Inspiring Barcelona Art Tours by Bike
It is out of discussion that Barcelona is a kind of an open-air museum that hosts outnumbered world-class tapas bars, and that it has a privileged weather all year long. The city has around 200 km of cycle paths that cross stunning architecture as well as beach boardwalks. Cruising the city of counts on a bike, on a guided Barcelona tour, has been one of the best things when uncovering gems that are somehow hidden to the visitors. Whether you are a solo traveler or you are in Barcelona with friends or family, these 3 Barcelona tours by bike are simply amazing. From our small tours venture, we enjoyed all of them and they are the perfect way to discover the city in a sustainable way.
ART BIKE TOUR
Soon to be rated among the top things to do in Barcelona, the Art Bike Tour is a project founded by 3 enthusiastic entrepreneurs who are passionate about contemporary art, just in a city that is devoted to it! They use the bike as a way to connect art that is spread out in the city.
We met at the iconic Fabrica Moritz, the first brewery founded in Barcelona during the days of the industrial revolution and we were handed over with a fresh ¨aigua de moritz¨, a local beer without alcohol as to keep ourselves well hydrated during a ride that included art galleries in Eixample, El Born and Ciutat Vella Districts, a stop for more ¨aigua de Moritz¨ at El Born Cultural and Memorial Center.
Each gallery displays iterative contemporary art exhibitions and we loved the fact that Duda, our arty guide, gave us an amazing insight at each of them, as well as in the public art displays which are spread all over the city. We couldn’t count how many times we walked by an amazing figure in Barcelona, and never got the astounding history and facts behind it. On the way back we enjoyed a well-deserved cold Moritz Beer! Lovely Barcelona Tour!
Cost: 28 euros
Duration: 3 hours (we took the personalized tour)
Where: Eixample, El Born and Ciutat Vella Districts
BARCELONA STREET STYLE TOUR
I met Mike at one of my favorite quirky spots in town, George Orwell´s square on a Sunday morning to collect our bikes and head to the ever industrial trendy district Poblenou where one uncovers the remnants of the Industrial Revolution, Murals from top street artists and iconic architectural treasures. On our way we paid tribute to Space Invaders and understood what is the Barcelona street art style!
The stroll is scenic and mind opening. It is just a different part of Barcelona, with a unique vibe that contrast Barcelona´s bustling center, sometimes I could feel myself somewhere else, and as a local I must admit that I discovered El Clot, an awesome district to visit with an incredible street art scene (quite uncommon to Barcelona), with probably the coolest park in town and a mix of industrial, modern and modernist architecture, I really liked that. Hooking up with Barcelona Street Style Tour is a great idea for locals and visitors, as you will discover hidden gems of street art and well known works with tons of super interesting information given by Mike. They also have Barcelona walking tours.
Cost: 18 euros
Duration: 3 hours
Where: Poblenou and El Clot Districts
THE ORIGINAL EUROPE TOUR
Showing the Original Sides of Barcelona, Original Europe Tours has recently launched its Barcelona branch in the form of Original Barcelona Tours. These guys are famous for their edgy alternative and history tours throughout Europe, and breaks into the city of counts this summer offering Barcelona by bicycle tour, better known as the Free Bike Tour.
The Original Barcelona free bike tour focuses on a historical side of Barcelona with a modern twist and lovely facts, stories and legends of a number of places that are uncovered during the tour, including the haunted metro station, the historic Parc de la Ciutadella, Fossar de les Moreres and much more. The local guide pointed out helpful tips and tricks to getting around the city. They are also a wealth of information on some of the best places to eat, drink, and relax. For people just arriving in Barcelona this tour is great to learn some good ideas on what to do while you are in town while cruising Barcelona on two wheels.
Cost: 12€ (includes bottle of water)
Duration: 3 hours
Where: Starting close to Plaza Catalunya the tours goes around Eixample, El Born and Ciutat Vella Districts
Even though Barcelona is considered a very modern and cosmopolitan city, around 2000 years of history lay in most corners, an aspect that give tours a unique perspective. In case you are more of a solo wanderer, or want to do things with your party on your own the BikesBooking website offers a great range of options for bike rentals. Enjoying any kind of a Barcelona tour by bike it is super cool, especially through the eyes and knowledge of the local insiders, and we would love to hear hidden gems you uncovered on your own, especially if you were on a bike.