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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:


Discover the Barcelona Pass

The Barcelona Pass is the ultimate key to Barcelona’s biggest attractions. This tourist card, available for 2 or 3 days, includes free entrance to more than 20 top attractions and an optional travelcard for unlimited transportation around the city.  


 

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


Full Day tour: Torres Cellars, Montserrat & Sitges with Brunch

Join this full day guided tour that includes a brunch and wine tasting at the Torres Cellars in the Penedés region, plus the breathtaking landscape of Montserrat and the stunning city of Sitges.

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.

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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Entrance and guided tour to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell plus Casa Batlló and La Pedrera

Get the best of Gaudí in Barcelona in one single tour. Experience the creative genius of Gaudí with this 4,5 hour guided tour that includes entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, plus an exterior visit to La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

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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.

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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.

Highlights of Barcelona morning tour

Enjoy Barcelona to the fullest with this guided morning tour, featuring the best of Barcelona. Explore the Gothic Quarter, the Gothic Cathedral, Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol and much more.

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.

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, no queues.

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