Tibidabo is the highest peak of the Collserola Mountain, reaching 512 metres above sea level at its top. This height enhances the clean, fresh air of the surroundings and offers us one of the most astonishing views over the city of Barcelona and its outskirts. During our ascend towards the summit, we will enjoy an exhaustive tour of the mount following the cycling route known as Carretera de les Aigües. From Tibidabo we will be able to catch a glimpse of the city center as well as of the small towns situated on the west side of the mountain. This tour’s main purpose is to enjoy stunning panoramic views and this is why, once we have reached the top in a sunny day, we could even see the mystic and distant Montserrat mountain.
Nevertheless, some monuments are included in this tour as well. You will be able to enter Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón, the temple which crowns Tibidabo and is visible from almost any given point of the city, especially at night. The amusement park which lays under the temple is the oldest in Spain, dating back to 1905. Further in the South-west we will pass by the high-rise telecommunication tower of Collserola. Contemplating the 288 metres high top from the base of the tower will definitely make you appreciate the engineering genius of Norman Foster.
Please have into account that big part of the tour is on mountain terrain. Even though no special technical abilities are required to complete the tour, it is still a trail terrain with a notable elevation. So keep in mind that besides the guaranteed peace that the amazing views of Barcelona and the surrounding nature will bring to you, a real physical effort will be demanded.
Have in Mind
Our tours are not the usual tour experience – getting here/there and talking, talking, talking… We capture moments – we chase the sun and enjoy the view, we float on the edge of the city and dive among its hidden places. We do not talk a lot, we respect privacy and we love to do things the nature way.
– a guide;
– a city bike;
– a helmet (if requested);
– a bottle of water;
– some good time around the city.
What’s Not Included
– food / beverages;
– special bike(s);
– different return location;
– night rides;
– vehicle transfers from/to meeting point(s).
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The group will be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 people. With the kind of leisure and panoramic tours we offer, we strive to keep the atmosphere as private as possible in a city like Barcelona. If you happen to be part of a larger group, please do contact us for arranging a suitable option.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
The meeting location is Ajo Bike at Carrer d’En Roig 5, downtown Raval. You are adviced to appear some 15 mins before the tour hour to be able to choose a comfortable bike and to be instructed on safety and precautions. If you happen to find yourself in a situation you realize you are going to be late, please give us a call to let us know about it – we appreciate our time as much as you do yours 😉 The tour duration is mentioned in the infosheet above and is +/- 30 mins depending on your shape and/or leisure attitude.
This is a guided tour and all routes are selected by the group leader. Detours are possible, but should be discussed in advance.
Our bikes are mostly city bikes. If you need another type or some special bike, please let us know in the booking form. It will be added as an extra charge to the total booking amount.
There are four difficulty grades we have specified. And as we don’t like to twaddle, they are briefly explained: A: Easy, B: Moderate, C: Difficult & D: Challenging.
Clothing & Equipment
The excessive degrees of Barcelona are mostly during the summer, so even having in mind the tour leader’s perfect choice of routes, it’s always good to have a spare t-shirt. You know yourself best, so put in the bag whatever you consider important, but don’t forget the sunscreen and the hat. If you happen to choose the more appropriate time of the morning or the evening for your Barcelona biking adventure, consider taking a top.
An experienced tour leader will ride with you. For all groups above 6 persons a second guide will be riding at the back and will be available if any problem occurs.
About the Guides
Friendly international bike-loving people. We are a few friends, gathered by one passion – the bike ride!
Food / Beverages
There is an option for organizing a snack break. It is recommended to bring a sandwich with you, so we enjoy both the food and the view. Otherwise we can drop in any local bodega on the way back and have some bocadillos with a glass of wine. Price of a main course in a small restaurant during high season is around 15 eur per person. A bottle of water is included with every ride.
Depending on group size, there may be discounts available. You may check the current hot offers at our promo page.
Children under 14 are not permitted on our general tours. If you consider having a family vacation, you may be offered a private family tour. Ask about it here.
Cancellations & Refund Policy
Upon confirmation of your booking a 10% of the total price is due to be paid. This is our cancellation fee as well. If you happen to have prepaid for your tour and for some reason you are not able to enjoy it, you have to inform us not later than 72 hours prior to your tour hour and we’ll refund you right away. In the rare event when the weather is not pleasant at all, we can reschedule your tour or refund you in full.