Bogotá tours and excursions

Bogotá tours

Bike tours

Bogotá Bike Tours runs bilingual, two-wheeled excursions – especially good on Sundays during the cyclovia, when many of the city’s major streets are shut off to motorised transport. Spin around the city’s parks, plazas, and historical monuments as well as taking in its graffiti and coffee factories. Alternatively, off-road mountain bike tours around the Guadalupe hills and Frailejon forests are available. Tours usually last between three and five hours, with night routes available upon request.

Telephone: +57 1 282 6313.
Walking tours

The Tourist Information centre offers daily tours of the city, which last around two hours. Guides bring the city to life with entertaining stories and mini quizzes with prizes (so listen up) as groups take in sights such as the dominating Plaza de Bolivar, the Palace of Justice, National Capitol and many more interesting places of interest.

Telephone: +57 1 283 7115.

Excursions from Bogotá

Suesca

The beautiful area of Suesca, 59km (37 miles) from Bogotá, has recently been developed into a centre for adventure activities (rock climbing, mountain biking and white-water rafting). Rock climbers should get in touch with Monodedo (tel: +57 310 216 8119; www.monodedo.com) to hire equipment if they want to scale the sandstone cliff.

Telephone: +57 314 280 5219.
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

Located in Zipaquira, some 48km (miles) from Bogotá, the Salt Cathedral is an architectural marvel created by the miners who once excavated salt from the mines here. Located 180m (590 ft) underground, the complex is carved into the salt and lit from the back, highlighting the crosses, altars, statues and side-chapels.

Telephone: +57 1 594 5959.
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