Guided tour

São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider:Urban Bike SP
Guided tour

São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

Activity provider:Urban Bike SP

From US$ 85 per person

Discover São Paulo via bike, covering more ground than you would on foot. Explore the stories behind historical buildings, monuments, and landmarks in Brazil's largest metropolis.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore São Paolo's bustling neighborhoods through the eyes of a local
  • Discover the city's most iconic sights
  • Learn the history behind famous sights like the Municipal Theater and the Sé Cathedral
Full description

Start your tour at Largo do Aroche, a bohemian neighborhood community in São Paulo. Through the bike paths, explore the region recognized for its classic restaurants, bars, and murals of urban art. Continue to Bom Retiro, a traditional immigrant neighborhood and a region with influence from the textile industry. You will visit the Luz station (train), the Pinacoteca (museum), and Parque da Luz, the first public park in São Paulo. Depending on the day and the movement of the region, you will pass through the Municipal Market, to taste some exotic Brazilian fruits. Next, you will pass the historical center, and the Vale do Anhangabaú. After visiting the squares, streets, and alleys of the historic center, you will head to Liberdade, a region known as the Japanese neighborhood with a lot of oriental influence and stories related to the Afro-Brazilian community. Finish your tour with a visit to Praça Roosevelt, another bohemian region with theaters, bars, and restaurants.

  • Bike rental
  • Helmet rental
  • Raincoat
  • Bottle of water
  • Souvenir
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Foods and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Av. Vieira de Carvalho, 99, São Paulo. 5 minutes from República Subway Station (red and yellow lines). Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the start of the activity.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  This activity is not suitable for children.
  •  Expect a ride between 9 and 12 miles

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

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The São Paulo Downtown Historical Bike Tour with Julia is a fantastic way to explore the vibrant city. From the bohemian Largo do Aroche to the traditional immigrant neighborhood of Bom Retiro and the historical center, the tour takes you through a range of fascinating areas. With visits to the Luz station, Pinacoteca museum, and Parque da Luz, you'll discover the city's rich cultural heritage. The tour also includes stops at the Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade and Praça Roosevelt. Julia is an excellent guide, providing a unique and immersive experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

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March 19, 2023

Raul was an excellent guide to downtown Sao Paulo. He is very friendly and well educated on the history of the city and how the colonial legacy of Brazil contributed to the ongoing social issues impacting marginalized communities. I highly recommend this tour.

March 14, 2023

We did not make it to the Liberdade neighborhood because the guide said it was too busy on Saturday. Great tour. I would go again! I learned a lot, and had a lot of fun! It was just me and the guide was very kind and respectful of any needs or requests that I had. There is no better way to see the city if you like bikeriding!!!

October 24, 2022

Product ID: 119560