This tour is an amazing 3 hours crossing of Barcelona’s most important architectural monuments, followed by a quiet ascend through the famous district of Gracia, reaching the high point of Тhe Bunkers, a fascinating place that gives a 360 degrees view over all the areas of the city. The tour will start on Barcelona’s main square – Plaza Catalunya – a connecting point and main tourist attraction, and will ascend via Passeig de Gracia – the city’s most visited shopping street known for its stores of famous brands and its architectural legacy, whose main attraction are the buildings of the Catalan genius Antoni Gaudí. On the left we are going to see the colourful Casa Batlló and on the right La Pedrera (The Stone Quarry), also known as Casa Milà. On the way to the hill of Rovira we are going to cross the charming district of Gracia, where a lot of bars, cute little shops and chilling young people, playing different musical instruments on the squares between the trees, can be found.
After a short, but hard effort, we are going to arrive to our destination point: the Bunkers of Rovira. If you prefer, you can leave your bike at the foot of the hill and walk up. The viewpoint belongs to the heritage of the city and to its History Museum. From the summit you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole city, the sea and the neighbourhoods “behind” the hill, normally hidden from the tourist’s sight. The so called “bunkers” are real and were used as anti-aircraft batteries during the Spanish Civil War in order to defend the city from the bombings. Now the place is a calm viewpoint where young people gather to enjoy the sun and to play a song or two on a hot summer night. This is also a perfect place to have a small picnic and to see the sunset and the night skyline of Barcelona.
On the way back we are going to appreciate the illuminated masterpiece of Gaudí, the world famous church La Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family) still in construction and to quietly go to the beach from where to come back to the city centre and finish our memorable trip.
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.
Every day: 09:00 – 23:00