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Bicycle Tours in Barcelona

Written by Brian S

There are a thousand and one ways of knowing Barcelona: walking, driving (if you like to test your patience with Barcelona traffic), running (and with your lungs), on a Segway, bus, subway, motorcycle, helicopter, funicular, cable car, boat and, of course, also by bicycle. Barcelona has multiple routes that it is essential to travel on, some very crowded and others more unknown but no less interesting. If you come to Barcelona to visit us or want to get to know your city better, an excellent alternative to enjoy the treasures of Barcelona is doing a bicycle tour through this beautiful city. At ShBarcelona we offer you different alternatives, from the typical Gaudinian routes to the most unknown and interesting ones.

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Bike Tours

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Initially, its activity focused on creating initiatives together with the Barcelona City Council to raise awareness on the importance of moving around the city more efficiently and healthy by bicycle. As noted, Barcelona had no designated bike lanes and very few people would bike around the town, making the streets very congested with car/bus traffic. Here one of the pioneer companies that led the campaign to make Barcelona bike-friendly since it has been in force since 1995. The next step was the rental of bicycles for tourists and locals who wish to travel by means of this two-wheeled vehicle and in view of the need of many. Bike Tours has highly trained multilingual tourist guides that provide customers with all the necessary information so that the tour is most fruitful in talking about the beautiful streets and corners (180 kilometers of it) of Barcelona.

Barcelona Biking

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Currently, there are many other activities offered by companies to their workers to create equipment and friendship, activities that tend to be sports and that combine health and healthy eating. Barcelona Biking is an example of a company that has opted to organize this type of activity for companies, but they have also specialized in bicycle tours. Not only are they limited to tours of the city center or the most emblematic areas, they also opt for tours of the Collserola mountain, or even beyond, since they organize a la carte tours, according to the needs and tastes of their clients. The bicycles used for this purpose are top quality and meet the security elements necessary for such purposes. In addition, its staff is widely trained and speaks several languages.

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Steel Donkey Biking Tours

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With the intention of differentiating themselves from the rest, some bicycle tour companies have decided to include lesser known places or popular gastronomic elements among the locals in their itineraries. Take a refreshing drink in the Rambla del Poblenou or in the Plaza del Sol de Gracia, try the wonderful patatas bravas of Bar Tomás in Sarrià or visit the centenary Hospital de Sant Pau. These are just some examples of the fun tours organized by Steel Donkey Bike Tours. If you want to discover special and unique corners of the city of Barcelona and, in passing, try delights in emblematic places in Barcelona, choose Steel Donkey Bike Tours.

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Brian S

Brian Susbielles is a freelance writer who loves global politics, foreign movies, and Led Zeppelin

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