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Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
  • Half-day cycling tour of Barcelona's attractions
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tour times
  • Rain poncho (if needed) and child-seats and helmets (on request)
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert English-speaking guide

What's Included

  • Insurance
  • Bicycle rental and guided tour
  • Child-seats and helmets (on request)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Pl. de Sant Jaume, 4, Pl. de Sant Jaume, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    Your tour meets in the corner of Plaça Sant Jaume near the intersection of Carrer del Call and Carrer de Sant Honorat. Look for your tour guide with a Fat Tire Tours bike and shirt.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Greet your guide and group at a central location in Barcelona before heading to the bike shop to collect your bikes. Don your protective equipment and listen to a short safety briefing before setting out to explore the city. Hear an informative summary of the city’s history before arriving at your first spectacular sight. 

During the tour, see legendary landmarks like the colossal La Sgarada Familia, renowned architect Gaudi’s masterpiece; visit Place Sant Jaume to absorb the convivial atmosphere; gaze at the intricate design of the Arc de Triomf; and appreciate the sacred structure of  La Catedral during your exploration. 

The distance between each stop is short and the ride is at a relaxed pace, so rest assured you won’t feel exhausted. Time to capture photographs and ask a question is allocated at each stop to ensure you enjoy an explorative experience.

Fat Tire Tours Barcelona

This cycling tour is suitable for all ages and is not the least bit strenuous. You will ride at a relaxed pace, with no hills to conquer, and stops are made every few hundred yards at points of interest to take photos and hear the fascinating history and stories of Barcelona from your excellent guide. You'll have the use of a comfortable and easy-to-ride bike, and gain useful tips and advice about what to do and see while you're visiting Barcelona. The tour begins with a brief introduction to the history of Barcelona before heading to the tour shop to collect the bikes. Some of the sights on the bike tour include: • Placa Sant Jaume • Placa del Rei • La Catedral • La Sagrada Familia • Parc de la Ciutadella • Also Palau de la Musica Catalana, Arc del Triomf, Plaza de Toros Monumental, Vila Olímpica, Barceloneta beach, Port Vell, El Borne, Basilica de la Santa Maria del Mar and more! NOTE: Tour departures in the morning are 4 hours long and include a stop for lunch (cost of lunch not included). Afternoon tour departures are 3.5 hours long and do not include a meal stop.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palace of Catalan Music

The Palau is an icon of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona. The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most representative monuments of the city and It is one of the most recommended tourist attractions of Barcelona.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children weighing under 48 pounds (22 kilos) travel free of charge in a child-seat, please book the infant rate.
  • Children over this weight will be charged the full adult rate. Please advise at time of booking if a child seat is required.
  • Safety:
  • The tours follow carefully planned routes, avoiding busy streets and traffic and riding mainly on bike paths, down Gothic alleyways, through parks and along the beach, so just pedal and enjoy the ride.
  • Weather:
  • The tours go out rain or shine. Rain ponchos are provided in wet weather. It's a good idea to bring along some sun protection in the summer and something warm to wear in the spring and fall.
  • Bikes:
  • You will love our bikes; they're so fun and easy to ride! They have 3 speeds, wide handlebars, big tires, super-comfortable seats and, of course, bells. Everybody loves bells. Kid bikes are also available on request.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


Bike tours are a really great way to see any city but particularly Barcelona as if is so bike accessible.
Notes: 1) This tour is best if you are already competent riding a bicycle - do not plan to learn to ride a bicycle on this tour!
Went in June , take a water with you for the ride.
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We were the bridesmaid...
Joyce_G, Jun 2022
We were the bridesmaid squat team and had an amazing time at the tour! Especially the stop at the Sagrada with the free chocolate and drink was great! I can recommend this tour! thanks again!
Nice
Bassem_S, Jun 2022
Really great way to discover barcalona and get a nice workout too. Guide was very good and attentive to our needs. Also they made a special bike tag along for me and my daughter who was seven.
Great tour
Parag_L, Jun 2022
Great way to see the city when we first go here. Tour guide was great. City is very bike friendly. Highly recommend!
Great experience
Srujan_S, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was Kieran. He’s from Ireland and has been living in Barcelona for four months then. When we started the tour I was fairly doubtful about the guide as he was neither from the city nor experienced. But to my pleasant surprise he was very good. He was very interactive and pretty good insight into the history of places. Barcelona is one of the best places to cycle. The city has laid dedicated lanes for cycling. It is a beautiful experience to cycle in Barcelona. Felt a deep connection with the city as you pedal through the narrow streets and arriving at the destinations.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Needs to be different …..
Frances_E, Jun 2022
Shame this tour copies all the others! Would be better if they did something different. Too long to wait for stopping for lunch- passed empty restaurants on way to a busy one.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bike Tour
Shivani_S, Jun 2022
The bike tour was a great way to see the city quickly. I had a great time. I thought the groups were too big for one guide. You will need to be decent at biking and comfortable on the road with pedestrians.
excellent
Tracey_L, May 2022
Brilliant guide, really good bike tour, lovely day, nice lunch own expense, would very highly recommend booking this tour, fun by all
Excellent experience!
Margarita_D, May 2022
For all ages! The tour guys are excellent! They are local and very knowledgable. Very pleasant ride and the bikes are in very good condition. Go for it!
Biking in Barcelona
Joe_B, May 2022
The Fat Tire Bike Tour was a great way to see Barcelona our first day. Kieran our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw many historical places and enjoyed lunch by the beach. I would highly recommend this tour.
Appreciating Barcelona with ALvarro on a biking tour
mitos_c, May 2022
We had the best city private biking tour. Our coach was so knowledgeable, fun, shared so many information about the cathedral Sagrada de familia. How the verse in the Bible was depicted in the architecture of Gaudi, the economic growth of Barcelona and it’s history. If you want to appreciate Barcelona, you need to have a fun person like ALvarro take you around and share his knowledge. Thank you for such an awesome job!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Brilliant bike tour.
GILLIAN_S, May 2022
Brilliant day with Alvero , so much information and great way to see Barcelona. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, such fun. Thank you 😊
A great morning’s cycling tour
Lee_P, May 2022
A great morning’s bike tour with Alvaro and the rest of the cyclists seeing some amazing sights around Barcelona.
A cool ride
Jonathan_H, May 2022
We took this tour on May 1, 2022. Our guide was Keran and he was excellent! We were able to see a huge chunk of the city. Parks, cathedrals, lunch on the beach, and several neighborhoods. Our tour had individuals of all ages (preteen to 60s) and everyone did well. I think it would be a bit much for riders under the age of 10 unless they are use to riding in a city environment. The bike trails get congested at times and several places require you ride near moving vehicles and near large groups of walkers, so this tour is best for confident riders. There are not many hills and when there are, they are not steep at all. With the exception of the people that you have to dodge at times (walkers are all over the bike trail in the more congested areas), this ride is actually pretty laid back. We made many stops and had time to walk around, take pictures, and explore. While the tour is 4 hrs, we were never on the bike more that 15mins without a stop. Not strenuous at all. Id recommend this to the person who wants to take in a significant portion of the city without spending 5 hours on the dreaded hop on hop off bus
Teens / Tweens
sakirk1aolcom, Apr 2022
Heidi did a wonderful tour for us. She knew the history and made the experience fun. Highly recommend this trip for teens / tweens. My sons enjoyed this very much.
We had a lovely and...
Kristen_S, Mar 2022
We had a lovely and enthusiastic guide who showed us around the city. It was a perfect day due to the sun and tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best way to see the sights in a few hours
Alex_F, Mar 2022
Great way to see the sights in the city. Unfortunately rained on the day of the tour but our tour guide, Heidi, was great on the day providing us with great insights into the history of Barcelona. Would 100% recommend as you ride at least 6 miles on the bike as wel!
The best way to explore and learn about the main sites of Barcelona
Christine_S, Mar 2022
We did this on our last day, they kindly stored our luggage at the bike store whilst we went on tour. We'd seen a lot of the places we stopped at during our trip already but the tour guide was excellent and we still learned lots of new excellent things. Highly recommend doing this.
Fun tour!
TamaraZalazar, Mar 2022
It was an excellent tour, Heidi was very knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommended! I would participate in a Fat Tire Bike tour again!
Must do tour!
Helen_B, Feb 2022
Excellent insight into the city. This will be a must do when ever we visit somewhere new. Knowledgeable guide.
Best way to see the city!
Fiona_K, Jan 2022
Great trip! This was my fourth time in Barcelona and first time doing a bike tour. I thought it would be a lot of similar information as walking tours but we were able to see A LOT more of Barcelona with great, new explanations. The guide was amazing, and explained everything in detail without losing interest. 10/10 recommend- this is one of the best ways to see the city.
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