Secrets of Downtown Bike Tour

This tour covers the very best of downtown São Paulo! We will begin in the bohemian neighborhood of Largo do Arouche, a traditional immigrant district, and then cycle to Bom Retiro, an area heavily influenced by the textile industry. Both areas have heavily influenced the evolution of São Paulo and are worth exploring.

We'll then pass many architecturally significant buildings including the Luz train station and the Pinacoteca Museum before enjoying a relaxing ride through Parque da Luz, São Paulo's first public park. The Municipal Market is open on select days which is a great place to exotic Brazilian fruits!

We'll then make our way into the historical city center, crossing the Vale do Anhangabaú, surrounded by famous buildings, old overpasses, and modern murals. In the oldest part of the city, you will hear about how a small village founded by Jesuit priests with the help of Indigenous people has became one of the biggest cities in the world.

After visiting the squares, streets, and alleys of the historic center, and enjoying the architecture of the churches and monuments, we will head to Liberdade, a region known as the Japanese neighborhood now with plenty Afro-Brazilian influence. To round out our time together, we will see Praça Roosevelt, another bohemian region with theaters, bars and restaurants. We can't wait to show you the very best of São Paulo!


Tour Highlights

• República & Arouche Squares • Sé Cathedral
• Pátio do Colégio • Municipal Theatre
• São Bento & São Francisco Squares • Anhangabaú Valley
• Luz Train Station • Pinacoteca

Meeting Point

This tour departs from the Selina Aurora Hotel at 99 Avenida Vieira de Carvalho. One block from República Subway Station, after exiting the station cross through the park (Praça da República) and continue one block up Avenida Vieira de Carvalho to the first corner where to hotel is located.

Important Information
What are your covid policies?

Masks are currently required on tour. Our bikes are cleaned between before and after each tour.

Where is the meeting point?

We meet at the Selina Aurora Hotel at 99 Avenida Vieira de Carvalho.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

This is a great tour for riders 12+! Minors accompanied by an adult for the duration of the tour. If your child is younger than 12 and a strong rider, please contact us to see if this would be a good fit for your family.

What kind of bikes do you have?

Our bikes are easy to ride Caloi Urbam style bikes. All bikes come equipped with a pouch on the front to carry small items.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

We recommend wearing a helmet, but it is not required.

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

Whenever possible, we will enter the Luz Train Station and Luz Park as these are beautiful places to see from the interior. If the group wants to visit the inside the Municipal Market, we can also make a stop here Other museums and monuments are meant to be appreciated from the outside, but we will give you plenty of information to go back and visit your favorite sites on your own.

Can I leave the tour early?

No, it is not possible.

Is there a place to store bags and luggage during the tour?

Yes! You are welcome to store bags at the hotel where we begin and end the tour.

Is water included or can I purchase some before the tour?

One bottle of water is included per person, and you are welcome to bring your own water along as well.

Will there be a basket on my bike or a way to carry my bag?

Yes there is a bag on the bike to carry a few small items. Larger items may be left at the hotel where we start and end our tour.

Should I bring cash?

Yes, should you wish to purchase anything at the market while on tour, cash is suggested.

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