There are few things that define Venezuela as deeply as its politics. Dictatorships, democracy, and a Bolivarian Revolution — every political period in Venezuela has left its mark on Caracas.
We’ll ride along city cycle paths to reach la Plaza Los Museos, our most important cultural hub, and Av. Bolívar, where every Venezuelan government has left its mark on the city. We’ll stop for a snack break in Parque El Calvario, one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful parks.
Among the many stories you’ll hear is that of 23 de Enero, one the biggest and most important favelas in Caracas. This is where former president Hugo Chavez’s mausoleum, El Cuartel de la Montaña, is located — and yes, we’re going to go see it.
We’ll head to El Cuartel, cycling through the favela and learning about the local community. At El Cuartel, we’ll take in beautiful views of the city and learn more about the Bolivarian Revolution’s leader, how he rose to power, and what he did over the 13 years as Venezuela’s president.
From there, we’ll head back down to the historical centre to meet Simón Bolívar, “El Libertador,” and sip some coffee with him in spirit.
We’ll finish off riding along the cycle path back to Plaza Venezuela, where we’ll end our political pedalling adventure.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, coffee and traditional treats, bikes, helmets.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress for the weather — bring a raincoat on rainy days, or a sun hat and sun protection when the sun is shining. Long trousers are required to enter the Cuartel de la Montaña.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 2 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Closure of sites: El Cuartel de la Montaña sometimes closes without warning. If this happens, we’ll return to Plaza 4 de Febrero for a view of the city and El Cuartel de la Montaña.
Child Policy: Travellers under 16 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.