Cycling in Barcelona and all of Spain is a growing trend of transport; there are myriad bicycle lanes and bike paths throughout the city, so there are a lot of facilities provided to cyclists, you don’t have to wear a helmet, and if you’re planning on having a long stay in Barcelona, the Bicing scheme will allow you thirty-minute rides on public bikes, parking in racks next to metro stations, transport hubs, among other sites of interest for thirty Euros a year; if you want thirty minutes extra you just add 50 cents. You can also take your bike in the metro from 5:00 to 6.30, from 9.30 am to 4.30pm and then from 8.30pm until the closing time on weekdays, on weekends, holidays and during all July and August, you can travel on the underground with your bike all day.
Nonetheless, if you’re staying in Barcelona for only a few days, renting a bike is a great idea to visit and experience this city from a different point of view. There are many bike- hiring agencies that offer guided tours of groups or individuals. Cycling in Barcelona is an alternative way that will allow you to enjoy of the mild warm climate of the Mediterranean costs; you can rent a bike per hours, days or weeks according to your itinerary, the guided tours tend to last three to four hour and take you to Parc de la Ciutadella, Rambles, Gothic Quarter to Port Vell, Barcelonetta, Montjuic, the Olimpic Port, etc.
If you don’t want to take a guided tour, the main bike lane is in Diagonal, although it is very busy on weekdays, taking the turn in Enric Granados Street will lead you to Barcelona's modernistic heritage, turning left in Consell de Cent and going through Pl. de les Glňries will land you in Torre Agbar.
The most frequent tours are:
- The Classic Bike Tour goes through Old Town and Modernist Barcelona
- Night Bike Tour Barcelona
- Tapas Bike Tour Barcelona
- Theme Tours By Bike in Barcelona
- Montjuďc/Olympics Tour.
- Panorama Tour.
- Tailor-made bike tours
- In Barcelona Province
- Montserrat – Garraf
- In Girona Province
- Ruta del Hierro “Iron Route“. Ripoll – Olot (40km)
- Via Verde “El Carrilet“. Olot – Girona (60km)
- Via Verde “El Carrilet“. Girona – Sant Feliu de Guixols (40km)
- The vineyards and the olive yards of l'Empordŕ (average km/day: 44km)
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