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“Good tour with a caveat”
Review of Bike Tours Uruguay

Bike Tours Uruguay
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: BIKE TOURS - PUNTA DEL ESTEGuided Bike Tours in aluminium bikes with 21 gears to visit the most important places in Punta del Este to enjoy its natural beauty while cycling and enjoying the fresh air of this unique luxurious and peaceful seaside resort.We tour with a maximum of 14 tourits to enjoy the views and be part of it. All the tours are guided by a tourist guide that offers detailed information of the areas, monuments, historical places visited while also practicing sports.Punta del Este is a flat area, therefore there is no extreme physical demand on this ride that lasts between 1.30hr to 2.00hs to go round.Bike Tours Uruguay offers different tours to choose. To complete the service, we also include: helmets with UV protection as well as still bottled water.Contact us on our website and we will be happy to answer your questions or book a place for you in our tours.BIKE TOURS IS OPEN DAILY FROM EVERY DECEMBER 1st TO MARCH 30TH, the rest of the year, at weekends or with advance bookings.Please email us before for a proper coordination and to prevent you to be left without space in our tours.
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We chose this tour over the tour offered by the ship (Celebrity Infinity) due to its lower cost. We were not disappointed. Alicia is a great tour guide. We biked to several locations and stopped for her to explain the location and the sights. The tour lasted two hours. We would recommend this tour with one caveat. The tour many times is in the town and there is traffic. On occasion, we had to bike single file and the cars were very near us during two of the segments. For those not familiar with driving in traffic or may have concerns, you should be aware of this. She does provide helmets and brightly colored vests for the tour.

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BIKETOURSURUGUAY, Propietario at Bike Tours Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hello!
Thanks for your comment and prize for the type of tour. This is a totally flat offer outside the city, by the coast, not touring along the center. The guidelines given to you says you must ride on a single file. Punta is a nice and not busy place like: Rio or Buenos Aires. Therefore the traffic encountered is the minimum logically thought. If you are used to riding, what was found was the normal for a seaside resort.

I am glad you enjoyed the views, punctuality and service waiting for you as it was arranged.

Best
alicia

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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great way to explore! Highly recommend this company. Very knowledgable, pleasant, quality bike, safe.

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BIKETOURSURUGUAY, Propietario at Bike Tours Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thanks a lot for your comment! Wish to see you back to continue exploring our lovely Punta del ESte.

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alicia

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We took, and thoroughly enjoyed, three different bike tour during a week. Alycia was very helpful planning and followed up on every detail. I think my wife has a review as well.

Tour 1 was a guided tour of Montevideo and then up to a winery and back, about 35 KM. Marcelo was our guide, and went out of the way to show us interesting spots that he liked but which were not on the normal tour.

Tour 2 was 4 days from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo. We did this unguided. It was 60-70 KM a day, about 1/3 on dirt roads, sometimes on soft sand or dirt, always against the wind, and some roads were poorly marked. We loved it, but a) you must be in good shape, and b) bring bug spray for the evenings. This is out in the country, beautiful, rustic, but there are mosquitos everywhere.

Tour 3 was 2-day unguided around the beautiful wine region of Carmelo. Most of these wineries are small, so you won't find the wines outside of Uruguay. The country is beautiful, the people are very outgoing, the fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheese are incredible. About 40 KM a day of relatively flat roads.

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BIKETOURSURUGUAY, Gerente at Bike Tours Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hi

It was a real pleasure to be of help organizing this multiple tours for you and trying to make them run as smooth as possible tracking your way while on your own :) I learnt a lot as well while orgaizing them and really wish you the best on your activities as well as on your daughter's wedding in April!

All the best from Uruguay!! wish to see you back sometime.

alicia

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Alicia is very fluent in english. Her tours are flexible and tailored to the client. We had time for lunch, so she recommended a nice beachside bistro with excellent food.

Thank StephenL1727
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BIKETOURSURUGUAY, Propietario at Bike Tours Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Many thanks for your comment. We enjoyed your company a lot and it was a pleasure you did too and followed our recommendations.

Hope to see you back in Punta!

alicia

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Alicia put together a great ride for us from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo including stayovers in Jose Ignacio, La Paloma, and Cabo Pollonio. What a great experience!

The pre-planning went very smoothly. Alicia is very responsive, easy to work with and provides lots of information.

Our guide, Marcelo, was terrific. It was like having another friend along on the trip, only one who knows the area inside and out!

The coastal ride is wonderful, with beautiful beaches and scenery. It's mostly flat, although there were a few times (maybe 3) that we walked up hills -- and that was probably because we chose the city bikes; if we'd used the mountain bikes we might have had low enough gearing for riding up the hills.

One day was primarily on dirt roads, otherwise it was paved roads -- actually, the kind of roads we avoid in the US, but in Uruguay the traffic is light and drivers are respectful of bicycles, so it was just fine.

Our first night was in a hostel -- we'd probably change that if we were doing it again. The hotel choices for the next three nights were great and it was nice getting to know the towns.

We could never have planned this wonderful itinerary on our own -- working with Alicia saved us a lot of research and took us to places, like Cabo Pollonio, that we would have missed.

Thanks, Alicia, for a great ride!

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BIKETOURS02, Propietario at Bike Tours Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Dear Ron,
It was more than a pleasure to deal with you: before and after this aventure! Pleased you liked the choices and also Marcelo.
It's a picturesque way Along The coast, which makes it Fresh-atractive-and enjoyable, with a unique stop At Cabo Polonio, which Is totally different offer From The rest.
You 3 Will be part of our history records as many of The ones who take The time to make a review, with The additional 'LONG' Stay in our Country, knowing it ecologically!!

Many many Thanks for your adventurours choice!!

I Will look forward to receiving you again in our Country!

Best
Alicia

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