Harimau Conservation: San Juan Bike Tour: Sustainable Development in the Local Community

San Juan Bike Tour: Sustainable Development in the Local Community

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Harimau Conservation

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$31 USDper person

Harimau Conservation helps empower and connect communities around the world through education and environmental conservation, ranging from eco-tourism, sustainable development, Englishes classes, and teacher support.

Tour Highlights

  • Bike through San Juan's Martin Peña community while supporting local conservation efforts.
  • Learn from your local guides about the community's history and where the food and drink spots are.
  • Visit a variety of local sustainable development projects and gain insight into the effect of climate change and pollution on this region.

Tour revenue will be invested in community-based eco-tourism efforts benefiting the Association of Local Fishermen from La Comunidad de el Caño as well as in San Juan Bay Estuary restoration projects.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Friday & Sunday

  • Start Time

    9 AM

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Students, Professionals, Children 12+

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    10 to 25

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable exercise clothing, Closed shoes, Sunscreen lotion, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

Bici-Caño is a 3-hour bicycle tour developed as a community project to give visibility to the struggle of residents of the Martin Peña community and to foster sustainable development. Visitors will have the chance to experience the livelihood of the community and natural areas surrounding it. The guides, who are also local residents, give visitors a first-hand experience of the community’s history while also recommending the best places for food and drinks. Throughout the tour, there are 14 stops that will give the visitors the chance to learn about different sustainable development efforts in the local community as well as the grave environmental issues the community faces due to pollution and climate change.

Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 10 participants. Your reservation will be confirmed once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Tour Start Address

Corporación Enlace del Caño Martin Peña parking lot, 1957 Ave Ponce de Leon, PR-25, San Juan, Puerto Rico

How To Get There

The tour starts in the parking lot of the offices of Corporación Enlace Martin Peña, right across from the metro station of Sagrado Corazon in San Juan. The tour is 15 minutes by taxi from the international airport and all the major tourist areas.

More About Harimau Conservation

Mission

To empower and connect communities through education and conservation.

Main Programs

  • Expedition to assist in a community-based scientific monitoring programs in the Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra

  • Anti-poaching patrol jungle expedition in Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park

  • Yoga for a Cause expedition in Sumatra

  • Connecting visitors with community based eco-tourism programs in Puerto Rico

  • Volunteer program to teach children’s basic English as a second language in small communities in North Sumatra

Awards & Recognition

Darwin Animal Doctors
Collaborator
BiciCaño
Collaborator
Comunidad de Colaboración e Innovación Social - Fundación Banco Popular
Collaborator
Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martin Peña
Collaborator
Green Life Project
Collaborator
Hack for a Cause
Innovation Award Winner