Recoleta and San Telmo Markets Bike Tour
Enjoy a 4-hour bike ride around the city, visiting the two most important fairs of Buenos Aires: San Telmo and Recoleta. This is a great tour through the history of both markets, with lots of anecdotes and information, and enough free time to walk and explore them from beginning to end.
Your tour begins as you meet your guide at a central location in downtown Buenos Aires. Get all the equipment necessary and start riding through these amazing markets of the city.
You will head first to the markets of Recoleta. These markets began in the 70s with just a handful of craftsmen who would throw a cloth to sell their products. Nowadays, it has become one of the city's largest fairs with high quality artisan goods ranging from silver, yerba mate gourds, leather, pottery, jewelry, all both traditional and modern. Music, food vendors, acrobats and street performers can often be found wandering around or setting up shows within close proximity. At this place, you will have one hour off to wonder around.
On the way to the market of San Telmo, you will make several stops around the city to see the contrast between the south and north area of Buenos Aires. You will visit the surroundings of the Ecologic Reserve, where you can taste a delicious “choripan” (local specialty) while you take some time to walk around the Flea Market placed in Costanera sur.
The tour will finish in the “San Telmo Market”. San Telmo has the most classic, old school vibe in Buenos Aires. Cobblestone streets, old lanterns, hundred-year-old buildings match what is generally offered and what many people expect to see in Buenos Aires. This market heavy focuses on antiques especially in Plaza Dorrego and the stores lining Defensa. Street performers, tango dancers and hundreds of rogue sidewalk vendors. Street food sold like empanadas and cheese stuffed breads, plus hand-made goods and art section of the fair are regularly in attendance. You will have an hour break to walk around. It's recommended you check out Sifón de Soda (old school soda water dispenser), Pinguino pitcher for wine, and gaucho handcrafted cutlery.
This tour is a great way to get to know the city and enjoy two of the main attractions of the city on the same day.