walking tour to get more of an understanding of the street art and graffiti that covers a good portion of the walls around Bogotá is a great place to start.
Stick with the Original Bogotá Graffiti Tour for an experience I can vouch for, along with the thousands of positive reviews online.
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Bogotá Graffiti Tour FAQs
First things first: This free graffiti tour comes at no charge to you other than what you’re willing to hand over as your gratuity at the end of your tours.
Friends, it’d be really nice of you to tip your tour guide. I’ve read too many Bogotá graffiti tour reviews that call this “optional,” but really…c’mon now.
I suggest the equivalent of 10 USD per person, which is much less than what you’d pay for a similar tour in the United States .
Fun fact: I’ve yet to find a free tour in the states that warrants the level of praise I’m upon to heap on this one.
Do I need to book my Bogotá graffiti tour in advance?
You do not need to book your Bogotá graffiti in advance. You can simply show up during tour times, fill out your info once you’re there, and join the group.
If you’re visiting on a weekend in high season, it isn’t a bad idea to fill out the online form for the Original Bogotá Graffiti Tour to make sure there’s space for you. Public tours are all in English.
Private tours are also an option, especially if you need a different language. Spanish, French, and German are all options. The larger your friend group, the cheaper the rate. They’ll even do a bike tour with you if you’re into that.
Yes, you should still tip your guide at the end of a private tour.
How long is the Bogotá graffiti tour?
The Original Bogotá Graffiti Tour is about two-and-a-half hours. It’s advertised as a two-hour tour, but you’ll likely spend some time on introductions and any question-and-answer sessions over the course of your tour.
Where can I see graffiti in Bogotá?
You can see graffiti in Bogotá pretty much anywhere you look. That includes tags on buildings to actual murals and graffiti artwork commissioned by the city or private entities.
The easiest way to understand the meaning and history of Bogotá street art is through Colombia tours like this one.
How many days in Bogotá is enough?
Three days in Bogotá is enough for the main highlights, Bogotá graffiti tours, and a day trip out of the city.
That said, the longer you give Bogotá, the more likely it is that you’ll enjoy the South American city more. It tends to have that effect on people. Booking one of the best tours in Bogotá certainly helps.
The Original Bogotá Graffiti Tour: A Complete Review
Your free graffiti tour takes you through stops in La Candelaria, Bogotá’s city center, and likely where you’ll start most of your tourist activity anyway. I’ll admit I wasn’t impressed by the area until this tour, as it can look uninviting at first.
The meeting point for your street art tour is Journalists’ Park, named as such because it was frequented by journalists (and artists) in the 1960s. Look for the statue of political leader Simon Bolívar and the blue umbrella, and you should be on your way to a good time.
Our guide for the afternoon was Jose Ayala, a professional tour guide with the company who has an obvious passion for both street art and Bogotá. Arrive a few minutes early so that you can sign in and listen to introductions.
You’ll likely have a quick ice-breaker before starting to hear where everyone in the group is from. We were thankful and honestly a bit surprised that we were one of only three Americans on our group tour.
Now that I’ve probably triggered someone, let’s get into the actual tour.
Jose started by giving us a quick primer on graffiti, street art, tagging, and murals. You’ll see it all on this tour, despite the fact that it’s a free graffiti tour in Bogotá, and learn about how it all coexists in relative harmony.
Is graffiti legal in Bogotá?
Graffiti is not technically legal in Bogotá, but it’s been decriminalized. That means that the most egregious tagger might get a fine but no more than that for adding their mark on a building.
Most of the large murals throughout the Bogotá area actually commissioned by the owners of those buildings as a way to get more eyes on their businesses.
When did the graffiti movement emerge in Bogotá?
The graffiti movement emerged in Bogotá in the 1980s, but it really exploded in the decades that followed as a political response.
Our first stop on our Bogotá day tour was a political one. We learned about Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, a popular leader of the Liberal Party who was gunned down in 1948.
Painted posters of the politician throughout the city suggest he’s a hero to a segment of the population that feels unseen by their government.
We continued with political art with a stop in front of a large mural in memoriam of Dilan Cruz, a youth killed by Bogotá police during protest activity in the city in 2019. The tour stops at the corner where he was hit by a police projectile, so it’s extra poignant.
From here, we learned about the biggest known names on Bogotá’s graffiti scene, keeping in mind that quite a few remain anonymous. Those include Oscar González, or Guache.
Fun fact: I’ve seen quite a few bloggers refer to him as Gauche, but that’s a typo!
Guache is known for murals that depict indigenous people.
Carlos Trilleras is another familiar name in the city. His epic fantasy scenes are often commissioned as official works of Bogotá art.
We learned about several women on the graffiti scene, too, and the importance of animals in art in Bogotá. Jungle cats, hummingbirds, and creatures I couldn’t name for you are all a common theme in Bogotá’s street art.
One of my favorite spots along the tour was the alleyway next to the Hostal Casa Colibri. The budget hostel hired local artists to create a mural walk for tourists and guests at their accommodations. It was a quick detour, but one that was packed with color.
From here, we walked to a skate park in what was once a very sketchy part of town. Change didn’t come to the park until artist Rodez and his two sons turned the space into a community park with their art.
We ended our tour walking down El Callejon De Las Brujas, or the Witches Alley, at the plazoleta Chorro de Quevedo. The fountain here marks the spot where Spanish explorer Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada first established Bogotá back in 1538.
This spot is also home to another beautiful mural from Guache.
Note: While the tour doesn’t end where it began, you’re perfectly situated in the historical center for whatever it is you’d like to do next. It was drinks and snacks for us at Madre, a local pizza shop.
Choosing a Bogotá Graffiti Tour
This one is a no-brainer. There is only one original graffiti tour, and that’s the Original Bogotá Graffiti Tour I’ve already told you all about. There are quite a few competitors out there that aren’t as well-reviewed. Honestly, I can’t say much about them because I didn’t test them out myself.
Again, this Bogotá walking tour is free. If you’re paying for a Bogotá graffiti tour, you’re not on the same tour.
Note: The only exception here is if you’d like a private tour. Prices for those vary based on the number of people in your group, but they seemed quite reasonable when I took a look.
More Bogotá Tour Options
If you loved your guided experience through Colombian street art enough that you want more while you’re in town, I have some options for you:
- Love Bogotá history? Take a free War and Peace tour with Beyond Colombia . They do more generalized Bogotá city tours, too, but this one is great if you want a deep dive into this country’s complicated politics and past.
- Interested in Bogotá road trips? Book a day trip to Lake Guatavita , the inspiration for the legend of El Dorado, or the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá . I’ll say each is worth your time, so it really depends on whether you want nature or a little religion!
- Feeling that FOMO already ? See both of the above options on one long day trip from Bogotá with this combo tour . That’s what we did during our own time in Bogotá, and it’s certainly manageable.
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Where to Stay in Bogotá
I’m all about efficiency, but Bogotá is one of those cities where you really don’t want to stay in the historical city center. Bogotá has come a long way in terms of tourist safety, but the center remains a place you just don’t want to hang out in after dark.
We stayed in the Zona Rosa, or “Zona T,” neighborhood, at the GHL Hotel Hamilton . I’d highly recommend it for its proximity to all kinds of yummy eats and vibrant nightlife. It’s easy to find rides in the area, too, if you need a rideshare into the city center.
Here are a few more options from Booking.com , my preferred hotel booking site, around that same part of the city:
- BOG Hotel : The panoramic views at this atmospheric “design” hotel had it towards the top of our list during our own trip. It was just sold out!
- NH Bogotá Boheme Royal : This one is basically right next door to our preferred hotel. It boasts similarly solid reviews and helpful staff when it comes to tour bookings.
- Urbana Hostel : I find that I’ve aged out of hostels personally, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy those sweet, sweet deals at this budget option.
If you’re interested in something more apartment-style, I check Booking.com first (they also have apartments!) and then peruse Vrbo , my preferred Airbnb alternative. Here are a few in and around Zona Rosa in Bogotá:
- These apartments are jazzy and snazzy. No, really. The decor involves jazz scenes and colorful pictures of famous artists.
- Stay in luxury without the luxe price tag in these self-catered units that are a hybrid between a condo and a hotel. The hybrid part comes in the buffet breakfast.
- Stay at this modern apartment for great views of the city and a very cute set of bar stools. What? It’s the simple things sometimes.
What makes a Bogotá graffiti tour so special?
The Bogotá graffiti tour is made so special by its tour guides. These are people who live and breathe Bogotá street art, and many of them are amazing artists themselves.
They also know and love the history of street art in Bogotá. For them, it isn’t just about pointing out the pretty pictures on crumbling walls around the city. It’s about teaching you about why those pictures are there, and what they represent.
For me, the tour defines essential Bogotá if you’re looking to prioritize your time in the city.
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Free Graffiti Tour Bogotá
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Come with us to the Free Graffiti tour where colors and spray paintings give life to the city. In this tour, you and a group of fun travelers will walk along the greatest murals of La Candelaria’s district. Get a local perspective on its culture while you learn how great art can overcome negative labels, such as vandalism. In fact, the perception around graffiti is changing and more people now value it as art, which makes Bogotá’s graffiti truly a sight to behold. Vibrant and exciting, Bogota’s street art scene can’t be missed.
You don’t need to know a lot about graffiti to join us. So, if you want to learn and discover the local art, the Free Graffiti tour is just the perfect experience to start exploring this outstanding world.
What will you see on this free graffiti tour?
Join us in this tour not only of Colombia’s history as told by art but a tour of Bogotá as a curated open museum of amazing artists with street art!
Bogotá has become a world reference in the world of aerosol. It boasts impressive murals and street art that place it above cities like Miami, Amsterdam, Rio, and Mexico City. Because of this, its rise as one of the key city canvases in Latin America has made it an attractive destination for curious tourists and bold artists.
This street art tour makes sure you don’t overlook a thing of Bogotá’s unique street art scene. You will not regret this experience. Let us show you more of our capital and join us in the rest of our Free city tours.
Meeting Point of the Free Bike Tour: Corner Carrera 2 & Calle 12b (Chorro de Quevedo Square).
Starting times: Every day at 10:00am and 2:00pm
1 hrs Walk around La Candelaria and learn about local graffiti artists
In this 2-hour-and-half tour, you will meet the guide at Chorro de Quevedo Square. From there you will start walking along the main spots in the La Candelaria district. You will go through an overview of the city’s iconic works in relation to spray painting and will walk along streets packed with graffiti that retell our indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. You will get to know the work of local artists such as Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, and 3 Manos.
30 min Visit the local market and the Journalists' Park
Then you will pass by La Concordia’s local market and neighborhood, and the Journalists' Park. All of them are places that have been meeting points and a melting pot of ideas and influences, and which have been key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists put in their artworks.
30 min Learn about female Colombian street artists
After keep moving through picturesque pieces of street art paintings you will get to see some of the best graffiti authored by women and their role in the propagation of this art: Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and others will be seen.
30 min Finish with some coca leaf tasting
¡Get ready for a surprise! You will finish this tour by tasting a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists.
- Discover street art in La Candelaria district and its main artists’ perspectives
- A brief introduction to the socio-political context of graffiti production
- The guide shares insight into the murals you might miss on your own
- A final stop tasting a local drink as part of the graffiti tour experience
- An authentic travel experience immerses you in the local culture
- Gran Colombia Tours private guide
- Coca leaf tea tasting
- Pick-up and drop-off
- Extra purchases
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- Please keep in mind this is a shared tour, so the guide will begin at the exact start time.
Frequently asked questions
What should you wear for a free graffiti tour in bogotá.
The most advisable thing is that you wear layers of clothing that you can remove as the day progresses. Hoodies, cotton t-shirts, sneakers, sunglasses, and a cap are the most used items of clothing for this activity.
What will the weather be like on a free Bogotá graffiti tour?
The weather in Bogota tends to change abruptly during the day, so it's best to be prepared for both rain and sun as the tour operates in all weather conditions. Bring a jacket, comfortable shoes, water and wear sunscreen.
What works of art will I see on a free graffiti tour?
You will see the art of local street artists like Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, 3 Manos, Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania,and many more.
In which parts of Bogotá does a free graffiti tour take place?
The tour is planned to appreciate a bit of various graffiti neutral spots in Colombia, especially in the La Candelaria neighborhood. You will walk around El Chorro de Quevedo and the Journalists' Park.
How much to tip on a tree graffiti tour in Bogotá?
Although you don't have to pay a ticket for this biking tour, leaving a tip is a good sign of appreciation. This tour has a suggestion of USD 10, however it depends on your level of satisfaction.
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Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour - No Transfers
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- Tasting of typical Colombian fruits
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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- You'll return to the starting point
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Bogota's relaxed laws on graffiti and street art make this Colombian city a haven for international and native artists. Take a tour of Bogota's graffiti scene.
If you know someone who has been to Colombia, you’ve probably heard more about the touristic appeal of visiting Medellín over Bogotá, and I would have to agree on this fact.
Medellín is much smaller and more manageable to see, has less “big-city crime” typical of major cities like Bogotá and New York City, and the public transportation makes it easy to get around and explore.
traveler’s tip: Do not walk around Bogotá alone, especially at night, in idle areas or streets. I have heard of a few encounters of close friends in Bogotá that no traveler would not like to experience. Moreover, when I arrived to La Candelaria (the Old City, and a highly recommended area in Bogotá for staying) at around 11pm, my taxi driver would not let my friend and I walk even one block by ourselves, he urged it was too dangerous. This fear was confirmed by the guy who checked us in.
Yet, chances are when you fly in or out of Colombia, you will go through the capital of Bogotá, which often offers the cheapest or most convenient flights.
Although you might be tempted to skip Bogotá all together, I believe it’s worth visiting (almost) every place to forge your own opinions.
When I visited Bogotá in January of 2018, one of my favorite aspects of the city was the graffiti.
It wasn’t always that way; graffiti and street art was once illegal and was cracked on by police.
Then in 2011, police chased down, shot and killed a teenage boy named Diego Felipe Becerra , a street artist known as Tripido was painting his infamous Felix the Cat.
Diego’s death sparked outrage and protests throughout the city. Then eventually a new attitude by authorities where street artists are even hired by the government to decorate walls around the city.
The walls of Bogotá are covered in complex tags and elaborate mural, making this city one of the world’s trendiest showcases of modern street art.
Much of the art is simply decorative versus political statements. Some business owners even commission graffiti artists to paint their walls, which tends to protect them from the scribblings of lesser artists as the rule is if you can’t paint something more beautiful than what’s there, don’t touch it.
Bogotá Graffiti and Street Art Tour was started by Australian street artist Crisp was inspired by the cities' works after he moved to Bogota in 2009.
The donation based tour meets twice daily in English (10:00am and 2:00pm) in Parque de Los Periodistas in La Candelaria. Private tours are offered in Spanish, French, German, and English. Reservations are not mandatory but you can make a reservation here .
Parque de Los Periodistas
While in Bogotá, don't miss this graffiti tour. Enjoy!
Alternatively, there is a Bogota Graffiti Bike Tour offered in which you view the street art by bicycle, allowing you to cover more ground.
In addition to the graffiti tour, I highly recommend visiting Monserrate, the highest point in Bogotá at above 3000m (9850ft), going to Parque la 93 for restaurants and shops, and grabbing a beer at Bogotá Brewing Co.
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Bogotá Bike Tours
We do city tours every day at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feel free to show up. ¡No reservation needed! We're at Carrera 3 No. 12-42, in La Candelaria centro The daily tour costs 55,000 pesos per person, including the bikes, and lasts 4 to 5 hours. ¡It includes history, culture, differente neighborhoods, street art, a visit to a coffee roaster, a fruit tasting and a tejo match! If you'd like, you can reserve on the website: Booking / Reserva
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14,0000 pesos for one hour 30,000 pesos for three hours 45,000 pesos for four hours 50,000 pesos for a full day
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Bogotá Bike Tours propose des tous les jours à 10h30 et 13h30, généralement en anglais ou en espagnol. La visite dure de 4 à 5 heures et comprend, entre autres, des explications historiques, de l'art urbain, une dégustation de fruits locaux sur un marché traditionnel, et la visite d'un torréfacteur. Nous organisons également des visites privées en français sur demande. Le coût dépend du nombre de personnes et d'autres facteurs.
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The Best Street Art Tours In Bogotá, Colombia
Bogotá’s street art is famous throughout the world: the city has produced some excellent street artists who continue to have their art commissioned all over the world. Bogotá’s street art is both beautiful and political – with some murals and artists creating very sensitive pieces to express their opinions. A trip isn’t complete without a tour of the street art in Bogotá, which shows artistic interpretations of the country’s history and current events. The following three street art tours are all unique and vary in locations and insight.
The bogotá graffiti tour.
The Bogotá Graffiti Tour was established by street artists and is still being run by them today: all the tour guides are street artists and experts in the city’s art culture. This walking tour takes place around the La Candelaria or Downtown district of Bogotá and starts from the Parque de Los Periodistas, every day between 10AM–12:30PM and again at 2PM until 4:30PM.
This tour aims to give individuals an insight into the different street artists who currently or have previously operated in Bogotá, as well as explaining the politics and stories behind individual art pieces. The Bogotá Graffiti tour doubles as a city tour, with the guides giving individuals useful tips for traveling around the city, nightlife guides, restaurant recommendations and answering any questions about the city.
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Capital Street Art Tour, Destino Bogota
Destino Bogotá’s Capital Street Art Tour is a unique tour of the city’s street art in a number of areas including La Candelaria, Avenida El Dorado and Galeria Visaje – which is a well known house taken over by street artists and turned into a gallery.
The tour starts in El Chorro de Quevedo, where individuals will discover the historic sights of Bogotá in addition to famous street art. From there the tour proceeds to Avenida El Dorado on a metro bus tour of the large murals around the city, and after the bus tour a walking tour begins again in the Teusaquillo neighborhood. The tour then concludes at the Galeria Visaje.
Destino Bogotá runs the tour in three different languages – English, Spanish and French – and the tour lasts for five hours from 8:30AM to 2PM . Drop off and pick up is included in the tour price, and this tour starts from COP375,000 (US$125). More information and booking can be found on Destino Bogotá’s website .
Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour
The Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour is a cycling tour of the street art around the historic district and neighborhoods close to Downtown Bogotá. This tour includes an exploration of the street art in the La Candelaria district and the neighborhoods surrounding this area, which gives you an insight into the political and social issues which have affected Bogotá’s lower class neighborhoods.
This tour takes place around the areas of La Candelaria , Bolívar Square, International Center and the English neighborhood, so enables you to discover the city’s famous art and murals while being part of a cycling tour of the well known city landmarks. The bike tour also includes a tour of a coffee factory and the chance to sample coffee in a short break from discovering the city.
Bogotá Graffiti Tour is available for COP40,000 (US$20), which includes bike and equipment hire. These tours are available Monday to Friday and are approximately three hours long. More information can be found at Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour’s website .
Bogotá has a mixture of old and new street art from some highly reputable, world class street artists. More information can be found here about Bogotá’s graffiti and its significance to the city.
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BOGOTA BIKE TOURS
4 – horas Aprox.
Cra. 1a # 12d-11, start times.
This Bogota Bike Tour is a great, fun and easy way to enjoy the capital of Colombia and explore the real city.
Excellent service – Local guides – Friendly staff
Our Bogota Bike tours are guided by LOCAL bilingual tour guides. It take you to the best places to visit as well as Bogota best secrets and less tourist attractions (Mix). Our local professional guides will bring you through Bogota historical places, administrative center and places where tourist never go. But the guide will share with you real experiences lived during the armed conflict of Colombia.
Also you will learn the security evolution made since Pablo Escobar ´s time, the guide will tell you the political and social development. Also enjoy and taste our passion fruits, look and enjoy the real Bogota street art ( Graffiti bike tour in Bogota ), visit traditional coffee factories, and places that the books, Google or Wikipedia never shows.
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BIKE TOURS IN BOGOTA
Offering great Bike tours in Bogota . Our Bike Tours let you explore the real city. With local bilingual tour guides.
You will see the best places to visit and our Bogota best secrets and less tourist attractions.
Learn about the security improvements made since Pablo Escobar ´s time, we will tell you the political and social development.
Also enjoy and taste our passion fruits, enjoy the real bogota street art ( bike tour of bogotá´s graffitis ) and much more places and attractions., bike tour high lights:.
- Bogota historic center (La Candelaria)
- Main historical square (Plaza de Bolivar)
- City parks ( National park – Bicentenary park)
- Coffee stop (optional)
- Teusaquillo (English Neighborhood)
- Bogota street art areas
What Can I learn?:
- Update information about the current social situation.
- Armed conflict in Colombia & Pablo Escobar (Drug diler) war.
- Real social situation of Bogotá, Colombia.
- Real situation about the Drug business in Colombia
- Colombian coffee
- Bogota graffiti art.
Bogota Bike tours includes:
- Nice Bikes with gears.
- Photos taken in the tour for free.
- English speaking Tour Guide (Local)
Bogota Bike tour price:
- Bike tour price is: $60.000 COP / USD $20.
- Transporation service from / to all Hotels of Bogotá is offered. Please let us know to quote it for you.
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¡Now! Bogota Bike Rentals at north part of Bogotá (In Hilton Hotel).
Explore Bogota at your own pace with our Bike hires . Good Bicycles, helmet and the rest of equipment are provided with the rental bike .
¡ Now ! Rent your bike every sundays and holidays in the north side of Bogotá. We are located at the Hilton Hotel on ( Carrera 7. No 72- 41 ). See you there.