If you're looking for a place to kick around a football or go for a jog, try Parque Simón Bolívar, or go for a climb up Monserrate on weekend mornings. And don't be afraid to get out on two wheels – Bogotá has some extremely bike-friendly options.

Cycling

To get out on two wheels, nothing beats Bogotá's incredible 376km network of CicloRuta – separate bike lanes that cross the city. Ciclovía opens about 121km of city roads to cyclists and pedestrians from 7am to 2pm on Sundays and holidays for a well-run event that gets Bogotá on their bikes. Fruit-juice and street-food vendors, performers, vendors and bike-repair stands line the cross-town event, which has a street party vibe with or without a bike. If you have wheels, Wednesday nights Ciclopaseo de los Miercoles is a good-time free bike ride that meets at Plaza CPM at 7pm.