A broad, tree-lined bike route runs down most of the length of Avenida Arequipa in the district of Miraflores, Lima and continues on through to Avenida Jose Larco. At the south end of Jose Larco, the bicycle path leads to El Malecon, the picturesque cliff-side promenade that links six gorgeous ocean-view parks. A bicycle rental shop is located right outside the Indian Market on Av. Arequipa, and another exists at Larcomar, on El Malecon itself: Modulo Parque Alfredo Salazar S/N Larcomar Miraflores. A map comes with the bike rental, and there’s no end of parks and scenic viewpoints along the very popular cliff-top walkway. It’s an easy, mostly flat ride. We rode north from the starting point at Parque Alfredo Salazar to just past Parque Maria Reiche and back in just under 1 hour, with many photo stops along the way.
It was well worth the $10 US/bike fee. But you might wish to avoid cycling during a Sunday! The route is enjoyed to an astonishing degree by locals on foot & bicycle, and bicycle races are common. Weaving between dense packs of strollers, dogs on leash, pedestrians, ice-cream vendors, toddlers on trikes, and bevies of spandex-clad competitors was a truly unique experience & great for testing our reflexes.