Cycling in Uruguay offers a blend of scenic coastlines, serene rural landscapes, and vibrant city streets.

Its favourable climate and largely flat terrain, make it an unusual, interesting destination for cyclists of all levels looking to explore South America on two wheels. 

Things to love about cycling Uruguay

Firstly, the mild sunny climate provides perfect weather conditions almost year-round, ensuring pleasant rides whether you’re coasting along the beaches of Punta del Este or navigating the historic streets of Colonia del Sacramento.

The country’s wealth and commitment to sustainable transport means cyclists will find well-maintained paths and respectful traffic, making it feel more safe and relaxing to cycle here than many places in the world. 

Finally, Uruguayan culture is incredibly welcoming. Cyclists often find themselves invited to local homes for a meal or offered assistance when needed.

Where to go cycling in Uruguay

Uruguay offers a variety of routes. The coastal route from Montevideo to Punta del Este provides breathtaking ocean views and is perfect for those who enjoy seaside cycling. More experienced riders might challenge themselves with the rolling hills near Minas.

Historic Colonia is also a popular destination. Here, where cobblestone streets and colonial architecture provide a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely ride. 

For a more detailed rundown, keep your eyes peeled for our new article, coming soon.

Have you ridden in Uruguay?

We’re eager to hear from you! If you’ve experienced cycling in Uruguay, share your stories with us. What was your route? What did you love about the experience? 

Uruguay beckons with its open roads, friendly locals, and beautiful landscapes. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or just looking to try something new, might Uruguay be next on your bucket list?


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Last Reviewed: 15 May 2024

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