Sunset over Barcelona: It is an absolute delight to watch the city go by from the ocean’s point of view. This should be on your TO DO list especially if you want to make your visit to Barcelona perfect.
3 Hour Tour
Must-See City Highlights
Healthy and Affordable Way to Discover Barcelona
The best way to see all of Barcelona’s highlights
This tour is one of the most affordable and fun ways to see all of Barcelona. Explore the historic highlights and the most popular streets on a bike tour in the heart of the city. Follow your local guide and discover the most incredible monuments left by Gaudi.
Visiting a city by bike is healthy, environmentally friendly and you will finish the day with a feeling of freedom and accomplishment. Whether you are visiting the city for just one day, or are here on holiday, our Barcelona City Bike Tour is the perfect way to get truly orientated and feel immediately at home in the winding streets of the historical center and the wide boulevards of the beach promenade.
For a few years now, we have been providing the absolute best and safest way of bringing visitors and residents alike to see, feel, and experience the real Barcelona, as one of the most bicycle friendly cities in Europe. The City Bike Tour is extremely fun, educational and allows you to maximize your time in Barcelona.
Adult (16+): €25
Child (7-15): €22
Carrer de Cervantes, 5
Approximately 3 hours
- Full travel injury insurance (only when booked on our website)
- Experienced Guide
- Helmets and child seats available on request
What to bring
- Drinking water and possibly some snacks
- Appropriate clothing for out of summer months
- Any kind of sun protection you might need
Things to Look Forward to
La Sagrada Familia
Arc de Triomf
Usually the tour will include either a bit of Born (Santa Maria del Mar, Cultural Center) and the Gaudi houses on Passeig de Gracia, however, this depends on you and your group). We also tell ‘the full fascinating story of Barcelona’, independence, city walls, trade, politics and architecture.
What You'll See & Do
TOUR BARCELONA CITY AND BEACH ON BIKE
Barcelona is one of the most bike-friendly cities in Europe, so this is easily the most fun and affordable way to go sightseeing in this great city. Tour Barcelona with your local guides as they take you through the historic sights and the most popular streets on a bike tour through the major attractions of the city.
BARCELONA’S HIGHLIGHTS IN JUST A DAY
Whether you’re visiting for a week or just the day, our Barcelona City Bike Tour is the perfect way to get your bearings and feel at home in the winding streets of downtown, the green of the parks, and the promenades of the local beaches.
Complement the Barcelona City Bike Tour by joining the Free Gothic Walking Tour(opens in a new tab) for an in depth look at the most historic parts of Barcelona……. Places the bikes can’t go!
Open tours or private tours available.
- For your safety and the safety of those around you, we kindly insist that all participants know how to ride a bicycle, balancing and pedaling with confidence before partaking in this tour.
- An e-bike is a bit heavier than a normal bicycle and while you may not need to be an avid or highly experienced rider, we suggest that participants are comfortable biking in narrow city traffic. We try to avoid busy streets as much as possible but we do catch glimpses of the city’s traffic going from on site to another.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that whilst travelling plans can change and that you may need to cancel your tours. Just give us 24 hours advance notice, and we will offer a full refund on any amount that you have paid (with the exception of private group trips, which must be cancelled 7 days in advance for a full refund… of course exceptions are made for COVID related travel issues). If you need to cancel within 24 hours of our reservation we normally cannot offer any refund, unless we can fill your spots. It may be possible to reschedule your booking for another day, depending on availability.
We usually do not cancel tours due to overcast skies, but we do cancel trips for steady rain, powerful wind, thunderstorms, or any weather the skipper feels is dangerous. If you have reserved a tour, we email you if we are cancelling the trip due to weather and give you a choice of either rescheduling (depending on availability) or receiving a full refund. We will do this as soon as we know the tour will be cancelled, however, this can sometimes not be until the morning before the tour.
No! Most of our clients know how to ride a bike, though some might not have ridden in a while. As long as you know what you are doing and are competent enough to handle the bike, the Barcelona City Bike Tour is perfect for you.
All of our tours meet at E-bikes Rent on Carrer Cervantes 8, in the Gothic quarter (unless otherwise stated, Map and directions provided with your booking confirmation). Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin, and give yourself extra time if you’re unsure of the location.
Please only bring with you what you will be carrying on the tour.
We will stick to the many bike lanes as much as possible. However, we will have a small section on the road to get to the different sites.
In the summer months (June – September) you can wear typical day wear (shorts, t-shirt etc). In the other months, we would suggest bringing a top with you in case you get cold, with possibly a small rucksack to keep it in. We would also recommend wearing decent footwear. Flip-flops are OK, but only if you’re used to riding with them.
- Drinking water and possibly some snacks for energy, just in case. Also, any sun protection you might need (Hat, glasses and cream)
- Anything else you would take on a normal day/night out, in case you want to hot a restaurant directly after.
Your guide will choose a route for your trip based on the group, your preferences and to avoid any congested areas (festivals, traffic, road works etc.)
Will I be able to keep up? Will I get bored moving too slowly? Our pace depends on the group, but we generally take our time. We almost always have plenty of time to get where we’re going, so there’s no need to rush. We’ll keep things moving, but we won’t leave anyone behind.
You definitely will. A lot of the major sites on this tour go past some of his work.You will get a brief history of the buildings, and Gaudi himself, and time to take some pics.
We recommend bringing as little as possible. Whatever you bring with you, it will have to be carried around by you on the tour. Small rucksacks are OK.
One of our experienced guides will be showing you around. All of our guides have been living and guiding in Barcelona for many years.
Unfortunately yes. For the city bike the maximum weight is 25Kg and for the E-bike its 20Kg.
They almost look the same. The e-bike has the added help from a small hidden motor that’s in the wheel hub and a battery that’s under the seat. The motor doesn’t do all the work for you, you still need to peddle to get it started.
The minimum age for a city bike is 7 and for the E-bike is 12. We have no maximum age, if you can ride, then please come and join us.
We are an office-less company, that way we keep our overheads low and can pass these savings onto you.
We understand that whilst traveling plans can change and that you may need to cancel your tours. Just give us 48 hours advance notice, and we will offer a full refund on any amount that you have paid (with the exception private group trips, which must be canceled 7 days in advance for a full refund). If you need to cancel within 48 hours of our reservation we generally cannot offer any refund, unless we can fill your spots. It may be possible to reschedule your booking for another day, depending on availability.
We usually do not cancel tours due to overcast skies but we do cancel trips for steady rain. Safety and your enjoyment are our priority. If you have reserved a tour, we email you if we are canceling the trip due to weather and give you a choice of either rescheduling (depending on availability) or receiving a full refund. We will do this as soon as we know the tour will be canceled, however, this can sometimes not be until right before the tour.
City Bike 1 gear: Stylish Italian design, light and comfortable, these city bikes are the first option for a wonderful joyride in Barcelona.City Electric Bike: The e-bike is a star. With its battery powered engine it will take you where no other bike can go, saving you lots of energy. And it’s top fun!
No, only if you want to and feel that it’s deserved. Tips are never expected, but always appreciated.
Don’t just take our word for it!
We honestly LOVED the experience. The captain is really sweet, the boat is beautiful, and the view is amazing. Will answer any questions you have, give you stories about his experience and let you drive the boat. 10/10 would recommend, we’ll do it again when we come back to Barcelona.
Wow! what a fantastic day! Edu took us around the wonderful bay and into the turquoise sea of Costa Brava. He was really easy going with everybody and made the whole group bond! He was very professional and made us feel safe at all times. The best guide ever! We paddled and snorkeled for more than two hours and it felt amazing. It was a great tour overall, cause we got some time to chill and have lunch on the beach. Overall, super recommended!
I recommend it 100%. Having the opportunity to take a tour on the sailing boat and see Barcelona from afar and then take also a swim in the water … is just something extraordinary!! We had a wonderful time!
Great day in Costa Brava. We really enjoyed it. Guides were really nice, friendly and helpful, snorkeling and kayak was an amazing experience! Everything was absolutely amazing and my boyfriend and I made new friends. I have to really recommend Excursions Barcelona.