Tip #2 – Free bikes in Buenos Aires

Argentina, the PLACE of recycling where you can easily end up to 9 different color bins with his handmade paper without knowing which to choose!

It is then easy to find in Buenos Aires free bikes service to help reduce the ecological footprint on the planet.

 

Des vélos gratuits à Buenos Aires

Indeed, the city has set up different areas in the center, under the brand Ecobici where you can borrow a bicycle in exchange for the copy of your ID. All for one hour.

Bike paths are signposted in virtually every street and making sure a minimum, it is easy to get around in Buenos Aires. Make sure you respect the traffic lights!

My tip, free bike all day!

Yes, if you arrive in time dedicated to the loan to another terminal, you can renew your free time available and so on throughout the day. A little binding although very useful to discover the city otherwise.

For foreigners, provide your passport, the hard copy of it and the output sheet provided by the country’s customs. I didn’t have all documents requested because after several weeks of traveling in Argentina, impossible to get hold of it. A beautiful smile and a quick explanation and I managed to get my beautiful yellow bike!

Here is the map of the different stations, recovered on their site http://ecobici.buenosaires.gob.ar/. It provided a lot of information around the bike, maintenance, how to properly attach, good behavior, etc.

 

carte-ecobici-buenos-aires

 

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