The essentials for a successful cycling day in Barcelona

Combining culture, landscapes, history and majestic buildings, Barcelona is a city you’ll enjoy discovering by bike. To make the most of this adventure, we’ve got some advice for you!

Put on your best sneakers

For today, we’d advise you to put your sandals and flip-flops in your rucksack and do your sports shoes proud. Preferring trainers will guarantee you total comfort throughout the day and save you a few mishaps if you lose your footing.

Put on your best sunglasses

Spain means sun! To protect your eyes from the sun and flying dust, don’t forget to wear your sunglasses. They’ll keep your eyes from squinting all day long, so you can take in the sights and not miss a moment of the magnificent scenery Barcelona has to offer!

Enjoying in complete safety

To protect our children and teenagers, helmets are a faithful ally! Helmets are compulsory in Barcelona up to the age of 16, so the whole family can enjoy the day out in complete safety. At Born Bike Tours Barcelona, we offer them free of charge. So don’t hesitate to ask, whether you’re 16 or over!

Barcelona, the city of cyclists

Catalonia’s capital offers you 200 kilometers of cycle lanes and all the infrastructure that goes with them: traffic lights, dedicated pedestrian crossings, and so on. All the conditions are there for you to enjoy cycling without fear of cars.

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You and your friends enjoying a bike tour with Born Bike Tours Barcelona

Take a bottle of water with you

Barcelona and a bike are a perfect combo, but with the temperatures soaring and the sun beating down, don’t forget to stay hydrated! So don’t forget to take along a bottle of water to quench your thirst during your cycling trip. There are mini-markets and drinking water fountains all over Barcelona, so you won’t have to worry about replenishing your supplies! We also offer 50cL bottles of water for 1€!

Sun protection and a cap

Here are two great allies if you want to cycle around Gaudí’s city. With Barcelona’s sun, your body needs protection from UV rays. Don’t forget them, or you risk turning into a shrimp!

Swimwear: a must-have

Thinking of cycling along the Barceloneta? Then don’t forget your swimming costume! One of the greatest joys of cycling in Barcelona is the possibility of stopping for an unexpected swim. Take your swimming costume with you to enjoy a refreshing break in the Mediterranean during your day’s cycling.

Don't forget your camera

To immortalise your cycling trip, don’t forget to bring your camera or, failing that, your mobile phone! It will also help you find your way around the city.

Feeling peckish?

Would you like to take a short break to enjoy the atmosphere of the city? Don’t forget to take a little snack with you – it’ll also give you an excuse to relax a bit!

Top tip for a trouble-free day: hire your bikes from Born Bike Tours Barcelona

To make sure you have a trouble-free day out, we recommend you hire your bikes from us: Born Bike Tours Barcelona! Located just 5 minutes by bike from the Barceloneta promenade and 15 minutes from La Rambla, we’re perfectly placed to start your escapade wherever you want to go! We have a range of prices to choose from, depending on how you want to get away from it all: 

  • 2 hours: €8
  • 3 to 4 hours: €12
  • 5 to 8 hours: €15
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The shop of Born Bike Tours Barcelona

Our team will be happy to welcome you to the shop from 10am to 6pm every day non-stop. One of the biggest advantages of hiring your bike from Born Bike Tours Barcelona is that you don’t have to worry about booking. Come and hire your bike and discover Barcelona!

Which route to choose?

Prepare your itinerary before you leave. If you need any advice, don’t hesitate to ask our team! We’ll be happy to suggest an itinerary. Similarly, if you want to discover Barcelona without fear of getting lost and with explanations, we have THE solution you’re looking for! Born Bike Tours Barcelona not only rents bikes, we also organise guided bike tours! So don’t hesitate to take advantage!

If you follow our advice, you’re guaranteed a great day out on your bike! Whether you’re looking for seaside relaxation or urban adventure, Barcelona has everything you need to make your getaway unforgettable, so make the most of it!