Are you looking for a two-wheeled adventure through Barcelona, one of the world’s most stunning – and bike-friendly – cities? As someone who lives in Spain and who’s spent a ton of time pedaling around the vibrant streets of Barcelona, I can assure you, there’s no better way to soak up the sights and sounds of this city than on a bike.
Let me take you on a virtual ride through the best bike tours that Barcelona has to offer. Grab your helmet (and maybe a glass of sangria!) as we zip past iconic buildings, pedal through hidden local spots, and pause for a glass or two at serene vineyards.
Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, or a wine lover, these tours have something for you. And don’t worry, there’ll be some tapas along the way to keep you fueled up during your two-wheeled city tour of Barcelona – please, I’m not a total monster.
Best bike tours in Barcelona
1. Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour
The Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour is a fabulous way to soak in the architectural marvels and artistic grace of this city. Led by a professional guide, you’ll bike through the city, stopping to admire notable sights like La Catedral and Placa del Rei.
The best part? There’s no need to be a fitness freak to enjoy this tour, thanks to its relaxed pace and frequent stops for photo-ops!
You’ll be cycling between some of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks. From the breathtaking La Sagrada Familia, the brainchild of genius architect Gaudi, to the vibrant atmosphere of Place Sant Jaume, and the splendid design of the Arc de Triomf, each stop uncovers a new chapter of Barcelona’s fascinating history. Remember, your camera is your best friend here!
Lastly, don’t worry about feeling exhausted. The distance between each sight is just perfect, with ample time to rest, click some stunning photographs, or ask your guide any burning questions.
So gear up, because this tour is designed for explorative fun with just the right blend of energy and excitement.
2. Barcelona E-Bike Photography Tour
The Barcelona E-Bike Photography Tour is a haven for photography lovers and bike enthusiasts alike. In the company of a professional photographer guide, you’ll be pedaling around stunning locales like the Gothic Quarter and the Parc de la Ciutadella.
Featuring stop-offs at landmarks like the Columbus Monument, Casa Mila, and the Arc de Triomf, this tour is all about capturing Barcelona’s beauty through your lens. Bonus points: there’s even a chance to pose for photos by La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo!
The tour wraps up with a light refreshment of typical Spanish “tapas” and a drink. As you nibble away, reflect on the rich history and enchanting stories that form the heart of this wonderful city.
3. Boat Trip, Cable Car Ticket and E-Bike Tour
Fancy seeing Barcelona from all angles? Then the Boat Trip, Cable Car Ticket and E-Bike Tour is your golden ticket.
Start your adventure on an e-bike, winding your way towards the awe-inspiring Montjuïc Mountain. From there, hop on a cable car and gaze down at the city sprawl from the sky.
But don’t get too comfortable; we’re not done yet. The tour also features a fun boat trip around Barcelona’s waterfront.
See the city’s top sites, like La Sagrada Familia, the Arc de Triomf, and the Gothic Quarter. Then glide down to the harbor and board a boat for a sail along Barcelona’s seashore to the Olympic Harbor.
If you’re searching for a tour that combines thrills, sights, and sea breeze, this is your perfect match!
4. Barcelona City Bike Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems
The Barcelona City Bike Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems takes you to both popular sites and lesser-known treasures, providing a balanced and immersive view of the city.
With a handy bicycle and helmet provided, you can travel light and focus on the stunning buildings, quaint bodegas, and pristine beaches along the route. The tour includes plenty of stops to admire top sights like Placa Reial and La Sagrada Familia, so rest assured you’re not going to miss out on anything!
Plus, with regular breaks, this tour suits all fitness levels, ensuring everyone can enjoy the beauty of Barcelona without breaking a sweat. So grab your bike and set off to uncover Barcelona’s secrets, one pedal at a time!
5. 360º Barcelona E-Bike Tour, Montjuic Cable Car and Boat Cruise
What’s better than exploring Barcelona? Exploring it with a 360º Barcelona E-Bike Tour, Montjuic Cable Car and Boat Cruise, of course!
This unique tour is truly a triple treat. You’ll zip around Barcelona on a state-of-the-art e-bike, with views of the iconic Olympic Stadium and the city’s breathtaking panoramas from a Montjuïc cable car.
But the tour doesn’t stop there! After soaking up aerial views, you’ll cruise the Mediterranean in an eco-friendly boat, and then wind your way to Gaudi’s most iconic landmarks.
With a group size limited to 12, you’ll get personalized attention from your guide, creating a cozy, intimate experience.
The tour includes a professional bilingual guide, a cable car ride, an e-bike, and a boat trip. You’ll get the freedom of exploring Barcelona, experience the historical heritage and enjoy the beautiful vistas – all in half a day!
6. Barcelona Main Sights Tour by E-Bike
Next up, the Barcelona Main Sights Tour by E-Bike! Imagine this: A leisurely ride through Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods, soaking in over 2000 years of history.
This isn’t just any bike ride, but an e-bike tour with a local guide that will take you through landmarks such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar and Barcelona’s city hall.
Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at El Raval, La Rambla del Raval and even ride along the seafront promenade to Rambla del Poblenou. Your tour guide won’t just show you the sights but will immerse you in the rich history of these iconic landmarks.
Included in the tour is a top of the range e-bike, local guide, approved helmet, insurance, and a bottle of water. With the ease of an e-bike, this tour makes exploring Barcelona a breeze!
7. Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting
Bike, tapas, and wine! It’s a combination that just screams Barcelona. The Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting will not only show you the beauty of the city but will also immerse you in its delectable cuisine and wines.
Picture yourself cycling past El Born Cultural Centre, Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish sculpture, and taking in the beauty of Parc de la Ciutadella.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll make your way to a local bar where you’ll taste up to four traditional tapas dishes and sip on three different local wines. The tour isn’t complete though without a stop at Barcelona’s lively port, La Barceloneta.
This tour includes a local professional guide, bottled water, glass of champagne, wine tasting, and food tasting. Make sure to grab your camera and prepare your palate as you get ready to go explore Barcelona!
8. E-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
The E-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour lets you choose from two different itineraries, both filled with Barcelona’s awe-inspiring attractions. Riding an e-bike, you’ll breeze past Barcelona’s top attractions such as Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig de Gràcia, and the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Familia.
You’ll get to choose your adventure, whether that’s diving deep into Gaudi’s masterpieces or exploring the bohemian neighborhoods of Barcelona. Either way, you’re in for a memorable time.
And with the number of participants limited, you’re sure to have an intimate and personalized experience.
Your tour includes a local guide, use of helmet and bicycle, bottled water, local taxes, and headsets to hear the guide clearly. So saddle up and prepare for a tour that combines sightseeing, culture, and the joy of biking in one delightful package!
9. Sagrada Familia and City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour
Fancy a whirlwind trip around Barcelona, while ticking off the city’s top sights? Why not try the Sagrada Familia and City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour?
This three-hour adventure will give you a comprehensive snapshot of Barcelona’s essence, including an e-bike ride (if you choose that option) to the heart of the city’s Gothic Quarter and through the Olympic Port.
You’ll pedal through the quaint, narrow medieval streets, before basking in the green spaces of Parc de la Ciutadella. And that’s not all – the highlight of your tour will surely be the Gaudi sites, including the iconic, yet-to-be-finished Sagrada Familia, and the fascinating Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. You’re in for some memorable clicks here!
The tour includes everything you need to have a safe and comfortable ride, including a guide, a regular bicycle or e-bike (based on your choice), a helmet, and liability insurance. And you can even turn this into a private tour of Barcelona if you choose that option.
It’s the perfect way to explore Barcelona on two wheels!
10. The Legendary Steel Donkey Bike Tour Off the Beaten Track
If you’re looking for a more unique and intimate experience, then The Legendary Steel Donkey Bike Tour Off the Beaten Track is an absolute must-try. Rated a perfect five out of five, this four-hour tour promises to reveal the sides of Barcelona that are usually hidden from tourists.
Expect to see less-visited attractions like the magnificent Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau or the palm-lined Marbella Beach. Along with your fun local guide, you’ll pedal past the boutiques of Gracia, and even stop to enjoy some hot chocolate and churros (who could resist?).
The tour is tailored to the preferences of the group, so you’re sure to discover spots that will make your Instagram followers swoon. With bike rental, bike lock, and an optional bike helmet included, you’re all set for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Barcelona.
11. Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike
Got only a couple of hours to spare but still want to squeeze in the best of Barcelona? The Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike is the perfect fit for you!
On this 1.5-hour tour, you’ll discover Barcelona’s 10 most exciting highlights, all while effortlessly cruising on an electric bike.
Take in the medieval charm of the Gothic Quarter, ride past the cast-iron market of El Born, and then marvel at the serene beauty of the Santa María del Mar Church. Get up close and personal with the city’s culture and history, while your electric bike makes the journey a breeze.
Finish your tour on a high note with a visit to Gaudi’s grand masterpiece, La Sagrada Família. Remember, a bottle of water, a helmet, and insurance are all included, so all you need to do is relax, pedal, and soak in the sights!
12. Montjuic Hill E-Bike Tour
Ready for a climb? Don’t worry; with the Montjuic Hill E-Bike Tour, you’ll breeze up Barcelona’s famous hill without breaking a sweat.
This three-hour tour promises not just a fun ride but also panoramic views that will take your breath away. From the green oasis of Parc de la Ciutadella to the historical Port Vell, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of Barcelona’s landscapes.
The tour includes a visit to the Joan Brossa gardens and the spectacular Sot del Migdia viewpoint – a truly spectacular place to watch the sunset. You’ll also pass by the Olympic Stadium and the National Palace, offering a stunning 360-degree view of the city from its terraces.
And to wrap up, you’ll get to explore El Raval and the charming Gothic district. Get ready for some e-bike action and to fall in love with Barcelona from a new perspective!
13. Barcelona City Bike Tour
The fabulous Barcelona City Bike Tour offers you an incredible opportunity to discover the best of Barcelona on two wheels. The journey promises to be as exciting as the destination with an experienced local guide to navigate you through the heart of the city.
You’ll get to see the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia Cathedral and other masterpieces from the incredible Gaudí. Not forgetting to mention a beautiful ride through the ancient Roman walls and Ciutadella Park.
The tour wraps up near the beach where you can kick back and enjoy a refreshing drink after your ride, a perfect ending to a perfect tour.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! The tour provides all the necessities including bottled water, a bicycle, helmet and a professional guide.
All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a camera for capturing those unforgettable moments.
14. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas and Wine
Looking for a more intimate tour experience? Well, the Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas and Wine is just what you need.
This tour guarantees an immersive experience that blends sightseeing with a touch of local culture and cuisine.
Riding around on an eBike makes this tour comfortable for everyone, regardless of fitness level. You’ll be guided through bohemian neighborhoods, see charming buildings and ride along well-maintained bike paths to enjoy the best views of the city.
To top it off, you’ll stop by a historic restaurant visited by famous figures such as Picasso, Lorca and Dali.
Ahhh, and let’s not forget the piece de resistance – three kinds of wines and tapas. Trust me, there’s nothing better than indulging in gourmet tapas and fine wines in an ambiance that whispers tales of Picasso and Dali.
Inclusive of water, an English-speaking guide, liability insurance and even child seats upon request, this tour promises an enjoyable experience for all!
15. Barcelona Historical 3-Hour Bike Tour
Jump on for the Barcelona Historical 3-Hour Bike Tour, a treasure trove for art and history buffs alike. In just three hours, you will be transported back in time, witnessing Barcelona’s history unfold right before your eyes.
From the ancient streets of Barcelona to Ciutadella Park with its beautiful flowers and fountains, this tour does not disappoint. Not only will you get to see iconic landmarks like the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, but you’ll also whizz past the charming churches and squares in the Gothic Quarter.
The best part? The tour is designed to be relaxing with plenty of stops for photos.
This means that you’ll get to enjoy the Spanish scenery while learning about Barcelona’s intriguing history. With a rented bike, a knowledgeable tour guide, a refreshing drink and helmets included, you’re all set for an unforgettable journey through Barcelona’s history!
16. Barcelona, Montjuic Hill, and Gothic Quarter E-Bike Tour
The Barcelona, Montjuic Hill, and Gothic Quarter E-Bike Tour is a real treat for those looking to explore Barcelona’s rich culture and history. An electric bike will be your trusty steed, making it easy to tackle the city’s hills.
The ride will take you through the vibrant neighborhoods of Port Vell and El Raval, to the historically rich Gothic Quarter. The high point of the tour, quite literally, is the ride up Montjuic Hill where breathtaking views of the city await you.
What sets this tour apart is the chance to see landmarks such as the National Palace, the Olympic Stadium, and the Joan Miró Foundation. And let’s not forget the professional guide, bike rental, helmet, and insurance provided, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Bring your energy and enthusiasm, and let Barcelona’s vibrant charm sweep you off your feet!
17. Buena Vista Bike Tour of Barcelona with a Local Guide
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, look no further than the Buena Vista Bike Tour of Barcelona with a Local Guide. This laid-back tour is like pedaling through a love letter to Barcelona, taking you through its breathtaking beaches, backstreets, and iconic buildings.
The ride starts from the beautiful Plaça Reial and meanders through the Roman ruins and charming backstreets of the Gothic Quarter. You’ll stop to marvel at the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana, a Modernista masterpiece.
The final stretch of the tour sees you soaking up the sun at the beach before riding up to the vibrant neighborhood of El Born, where you’ll have a final stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. This tour isn’t just about the sights – it’s about experiencing the vibrant pulse of Barcelona.
18. On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour
Cycling enthusiasts and architecture buffs unite for the On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour. You’ll be tracing the legendary architect Antoni Gaudí’s path across the city while breezing through the streets on an e-bike.
This two-and-a-half-hour tour starts at the Arc de Triomf, leading you into the Parc de la Ciutadella before cruising through the lively Born district. Gaudí’s Casa Calvet, a stunning architectural gem, is the first stop on this creative journey.
Riding through the unique Catalan Modernism style streets of Grácia, you’ll come across extraordinary designs like Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. The climax of the tour is, of course, the astonishing Sagrada Familia, a sight that is sure to leave you breathless – even if the cycling doesn’t, given how easy the e-bike makes it!
(And if you really want to simplify getting around the city on two wheels, you may want to check out this list of the best Barcelona Segway tours. After a few minutes of practice, you’ll find them even easier to use than an e-bike – just stand there and roll!)
19. Half-Day Wine and Electric Bike Tour
How about a great combination of wine and e-biking? The Half-Day Wine and Electric Bike Tour transports you through the lush Penedés vineyards for a unique wine tasting experience.
You’ll embark on a memorable journey cycling through the vineyards, led by a multilingual guide. Visiting an ecological winery, you’ll have the chance to taste some of the best wines and cavas in the region.
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing scenery of Penedès, a top wine region. Ending your tour with a guided winery visit and tasting, this combination of nature, cycling, and wine is sure to make an unforgettable day in your Barcelona trip.
20. Fat Tire Bike Tour of Barcelona by Night with Cava
Experience Barcelona as it comes to life at dusk with the Fat Tire Bike Tour of Barcelona by Night with Cava. This casual tour shows you the city’s transformation from sunset to the sparkling night.
Your nocturnal adventure starts in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, and then you’ll ride to the Old Port of Barcelona and the Raval neighborhood. As the sun sets, the city’s famous sites take on a new charm under the night sky.
The tour then takes you to the vibrant Sant Antoni neighborhood for a tapas break before you ride up to the Plaza España for a breathtaking night view of the city.
As you sip on some cava, the city lights below create a beautiful setting for unforgettable memories.
Is Barcelona a good biking city?
You bet it is! Barcelona is an absolute gem for cyclists, thanks to its flat terrain, pleasant climate, and an impressive network of bike paths that spans over 200 kilometers. Whether you’re a novice biker or a seasoned cyclist, you’ll find the city inviting with its biking-friendly streets and scenic routes.
Barcelona has invested significantly in making itself a cyclist-friendly city, and the number of people cycling daily is testimony to that. To top it off, you’ll find many places offering bike rentals, making it even easier for tourists to join the cycling fun.
Is it easy to bike around Barcelona?
Biking around Barcelona is incredibly easy! The city’s layout is quite straightforward, and the cycling lanes are clearly marked, ensuring a seamless ride even for first-time visitors. Moreover, Barcelona is reasonably flat, with only a few hilly areas, making it accessible for all fitness levels.
Barcelona also has a public bike-sharing program known as Bicing, which is perfect for short trips around the city. However, do note that this service is mainly designed for residents, and tourists might need to rely on traditional bike rentals.
Is it safe to cycle in Barcelona?
It’s very safe to cycle in Barcelona! The city takes the safety of cyclists seriously, with separated bike lanes and traffic-calming measures in place throughout the city. Plus, the local culture is respectful towards cyclists, which adds another layer of security.
Of course, just like anywhere else, it’s important to follow road safety rules, use hand signals, wear a helmet, and stay alert. This includes for pedestrians, who aren’t always perfect at checking for bikes before crossing bike paths
Remember as well that bike theft can be an issue in Barcelona, so always lock up your bike securely when you’re not using it.
Where can I bike ride in Barcelona?
There’s no shortage of fantastic places to bike ride in Barcelona! From the charming old streets of the Gothic Quarter to the sunny beachside paths of Barceloneta, the options are plentiful. The Parc de la Ciutadella is a great starting point for any bike tour, with beautiful scenery and plenty of paths.
For a more extended ride, you can cycle up Montjuïc Hill for a breathtaking view of the city. If you want a break from urban life, consider taking a bike ride to Collserola Natural Park, a lush green oasis just outside the city.
No matter what your preference, there’s a bike path in Barcelona that’s perfect for you!
Can tourists rent bikes in Barcelona?
Yes, tourists can definitely rent bikes in Barcelona, and it’s a popular way to explore the city! There are numerous bike rental shops scattered throughout the city, offering a wide variety of options from traditional bikes to electric bikes.
You can usually rent a bike for a few hours, a whole day, or even several days depending on your needs. In addition to standalone bike rental shops, tour operators will provide bikes as part of guided or self-guided bike tours.
It’s a flexible, eco-friendly, and fun way to discover Barcelona at your own pace!
Do you have to wear a helmet on a bike in Barcelona?
Legally speaking, helmets are only mandatory for cyclists under 16 years old in urban areas, but they are highly recommended for all riders regardless of age. When you’re biking outside of urban areas and on interurban roads, the law requires that all cyclists wear a helmet.
Despite the legal aspect, wearing a helmet is always a smart choice as it provides essential protection and can prevent serious injuries in case of an accident. Most bike rental shops in Barcelona will provide you with a helmet when you rent a bike.
Can you bike on La Rambla?
Technically, yes, you can bike on La Rambla, but it’s not recommended due to the heavy pedestrian traffic. La Rambla is one of the busiest pedestrian areas in Barcelona, and navigating it on a bike can be challenging and stressful.
If you must pass through La Rambla, it’s better to walk your bike through the crowd to avoid accidents.
There are many other biking-friendly routes nearby that are safer and more enjoyable, such as the beautiful seafront promenade in Barceloneta or the wide avenues of Eixample.
Can you cycle on the pavement in Barcelona?
In Barcelona, cycling on the pavement is generally not allowed unless the pavement is wider than five meters and the pedestrian flow is low. Cyclists are encouraged to use bike lanes and shared spaces instead.
If the pavement is the only option and it meets the above conditions, cyclists should ride at a walking pace and always give priority to pedestrians.
Barcelona has an extensive network of bike lanes and routes designed specifically for cyclists, so you’ll often find it unnecessary and less convenient to cycle on the pavement. Understanding and respecting these rules helps ensure a safe and enjoyable cycling experience for everyone in the city.