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Cycling in Barcelona


Barcelona is one of the world’s most beautiful and culture rich cities, with its picturesque peaks, gorgeous architecture and pristine beaches. The best part is that it is all within riding distance, making cycling around the city an ideal way to take in the sights.

Cycling Tours

Cycling in Barcelona is good business, with various companies offering bicycle rental and tours, from gastro outings to mountain biking. The city is considered very bike friendly, with the government actively encouraging its residents to get out and cycle.

Tours include the eco-friendly Green Bike Tours Barcelona. They offer 3.5 hour tours in a range of languages, including English, for €23. You’ll be taken around to historic areas of the city, including the Gothic Quarter, the beach and beautiful church Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, among others.

For the ultimate tour of Barcelona’s surrounding natural parks (and a serious challenge), you can opt for Terra Diversions‘ Barcelona 300 – named after the 300km-long route they mapped out that connects parks near the city, with an elevation gain of 7,000m. Available from lengths of 2-6 days, the ride covers picturesque trails and singletracks. Both self- and guided tours are available.

If you prefer a more relaxed ride coupled with Barcelona’s famous cava, Terra Diversions also has a self-guided 6D Wine & Cava tour (€665) that takes you through the Penedès – Barcelona’s wine and cava district, home to Torres wines – on hybrid bikes.


Bicycle Hire

If you’re not keen on a guided tour, you can rent a bike yourself and get on the road. With lots of different routes and places to explore, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Rental prices range from about €30-40 for a full day, to about €50 to €150 for a week, depending on the type of bicycle you wish to use. High end bikes – from full suspension to to carbon road bikes – are easily available.

Alternatively, you can rent eBikes  (with a battery life of up to 100kms) from a variety of bike shops to take you around the city, where you can enjoy 200kms of bike trails.

No matter what your skill level, you’ll be able to find a route that will suit you in Barcelona. From exploring its remarkable streets and landmarks, to tiring journeys up a picturesque mountain, the options are unlimited.

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