Last updated: 10/23/2017
Barcelona is a fantastic place to explore, and there are many ways to do it! Water-skiing tours along the coastline, bus tours of the main avenues, walking tours of the city center … But one brilliant way to see everything the city has to offer, from the amazing architecture of Gaudi to the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, take a bicycle tour of Barcelona . A fun and useful alternative – cycling in Barcelona has many advantages, and it is not only a more environmentally friendly way to travel around the city, but also gives visitors the opportunity to gain energy, revealing all the secrets of the Catalan capital. In addition, there are many different tours and rentals that you can choose, so that you can see and do exactly what you want, all with the help and knowledge of an experienced and friendly guide.
Here we give you some of our favorite bicycle tours in Barcelona:
Fat Tire Bike Tours
As the name implies, the Fat Tire Bike Tours offers relaxed trips around the city on some very comfortable seats, ensuring that comfort is not a problem when you travel around the main attractions of Barcelona. Fat Tire guides not only know everything you need to know about Barcelona, but also like to avoid typical facts about the city and like to communicate with customers, answering all your questions, no matter how stupid they may seem. The staff constantly jokes: “If you sweat, it means that we are doing something wrong”, since this bike tour is not designed to bore you, but rather offers you a relaxed day spinning around the city without haste!
Our offer is “City Tour Day of Barcelona”. Duration of the trip is about 4 hours. You will find yourself in the mystical Gothic Quarter, in the Sagrada Familia, in the beautiful park of Ciudadela, in the Olympic Village, in Port Vell and on Barceloneta Beach. Before the end of the tour, a mandatory stop at the “chiringuito” (beach bar) gives visitors the opportunity to socialize, take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea, or just drink a refreshing cocktail!
Steel Donkey Bike Tour
For those who prefer to travel more on the beaten track and hide precious stones, then the Steel Donkey Bike Tour is perfect for you! Spend the day with Slinky or Katya when you set off on a strange journey leading to some beautiful places rarely visited by tourists, such as Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (magnificent architecture) or the neoclassical cemetery Poblenou (not as scary as …). You can even spend an hour playing ping-pong on the way to the beach or leaning back on the bars on the slope!
There are no two identical tours, so you are guaranteed a unique experience, be it a day when you are looking for the best home-made cheeses in Barcelona, stop at several old-fashioned stores or get lost in any of the less visited areas of the city … come on, take your Steel Donkey and start descovering Barcelona!
Baja Bike Tours
For those who want to combine the best sights of Barcelona with the best dishes in the city, Baja Bike Tours is the right choice! We recommend the Barcelona Tapas Bike Tour, where you will spend some time enjoying the amazing work of Gaudi, relaxing by the sea in the Old Port and soaking up the loud atmosphere of Las Ramblas. In addition, you can relax in one of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona, where you can try different kinds of snacks the size of a piece in the presence of a wonderful company!
Moreover, Baja Bikes offers a two-wheeled tour especially for football fans. In addition to pointing out the most interesting sights of the city, in this 4-hour tour English-speaking guide will show you various football points, explaining everything about the rivalry between Barça and Real Madrid. Of course, a stop at Camp Nou is the main highlight of the tour, where you can feel the noisy atmosphere in the home of FC Barcelona.
These are just three of the many companies offering cycling tours around Barcelona, and there are many other fantastic operators in the city offering various tours, from private trips to night tours, most with multilingual guides. There is also the possibility to rent a bike in Barcelona and explore the city at your own pace. For example, Green Bikes Barcelona gives you the opportunity to sit in the saddle for less than 2 euros per hour! So, regardless of whether you want to see the sights with a guide or go on your own, there is no reason not to pedal!