Half-Day Biking and Walking Tour of Cuenca, Ecuador
A different way to discover Cuenca is on a bicycle and walking, you will enjoyed the geography of the valley allows us to travel through the one of the most beautiful ecuadorian city. Will be visit the most representative sectors. In this fun tour, as you travel around the city you will feel part of it, appreciating and living in every corner a different experience. After a short bike tour, we will start the tour on foot through the historic center of the city, admiring its important churches, squares and above all enjoy the warmth of its people and the beautiful architecture. This tour will take us approximately 4 hours (biking 2 hours and walking 2 hours). This kind of tour is designed for all ages.
per adult from
What's included :
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
• TOUR DETAILS :
• Lenght: 4hours approx.
• Start / Finish: Cuenca
• Activity Level: Easygoing
• DESCRIPTION: In this beautiful combined tour you will visit places such as:
• El Barranco - The Cliff (TheÂ BarrancoÂ is the name given to the buildings that hang above the rushing River Tomebamba which is flanked by grassy riverside and gorgeous colonial buildings. The river can be accessed from the center of Cuenca via three stone stairways and one of the main features is theÂ Puente RotoÂ (broken bridge), the remains of an old stone bridge that once crossed the river)
• Puente Roto - Broken bridge (Originally built in the 1840s by Juan de la Cruz Pugara, the bridge was destroyed on the 3rd April 1950 when the river broke its banks and took the bridge with it, along with other bridges in El Vado and El Vergel. It was reopened as a monument in 1961 and is used for open air markets and events)
• Pumapungo Archaeological ParkÂ (Pumapungo, meaning â€œdoor of the Pumaâ€ was the central city of Tomebamba ordered to be built by the Inca commander Tupac Yupanqui after the Inca defeat of the CaÃ±ari. In its splendor it was said to have rivaled the Inca capital of Cuzco)
• El ParaÃso Park (Is the largest park in Cuenca. Covering 17 hectares, the park opened its doors for the first time in 2003. Two rivers pass through the park, the Yanuncay and Tomebamba. There are hundreds of trees including eucalyptus, willows and alders, as well as a large artificial pond which is home to ducks and geese, as well as small boats)
• Tomebamba and Yanuncay rivers
• Quinta de BolÃvar (SimÃ³n BolÃvar visited Cuenca twice in 1822 where he stayed in a house which has since been named Quinta BolÃvar. Although it isnâ€™t the original building, which was demolished in the 1930s, this is the location which Bolivar used to rest and plan military and political actions when in Cuenca. It is now a cultural center used to exhibit work related to the life of BolÃvar and his ideology)
Departure Point :Polylepis Tours - Cuenca, Hermano Miguel 4-35, Cuenca 010101, Ecuador
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Subject to favorable weather conditions.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.