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.
Once in downtown of Lima, you will head off for a walk along Jirón de la Union, a pedestrian avenue linking Plaza San Martin to Plaza de Armas. Along the way, your local guide will point out the sights along this street, from the hidden gems to Lima’s classic spots.
You’ll then dive off the beaten path and make a short stop at San Pedro de Lima Church, a famous Lima landmark, before heading onwards towards the Central Market. You’ll navigate your way through the various stalls, checking out the fresh produce and learning what locals like to eat. From jungle to coast to the ‘altiplano’ or high plains, Peru has a rich and diverse food culture, and you’ll find examples of dishes from all over the country at the market.
You’ll then walk through Plaza Bolivar, the perfect place to hear anecdotes about the history of Peru and all of South America. Visit the breathtaking Monasterio San Francisco, home to huge underground catacombs and a building so rich in history that it’s declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
After all that exploring, you’ll be forgiven if you want to take a rest – and the best way to do that in Lima is with a pisco sour in-hand! You’ll go to the place where this iconic drink was invented, or so they claim…
Your Lima tour will come to an end here, but if you’ve still got some energy, your local guide can point you in the direction for more exploring!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, private transportation to Morro Solar, bike and helmet rental, city bus ticket to downtown, entrance to San Francisco monastery, one Pisco sour cocktail.
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.
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.