Whether you are visiting Barcelona for the first time or you are already familiar with the city, there are so many interesting sites and neighborhoods worth exploring, that you might feel overwhelmed when trying to organize a plan, design a route yourself or choose among so many different types of tours. A Barcelona bike tour can be the best option! Although it is a big city, you might be surprised to find out how easily you can access most points of interest by hopping on a bicycle, and how much you can benefit from an experience like this.
Why touring on a bike?
Similarly to other European cities, Barcelona is extremely bike-friendly. Over the last few years, improving cycle lanes and expanding the bike-path network has been a priority. Not only that, Superblocks is a big urban-planning project undertaken by the city that aims to reduce traffic and give space back for the citizens (and visitors) to walk and ride their bicycles. More green spaces, less sedentarism, lower levels of pollution and noise… All good reasons to support this model!
When you visit Barcelona, you can do as locals do. With environmental-friendly and responsible travel values in mind, you will also benefit from this way of navigating, as you will beat traffic and crowds while keeping active and healthy. It’s a true win-win!
Not only that, touring on a bike will give you freedom to adjust the pace and route as you go, in a way that no other means of transportation would. It’s great to set out with an idea of what you would like to see, but isn’t it even better to be able to very easily control where you spend more or less time, and simply enjoy the day as it unfolds?
If you are riding a bike, you don’t need to worry so much about schedules and queues, while also having the advantage of easily getting from one place to another. Choosing an e-bike makes it even easier, as it is more welcoming of any level of fitness and increases the range of ground that can be covered, especially if you are looking to visit places more uphill, such as the amazing Montjuic.
On my own or with a guide?
Hopping on a bike to explore around will give you an exciting feeling of adventure. If you are not familiar with the city, it is extremely helpful to do it with an expert local guide who is able to design the most interesting and efficient routes – based on your preferences – and who knows the best way to move around. Besides, having a fun companion from whom you can learn about the sites you see, the city’s history and culture, and many tips and curiosities, truly adds an immeasurable value!
If you choose to tour with a guide, our recommendation is that you either do it privately or look out for the size of the group. Being caught up in a big group will take away the freedom of mobility that a bike tour is capable of offering. At Spanish Trails we guarantee a maximum of six participants per group, which also allows the guide to adapt the pace, the topics of interest, and to create an intimate and interactive experience.
Our All Corners Barcelona Bike Tour is a well-rounded, fun exploration, covering the most vibrant neighborhoods and highlights of the city. On a relaxed yet consistent pace, you will discover the Gothic Quarter, Port Vell, Barceloneta beach, El Raval, Plaça Espanya, Passeig de Gracia, Sagrada Familia, and more. There are many informational breaks along the way, including one to enjoy typical tapas and a drink in Carrer Blai – a locals’ favorite! Salud!
At Spanish Trails we are committed to high quality, sustainable tourism. Looking for more ideas of things do you during your stay in Barcelona? Take a look at our tours and day trips.