At Majestic Peru we believe in leaving no trace and what better way to do that than by enjoying a new city by bike! This Lima Bike tour is great for those who would like see some of the lesser visited neighbourhoods of Lima and who are looking to avoid the classic Lima City tour. Barranco, once a wealthy beachside retreat has become an artisan’s enclave in recent years. Chorrillos was also a resort area, but after being sacked by the Chilean forces in the War of the Pacific not much was left. Both areas are infrequently visited and yet a great part of a Lima tour.
On this special Lima Bike Tour, we will bike along Lima’s coast and if clear will be afforded wonderful views the San Lorenzo Islands, the Morro Solar hill and the impressive coastal cliffs of Lima.
While not usually included in city tours of Lima, our destinations are still two very important areas of Lima, the neighbourhoods of Barranco & Chorrillos. Barranco was once home to the beach houses of the wealthy families of Lima. Once here, our bicycle tour will truly commence, as we cycle around its mansions, churches, bars and parks, trying to get the feeling of the streets that once inspired the most renowned Peruvian writers and poets of past generations.
We also visit the neighbourhood of Chorrillos with its old fishing pier, beaches, and promenades, learning the history of the infamous Pacific war that left this heroic town in ruins back in the nineteenth century. We also share anecdotes, love stories and classic urban legends of the local folklore. This unique Lima half day tour includes a snack in a traditional old bar or cafe of the area. We also see at a glance, many old houses & colonial mansions of great architecture, as well as some of the best restaurants of the culinary capital of Latin America.
This tour starts from $78 per person (2 people in group) .
We start this very unique Lima Tour by picking you up and bring you to the designated start point in Miraflores. From here you will bike along the coast until you reach Barranco and then Chorrillos, stopping every 15 minutes or so to take in the sites and to learn about the area. You will return to the starting point in Miraflores from where you can walk around if desired or transfer back to your hotel.
4.5 hours (Timing will depend on speed of biking and distance of hotel from start point) and can start any time between 8:00 and 2:00pm. We consider this a half day Lima tour.
Minimum 2 people – Minimum age 10 years old – Minimum height is 1.45m or 4’10”.
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