Cycling

Flat and with many cycle lanes, Buenos Aires is the perfect city for exploring on two wheels.

With over 130 km of bicycle lanes and a free public bicycle sharing system (Ecobici), cycling is a great way both to explore the city.

The city tourist board offers several bicyle tours of Buenos Aires' neighbourhoods. Meanwhile, to explore at your own pace, bikes can be borrowed for free 24 hours a day from more than 100 stations across the city through the 24-hour Ecobici bike share scheme.

Bikes can be borrowed for up to an hour at a time, Monday - Friday, and for two hours at the weekend. If you wish to continue using the system for longer, you need to drop off the bike and wait 5 minutes before taking a second one.

How to register

Register as a user at www.buenosaires.gob.ar/ecobici/registro-sistema-ecobici or by downloading the BA Ecobici app on your smartphone (www.buenosaires.gob.ar/ecobici). Once you validate your details on receipt of a confirmation email from Ecobici, you are fully registered and free to use the scheme. (Note that you will need to upload a scanned copy of your identification and proof of address. If you have problems, you can also register in person - request an appointment at buenosaires.gob.ar/turno or by calling 147 for free, then go to the communal office and present your ID.

Real-time updates on the availability of bikes, together with the addresses of pick-up stations and maps of cycle lanes, can be found here: www.buenosaires.gob.ar/ecobici/sistema-ecobici/mapa-bicis.


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