This is a combination of our top-selling Lima tours: our Lima Coast Biking and Lima Discovery. Get the total Lima experience in one epic full-day adventure!
Much more than just a Lima city tour, this combo bike adventure and walking tour will show you all kinds of hidden gems inside the city – and outside of it, too! From the old to the artistic, get ready to see a side to Lima you’ve never seen before.
First up, you’ll travel up to Morro Solar, one of the hills surrounding the city, where you can take in a stunning view of the shimmering Lima Bay – an unmissable sight and one of the best things to do in Lima. After a quick safety briefing from your local guide, it’s time to hop on your bike and cruise downhill, stopping off at several points along the way to gain insights into Lima’s fascinating history.
After you’ve worked those legs a little, you’ll stop to have a rest at a quaint seaside neighbourhood named Chorrillos, favoured by fishermen and full of local Lima tales. Your journey will then take you onwards towards the bohemian district of Barranco, a lively a vibrant area full of artists, musicians, and writers.
You’ll glide through areas full of street art and murals, stopping off every now and then to take some sweet photos that will make friends back home ooze with jealousy. You’ll ride up along the coast, taking in the gorgeous views of the glittering Pacific Ocean before riding into the Miraflores district.
It’s here that the biking portion of your tour ends. You’ll leave your wheels behind and your guide will show you where to gather for the walking portion. If you’re hungry, your guide will recommend some good spots to grab a snack before we start up again.
The guide for the second half of your tour will take the Metropolitano bus, so you can ride into downtown just as the locals do. This public transportation system connect the modern part of Lima with the historic district. The journey to downtown takes about 30 minutes.
Before the exploring begins, we’ll stop to taste one of the best coffees in the world, Peruvian Tunki coffee.
You will then walk to main square in Lima, Plaza de Armas, located in the heart of the old town and home to the Government Palace, Archbishop´s Palace and the Cathedral. This is the top tourist spot in the city.
Next up, we’ll do a bit of shopping at the colourful Central Market. Together we’ll navigate our way through all the various stalls, checking out the fresh products and learning about the eating habits of the locals. From jungle, to coast, to ‘altiplano’, or high plains, Peru has a rich and diverse food culture, and you’ll find examples of dishes from all over the country here at this market, and learn about them from a local.
The breathtaking Basilica of San Pedro is next, a building so rich in history that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1991. As you take in the views of the building and this square, your local guide will be filling you in on its history.
This Lima tour will come to an end here. You can continue to explore the city on your own from here or your local guide will be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, private transportation to Morro Solar, bike and helmet rental, city bus ticket to downtown, one Peruvian coffee, one churro
Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 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.
Additional Information: Please note that you must show your passport to the guide before the tour starts; otherwise, you will be charged a fee of USD 10 as per Peru’s tax regulations.
Please also remember to bring sunscreen and a hat and your own water bottle.
Cancellations more than 12 hours before departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.