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. And don't be afraid to get out on two wheels – Bogotá has some extremely bike-friendly options.

Cycling

Bogotá's incredible 376km CicloRuta network consists of separate bike lanes that cross the city. Ciclovía opens about 121km of city roads to cyclists and pedestrians from 7am to 2pm on Sunday and holidays for a well-run event that gets Bogotá on their bikes. Fruit-juice and street-food vendors, performers, and bike-repair stands line the cross-town event, which has a street-party vibe whether you're with or without a bike. Wednesday night's Ciclopaseo de los Miercoles is a free, good-time bike ride that meets at Plaza CPM at 7pm.