Discovering Barcelona by bike

With over 270 kilometers of bike lines, Barcelona has an extensive network of bike lines for getting around by bike. These numerous routes are ideal for discovering the city’s most emblematic spots, such as the Barceloneta promenade, the Born district, Ciutat Vella, Poblenou and the Eixample. Barcelona by bike is very popular with tourists and locals alike.

You can find a map of Barcelona’s bike lines here

SEASIDE

Perfect for all the family, this ride lets you enjoy the sea breeze and sea views for much of the way.

Start at Barceloneta, pass the point at the foot of the Hotel W (Vela) and head towards the Hotel Arts, where you’ll see Barcelona’s most important casino. Along the way, you’ll pass some of Barcelona’s most beautiful beaches. Continue to the Forum area, where you can start your return journey along the same route, or make a loop and head towards the Arc de Triomf and Parc de la Ciutadella.

You can make a diversion to the Columbus Monument at the start of the walk if you want to see this Barcelona landmark.

THE MAIN MONUMENTS 

If you only have a few hours to discover Barcelona, get on your bike and admire the city’s most emblematic monuments.

Start in the centre from Barceloneta and head for the Parc de la Ciutadella, which you can visit easily by bike.

Then head to the Arc de Triomf, just next door.

A little further on, head for the Sagrada Familia. Continue along Carrer Provença to Passeig de Gràcia, where you can see La Pedrera (Casa Milà) and La Casa Batlló by architect Antoni Gaudí. You can also admire the Mansana de la Discorde, Casa Amatller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Casa Lleo Morera by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

Next stop is the Palau de la Música Catalana, a magnificent auditorium that can be visited during the day but is often in performance in the evening. 

Not far away is Barcelona’s magnificent Cathedral, which is not to be missed. 

Finish off at the monument to Columbus and return slowly to Barceloneta via the marina.