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An itinerary on two wheels on La Rambla in Montevideo

Giovanna Forcioni

Guilherme Craveiro

From the Old City to Pocitos, this coastal avenue in the capital of Uruguay is filled with beaches, restaurants and parks. Rent a bike and enjoy the coast of the Rio de la Plata

Rentals

Montevideo has a public bike rental service, the Movete. To use it, look for an authorized tourist agent, register for an STM card, and go to one of the eight stations in the Old City to get your bike.

 

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The route

Estimated total distance: 6.6 mi [10.7 km]

 

Starting point: Plaza Constitución

Also known as Plaza Matriz, it was built in 1729 in colonial style and is surrounded by public buildings and the Metropolitan Cathedral. There’s a Movete station there.

Old City

 

First stop: Candy Bar

This bar, with a youthful atmosphere and minimalist décor, has colorful sidewalk stools. The highlights on the menu include the brunch and tapas, in addition to the burgers and vegetarian options.

Durazno, 1402

 

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Second stop: Rodó Park

One of the largest urban parks in Montevideo, it has sports courts, a lake with paddleboats, a museum, a casino and even a small amusement park.

Avenida Julio Herrera y Reissig

 

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Third stop: Teatro de Verano Ramón Collazo

This outdoor amphitheater has been the stage for important spectacles. These days, its events lineup features the most modern in the arts scene, livening up the banks of the Rio de la Plata.

Rambla Wilson, s/n

 

Fourth stop: Restaurant La Perdiz

The pasta, meat and fish options are responsible for the fame of this house, which also serves seafood. Located close to La Rambla, it’s a good place to stop by after exploring the coastline.

Guipúzcoa, 350

 

Fifth stop: Playa de Los Pocitos

Surrounded by buildings, it’s one of the most popular beaches in town. The waters are ideal for swimming and the white sands are always filled with people practicing sports. The famous Montevideo sign – a favorite spot for photos – is located there.

Rambla República del Perú, s/n

 

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LATAM has direct flights to Montevideo departing from São Paulo, Santiago, Rio de Janeiro and other destinations.