Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
Depart the Arc de Triomf and ride through the historic neighborhood of El Born. Stop at the maritime church of the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, and then continue to the lively district of El Raval. Journey through more than 2,000 years of history as you see monuments such as the cathedral and city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Cycle to La Rambla del Raval to take a souvenir photo of the El Gat del Raval statue by Fernando Botero. Then, make your way towards the beach and Port Olympic. Pedal along the seafront promenade to Rambla del Poblenou, where attractions include the National Theater by Ricardo Bofill.
Wonderful bike ride! Great way to see the city! The guide gave us great recommendations for where to explore! Would love to do it again!
Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.
Best day . The tour was fun as well as informative. Couldn’t believe how far we went with any exertion on the ebike, which was easy to handle and comfortable. Our guild Marco couldn’t have been nicer and his knowledge was mind blowing . Would recommend this tour to anyone as long as they have some bike handling skills , not for complete novices in my opinion.
Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a 3-hour bike tour with an expert guide riding by your side. Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience and learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites and famous hotspots, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, pick your bike, and enjoy an exclusive welcome area where you can refill your bottle of water, sip on refreshing welcome drink, and store your bag before the tour starts. Climb on your bike and head over to admire the impressive gothic-style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and expl...
This was an awesome experience! Our guide Julia was great. She had such a friendly welcoming personality and really made the history come alive and interesting. Riding the bikes was fun and the tour felt like the perfect amount of time. I enjoyed this better than the hop on hop off bus
Make light work of exploring Barcelona, on a 2.5-hour tour by electric bike, and see more than is possible on a walking tour. With the help of a bike propelled by electric motor, glide from some of the most popular attractions to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood, Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, where you can explore the vibrant life of the city’s beaches. Ride past Art Noveau architecture, and shops and bars that date back to the beginning of the century, including Els Quatre Gats, frequented by Pablo Picasso. Finish with tapas and wine at the world fa...
Very great tour! We really enjoyed the e-bikes as they are easy to use and make the trek up hills easier. Our guide George was great and even brought pictures along in his backpack to show us what certain parts of the city looked like in the past. After the tour we continued for wine and tapas and this was by far the best part of the tour. George have such good explanations of everything, the bar was authentic, and the food and drinks were great!
See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.
See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.
Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour, including a break at a beach café. Meet your guide outside the Hard Rock Café on Plaça Catalunya. Then, set off to cycle some of the city’s beautiful streets and squares. Discover golden beaches, elegant boutiques, and local food markets. Enjoy the services of a trained guide who is well versed in the history and workings of the city. Hear fascinating anecdotes that uncover the secrets of the city. Cycle along sections of the city’s 160 kilometers of bike lanes, following a route that sticks to pedestrianized streets wherever possible. Designed for all ages, the tour stops every hundred meters to discuss the sights. Pass the green oasis of Parc da la Ciutadella and the Arc de Triomf. Bike the labyrinthine streets of Raval to discover Barcelona’s cosmopolitan vibe. Stop for a break at a beach café, and enjoy the Medite...
It was my first bike tour. I’ll do it again every chance I get. Our guide, Kelly, was knowledgeable and very nice.
See more of what Barcelona has to offer by Segway. Get the most out of your tour with a private guide. Complete a short training session on the easy-to-use, self-balancing vehicles and start exploring both the old and new neighborhoods. Go to the seaside and see the old port, as well as the former fishermen’s enclave of Barceloneta. Wind through the enchanting Gothic Quarter, known for its 4th-century Roman Wall and the bustling pedestrian street, Las Ramblas. Glide through the green Ciutadella Park and pass by the towering Arc de Triomf.
Meet in the Old Town of Barcelona and start off in the Barrio Gótico with safety training so that you can feel comfortable riding your state-of-the-art Segway in the distinct areas of the city. After a quick introduction of how to ride in Barcelona, you step up and roll out in direction of the inspiring Park of the Citadel. The central part of the city is where friends and families meet to practice their activities, and where you’ll discover some of the already impressive first works of Gaudí. Get acquainted with the golden ages of Barcelona in which Gaudi took part as you roll uptown to see the his most famous work, the temple dedicated to the life of Jesus. Cross the wide avenues of the city to admire the different styles of architecture present in the golden age of the city. Then carry your way to the grandiose La Sagrada Família, one of the most visited buildings in Spain. Take you...
We booked an English speaking tourguide and met Edgar. Me and my daughter were the only ones on the tour and got an excellent tour. Edgar was patient, funny and had really good stories to share. Went to a lot of places we would not have thought to see on our own. Really recommend this tour.
A cool three hours exploring Barcelona city center, and the Montjuic Olympic park. Your tour starts by the Arc de Triomf and then heads to the city center via the Sagrada Familia and the ever busy Passeig de Gracia. After driving down Las Ramblas (looking like a rock star) the tour makes it way through El Raval and Poble Sec before climbing slowly onto the open roads of Montjuic. Here you can see Poble Espanyol, MNAC, the Olympic Stadium, the Miro Foundation and Montjuic Castle. Coming down from Montjuic, follow the coastline until Port Olympic, where you make the final turn back towards GoCar HQ.
Spain is lucky enough to have great weather throughout the year. Warm summers are perfect for bike tours and even in the winter, a little activity will warm you up pleasantly. The warmest months are definitely July and August, where temperatures reach over 90 degrees.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, then Barcelona is the perfect vacation destination for you. It is located on the Mediterranean Coast and surrounded by hills and mountains. One of the best ways to see this picturesque city is on a Barcelona bike tour. On a professional tour, you can bike to some of Barcelona’s most popular landmarks, including Placa Reial, Barceloneta Beach, Olympic Village, and La Sagrada Familia.
All of the bike tours include a Barcelona local that will serve as your guide. This tour guide will provide you with a wealth of information about the neighborhood and sites. No, you don’t have to be friends with Lance Armstrong to take a bike tour around Barcelona. Most bike tours offer an easy ride with many stops for water and bathroom breaks. Tours typically last from two to four hours.
Book a city center bike tour to get a close-up look at the Barcelona governmental offices and the town square. You’ll also get a tour around the old part of the city. Here you can marvel at the interesting buildings and architecture on your way to the nearby Gothic Quarter. This area also connects to a large park and a bicycle path that leads to the waterfront. In this neighborhood, you’ll enjoy a quiet ride on winding, cobblestone roads.
In the Gothic Quarter you will see many restaurants, trendy nightclubs, and cathedrals with beautiful stained-glass windows. Make sure to take a big backpack with you because you’ll pass many vendors along the way. Along with great food, you’ll be able to buy handcrafted art, clothing, jewelry, and leather goods.
The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona. Take a bike tour through Olympic Village and Port Veil. You’ll be in good company while at Olympic Village, popular with cyclists, rollerbladers, and runners. Keep cycling (get those legs going) to Barceloneta Beach. Once there, you can grab a refreshing cocktail at one of the cool beach bars. Next, take a deep breath while you take in the beauty of the sea, and don’t forget to snap a photo. Still have some energy? Show off your volleyball skills in a sand match or spend your time playing Frisbee.
Most bike tours will be on flat ground. But if you’re up for the challenge, you can take a bike tour through the hills of the city. Ride all the way to the top for breathtaking views of the skyline. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture panoramic photos of the city. These tours last about six hours.
Fat bike, electric bike, and night tours are also available in and around Barcelona. Instead of walking the city center at night, why not see it on a bike? On the tour, you’ll see the city in all its splendor. This is a great way to enjoy the Magic Fountain Show featuring colored lights and a dynamic water display. You’ll also pass by the main square in the heart of the city. The tour might even stop by a bar or two for tapas and wine. Everything looks different at night (especially after a glass of wine), so you’ll get an entirely different experience than on a day tour.
You’ll be able to cover a little more of the city on bike than on foot. Plus, Barcelonians enjoy riding bikes, so you’ll fit right in with the locals. You’ll also burn off the extra calories you’ve gained from the wine and leche frita you’ve been indulging in.
Most bike tours will supply the bike, helmet, and safety gear for your ride. Although you’ll stop for drinks and rest, it is wise to take a couple of bottles of water and snacks in your backpack. This is especially important in the summer months because it is either hot or hotter.
Become familiar with the rules of bike riding in Barcelona before you embark on your tour. For example, you should note that in Barcelona you cannot ride your bike on the sidewalk. Instead, you’ll need to remain in the bicycle lane.
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Wonderful experience. We were able to see Barcelona entertaining ourselves with a nice bike ride (not tiring) accompanied above all by a very nice and very well prepared guide. I highly recommend this different tour than usual.
David was excellent. Very informative and friendly guy who made the trip for a family of four including two teenagers really fun. Would definitely recommend the e scooter tour!
BO was a really nice guide! It was a perfect first impression of barcelona and he gave us a lot of tipps for bars and other places we also need to see.
Amazing way to see the vineyards and the wine county. Colin, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable, and the electric bikes were fun and easy!
It was such a great way to begin to experience the city.