Barcelona City Bike Tour

Invigorating Barcelona City Bike Tour

Whether traveling alone or with friends, our City Bike Tour is the absolute best way for the fun-loving visitor to explore and experience the incredible architecture and fascinating history of Barcelona. On the City Bike Tour, you will enjoy the company of our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides, the use of a comfortable and easy to ride bike, useful tips and advice to make the most of your time in Barcelona, a fun and informative outdoor experience, a chance to meet other travelers and simply the best day of your Barcelona visit. 

The City Bike Tour includes many of the most popular tourist attractions and provides an ideal orientation and overview of Barcelona. For tours departing in the morning, we make a stop late in the tour at a beach bar (cost not included) to relax a bit and enjoy the opportunity to mingle with your fellow bikers, while taking in the sights and atmosphere of the Mediterranean. We’re looking forward to showing you a great time in our captivating city!

NOTE: The morning tour is roughly 4 hours long and includes a stop for lunch (cost of lunch is not included). The afternoon departure is approximately 3.5 hours in duration, but does not include a meal stop. 

Tour Highlights

  • Plaça Sant Jaume
  • Plaça del Rei
  • La Catedral
  • Palau de la Mùsica Catalana
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • The morning departure includes a lunch stop (cost of food and drinks not included)
  • Adults €28.00
    Students (ID required) €26.00
    Children (4-12) €26.00
    Infants (0-3) €0.00
  • Your tour meets at Plaça Sant Jaume in front of Costa Coffee. Look for your guide with a blue bike with a Fat Tire Tours flag. The closest metro stations are Jaume I (L4) and Liceu (L3). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

  • English
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    • Most guests choose to join our Barcelona City Bike Tour at the beginning of their time in Barcelona. This tour offers a perfect orientation to the city.  
    • Reservations are not required for this tour. However, making a reservation (with advance payment) does guarantee spots on the tour, in the rare event that too many people show up and we can't accommodate everyone. So, to be absolutely certain that you can do the tour on a particular date and time, it's still a good idea to make a formal booking.
    • Late in the tour we take a break at a beach bar to relax for a bit and to mingle with your fellow bikers, while taking in the sights and atmosphere of the Mediterranean. Remember to bring some extra spending cash for food and drinks.
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • The morning departure includes a lunch stop (cost of food and drinks not included)
  • Adults €28.00
    Students (ID required) €26.00
    Children (4-12) €26.00
    Infants (0-3) €0.00
  • Your tour meets at Plaça Sant Jaume in front of Costa Coffee. Look for your guide with a blue bike with a Fat Tire Tours flag. The closest metro stations are Jaume I (L4) and Liceu (L3). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

  • English
  • 15
    • Most guests choose to join our Barcelona City Bike Tour at the beginning of their time in Barcelona. This tour offers a perfect orientation to the city.  
    • Reservations are not required for this tour. However, making a reservation (with advance payment) does guarantee spots on the tour, in the rare event that too many people show up and we can't accommodate everyone. So, to be absolutely certain that you can do the tour on a particular date and time, it's still a good idea to make a formal booking.
    • Late in the tour we take a break at a beach bar to relax for a bit and to mingle with your fellow bikers, while taking in the sights and atmosphere of the Mediterranean. Remember to bring some extra spending cash for food and drinks.
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • The morning departure includes a lunch stop (cost of food and drinks not included)
  • Adults €28.00
    Students (ID required) €26.00
    Children (4-12) €26.00
    Infants (0-3) €0.00
  • Your tour meets at Plaça Sant Jaume in front of Costa Coffee. Look for your guide with a blue bike with a Fat Tire Tours flag. The closest metro stations are Jaume I (L4) and Liceu (L3). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

  • English
  • 15
    • Most guests choose to join our Barcelona City Bike Tour at the beginning of their time in Barcelona. This tour offers a perfect orientation to the city.  
    • Reservations are not required for this tour. However, making a reservation (with advance payment) does guarantee spots on the tour, in the rare event that too many people show up and we can't accommodate everyone. So, to be absolutely certain that you can do the tour on a particular date and time, it's still a good idea to make a formal booking.
    • Late in the tour we take a break at a beach bar to relax for a bit and to mingle with your fellow bikers, while taking in the sights and atmosphere of the Mediterranean. Remember to bring some extra spending cash for food and drinks.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Your tour meets at Plaça Sant Jaume in front of Costa Coffee. Look for your guide with a blue bike with a Fat Tire Tours flag. The closest metro stations are Jaume I (L4) and Liceu (L3). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

    • Since other tours also meet in this same plaza, be sure to confirm that you are with the Fat Tire Tours group.
  • Expand/Collapse Are food and drinks at the beach bar included in the tour price?

    No, the cost is not included for any food or drinks at the bar. Please bring cash in euros on tour with you. Please keep in mind the meal stop is only included on the morning departure. 

  • Expand/Collapse What cycling skill level do I need for this tour?

    While all of our tours maintain a leisurely pace, we want our guests to have fun and be safe, so being able to ride a bike is paramount.

    Our Barcelona Bike Tour is perfect for novice bike riders or those that haven't been on a bike in years, You should have average balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. We will be riding on bike lanes, through parks, and occasionally with traffic. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety.

    If you're not sure how you'll fare, we invite you to come to our office about 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to try the bikes.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Absolutely! We welcome kids of all ages on our bike tours and we're a great family activity. The area we bike in is very flat and our tours follow carefully selected bike-friendly routes. It is necessary, however, that any person participating in our bike tours have at least some bike riding experience, and should be comfortable riding in a group.

    We'd love to have your family on tour with us and we understand that your child may have a different bike-riding ability than others their age. To accommodate young children or those uncomfortable on their own bike, we have the following equipment available in Barcelona.

    When booking online, select the total number of participants, and then specify any additional equipment needed such as a baby seat or child's bike. These options are always free of charge but are important to reserve in advance so that we have the right equipment available for your tour.

    • Baby Seats: Our baby seats are designed for children 11 months old and older, weighing under 22kgs (48 lbs), and be able to support the weight of their own head. They are fitted on the rear rack of an adult bike.
    • Kid's Tandem: For children up to 10 years old or weighing under 32kg (70lbs), we have single-wheeled tag-along tandems. The child passenger sits on a seat and can pedal or coast. All riders weighing over 32kg (70lbs) must ride their own bicycle. This is not an option for adults or anyone over the weight or age limit.
    • Child Bikes:
      • 20" Extra Small City Bike (generally recommended for children ages 6-12) The smallest bike is a reduced version of our full-size tour bike. Featuring 20" wheels with street tires, easy to use 3-speed Nexus shifting, hand brakes, lights, fenders, and a rack to carry your things. As always, it is important that the rider is confident riding a bicycle. Riders must have the ability to maneuver around obstacles and to ride in a straight line, both for their safety and the safety of others on the tour.
      • 24" Small City Bike (generally recommended for children age 9+) The small bike is a reduced version of our full-size tour bike. Featuring 24" wheels with street tires, easy to use 3sp Nexus shifting, hand brakes, lights, fenders, and a rack to carry your things. As always, it is important that the rider is confident riding a bicycle. Riders must have the ability to maneuver around obstacles and to ride in a straight line, both for their safety and the safety of others on the tour.
    • Helmets: Helmets are available free of charge, and we have sizes to suit all ages. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under the age of 16.
  • Expand/Collapse What are your bike options?

    For adults, we have comfortable beach cruisers with multiple gears, fat tires (obviously), and hand brakes. Our bikes have luggage racks on the back, so you can strap water bottles or other small items down.

    We'd love to have your family on tour with us and we understand that your child may have a different bike-riding ability than others their age. To accommodate young children or those uncomfortable on their own bike, we have the following equipment available in Barcelona.

    When booking online, select the total number of participants, and then specify any additional equipment needed such as a baby seat or child's bike. These options are always free of charge but are important to reserve in advance so that we have the right equipment available for your tour.

    • Baby Seats: Our baby seats are designed for children 11 months old and older, weighing under 22kgs (48 lbs), and be able to support the weight of their own head. They are fitted on the rear rack of an adult bike.
    • Kid's Tandem: For children up to 10 years old or weighing under 32kg (70lbs), we have single-wheeled tag-along tandems. The child passenger sits on a seat and can pedal or coast. All riders weighing over 32kg (70lbs) must ride their own bicycle. This is not an option for adults or anyone over the weight or age limit.
    • Child Bikes:
      • 20" Extra Small City Bike (generally recommended for children ages 6-12) The smallest bike is a reduced version of our full-size tour bike. Featuring 20" wheels with street tires, easy to use 3-speed Nexus shifting, hand brakes, lights, fenders, and a rack to carry your things. As always, it is important that the rider is confident riding a bicycle. Riders must have the ability to maneuver around obstacles and to ride in a straight line, both for their safety and the safety of others on the tour.
      • 24" Small City Bike (generally recommended for children age 9+) The small bike is a reduced version of our full-size tour bike. Featuring 24" wheels with street tires, easy to use 3sp Nexus shifting, hand brakes, lights, fenders, and a rack to carry your things. As always, it is important that the rider is confident riding a bicycle. Riders must have the ability to maneuver around obstacles and to ride in a straight line, both for their safety and the safety of others on the tour.
    • Helmets: Helmets are available free of charge, and we have sizes to suit all ages. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under the age of 16.
  • Expand/Collapse Is a helmet included?

    Helmets are optional for adults on all of our tours, but we have them in sizes for all ages. They are mandatory for riders under the age of 16.

  • Expand/Collapse Can we buy water at your office?

    Yes, we have bottled water for sale in our office. We also have a water cooler available if you have a refillable bottle with you. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but please inquire about other languages available if booking a private tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    Due to time-constraints, we do not visit the inside of buildings during our tours. Our standard 4-hour city tour would last for about 8 hours if we parked the bikes and went inside all the sites. We do stop for several minutes at each major site along the tour route in order for the guide to talk about the site and we never miss the chance for a photo-opportunity! You’ll listen to entertaining and insightful, not dull and monotonous, anecdotes of Barcelona at every stop. 

  • Expand/Collapse Can I leave the tour early?

    Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special requests like this on our public tours.  Once the tour begins we ask that you stay with the guide and the group until the end.  If you're interested in something shorter, please inquire about a private tour.

  • Expand/Collapse How long is the ride?

    Our Barcelona City Bike Tour covers approximately 7 miles (11 km).

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our City Bike Tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour.  We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Where is your shop located?

    Our tour shop is located very nearby our meeting point, on a little side street off of Plaça Sant Jaume. The address is C. Marlet, 4 Barcelona 08002.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase (fully refunded if not used).

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a place to store luggage or bags while I'm on tour?

    Absolutely, please feel welcome to bring your luggage along to the meeting point and the tour guides will direct you to our nearby shop where you may store your bags while out on the tour.

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