Mexico City is bike-friendly. Our city joins the dynamism of ride a bike through the streets in a fascinating rhythm, to the revitalizing experience of discovering little corners and urban secrets by riding a bike.
If you are visiting Mexico City (CDMX) is so easy renting a bike (or even a scooter!) thanks to several bike-share networks. There are more than 300 hundred bike stations on the streets and avenues, mainly at corners and outside of the subway stations, so one can take a bike for a couple of hours and return it back at another station. Some services like Ecobici works with a previously authorize card, but there are others with faster and easier access that use a virtual platform as Mobike as well the scooters from Lime.
Time to move
We have prepared a special tour around the streets and avenues of Condesa-Roma neighborhoods so you can enjoy an open-air morning appreciating all the splendor of these emblematic neighborhoods in the city. You can make this plan complete or just one part; even you could start at any point. That is the incredible freedom about biking!
*Estimated duration of the tour with meals included: 3 hours
First stop: Avenida Ámsterdam (Amsterdam Avenue) is a circuit located in the heart of the Condesa, that surround one of the most beautiful spots of the neighborhood: Parque México.
The oval shape of this avenue is perfect for a tour in wheels while admiring the architecture and Art Deco & Nouveau style of the buildings and other constructions.
Don’t miss out: The gorgeous fountain in the Popocatépetl square.
Ojo de Agua / Photo credit: @beinghumankind
Need a break? Go across Parque México and bike until you find the Citlaltépetl roundabout (five minutes tops). There you would see the restaurant Ojo de Agua. Perfect for recharge batteries with the house specialty: chilaquiles, or if you prefer something healthier, ask for a fruit bowl and a smoothie prepared with seasonal fruits.
Address: Citlaltépetl 23, Hipódromo Condesa.
Second stop: Parque España. Take your bike and circulate on the cycle path in Avenida Nuevo León (Nuevo León Avenue). From three to five minutes you will arrive at this tiny and beautiful park, that marks the limit between the Condesa and Roma neighborhood.
Biking from outside to feel the air fresh, then get off the bike and walk through the greenways and admire the fullness green view from inside the park.
Don’t miss out: Lázaro Cárdenas monument (big blue sculpture).
Rococó Café Espresso
Need a break? Rococó Café Espresso is the perfect place to rest and take a delicious coffee elaborate with seeds from Oaxaca state. Sit outside, look around listening to the city sounds and prepare yourself for the rest of the journey.
Address: Juan de la Barrera 49, at the corner of Parque España. Condesa.
Fuente de la Cibeles / Photo credit: MXCITY
Third stop: It’s time to move on… Get on your bike and ride around Parque España until you find Avenida Oaxaca (Oaxaca Avenue) and go six minutes approximately to the Fuente de la Cibeles. An emblematic highlight in the Roma neighborhood, which majestically adorns the roundabout. It’s more than a replica from the original fountain in Spain, is a symbol of union between both countries.
Don’t miss out: Next to this fountain, every Saturday installs a little market called “bazar del oro” (gold bazaar). It is worth to visit it and try the Mexican snacks: elotes, tacos, and ice creams.
Written by Daniela Martínez