The new orange Buenos Aires city bikes system (EcoBici) is popping up in the streets. The totally renewed bike system has over 4000 points across the capital city. It is day and night available.

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Do you want to discover Buenos Aires by bike? With more than 130km of bike lanes, it’s one of the best ways to discover Buenos Aires. However, keep your eyes open for the ongoing traffic. I suggest wearing a helmet at all times.

How to register?

Online will be the easiest way,  but often not the fastest way to get it. Here is the link to start the registration and download the app on your phone. Take your passport and your credit card. Follow the steps on the webpage or mobile phone application.

Sharing bike system. Buenos Aires Tourists

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The city of Buenos Aires says that the city bikes are easy to use for tourists, yet in reality, it’s difficult to register. Often errors occur.

Price is around 700 ARS for one ride of 30 minutes.

Other ways to discover Buenos Aires?

In and around the city you can find bike rental services. As a tourist, it’s the easiest way to get on some wheels. Or even go on a guided bike tour. A nice way to discover the city.

You can also hop-on and hop-off on the Buenos Aires Sightseeing bus. We went to test the bus. Read here my review.

At this moment there are no helicopter services in Buenos Aires.


My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️


  1. Mick taker Reply

    I have registered with ecobici…. It says tourist fee of 700 arg peso per trip… how is this free ?? The bus is currently only 45peso

  2. If I were to bring a bike to BA, what type of bike should I bring for daily commuting? I’m not sure if there are alot of hills to climb and if a regular dutch 3-speed bike would be good enough to bring? Thanks!!

    • Hi Joshua, I have a city bike here with 6 gears. Just fine. Most of Buenos Aires city is flat. Some parts have small hills but I guess just fine for a dutch 3 speed bike :-).

  3. I rented a bike from Manawa Bike Rental. There you can leave any document as a pledge, be it DAYS or a passport. They also give a map with tourist routes around the city. Very nice!

  4. Hi Glenn,

    Do you know how we can register for those bikes without a DNI. Every link I have found seems to ask for one. Thank you!

    • Hi Melanie, you also tried to option “other ways to sign up”? Normally you will have there the passport option.


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