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:
Enjoy a comfortable private transfer from/to the Airport in Barcelona – Book well in advance to guarantee the service of your transfer.
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
Experience the magic and passion of a live flamenco show in Barcelona with front row seats. Enjoy a truly authentic show of this traditional Spanish art in the most intimate setting, with the company of accomplished dancers, guitarists and singers in the heart of Barcelona.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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