If bus tours are too “touristy” for you and you do not feel like signing up for walking tours as you do not see enough attractions on foot, then Barcelona cycling tours might be your thing. To discover the marvelous city from an entirely different perspective, a guided cycling tour is the best bet. Here are some popular biking tours in Barcelona:
City proper cycling tour
See the top attractions on this 4-hour tour of the city. An English-speaking guide will take you on a laid-back and enjoyable ride through the city’s historic center. The guide will show you the sights and offer recommendations on what not to miss on the rest of your stay in Barcelona.
This enjoyable cycling tour will give you enlightening and great outdoor experience. You will also have the chance to meet other travelers. There is no doubt that this cycling tour will be the best day you will spend in this Catalan city.
Caldes de Montbui Mountain cycling tour
This 1-day cycling tour starts in the city proper, where your guide will pick you up for a drive to Caldes de Montbui Mountain, your base for the cycling tour. In this village, 22 miles away from the center of Barcelona, you will see thermal waters that surface because of geological folds and faults throughout the region.
You will leave the village through the striking and charming sceneries of the Spanish countryside. The tour will end in the famous “La Font de Lleo”, where you can witness the hot (76 degree Celsius) thermal spring water coming from the fountain.
Collserola Park cycling tour
Collserola Park is an awesome oasis on the border of Barcelona. It has about 10 million trees, 1,000 plant species, and around 190 reptile and bird species. In this 2-and-a-half hours, you will bike around the park and you will see most stunning views of Barcelona. Bicycle and helmet rentals are included in the tour package.
Barcelona sunset cycling tour
Witness the day-to-night transition with the sunset cycling tour. This 3-hour cycling tour is not the least bit exhausting, thus perfect for all ages. Many Barcelona monuments and buildings are illuminated as soon as the sun sets.
Particularly beautiful at this time of the day are the Maphre tower in Port Olimpic and the oddly shaped Agbar Tower. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s most famous cathedral, is also lit up in the evening along with buildings on top of Montjuic that overlook the city.
Here are some companies in Barcelona that offer bike tours services:
Fat Tire Bike Tours (Address: Carrer de Sant Honorat, 7 08002 / Phone: +34 933 01 36 12)
BCN.travel (Office hours: Mon to Fri 10am – 7pm and Sat & Sun 10 – 2pm / Phone: +34 9300 433 42)
Green Bikes (Address: Carrer Dels Escudellers, 48 08002 / Phone: +34 933 01 36 12)
Barcelona Ciclo Tour (Address: C/ Tallers 45 (only 50 mts from Plaça Catalunya) 08001 / Phone: +34 93 317 19 70 / e-mail: email@example.com)
BornBike Barcelona (Address: C/Marquesa No1 / Phone: +34 93 319 00 20)