Beautiful, bustling Barcelona – a capital famed for its wealth of architectural gems. From towering Gothic churches to whimsical buildings of state, from Gaudí’s undulating creations to Jean Nouvel’s sleek landmarks, Barcelona has it all. With so much to cover, how can you possibly see them all?
Rather than exhausting yourself on foot, the best way to speedily traverse the city is by bike. Barcelona is known as the Mediterranean’s most bike-friendly city, with a bicycle lane network extending over 300km (~186 mi) throughout its streets. With many bike rentals and traffic-control measures in place, bike tours make a safe and refreshing way to experience the city up close. If you’re here on a short weekend trip or cruise stop, discover Barcelona’s top sights is a breeze on a few hours’ bike tour! Here’s what you can expect on a Barcelona Bike Tour with Baja Bikes.
How to book a Baja Bikes tour
Baja Bikes offers bike tours and rentals in over 120 cities worldwide. Within Barcelona, many different tours are available. If you’re new to the city, you’ll want to begin with the Highlights Tour, a fantastic way to pack in the city’s choicest sights. Nature lovers can enjoy breathtaking mountain views on the Panorama Tour, while the Tapas Tour is guaranteed to make foodies drool.
Once you’ve decided on the right type of tour for you, you can easily book online by selecting your desired tour date on the Baja Bikes website.
Pro-tip: do your tour during the first few days of your trip so that you have plenty of time to revisit the sites which pique your interest! What’s more, rescheduling is free of charge. The friendly guides can provide tours in English, Dutch or German.
Website: Baja Bikes
What to expect on your bike tour
If you’re going on the Highlights tour, you can expect a whirlwind 3-hour trip around Barcelona’s famous landmarks as well as its hidden gems. From your meeting point in the city centre, you’ll cycle through the charming Gothic Quarter, before crossing the famed Las Ramblas. The romantic modernist façades of Eixample Dreta are just some of the marvels you’ll see on your way to the chic Passeig de Gràcia. And at each attraction, your tour guide will give a brief overview of the history and culture behind it, so you’ll have a deeper appreciation of what makes each extraordinary.
You’ll have time to snap stunning pictures outside Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, including the jaw-dropping Sagrada Família Cathedral, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. Capping off the tour, your guide will recount the rich history of the Arc de Triomf as you ride through Ciutadella Park.
The tour involves riding on both bike lanes and streets, but don’t worry – your experienced guide will take you through the safest routes. Should it rain on your tour day, free ponchos will be provided.
The perks of bike tours
It’s no wonder why bike tours are becoming increasingly popular among travelers – how better to explore a city in a swift, eco-friendly manner? Here are just some of the perks of bike tours:
There’s never enough time to see everything, so if you’re only staying for a few days, a 2-3 hours’ bike tour is the best way to tick all the must-see places on your list. Speed around Barcelona to get a grand perspective of its unmissable sights, then return to those which catch your eye.
Most of us want to immerse in the history and culture of the places we travel to – with knowledgeable tour guides, local information is at your fingertips. Whether you’re a history buff or an art enthusiast, you’ll be able to indulge all your curiosity on a bike tour.
After those tasty Spanish tapas, a spot of light cycling will get your body moving. Who says you can’t exercise on holiday?
With a small tour group (on average eight participants), you can easily get to know like-minded travelers and make friends. Perfect for those traveling solo or with a friend!
Bike around bewitching Barcelona
For a safe and novel way to see all the wonders Barcelona has to offer, hop on a bike tour and prepare to be enthralled. To reserve your spot with Baja Bikes, check out the links below.
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Barcelona Highlights Tours with Baja Bikes
Price: from 27.5 EUR (31 USD)
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