With the long days of spring and summer and the new connections in metro, bus and even street, Barcelona is, today more than ever, a place to make the most of every day. Therefore, closely related to good weather and transport connection, bike has gained importance as had never been seen in the city.
From La Boqueria Market to Colon, from Diagonal Mar to La Illa with the Diagonal as the axis, from sea to mountain and from north to south. Thus, bike routes have kilometers and kilometers of bike path to discover all that Barcelona can offer.
The route that we present today pursues this idea; a tour that combines the beach with the bike and the perfect opportunity to enjoy a lively weekend between exercise and bath or weekday afternoon where we can end up with a beer and one spectacular sunset at Port Olympic in Sant Sebastià, Bogatell, Llevant or any other beach that offers the Catalan capital. That is, a bike ride along the promenade in Barcelona!
A bike ride along the promenade of Barcelona
We start down to the sea by underground, taking advantage of times when it is allowed to access with bikes (from 5h to7h, from 9.30h to 17h, from 20.30h to closing facilities); we recommend you to go down in Barceloneta (L4) from where you can get close to Platja de Sant Sebastia, the oldest beach and one of the most tradition that today welcomes the beachfront hotel W Barcelona. Most of the promenade is equipped with bike path. On one side, we visit Sant Sebastia and Barceloneta and across the Mapfre Tower and the Hotel Arts we can follow the path with a possible stop at Port Olympic, through Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant, at the foot of Diagonal Mar and the Forum.
From here, we can extend the walk by Eduard Maristany Avenue, which crosses the River Besos and takes us to the first beaches of Badalona, such as Litoral or Chernobyl.
The bike path along the seafront also allow us to discover nearby areas such as the Parc de la Ciutadella, above the Port Olimpic and Barceloneta Beach, and enjoy all the area that makes up the Olympic Village (Vila Olímpica). An experience that combines sport, health, fun, leisure and tourism.
And if you do not believe us, go to any of the hundreds of places to rent a bike and find out for yourself.
You’ll see we are not wrong!