“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of Riding a bike.”
John F. Kennedy
RATED BARCELONAS NUMBER ONE BIKE TOUR
2012 – 2016
This tour is one of the most affordable and fun ways to see all of Barcelona. Explore the historic highlights and the most popular streets on a bike tour in the heart of the city. Follow your local guide and discover the most incredible monuments left by Gaudi.
Visiting a city by bike is healthy, environmentally friendly and you will finish the day with a feeling of freedom and accomplishment.
Whether you are visiting the city for just one day, or are here on holiday, our Barcelona City Bike Tour is the perfect way to get truly orientated and feel immediately at home in the winding streets of the historical center and the wide boulevards of the beach promenade.
For a few years now, we have been providing the absolute best and safest way of bringing visitors and residents alike to see, feel, and experience the real Barcelona, as one of the most bicycle friendly cities in Europe.
The City Bike Tour is extremely fun, educational and allows you to maximize your time in Barcelona.
Complement the Barcelona City Bike Tour by joining the Free Gothic Walking Tour for an in depth look at the most historic parts of Barcelona……. Places the bikes can’t go!
Choose between city bike or a cool Electric bike (e-bike)
As with all of our tours, this is an easy route, perfect for any fitness level.
Open tours or private tours available
Only 25€ Adults
During 3-hours you will ride through:
– La Sagrada Familia
– Barceloneta beach
– Park Ciutadella
– Monumental Bullring
– Arc de Triomf
– Port Olympic
Usually the tour will include either a bit of Born (Santa Maria del Mar, Cultural Center) and the Gaudi houses on Passeig de Gracia, however, this depends on you and your group).
We also tell ‘the full fascinating story of Barcelona’, independence, city walls, trade, politics and architecture.
Approximately 3 hours.
Difficulty Level >
Easy (Ability to ride a Bike is essential).
Maximum Group Size >
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Bike (Either City or Electric Bike).
Helmets and child seats available on request
For other languages request a Private Tour
City bike ages 7 minimum
Electric bikes ages 12 minimum
Adult City Bike (16+) 25 Euros
Child City Bike (7-15) 22 Euros
Adult E-Bike (16+) 33 Euros
Child E-Bike (12-15) 30 Euros
What you need to bring:
– Drinking water and possibly some snacks
– Appropriate clothing for out of summer months
– Any kind of sun protection you might need
– For your safety and the safety of those around you, we kindly insist that all participants know how to ride a bicycle, balancing and pedaling with confidence before partaking in this tour.
– An e-bike is a bit heavier than a normal bicycle and while you may not need to be an avid or highly experienced rider, we suggest that participants are comfortable biking in narrow city traffic. We try to avoid busy streets as much as possible but we do catch glimpses of the city’s traffic going from on site to another.
Check out the FAQs below for a mountain of info.
Frequently asked questions
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Q: Where do the tours start and when should I arrive? All of our tours meet at E-bikes Rent on Carrer Cervantes 8, in the Gothic quarter (unless otherwise stated, Map and directions provided with your booking confirmation). Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin, and give yourself extra time if you’re unsure of the location.
Q: Where do we keep our stuff during the activity? Please only bring with you what you will be carrying on the tour.
Q: Do we also ride on roads? We will stick to the many bike lanes as much as possible. However, we will have a small section on the road to get to the different sites.
Q: What should I wear? In the summer months (June – September) you can wear typical day wear (shorts, t-shirt etc). In the other months, we would suggest bringing a top with you in case you get cold, with possibly a small rucksack to keep it in. We would also recommend wearing decent footwear. Flip-flops are OK, but only if you’re used to riding with them.
Q: What should I bring? •Drinking water and possibly some snacks for energy, just in case. Also, any sun protection you might need (Hat, glasses and cream) •Camera •Anything else you would take on a normal day/night out, in case you want to hot a restaurant directly after.
Q: What route will we be doing? Your guide will choose a route for your trip based on the group, your preferences and to avoid any congested areas (festivals, traffic, road works etc)
Q: How fast do you ride? Will I be able to keep up? Will I get bored moving too slowly? Our pace depends on the group, but we generally take our time. We almost always have plenty of time to get where we’re going, so there’s no need to rush. We’ll keep things moving, but we won’t leave anyone behind.
Q: Will I see any Gaudi Architecture? You definitely will. A lot of the major sites on this tour go past some of his work.You will get a brief history of the buildings, and Gaudi himself, and time to take some pics.
Q: What can I bring on the tour? We recommend bringing as little as possible. Whatever you bring with you, it will have to be carried around by you on the tour. Small rucksacks are OK.
Q: Who will be taking me on the tour? One of our experienced guides will be showing you around. All of our guides have been living and guiding in Barcelona for many years.
Q: Do you have weight limits for the child seats? Unfortunately yes. For the city bike the maximum weight is 25Kg and for the E-bike its 20Kg.
Q: Are electric bikes (E-bikes) different from other city bikes? They almost look the same. The e-bike has the added help from a small hidden motor that’s in the wheel hub and a battery that’s under the seat. The motor doesn’t do all the work for you, you still need to peddle to get it started.
Q: What are the age restrictions? The minimum age for a city bike is 7 and for the E-bike is 12. We have no maximum age, if you can ride, then please come and join us.
Q: Where is your office in Barcelona? We are an office-less company, that way we keep our overheads low and can pass these savings onto you.
Q: What is your cancellation policy? We understand that whilst traveling plans can change and that you may need to cancel your tours. Just give us 48 hours advance notice, and we will offer a full refund on any amount that you have paid (with the exception private group trips, which must be canceled 7 days in advance for a full refund). If you need to cancel within 48 hours of our reservation we generally cannot offer any refund, unless we can fill your spots. It may be possible to reschedule your booking for another day, depending on availability.
Q: When do you cancel tours for weather? We usually do not cancel tours due to overcast skies but we do cancel trips for steady rain. Safety and your enjoyment are our priority. If you have reserved a tour, we email you if we are canceling the trip due to weather and give you a choice of either rescheduling (depending on availability) or receiving a full refund. We will do this as soon as we know the tour will be canceled, however, this can sometimes not be until right before the tour.
Q: What brand or style of bikes do you use? City Bike 1 gear: Stylish Italian design, light and comfortable, these city bikes are the first option for a wonderful joyride in Barcelona.City Electric Bike: The e-bike is a star. With its battery powered engine it will take you where no other bike can go, saving you lots of energy. And it’s top fun!
Q: Do I need to tip my guide? No, only if you want to and feel that it’s deserved. Tips are never expected, but always appreciated.
This is only our meeting point, we do not have offices for inquiries here