GUIDED BARCELONA BIKE TOUR OR eBIKE
Cycling through a bicycle friendly city like Barcelona, bathed by the Mediterranean and adorned by a peculiar artistic ensemble is an incredible opportunity for anyone who enjoys travelling and pedalling. Over the past ten years cycling has become a popular means of transport not only for the locals but also for many visitors of Barcelona. Considering the growing numbers of cyclists and the need for sustainable transport and tourism, the local government invested in the extension of the bicycle infrastructure. Today, Barcelona has a network of over 200 km cycle lanes with many more being planned. To discover old town and all the secrets that keep the origin of this city, driving the wonderful coastline or montjuic hill with explanations of monuments, different neighborhoods and environments in a relaxed and safe with our expert guide is a memorable activity. Being able to mix the knowledge of an expert agency in art and history in a way as fun and dynamic as cycling can only be with Gaudi Tours.
Let yourself go on this three-hour circuit that will become one of your best memories.
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel and then we will head to the nearest bike shop to rent one where this fantastic 3-hour private electric bike or normal bike as you wish tour will begin. Bike lanes will be always our path in order to keep our safety and comfort; from the city centre we will explore some of the main districts and landscapes of Barcelona like the Gothic Quarter, the most important modernist and Gaudi houses or the Ciutadella Park, the largest urban park in Barcelona.
During the second part of your tour, we will ride through the coast of Barcelona, from one side to the other, enjoying the beaches and the Olympic Port. From the sea side we will continue towards the popular Barceloneta district and we will head to the city centre, where the tour will conclude or we will continue one extra hour, to discover the sacred mountain, where are located other modernist works, museums, dream parks as the largest collection of cactus in Europe or the facilities of the 1992 Olympics games.
Montjuic is the real lung of Barcelona’s residents and a magical place that only residents know well. surrounded by exuberant nature we can enjoy authentic architectural jewels and panoramic icons of this beautiful city.
- This is private tour up to 6 people per group, if you are more than 6 let us know. it is a matter of security and there is no price difference. the price is per tour not per participant
- Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended
- I will look for different options of bicycles so you can choose the most appropriate by price and form. It is important that you tell me where you will be accommodated to facilitate the reservation.
- It is possible that you want to make a reservation for a whole day or more days, I will facilitate the management for your convenience, for better Price.
- When contracting the bicycle service, they will take care of the insurance and possible repairs or replacement if necessary. It is all included.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE
Palau de la Música Catalana: Lluís Domènech i Montaner (Barcelona, 1850-1923) in just under three years, from 1905 to 1908. This concert hall in Barcelona, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Casa Martí – “Els 4 gats”: The building, with its medieval-style exterior, invites us to step into its cosy interior which was the meeting place for the intellectuals of modernist Barcelona, at the end of the 19th century like Picasso, Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon cases..
Casa Lleó Morera: In 1905 designed by the brilliant architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner The Casa Lleó Morera stands on the southern corner of the block known as the “mansana de la discòrdia” (block of discord), where the Casa Amatller, by Puig i Cadafalch, and the Casa Batlló, by Antoni Gaudí, are also located. Today, everyone agrees that it is this disparity which makes one of Barcelona’s major Modernisme landmarks great.
Casa Amatller : This amazing building, the Casa Amatller 1898 to refurbish the building by Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí, which combines the neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by houses in the Netherlands, worked with some of the finest artists and craftsmen in Barcelona of the modersnista times, headed by the sculptors Eusebi Arnau and Alfons Jujol.
Casa Batlló: The architect Antoni Gaudí undertook a radical refurbishment of a building in Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia dating from 1875 to create one of his boldest works. Gaudí’s imaginative efforts were key to the development of the project, as was the decorative work of the artisans who collaborated with him between 1904 and 1906.
Casa Milà – “La Pedrera”: This is the culmination of Antoni Gaudí’s career, designed as a modernista building tailored to the new social needs, without forgetting his main source of inspiration: nature and organic forms.
Casa Terradas – “Casa de les Punxes”: A “large Gothic castle” standing in the middle of Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal catches the eye of any visitor to the city. Josep Puig i Cadafalch was commissioned to redevelop the buildings and linked them together on one site behind a vast brick façade. His project, which was completed in 1905, resulted in an imposing triangular structure which rises up like a grand medieval castle with four turrets, one on each corner. The nickname, “Casa de les Punxes”, comes from the conical roofs, which end in a spike.
Sant Pau Recinte Modernista (optional): The Modernista Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a garden city for nursing the sick. After being used as a public hospital for a century, its newly refurbished pavilions shine again in all their splendour. A visit to this exceptional architectural ensemble is a unique experience.
Sagrada Familia Gaudí abandoned the Park Güell project and everything else, to dedicate himself body and soul to his masterpiece. The Sagrada Familia is a masterpiece, without comparison. The unfinished temple is a synthesis of its global conception of architecture. The richness of details, the work system and its meaning it is necessary to explain carefully in order to appreciate and understand this fascinating and extraordinary building in its entirety
Plaza Catalunya: This lively square is the heart of Barcelona with its large shopping centres and department stores, is constantly teeming with people. It is Barcelona’s most central area and a favourite meeting place for locals and visitors. It also connects the Eixample and the old town.
La Rambla: Barcelona wouldn’t be Barcelona without the Rambla. A wander up and down this famous boulevard is a ritual well worth observing. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus Monument, which connect the old and modern city with places like Liceu and Boqueria. A walk through the life and history of the city. This human river, with its street artists, tourists and locals, who still come here for a stroll, take us on a journey through this microcosm of contemporary Barcelona.
Boqueria Market: La Boqueria, Barcelona’s busiest market and arguably one of Europe’s most popular, is a vibrant hub of Catalan culture. The market dates back to the 13th century, but today’s version is held in the Mercat de Sant Josep market hall, a Modernist iron and glass canopy built in 1914 along La Rambla. Piles of fresh fruits and vegetables, pails of glistening olives, and huge slabs of cheese and foie gras line the stalls, alongside an array of local seafood and varying cuts of meat
El Born is a trendy neighbourhood characterised by its medieval alleys. The basilica of Santa María del Mar exhibits ornamental stained glass windows. Many of the artist’s masterpieces are exhibited in the famous Picasso Museum. The Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria is a multipurpose centre that occupies the building of an old market and conserves an archaeological site inside.
Gothic Quarter: The centre of the Roman city, today’s Gothic Quarter, was marked by the point where the two main streets, the Cardo and Decumanus, converged.
Here, in the Gothic Quarter, we find the City Hall and the seat of the Catalan Government, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Cathedral and other Gothic churches, including Santa Maria del Pi, Plaza del Rei, the old Jewish Quarter, the Call Jueu, with its endless narrow streets, where some remains of the ancient synagogue still survive.
Barcelona’s Olympic Marina has become one of the city’s most popular leisure areas. Located opposite the Olympic Village, it was built in 1991 during the redevelopment of this area of Barcelona. The marina was designed by the architects Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech. The city needed a sports marina which would meet exacting standards, and it was the site of the sailing competitions during the 1992 Olympic Games. The marina has 740 berths for yachts and its entrance is visible from anywhere in Barcelona.
Montjuïc Hill. The first such event was the 1929 International Exhibition held in Barcelona which fostered the development of the zone. More recently, the 1992 Olympic Games brought about major renewal. Montjuïc is also home to museums, such as the Fundació Miró, the Museu d’Arqueologia, the Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya-MNAC. The Pavelló Mies van der Rohe, which was the German pavilion at the event, is a superb example of Bauhaus architecture. The former Casaramona textile factory, a modernista landmark by Puig i Cadafalch, is now home to CaixaForum, a cultural centre which hosts temporary exhibitions. The Magic Fountain and the Poble Espanyol, with its “artisans’ village”, are other places of interest in Barcelona which are a must-see.
The Olympic Ring, the main site of the Olympic Games, features the stadium, the Estadi Lluís Companys, Arata Izosaki’s sports palace, the Palau Sant Jordi, and the telecommunications tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. Nearby, the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch and the Botanical Gardens are also unmissable sights as you explore the Parc de Montjuïc.
WHY GAUDÍ TOURS?
- Skip line at all top sites. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
- Specialized agency in Gaudí and Modernism
- Professional and fully licensed local guides
- Totally flexible.
- Personalized visit adapting to your characteristics, age, condition or interests.
- 24h customer service. Local phone available at the time of booking.
- Small Group preference (1 – 9 people) big Group (9 – 40) extra 5€ p/p for radio guides. We use individual radioguide for each assistant with big group..
- No burdens, no agglomerations, no rush.
- Travel tips from friends: recommendations to help you plan the rest of your stay in Barcelona.