Bogotá has Latin America's largest network of bicycle routes

Bogotá has Latin America's largest network of bicycle routes

Bogotá has Latin America's largest network of bicycle routes, called 'Ciclorutas.'

On Sunday's and public holidays, many main and secondary roads are closed to cars for the Ciclovia from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., a special feature of Bogotá, where people can run, bicycle, inline skate or just watch from the side.

There are refreshment stands along the way and most parks host some type of event such as yoga, dancing, stretching, spinning, etc.

Renting a bike or going for a guided tour on Bogota's Ciclorutas or participating in the Ciclovia are fun and healthy ways to get to know the city, and to get closer to the people.

Although they are not often enforced, there are numerous bicycle laws: a helmet and reflective vest must be worn and the bicycle must have reflective panels in the wheels and back.