Frequently asked questions _ Barcelona by bike

Why does Barcelona by bike only offers private tours?

Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for city breaks with a growing number of visitors. We like to keep our tours personalized, keep moving in smaller groups (minimum 2 persons) for the convenience of our guests and tour guides and of course also keep all pedestrians, dogs and car drivers in Barcelona happy. You can select your language, starting time and type of tour. Every tour can be adapted to your special interests and needs.

How much does a private tour cost?

The cost of our tours is calculated on the basis of 6 participants.

If your group has fewer participants we will adapt the price. Just ask us for a quote!

All our prices include Spanish Value Added tax 21% (IVA)

Why should I visit Barcelona by bike?

Although cycling is relatively new to Barcelona it has become very much en vogue. You will be pleasantly surprised by the acceptance of this 'new' means of transport – not usually found in Mediterranean cities. From the perspective of a cyclist you will get a special feeling for this wonderful city with its unique contrasts between history and modernity, mountains and sea. The speed of bicycle travel is just perfect for seeing a lot of things in a relatively short time, whilst keeping a pace that allows you to really take in your new surroundings. Last but not least, you will feel good about actively exploring a new place actively with some fresh Mediterranean breeze in your face.

Is it safe to visit Barcelona by bike?

Barcelona possesses nearly 200km of cycle lanes. Local car drivers have been getting more and more used to cyclists over the years and drive very carefully.

Nevertheless there are some local peculiarities – especially regarding the cycling of many one-way-streets. Our bike guides will let you know before heading off, together with a brief instruction on how to use our bikes – making sure you always feel safe and secure.

Although it's not an obligation we strongly recommend using a helmet. Just let us know in advance and there will be one available for you to hire.

Which language do you speak on your tour?

All our tours can be arranged with guides speaking the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian and Catalan.

Which tour is right for me?

City tours

If it’s your first time in Barcelona, we recommend our Original Barcelona by Bike tour. It will give you a great overview of the city in a leisurely way and is suitable for anyone who knows how to ride a bike. To experience the town with a different focus, we recommend our Night, Tapas or 360º BCN tour. For any tour you can choose your language, time and starting point. Please note that a surcharge applies for bike transport if you want to start your tour from a place other than the Olympic Port.

Day trips

If you fancy a nice day out of town, why not take a closer look at our day trips. You'll find some very diverse countryside just a stone's throw away from Barcelona, including Mediterranean vegetation, vineyards, bizarre rock formations or green lowlands close to the sea.

Photoscenic tours

Ever been frustrated by those poor photos you took with your digital camera when travelling abroad? If you want to get more out of your camera, come and talk to us! This day tour is designed to explore a medieval city such as Barcelona through the lens of a camera. A professional photographer will help you discover Barcelona and understand how to take better, more interesting pictures. Photoscenic is for everyone keen on learning whilst discovering. Please note that this itinerary needs to be adapted according to the sunlight conditions.


All of the above tours can be adapted to your particular interests. We will also be happy to design new routes and to provide recommendations for trips lasting several days around Catalonia. Just ask!

Do I have to make a reservation?

All our tours require previous reservation. Please phone the office or send us an email. Contact us!

What is your cancellation policy?

We know that unexpected things can change your plans. So we are willing to give you the full refund of the deposit you have already paid if you cancel more than 72hrs in advance. If you just need to change the date or time of your reservation there is no penalty, please just contact us as soon as possible and we will get that done for you for no charge. ( Please know that our availability on your new date or time will be the deciding factor as to wether or not we can change your reservation. So if it is full already we won't be able to change your reservation.)

How much of Barcelona and its sights will I see?

A lifetime is not enough, to get to know all the things Barcelona has to offer. Barcelona is a vibrant city where new trends, stunning buildings, state of the art boutiques and cycle lanes emerge on a daily basis.

However, each of our trips you will provide you with a deeper insight into a particular side of Barcelona's neighbourhoods, people and culture.

Naturally one can't cycle freely anywhere in the historic centre because of its narrow lanes and pedestrian areas. Here the focus will be on the main points of historical interest. In this area the bike tour cannot substitute a more detailed exploration by foot. However, it will provide a fantastic introduction. Our guides will provide with more information en route.

What happens when its rains?

Barcelona by bike tours run rain or shine. With more than 300 days of sunshine in a year – normally we don't have to worry about bad weather. In addition Barcelona doesn't get too hot in summer either due to its cooling breeze from the Mediterranean. In the evening it might get cooler, for the "Night Tour" you might want to bring a light sweater.

In case of rain, we will organise a café con leche or vino tinto break.

Do you have bikes for hire?

Unfortunately not. BARCELONA BY BIKE does not rent out their bikes, other than on its organised trips. We are happy to put you in touch with local bike rental agencies.

What do I have to bring on a trip?

For your own comfort, bring as little as possible on our tours. Barcelona is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate. Only on the "Night Tour" and in winter might you need warmer clothing. Don't forget to bring your swimming costume - our standard tours begin and end right next to some of the best beaches in town.

And after the trip?

After the trip you'll have earned a well deserved rest. You will find yourself in the right place – the Olympic port. This is right on the Mediterranean beach front and you can take a refreshing swim before or after the trip. So don't forget your swimming costume and a towel. We can store small items for you whilst you are taking the tour (responsibility in case of loss remains your own). You may also be hungry after the ride. In the Olympic port you will find a huge variety of great seafood restaurants, simple beach bars and fast food restaurants.

Bike tours meeting point

All tours start and end at the Olimpic port.

Meeting point:

C/ de la Marina 16, Vila Olímpica

You meet your guide next to the main entrance of the Casino.

Arrive by public transport:

L4 Metro (Yellow line) or T4 tram to "Ciutadella/ Vila Olimpica" metro station

It is possible to start our tours from any location in Barcelona. Please note that in that case a surcharge applies for bike transport.

How to get there?