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Renting Bikes in Barceloneta

Written by Garry Gallon

Barcelona is a city with a lot of traffic and taking the metro all the time can be expensive, so in this city, bikes are the saviors.

If are headed to Barceloneta to go to the beach, have dinner, or stroll on the Paseo Maritimo, you might want to consider renting a bike. You can either rent a public bike that you can easily park and forget about, rent one from a university campus, or do the same from a private rental company.

Related article: 3 of the best places to cycle in Barcelona



Photo credit: Ernst Moeksis via Visualhunt / CC BY

Photo by Ernst Moeksis via Visualhunt

Most likely you have seen these distinctive and colorful red bikes parked at stations all over the city and wondered how the system worked. Well, Bicing is a service of the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona which residents can sign up for only 45,11 euros a year. When you are registered you can pick up a bike with your pass from any of the stops all over the city.

But there are cons: You must return your chosen bike back to (any stop) within a 30-minute time frame, and you must pay for excess time and even a fine if you use the bike for more than two hours.

Bicing is great for going to Barceloneta when you plan to go out to party. For more information and to sign up, we recommend you check out their official website.


If you are studying or working at the University of Barcelona (UB), the Rovira University or the Ramon LLull University (URL), you have the option of signing up to Bicicampus. This system from Bicicleta Club de Catalunya (BACC) facilitates the rental of bikes to university personnel and students.

Related article: Where to buy second hand bicycles in Barcelona

Other Options

Photo via Visualhunt

Photo via Visualhunt

You can also rent bikes in Barceloneta from private companies like BornBike,which offers bike rentals for only 6 euros, along with a map and itineraries to explore Barcelona. You could also choose Barcelona Rent A Bike, which has a variety of bikes to choose from which you can use for two hours for six euros or for the whole week for 55 euros. Another option is Biking in Barcelona, which charges 5 euros for an hour or 49 euros for five days. The cheapest option is Mattias 46, which rents bikes for the whole day for only 5 euros.

BornBike has a shop at Carrer de la Marquesa, 1.

Barcelona Rent A Bike is located at Passeig Joan Borbó Comte Barceló, 35

Biking in Barcelona can be found at Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 33

Mattias 46 has shop at Carrer de la Unió, 14

Do you have any other suggestions of places to rent bikes in Barceloneta? Let us know!

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About the author

Garry Gallon

A Scotsman living in Barcelona who loves the culture of the city, and finding out about what it has to offer.

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