Barcelona Small Group Bike Tour

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Our Barcelona Small Group Bike Tour is the perfect way to see the city without the hustle and bustle of crowds.  With guaranteed group sizes of just nine guests and our guide, you can be sure to have a more intimate, personalized experience. 

Just like all of our tours, fun and safety are at the top of our list.  Having a smaller group allows us to see a bit more in our time together, and it makes maneuvering through the smaller streets of the Gothic Quarter much easier. Our excellent, local guides will stop at all of the highlights to provide you with historical information, fun facts, and anecdotal stories that make the city come to life.  With a small group, you will be able to stop and see some hidden gems that aren’t always accessible on our City Bike Tour!

Experience the incredible art nouveau, modernism, and expressionist architecture that give the city its unique appeal.  Ride along the beach and stop to tuck your toes into the sand.  Learn about Catalonia, the independence movement, and how it fits into Spain today.  Our guides want you to understand Barcelona so that you can appreciate it during your stay, be it the cultural and historical aspects of this region or the food and nightlife; they love it all, and we know you will too! 

Barcelona is the perfect city to get out and explore by bike.  With plenty of bike paths and fascinating sites that are just a bit too far to cover by foot, we think you’ll find this tour to be the perfect introduction to the city.  After the tour, our staff is happy to give you useful tips and advice to enjoy the rest of your stay in Barcelona.  And although we keep the groups small on this tour, it’s still a great chance to meet other like-minded travelers and share in your Spain experience.  

Much like our Barcelona City Bike Tour, our Small Group Tour includes many of the most sought-after tourist attractions and provides an easy-to-understand orientation and overview of the city. The main difference between this tour and our City Tour is the group size.  The bonus is that with a smaller group, we can include a few extra stops.

We would love to show you Barcelona through our eyes, and we hope that you’ll choose to ride with us!

 

Tour Highlights

  • Plaça Sant Jaume
  • Plaça del Rei
  • La Catedral
  • Palau de la Mùsica Catalana
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
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    • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Your tour meets in the corner of Plaça Sant Jaume near the intersection Carrer del Call and Carrer de Sant Honorat.  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.

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    • Most guests choose to join our Small Group Barcelona Bike Tour at the beginning of their time in Barcelona. This tour offers a perfect orientation to the city with the ease of getting around town.  
    • We guarantee maximum group sizes of nine guests 
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Your tour meets in the corner of Plaça Sant Jaume near the intersection Carrer del Call and Carrer de Sant Honorat.  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
  • 9
    • Most guests choose to join our Small Group Barcelona Bike Tour at the beginning of their time in Barcelona. This tour offers a perfect orientation to the city with the ease of getting around town.  
    • We guarantee maximum group sizes of nine guests 

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Your tour meets in the corner of Plaça Sant Jaume near the intersection Carrer del Call and Carrer de Sant Honorat.  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 What is the difference between this tour and the Barcelona City Bike Tour?

    Our Small Group Barcelona Bike Tour guarantees groups of nine guests or less, plus our guide.  With smaller group sizes, we can also include a few extra stops!

  • 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. You can see a chart of all of our kid's bikes and accessories 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.
  • 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'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

  • 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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