A day by bike in Barcelona

Un día en bici por Barcelona

You arrive in Barcelona and because of the great amount of attractions you do not know very well where to start. Do not worry, we suggest a complete day by bike in Barcelona for you to enjoy and begin to familiarize yourself with the city. For this, it is necessary that you first have a bicycle. Renting a bike in Barcelona is very easy and cheap.

Bike rental in Barcelona

There are many companies where you can rent a bike in Barcelona. Prices vary slightly, but usually go between 5 and 20 euros a day, depending on the characteristics of the bicycle, as there are family, tandem, and even electric.

Some of the companies that provide services are: Ride or die with an average price of 2 euros an hour, 10 euros a full day. Happy rental Bike with a price of 4 euros per hour. Barcelonabiking.com  with a price of 15 euros per day. Or Barcelona Rent a Bike with prices ranging from 6 euros to 20 euros for two days.

A day by bike in Barcelona

Aparcamiento de bicicletas en Barcelona

It is becoming more common to see the inhabitants of Barcelona and tourists move around the city by bicycle.

It is true that there are several bike routes in Barcelona that you can take. In fact, the place where you rent the bicycle will provide you with a map with the lanes designed for the circulation of bicycles, and a tourist map. However, here we will show you a route that includes several attractions of Barcelona, with their respective stops for lunch or snack.

The route we propose has the Plaza de Cataluña as the starting and finishing place. A circular route that runs through the emblematic places of Barcelona. Plaza de Cataluña is one of the most crowded meeting points for being a transport hub and its a central location, in addition, the square has multiple sculptures that decorate it evoking classic motifs.

We will start the route going up Paseo de Gracia. One of the most popular commercial avenues. Between Aragón Street and Consejo de Ciente is the Doscord corner with 5 of the most outstanding modernist houses, among which is Casa Batlló, one of the most important modernist Gaudí buildings that represents the legend of Saint Jordi and the dragon . Following the Paseo de Gracia you will see Casa Milá, also known as La Pedrera because of the shape of its façade, designed by Gaudí.

You will have to cross the Jardines de Salvador Espriu and reach Gran de Gracia, to continue towards Park Güell, one of the most important modernist works on the planet. Here you can make a stop to eat, and enjoy the magic of the place.

After the well-deserved lunch and rest, we continue to the Sagrada Familia. Despite being unfinished, it is considered a World Heritage Site. In addition, in the crypt is the tomb of Gaudí. You can visit it outside and inside. It is a spectacle.

We continue pedaling towards Sardenya street until we reach the Arc de Triomphe. We continue along the Lluis Companys promenade to the Basilica of Santa María del Mar.

Otras Curiosidades del Barrio Gótico

On our route we will cross through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter

Afterwards, we will turn onto L’Argenteria street to take Via Laietana to the Mirador de Colón. From there we will go up to the Ramblas, the ideal place to have a succulent snack that will help us to face the final section that runs along Cardenal Street to the Avinguda de la Catedral. After visiting it, and admiring its beauty. We will finish the route by going back to Plaza de Cataluña through Capellans Street and the commercial avenue of Portal de L’Angel.

Renting a bicycle and going out to discover the city is one of the most fun activities you can do in Barcelona. If you want to start your route from Albergue Pere Tarrés, you can rent your bike in its surroundings.

Let’s pedal!

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