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Rent a bike in Ciutat Vella

Written by Christine

Renting a bike is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to get around Barcelona. There are many companies to rent a bike from or go on a bike tour in Barcelona’s oldest neighborhood, Ciutat Vella. This neighborhood has so much to explore, so renting a bike to get around and a flat to enjoy your holidays in Barcelona is a must.

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Green Bikes Barcelona

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Green Bikes Barcelona is open 7 days a week to hook you up with a great bike at a reasonable rate. If you’re looking to just go on a quick ride through the city you can rent a bike for as little as €2 per hour. If you know that you want a bike for a longer period of time you can get a bike for €10 for 24 hours or even €45 per week. Included in the price of the rental is a lock to keep the bike safe, a helmet, and a child seat (upon request). If you would like to go on a bike ride with an experienced guide to learn more about the history of Barcelona you can reserve your spot on one of Green Bike’s tours, which cost €25 per person, which includes the bike, helmet, and guide. There are different styles of bikes available to rent so stop by the shop on Carrer Escudellers and get moving!

Bike Rental Barcelona

Bike Rental Barcelona has several models of bikes to rent depending on what kind of adventure you’re planning on going on. For simply cruising around the city or beachfront, you can rent a city bike to move about with ease. If you are looking to have an adventure outside of Barcelona you can rent a road bike or mountain bike for a day trip to explore the nature surrounding the city. For a basic city bike, you can expect to pay €16 per day including a basket and lock. You can reserve your bike online, by phone, or in the shop on Carrer Montserrat.

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El Ciclo

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El Ciclo is located on Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc in the heart of Ciutat Vella, a beautiful area to live in. In addition to regular city bikes you can also get a tandem bike to share with a friend for a one-of-a-kind experience. You can rent a bike for a couple of hours for €6 or €16, if you prefer to keep it all day long. El Ciclo also offers bamboo bike tours for groups with a guide that will show you some of the best spots in Barcelona. When you make a reservation for your bike, keep in mind that you have to put down a €50 deposit which will be returned to you upon the return of the bike. You can reserve a bike online, by email, or in the store.

Rivera Bike Rental

Rivera Bike Rental is owned by two brothers who have turned their passion for biking into a family-run business. At this bike shop you can get a bike for 2 hours for €6 or the whole day for €8 including the lock, helmet, child seat, and insurance. To know the city a little bit better you can go on a 2.5 hour bike tour to see all the highlights of the city from an experienced, English-speaking guide for only €20 per person! Stop in the shop on Carrer Milans to pick up your bike and explore Barcelona.

About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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