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Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

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Barcelona, Spain

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icon3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
  • Half-day cycling tour of Barcelona's attractions
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tour times
  • Rain poncho (if needed) and child-seats and helmets (on request)
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert English-speaking guide
Greet your guide and group at a central location in Barcelona before heading to the bike shop to collect your bikes. Don your protective equipment and listen to a short safety briefing before setting out to explore the city. Hear an informative summary of the city’s history before arriving at your first spectacular sight. 

During the tour, see legendary landmarks like the colossal La Sgarada Familia, renowned architect Gaudi’s masterpiece; visit Place Sant Jaume to absorb the convivial atmosphere; gaze at the intricate design of the Arc de Triomf; and appreciate the sacred structure of  La Catedral during your exploration. 

The distance between each stop is short and the ride is at a relaxed pace, so rest assured you won’t feel exhausted. Time to capture photographs and ask a question is allocated at each stop to ensure you enjoy an explorative experience. 
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Fat Tire Tours Barcelona
This cycling tour is suitable for all ages and is not the least bit strenuous. You will ride at a relaxed pace, with no hills to conquer, and stops are made every few hundred yards at points of interest to take photos and hear the fascinating history and stories of Barcelona from your excellent guide. You'll have the use of a comfortable and easy-to-ride bike, and gain useful tips and advice about what to do and see while you're visiting Barcelona. The tour begins with a brief introduction to the history of Barcelona before heading to the tour shop to collect the bikes. Some of the sights on the bike tour include: • Placa Sant Jaume • Placa del Rei • La Catedral • La Sagrada Familia • Parc de la Ciutadella • Also Palau de la Musica Catalana, Arc del Triomf, Plaza de Toros Monumental, Vila Olímpica, Barceloneta beach, Port Vell, El Borne, Basilica de la Santa Maria del Mar and more! NOTE: Tour departures in the morning are 4 hours long and include a stop for lunch (cost of lunch not included). Afternoon tour departures are 3.5 hours long and do not include a meal stop.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace of Catalan Music
The Palau is an icon of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona. The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most representative monuments of the city and It is one of the most recommended tourist attractions of Barcelona.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Port Vell
This lively harbor, full of yachts and cruise ships, is home to a popular entertainment complex, featuring a mall, several restaurants, a movie theater and an aquarium.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Barcelona Cathedral
A beautiful gothic cathedral with stained glass windows dating back 500 years.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomf
The Arc de Triomf or Arco de Triunfo in Spanish, is a triumphal arch in the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
One of the most emblematic buildings of the Catalan Gothic. An outstanding church built in the XIVth century with a purity and unity of style that is very unusual in large medieval buildings.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Parc de la Ciutadella
The 44 acres (18 hectares) are home to Castell dels Tres Dragons, the Umbracle (plant house) and Hivernacle (glass house).
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
El Born
Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Passeig del Born
Main thoroughfare and plaza in Barcelona’s funky El Born district featuring a wide boulevard lined with historic buildings and other attractions.
Stop At:  
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a monumental church devoted to the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Playa de La Barceloneta
Cruise past this beautiful beach.
Stop At:  
Plaza de Toros Monumental de Barcelona
The Plaza Monumental de Barcelona, often known simply as La Monumental, was the last bullfighting arena in commercial operation in Catalonia.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Placa de Sant Jaume
The Plaça de Sant Jaume is a square at the center of the Old City of Barcelona and the administrative heart of both the city and surrounding Catalonia.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Placa del Rei
Plaça del Rei is a 14th-century medieval public square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaça de les Cascades
We stop in front of during parc speech.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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See Barcelona in a fun and upbeat style
Andrea_O
, Mar 2020
Elena was a doll. She was so upbeat. You could tell she was very committed to safety entire time. She was constantly giving us information and history on everything. We were a family of 5, with the daughters being between 16 to 22. It would be best if you had some experience riding a bike, however as a 52 year mom, I felt that I could ride comfortably after the first few minutes of adjustment. We did several tours and this was def a highlight for us. We saw so many different things. I would def recommend.
star-5
Strew is the man-ask for him
Victoria_P
, Mar 2020
One of the best tours we have. Strew is funny, engaging and so knowledgeable of the city of Barcelona. There was another family in this tour with us and that family and our family feel so safe under Strew's guidance in busy Barcelona. We biked all the way to the beach and he brought us to this restaurant (I believe it's called NASS). Had the best Hake fish, chicken strips for kids and Barcelona's version of French fries. Seems trivial but they were really good.
star-4
Great tour.
John_J
, Feb 2020
Great tour and guide. My only complaint is that the group was a bit too large. All in all I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
excellent
Martine_D
, Feb 2020
Really enjoyable experience, which I'd absolutely recommend. Stu was highly knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to. My only very slight issue is that we did go at quite a pace and would have liked to have taken in more of the surroundings as we cycled rather than charging along to keep up with the group overall though first class
star-5
Good bike tour
akelly1035
, Feb 2020
Elena was a lovely guide - very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Would highly recommend. Thank you
star-5
Great way to see Barcelona
susangD3950ZR
, Oct 2019
Wonderful tour and guide! Leisurely pace so good for all ages. Would definitely recommend and take the tour in other cities where it is available!
star-5
Fun 4 hours touring Barcelona!
O552WJdavidr
, Sep 2019
Had a great tour with Stru. He was fun and knowledgeable and had a focus on safety as we cycled around the busy streets. We've been to Barcelona several times and found this one of the best tours we've taken. Thank you Stru!
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Worth it!
jmabraham2019
, Aug 2019
The staff were super nice, and funny, and informative. The bikes are in a great condition, and I felt safe throughout. The routes we cycle were all cycle lanes, and paths. It was also a great opportunity to meet other people from different countries who were also on the tour with you. The only little criticism I had was that there wasn't enough time in the tour to have an actual look around at the sites you stop at - we probably had about 10 mins. However, my friend and I did this tour on the 1st day of our trip and so used the tour as a little introduction to Barcelona, and we went ourselves later on to enter and properly explore the sites. So I would recommend you pre-book tickets for things such as the sagrada familia for another day as well as the tour if you really want to look inside! But other than that, a great tour!
star-5
Best Bike Tour I've Taken
SydNo
, Aug 2019
Marco was my tour guide and was very informative and super friendly. He knew his stuff and gave us time to ourselves to take personal pictures. I would definitely recommend this bike tour and definitely ask for Marco!
star-5
Perfect half day tour
amartinez549
, Jun 2019
Truly enjoyed our half day tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. Very good price to value. Would highly recommend this tour.

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