Take this Uruguay Punta del Este guided bicycle tour and you'll agree: few places can boast the beauty, natural and man-made, that Punta del Este offers.
Few resorts in South America rival Punta del Este for glamour. It might be geographically located in Uruguay, but it's where the glitterati and elite of Buenos Aires make their homes for the summer. This beautiful Uruguayan resort area has become an exquisite place to see.
On this tour you will enjoy a bike ride on flat areas that demand a low level of strength. You will be guided along safe paths and visit Mansa Beach, where sea lions can be observed. You will also see the city's symbolic lighthouse, which dates back to 1860. The lighthouse is 147 feet tall, and the crystal panels that are part of its illumination system were brought from France.
Another highlight of the tour is the church Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, a beautiful sky-blue and white Victorian structure.
Other points of interest are: the Four Seas point, Punta Salina (where the famous and only navy battle of River Plate between German and British ships took place), English beach, Emir beach, Punta Vapor (where the first mass was held in 1516), and the famous monument known as "The Hand".
Guests will be able to stop along the way at every attraction to allow for photo opportunities. Punta del Este's charm, nature, well-kept gardens adorned with colorful flowers, and the Atlantic Ocean's beautiful sandy beaches make it a perfect location for a smooth bike ride.
What a lovely way to get around Punta del Este. Our tour leader was extremely positive and knowledgeable of the area. The cycling route took us to numerous highlight spots and felt quite secure, encountering very limited vehicular traffic. I would highly recommend this excursion, even to those with limited biking experience.
Reviewer: Eloise Karp
Enjoyable way to see this beautiful area. Anyone who can ride a bike, can easily do this ride--totally flat and slow paced.
Reviewer: STEPHEN LAURENZANO
Very good way to see Punta. Excellent tour guide, though bicycles needed better maintenance.
Reviewer: Ken Schelberg
very enjoyable but a little too short
It was a nice short and sweet bike ride around a summer resort of Uruguay. Had warm weather and enjoyed the off-the-beaten path sights.