Best tips for bike rentals and cycling around Barcelona. Organized guided bike tours in Barcelona, the ideal way to discover the city.
Biks Tours & Cycling in Barcelona
Do you want to explore Barcelona by bike? Barcelona is the perfect city to discover by bicycle. You can rent a bike on your own or participate in an organized Barcelona bike tour. These organized cycling tours are usually also accompanied by an (English-speaking) guide. In the city of Barcelona and along the beach many cycle paths have been laid, but if a cycle path is missing it is also permitted to cycle on footpaths of more than 5 meters wide in the city. Near smaller footpaths you will have to cycle on the road in Barcelona. The bicycle is an ideal way to cycle past sights like the Sagrada Familia, the green Parc de la Ciutadella, the beach or the Gothic Quarter.
The 5 best bike tours in Barcelona
Barcelona is a beautiful city with many wonderful sights to offer, and exploring it by bike can be a relaxing way to see the highlights, especially as some of the sights are some distance apart. There are several companies in Barcelona that offer guided bike tours, which is why we have listed the 5 best bike tours in Barcelona with a guide for you:
1. Barcelona Highlights Bike Tour
Recommended! This is by far the best bike tour when you visit Barcelona for the first time. In 3 hours, an enthusiastic guide takes you on a route past the main sights such as the Sagrada Familia, the Parc de la Ciutadella with the adjacent Arc de Triomf and masterpieces by Gaudi on Passeig del Gracia such as Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. It is recommended to do this Barcelona Highlights Bike Tour at the start of your city trip, so that you get a good impression of the city and get an idea of which sights you want to visit later. The advantage of the guide is that you also get many tips for the rest of your city trip. It is even possible to upgrade this bike tour with E-bikes (more info and bookings).
2. Barcelona Panorama E-Bike Tour
Have you already seen the main sights of Barcelona city? Then this Panorama Bike Tour is recommended to discover other parts of the city. With an E-bike you cycle with a guide to a number of beautiful viewpoints such as the Montjuïc hill with highlights such as the castle, the Palau Nacional and the Olympic stadium. Enjoy views over the ports of Barcelona and with the help of the e-bike you will go to the top of the Tibidabo, the highest hill of Barcelona (more info and bookings)
3. Barcelona Bike Tour with Kids
Going on a city trip with your children? Then there is a special bike tour that is adapted to the needs of children. This Barcelona with kids bike tour is ideal for children from the age of 8, but also young children can come along on a child seat. A guide takes you along various highlights of the city, with extra attention being paid to the children (more info and bookings).
4. Private Bike Tours in Barcelona
Would you rather go on a bike tour with your own group or family and have your private guide? With this Private Bike Tour you can determine your route together with the guide, or of course the guide can also take you along the highlights of Barcelona. When you are with a larger group, this private tour is hardly more expensive than the standard highlights bike tour (more info and bookings).
5. Rent your own bicycles
Don't feel like going out with a guide and want to determine your own route? Then you can easily rent your own bicycles in Barcelona. The city has an extensive network of good cycle paths so that you can discover the city yourself in a relaxed way (more info and bookings).
More ways to discover Barcelona
Bicycles and public transport
Outside rush hour, during the weekend and during the summer holidays, bicycles may also be taken on the Barcelona metro. They are always welcome on the regional trains of FGC.
Barcelona bicycle project
In addition, Barcelona has a bicycle project for residents of the city. In the city you can see the red, white, black bikes that are parked and cycling all around Barcelona. This bicycle lending project is more intended for residents and not so much for tourists, because registration for the borrowed bicycles will take some time. As a tourist it is better to rent Barcelona bikes at this company.