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Miraflores: Bohemian Barranco Guided Bike Tour

1. Miraflores: Bohemian Barranco Guided Bike Tour

Starting from the local partner's shop in Miraflores, cruise along bike paths to explore Barranco. After a short safety briefing from your instructor, start your 3-hour guided tour. See picturesque old streets and feel the sea breeze in your hair. Stop at the famous Bridge of Sighs to make a wish. In Miraflores, you'll learn about La Huaca Pucllana and Itchma, the pre-Inca civilization that existed in the area from around 300 to 700 A.D. Pass the Faro de la Marina lighthouse, then continue to the Park of Love and Larcomar Shopping Center. Afterwards, stop in a nice cafe bar for a refreshment, before returning to the local partner's shop.

From Lima: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

2. From Lima: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

See two of Lima's most exciting and beautiful neighborhoods, Miraflores and Barranco, and learn about their history, culture, and tradition on this tour with an official guide. Visit destinations like Kennedy Park, The Navy Lighthouse, Love Park, Larcomar, and Miraflores boardwalk. Begin the tour with pickup from a hotel or Airbnb before moving on to Kennedy Park, an emblematic place in Miraflores, known for its main church and being the center of important events such as fairs, cultural activities and others. Continue to the famous Marina Lighthouse located on the Malecón Cisneros, which was designed by the well-known and famous French artist Gustavo Eiffel who built the tower that bears the same name. Move on to the most romantic park in Lima, located on the cliff and which has a spectacular view for photographic shots not only of the coastline but also of the monument symbol of love, called "El Beso" by the Peruvian artist Víctor Delfín. Visit the Larcomar shopping center Strategically located below Salazar Park, near Larco Avenue, which is the artery that connects Kennedy Park with Larcomar and is considered one of the most visited shopping centers by national and foreign tourists. Continue with the tour, and go to the most bohemian neighborhood of Lima, located just 10 minutes from Miraflores, and visit the Municipal Park of Barranco. Begin the pedestrian tour in the most artistic neighborhood of Lima, in this square is its Santísima Cruz church, its library built of wood, that was once a meeting place, and important activities in Barranco. Explore the famous Bridge of Sighs built in 1876, a romantic and traditional place, where tradition says those who are visiting it for the first time can make a wish before crossing it. Travel to Plaza Chabuca Granda, built in homage to one of the best-known national singer-songwriters of Creole and Afro-Peruvian music in Peru, whose monument is located in said plaza, as well as La Ermita, the oldest church in this neighborhood, whose humble fishermen and travelers came during their stay for this place. Marvel at Bajada de Baños and its street art, an area to appreciate the urban art that gains more and more admirers and is being embellished by its graffiti in the traditional streets of Barranco. Appreciate the Pacific Ocean from a beautiful viewpoint, walk through a natural ravine that is used by bathers, and admire the little houses that were built over the years and beautify this place.

Lima Bike Tour in Miraflores and Barranco

3. Lima Bike Tour in Miraflores and Barranco

This ecological adventure begins in our meeting point located in the district of Miraflores, and after a short security briefing, we will start taking the bike path to explore the districts of Lima. Along the route, we will make a panoramic tour to the pre Inca ruins of Huaca Pucllana situated in the middle of the city. This place belonged to the ancient culture of Lima dated from the fifth century and you will admire the big pyramid in the center made with adobe. Then, we are going to reach the waterfront promenade to appreciate the beautiful coast, known as Costa Verde. We will arrive to the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco having the best ocean views. This place stands out for its cultural and bohemian nightlife, as well as a high-value Republican architecture and streets full of charm and street art. The Barranco bike tour will take you to the famous Bridge of Sighs, a beautiful bridge of wood dated from the 19th century and it was built with the purpose to link the district’s gorge, but it had to be rebuilt after the Pacific War. Located under this bridge is the “lowered of the baths”, a stone road that was used by fishermen to get the beach. Barranco has a special charming and many coffee shops with a spectacular food. We are going to have a well-deserved rest enjoying a refreshment, before starting the return to the meeting point located in Miraflores.

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4.8 / 5

based on 116 reviews

Kral was great. The tour was at a reasonable pace on flat terrain with plenty of stops. The sights were interesting and we had a drink together and chatted for a bit. All in all a very pleasant afternoon.

I thoroughly recommend this bike tour! Our guide was fun, friendly and knowledgable and this is a wonderful way to see parts of Lima. Don't miss it!

Jose was a fantastic guide! He showed us all the best parts of Barranco, and at our speed. Thank you for introducing us to the donuts also!!

Good way to see the coastline on my first day in Lima. Jose was an excellent guide and the trip was done safely on dedicated bike lanes

The team is friendly from all over the world, and the guide is friendly and open and good English speaking.