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In recent years, Barcelona has become a bike friendly city. thanks to the city’s effort in mantaining and creating new bike routes. But even though the use of personal bikes is very popular, Barcelona it’s still light years behind cities like Berlin or Amsterdam.

Where to rent a bike in Barcelona

Bicing is a very popular public bike rental service. However, this system is only for residents and requires to have a bank account and a permanent Barcelona address, so the best alternative is to rent one or book a bicycle tour like some of the following:

 

Recommendations for biking in Barcelona

  • Bike helmets are required by law, but the practice is not heavily reinforced. Still, it’s recommended to avoid any possible injuries.
  • Biking on sidewalks is allowed in some cases. As long as it’s 5 meters (16 Ft) or wider. However, an officer might stop you and demand that you either walk with your bike or ride it on the street. Remember that pedestrians have priority.
  • If you lone biking whilst listening to music, better use your microphones on pedestrian pathways only. Olympic Port or the beach esplanade for example.
  • Don’t drink alcohol if you plan on taking a bike. Police officers will have no trouble stopping you and asking for an alcohol breath test. If positive, the fine can be substantial, so if you’re drinking it’s better to walk with your bike.

Check this map for the available bike lanes in Barcelona:

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Biking activities in Barcelona


The best tours in Barcelona


Sagrada Familia guided tour + fast track entrance and towers

Sagrada Familia guided tour + fast track entrance and towers

Admire the most famous monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia through this 1,5 hour guided tour that includes fast track entrance and visit to the towers for extraordinary views of Barcelona.


Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Fast Track Guided Tour (with transfer)

Sagrada Familia and Park Güell Fast Track Guided Tour (with transfer)

Discover two of the most precious landmarks in Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. This tour includes fast track entrance, guided visit and transfer to both of these monuments designed by Gaudi.


Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour

Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour

Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.


Sagrada Familia guided tour - Fast Track entrance

Sagrada Familia guided tour - Fast Track entrance

This 1,5 hour guided tour will give you instant access to Barcelona’s biggest landmark: Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the most impressive architecture and ornaments with a Fast Track entrance.


Montserrat morning tour from Barcelona

Montserrat morning tour from Barcelona

Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.


Game of Thrones Girona guided tour

Game of Thrones Girona guided tour

Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.


Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dalí Museum

Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dalí Museum

Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.


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