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The Complete Barcelona by Bike

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Key Highlights

  • A great introduction to Barcelona!
  • Explore the city while enjoying healthy exercise
  • Easy, comfortable ride suitable for all levels of fitness
  • Deeper insights into Barcelona – well beyond standard tourist-bus information
  • Entertaining English-speaking expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    11:00am Tour: Daily
    4:30pm Tour: 01 Apr - 15 Sep; Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    11:00am & 4:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Plaça Sant Jaume, in front of the Tourist Office (outside - Metro L4 – Jaume I) or 15th minutes later in our store at in Carrer Esparteria, 3 (parallel to Paseo del Born).
    The guides will be waiting for you in red T-shirts bearing the activity operator’s name.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This eco-friendly tour is a lot of fun and one of the most enjoyable ways to explore Barcelona. Whether you come to the city on vacation or for work, this is a great introduction to the main attractions as well as to interesting places off the normal tourist route.

    As you pedal along the cycling tracks and through the parks, your expert guide will give you special insights into this vibrant city with its fascinating history.

    From medieval palaces to Art Nouveau architecture to the ultra-modern Olympic Village, Barcelona has so much to offer. Highlights on your route include the picturesque Gothic District, Antoni Gaudi’s stunning Sagrada Familia, a range of Modernist masterpieces, the Old Harbor and other hidden treasures.

    There will be regular stops along the way, so bring along your camera to capture the photo-opportunities.

    Itinerary

    The Barcelona Bike Tour is an excellent way to get to know one of Spain’s most delightful cities. To join the tour you should make your way to the Tourist Office of Plaça Sant Jaume near Barcelona´s City Hall. The guides will be waiting for you in red T-shirts bearing the activity operator’s name.

    You will be provided with your bike, and a safety helmet if you wish to wear one. Then set off with your English speaking guide to discover the many treasures of Barcelona. The tour will take you to all the most important sights and also to some of the less ‘touristy’ places. You will ride mainly on cycling paths, and in pedestrian zones and parks. On the way, your guide will tell you the history of the city and give you interesting information and useful tips about Barcelona.

    Stops on your 3-hour ride will include the following places. Each stop will be for less than 5 minutes:

    Old Town and Gothic Quarter: This district dates from Barcelona’s golden age in the Middle Ages. As well as quaint winding alleys and attractive squares, it has many beautiful buildings including the Cathedral de la Seu and the medieval palace of Plaça del Rei, where Columbus was received after returning from the New World.

    Port Vell (Old Harbor): Barcelona is a port city. The Old Harbor is dominated by magnificent 60-meter statue of Christopher Columbus pointing symbolically towards the New World. Although Port Vell is now a leisure area and marina, it still has a small fishing port.

    Poble Nou: A former industrial area that was in its heyday in the 19th century. After a period of decay, the neighborhood has undergone a dramatic transformation.

    Olympic Barcelona (from Montjuic to the Olimpic Port): Here, you will see many of the imaginative works carried out for the 1992 Olympic Games. These include the sports facilities of the Olympic Ring and the Olympic Tower, built by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava in a typical curved white style. You will also see Port Olímpic, which was built up for the Games, and now contains a marina with some nice public sculptures, and posh bars and restaurants.

    Gaudi’s Barcelona (Gaudi): Along your cycling route you will see various architectural masterpieces by the modernist (Art Nouveau) genius Antoni Gaudi.

    Sagrada Familia: Designed by Antoni Gaudi, this incredible piece of architecture remains unfinished even after 100 years. Marvel at the expressionist artwork of the cathedral and its Nativity Façade where the theme of Christ’s birth and childhood is depicted.

    Ciutadella Park: Barcelona's most central park. It includes a zoo, a lake, a large fountain and several museums. The Catalan Parliament is located at a building in the center of the park.

    Your tour lasts 3 hours and includes a complimentary soft drink. The excursion ends back at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 3-hour bike rental
    • English speaking guide
    • Safety helmet
    • Complimentary soft drink

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    The wearing of safety helmets is optional.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have