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See Barcelona By Bike!

Barcelona City Bike Tour

Approximately 4.5 hours

From €30

A couple poses with their bikes in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Spain
Three people ride bikes along the beach in Barcelona, Spain
A woman serves drinks at a beach café in Barcelona, Spain
The guide points out the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
A couple poses with their bikes near the Barcelona Beach in Barcelona, Spain
A group listens to the guide with their bikes at the end of the Barceloneta Beach

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.

Tour Details
What’s Included

  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • The morning departure includes a lunch stop (cost of food and drinks not included)

Good to Know

  • 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.

Highlights

City Hall in Plaça Sant Jaume in Barcelona, Spain
1Plaça Sant Jaume
Plaza del Rei in Barcelona, Spain
2Plaça del Rei
3La Catedral
4Barceloneta Beach
The Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain
5Palau de la Mùsica Catalana
A group pushes their bikes in front of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
6La Sagrada Familia
A group poses with their bikes in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Spain
7Parc de la Ciutadella
8Arc de Triomf
Monumental in Barcelona, Spain
9Monumental

Meeting Point

Your tour meets in the corner of Plaça Sant Jaume near the intersection Carrer del Call and Carrer de Sant Honorat near the Starbucks.  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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Questions About our Bikes/Biking in Barcelona

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.

All of our bike tours are 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.

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.  You can see a bike chart of all the kid’s bikes and accessories available here.

  • 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.

What are your bike options?

You can see all of our bike options here.

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.

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.

General Tour Questions

Where is the tour meeting point?

This tour meet at the corner of Plaça Sant Jaume near the intersection Carrer del Call and Carrer de Sant Honorat near the Starbucks.  The best address for a taxi is Plaça de Sant Jaume, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

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.

What is the difference between the Barcelona City Bike Tour and the Small Group Barcelona Bike Tour

Both tours provide a great overview of the city and include stops at the main sites of Barcelona.  Our small group tour is designed for those who want to guarantee a more personal experience, as we limit group sizes to nine guests per guide.  Group sizes on our city bike tour vary by season, but safety remains the number one priorty for us.

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.

Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.

Do you organize private tours for groups?

Yes! Some of our private tours can be reserved directly online, but if you’re looking for something unique or have questions about a private group, simply send us an email at privatetours@fattiretours.com to learn more about our options and prices.

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

Due to time-constraints, we do not visit the inside of buildings during our tours. 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.

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.

How long is the ride?

Our Barcelona City Bike Tour and Small Group Tour cover approximately 7 miles (11 km).

What is your weather policy?

All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase.

What is your cancellation policy?

We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

*See restrictions here

Other Questions

Where is your Barcelona office located?

Our office is located on a little side street off of Plaça Sant Jaume. The address is C. Marlet, 4 Barcelona 08002. Click here for a map.

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

Absolutely, you are welcome to bring your luggage along to the meeting point where you may store your bags in our shop while out on tour.

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