Bicycle Rental in Barcelona

November 16, 2020

Barcelona is one of the cities in Spain best prepared for tourism by bicycle, you can visit each point of interest in a safe, healthy and fun way, with its almost 200 kilometers of bike lanes perfectly marked and protected from traffic to guarantee the safety of cyclists who, more and more, use the bike for daily commute.

Barcelona has two types of bike lanes: the unidirectional, which has a minimum width of one and a half meters, and the bi-directional, with a minimum width of 2.20 meters. They are always segregated from the rest of the vehicles by a 30-centimeter white strip and, in areas with heavy traffic, the separation is reinforced with rubber pieces. Wherever the bike lane intersects with other vehicles, it is painted red. The network is 186.7 kilometers long.

Don’t forget to rent your bike and get to know the best places that Barcelona has prepared for you

If you want to know more about bike rental, you can stop by our store
Born Bike Tours Barcelona
📍Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona
50 meters away from the Barceloneta L (4) yellow metro station
✉️info@bornbikebarcelona.com
🔹www.bornbikebarcelona.com
📲 (+34) 93 319 00 20

Gaudí’s Barcelona

November 9, 2020

If there is an architect associated with Barcelona, that is, without a doubt, Antoni Gaudí. His mature works, such as La Pedrera, Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia, are internationally known icons that attract thousands of visitors daily. However, in the city there are also several works by this great artist that are not so well known and that often, due to being far from the usual circuits, go unnoticed and make up a little-explored route, but no less spectacular.

 

Like the ones we list here:
  • The Fountain of Hercules
  • The Pavilions of Finca Güell
  • The gate of Finca Miralles
  • The pavement of Sant Pacià
  • The Bellesguard Tower
  • The Vicens House
If you want to know more about the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí you can do a bike tours with us.
Born Bike Tours Barcelona
📍Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona
50 meters away from the Barceloneta L (4) yellow metro station
✉️info@bornbikebarcelona.com
🔹www.bornbikebarcelona.com
📲 (+34) 93 319 00 20

Walk around the Arch of Triumph by bike

November 2, 2020

 

We started a new month and went out to walk the streets of Barcelona in search of new adventures.
Today we will make a tour by bicycle through the Arch of Triumph was built on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, the Arch of Triumph led the way to the main entrance of the fair, in the park of the Ciutadella, which had just opened.
During the last third of the 19th century, the universal expositions were events of enormous social impact, since they allowed everyone to get to know the city that hosted them, as well as the cultural, economic, scientific and industrial potential of each country. In this sense, the Arc de Triomphe was not only the access to the Universal Exhibition of 1888, but also the symbolic entry of Barcelona into the modern era.

 

At the height of the modernist movement in much of Europe, constructions inspired by previous eras were very common: the neo-Gothic, the neo-Mudejar in Spain or the neo-Romanesque were some of the predominant styles.
Following this trend, the architect Josep Vilaseca designed a monument 30 meters high and of classical proportions, but with a very colorful decoration and full of symbolism. Thus, the artists who sculpted the decorative friezes represented, on each of the faces, a theme related to the city: Barcelona welcomes the nations (on the side of Passeig de Sant Joan, work of Josep Reynés), the Distribution of rewards to the participants of the Exhibition (on the side of Passeig de Lluís Companys, work of Josep Llimona) and the allegories of Industry, Agriculture and Trade, on one side, and of Science and Arts, on the other. The famas (the winged figures of the buttresses) were sculpted by Manuel Fuxà and Pere Carbonell.
Finally, in the curve of the arch, the coat of arms of Barcelona can be seen, flanked by the coats of arms of the remaining 48 Spanish provinces, 24 on each face of the monument.

 

 

If you want to know more about the monuments in Barcelona you can visit our place
Born Bike Tours Barcelona
📍Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona
A 50 metros estación metro Barceloneta L (4) amarilla
✉️info@bornbikebarcelona.com
🔹www.bornbikebarcelona.com
📲(+34) 93 319 00 20

In our tour in Spanish we arrive at Plaça Sant Felip Neri

October 26, 2020 
Among the narrow walls of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, we are in the Plaza de Sant Felip Neri, where we see holes in the walls, which originate in 1938, caused by a bombardment by the Francoist side during the war, in the middle of the capture of Barcelona.

 

This event caused the death of forty-two people, as can be read on the plaque that commemorates the memory of the victims since 2007. At the time of the bombing, the grounds of the current square were occupied by a medieval cemetery. Little remained after the bomb, which devastated nearby houses and caused some damage, still present, in the church.

 

 

If you want to know more about our tours in Spanish you can stop by our place
Born Bike Tours Barcelona
📍Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003
Barcelona At 50 meters Barceloneta metro station L (4) yellow
✉️info@bornbikebarcelona.com
🔹www.bornbikebarcelona.com
📲 (+34) 93 319 00 20

 

Bicycle repairs and rental in Barcelona

September 28, 2020

 

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities to travel by bicycle with more than 200 kilometers of bike lanes, where you can enjoy a walk along the Mediterranean coast, through the Gothic streets or enjoy a day on the Collserolla mountain.

 

If you are still in doubt about repairing that old bicycle, or renting one to enjoy Barcelona on wheels, we leave you five tips that will help you make that decision
  • Enjoy a safer ride
The bicycle is a safe vehicle, you will walk through the city of Barcelona enjoying great views and places, using the safety of the bike lanes.

 

  • Easier and simpler
Mobility by bicycle is easier than in other means of transport. Did you know that the bike is faster than the car in short and medium urban distances? Through several door-to-door competitions, with the city center as the destination, it has been found that, in general, the bike is the fastest transport. In addition to being faster in short distances, it is ideal to combine with public transport.

 

  • Be more sustainable and collaborate with the environment
The bicycle is a key factor in reducing the levels of environmental and noise pollution in cities. And, at the same time, it is the most energy efficient means of transport: it uses twelve times less energy than a car, even if it is full, to move a person over a kilometer, and fifty times less than a car occupied by only one person.

 

  • To enjoy more space
A cyclist occupies five times less space than a motorist, whether he is stationary or in motion. This data has very profound implications for the well-being of residents, who can enjoy peaceful, calmer, safer and noise-free spaces.

 

  • To always be on the move
Going by bike is one of the most beneficial exercises for health, since during the effort large muscle groups are mobilized. If practiced regularly, it can reduce resting heart and breathing rates.

 

If you want to know more about bike rental or repair you can stop by our store
Born Bike Tours Barcelona
📍Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona
50 meters away from the Barceloneta L (4) yellow metro station
✉️info@bornbikebarcelona.com
🔹www.bornbikebarcelona.com
📲 (+34) 93 319 00 20

Cathedral of Barcelona

September 21, 2020.

 

Cycling through the streets of the Gothic Quarter, we come across the current Barcelona Cathedral, it is Gothic in style, but it was built on the foundations of an early Christian basilica and a later Romanesque Cathedral. The works began on May 1, 1298 and lasted a century and a half.
It was temporarily finished in 1417 with a simple wall, and it was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the façade that we can see today was built.
On the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona (1888), the works were resumed thanks to Manuel Girona i Agrafel and his sons, who were the promoters of said reforms, where the competition for the construction of the façade was called in 1882, establishing as a stylistic criterion to follow the Gothic. It was awarded to Josep Oriol Mestres, titular architect of the cathedral since 1855, who was inspired by the plans made in 1408 by Carles Galtés de Ruan.

 

If you want to know more about the cathedral of Barcelona, ask about our tours and we will tell you everything we know about it.
📍Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona
At 50 meters Barceloneta metro station L (4) yellow
✉️info@bornbikebarcelona.com
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📲 (+34) 93 319 00 20

bike tours in Spain

August 31, 2020

 

We are passionate about bicycles and luckily we are not the only ones
That is why we decided to take a tour of Spain to visit different cities by Bicycle And today we arrive in Madrid where the guys from Rent & Roll (www.rentandrollmadrid.com)
They will take you to know the city with their exclusive tours 
  • private tour for work agencies or family groups.
  • For those who want to visit Madrid at night.
  • For those who travel at Christmas time and want to discover the magic of the lights of Madrid .

 

And Surprise for wheel lovers!

Because you can also rent your bike or go out to explore the city on skates

 

 

You can find them in Calle Felipe IV, 10 28014 Madrid, Spain
Or by phone (+34) 911 484 967 – (+34) 686 178 462
contact@rentandroll.es / https://rentandrollmadrid.com/

The best views of Barcelona

August 24, 2020

 

Today we are going to talk about some of the best views of Barcelona
A route that you can take by bike or walking
It is going up the castle of Montjuic (Mount of the Jews)
For all those fans of adventure I recommend that you do not miss this wonderful trip
You can stop by our stores and rent a bicycle or start from the Montjuic fountain.
Along the way you can visit the Montjuic castle where the National Museum of Art of Catalonia is located, the botanical garden, the Spanish town, the Olympic stadium or go up on the cable car that will take you even higher so that you can appreciate the entire city and a Privileged view towards the port area of Barcelona.

 

 

One of the things we like the most is being able to appreciate the city, the buildings, the set of streets and monuments from the top
El Mirador del Alcalde, is one of those places where we can appreciate all the beauty of the city, it is located on the Montjuic mountain, between one of the cable car stops and the castle, you can find there large green spaces to rest, admire the view of the city from one of the viewpoints and hear the noise of the water falling from a waterfall-shaped fountain.
Don’t miss the best views of Barcelona and to know more about this city remember to visit our blog

Get your bike ready and enjoy Barcelona

August 17, 2020

Get your bike ready and enjoy Barcelona

We really like healthy life and the city, that’s why we look for the perfect combination so that you can enjoy this summer of Barcelona by Bike
  • We carry out repairs and maintenance
  • We have answers and accessories
  • Review hardware and adjustments
  • Washing and greasing
  • Punctures and wheel centering

That is why we invite you to give life to that stored bicycle and accompany us to visit La Ronda verda de Barcelona, a circuit that has about 72 kilometers of route and crosses different municipalities such as L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Montcada i Reixac, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Sant Adrià de Besòs. There is also a variant that extends the round and incorporates the city of Badalona.
This route can be divided into six sections

 

  1. Collserola Park: The Collserola Park extends over 8,000 hectares. Forest areas with a great variety of plant formations of valuable biological diversity predominate.
  2. Parque Fluvial del Besòs: This section of the Ronda Verda connects the Parque de Collserola and the Frente Marítimo. It has an approximate extension of five kilometers.
  3. Park of the Cordillera de Marina: This natural space is part of the Cordillera Litoral and has a total area of 2,086 hectares. The visitor has the opportunity to enjoy Iberian villages, hermitages, monasteries and numerous fountains and recreation areas.
  4. Maritime Front: The Ronda Verda runs along the maritime fronts of Barcelona, Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona.
  5. Montjuïc Section: The itinerary in this section of the pool is numerous museums, sports facilities, parks and gardens. The tour has splendid views of the city of Barcelona and its surroundings.
  6. Llobregat Route: This route approaches the Llobregat basin, allowing connections with the river glera, the delta area and the Collserola Park.

Bicycle Routes

August 10, 2020

 

We won the TripAdvisor Travelers of the Year award and we don’t want to stop posting cool things about Barcelona.

That is why we decided to create different routes so that you can go cycling.

The Mountain of Montjuic

The Montjuic mountain (name attributed to the Montjuich etymology “Mount of the Jews”) being a fortress, created as a strategic place to defend the city, where in 1751 the current castle was built, the work of Juan Martín Cermeño, who during the war of the Spanish Independence it was occupied by the French.
Nowadays and thanks to the 1992 Olympic games we can find around it the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium (next to which is the Fundació Barcelona Olímpica Museum).
Walking down Lleida street, you will find the old Palacio de los Deportes, now converted into the Barcelona Teatre Musical. You can also walk through various places of tourist interest such as the Pueblo Español, an enclosure built for the 1929 exhibition and which includes streets, squares and characteristic places from all over Spain, the Montjuic Telecommunications Tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. The Joan Brossa Gardens or the magic fountain of Montjuic that offers a night light show.

 

 

Collserola

You will find the great natural treasure in the “Collserola Natural Park”, with more than eight thousand hectares of surface, where you can enjoy a bike ride through the mountains, one of the main routes is called “La carretera de las Aigües” where it begins on the Pla del Maduixers route (accessed from Avenida del Tibidabo) and ends in Plaza de Mireia. It is a path of low difficulty, since it is mostly flat, and it is where you can get to know one of the best views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. The good thing about this tour is that it is suitable for all bicycles and you will be able to visit emblematic buildings such as the Collserola tower and the Fabra observatory.

Greenway of Llobregat

Greenway of Llobregat  is the old route of the Manresa-Olván railway. It runs through a natural environment shaped by the passage of the Llobregat river. It is a route suitable for families and children due to its flatness and ease of travel, on it you can pedal along the Llobregat river, crossing tunnels and visiting the Gothic bridge or the Pedret Monastery.
On this road you will find both vehicles, people walking or cyclists, since it is a route suitable for all kinds of walks and at the end you will cross the Llobregat river through a small bridge until you reach the Baells reservoir dam.

A bicycle, a companion

August 3, 2020

We cheer you to take out that stored bicycle and rediscover the city on wheels, with its more than 200 km of bicycle lanes to safely enjoy your ride.

Barcelona is an incredible city for cycling, walking the streets of Barceloneta, getting closer to the Parc de la Ciutadella, walking the wide streets of the Eixample such as Paseo de Gracia or visiting the neighborhoods and meeting friends.

That is why in Born Bike tours Barcelona we carry out bicycle repairs so that you can enjoy a summer full of adventure, do sports or simply visit Barcelona.

We do review and maintenance so you can go for a walk without worries

Wash and grease so your bike is always ready

We repair punctures and also perform wheel centering

SURPRISE!

Because we are very anxious we give you a preview of our next blog post

and we show you some of the routes you can do by bicycle

From the Barcelona coast to Badalona.

It is a route of approximately ten kilometers, where you can see the entire seafront of the city, very easy to navigate since the entire itinerary is flat and you can surely enjoy incredible views. Starting near the Colón monument, passing by the Wy Hotel through the Forum area where you will find the “Diagonal Mar” shopping center and we will continue passing through the coastline until we reach Badalona. It is an ideal route to do in the afternoon and end up enjoying the colors of the sunset next to the Mediterranean.

If you want to know more about Barcelona and its stories

don't forget to stop by our website www.bornbikebarcelona.com

or write to info@bornbikebarcelona.com

BikeBorn Bike Tours Barcelona

Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona

At 50 Mts. from the Barceloneta L (4) yellow metro station🚇

The Barcelona’s Head

July 24, 2020

 

The Barcelona’s Head is a sculpture created by the American artist Roy Lichtenstein and made by the sculptor Diego Delgado Rajado, a very visible monument for its fifteen meters high and six meters wide, being a clear tribute to the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí with its colors striking and its coverage of mosaics.

It is located on Paseo Colón, near the post and telegraph building. It was created in 1991 and 1992, at that time the city of Barcelona suffered many urban changes due to the 1992 Olympic games, decorating one end of Port Vell, an area that was remodeled and where artistic pieces such as the sculpture el pez de oro (the golden fish) were created Designed by Canadian Frank Gehry, la estrella herida  (Horn’s Wounded Star) designed by  Rebecca or the matches by Claes Oldenburg.

We have more things to tell you about The Barcelona´s Head  and other secrets of the city, so don’t miss our bike tours

You can find the Barcelona´s Head a few steps from our Born Bike Tours Barcelona location, at the L4 (Barceloneta) metro stop

You can visit our page www.bornbikebarcelona.com

Or write to info@bornbikebarcelona.com

📍 Born Bike Tours Barcelona find us Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona A 50 Mts. from the metro station Barceloneta L (4) yellow🚇

The Barcelona’s Head

The Barcelona’s Head is a sculpture created by the American artist Roy Lichtenstein and made by the sculptor Diego Delgado Rajado, a very visible monument for its fifteen meters high and six meters wide, being a clear tribute to the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí with its colors striking and its coverage of mosaics.

It is located on Paseo Colón, near the post and telegraph building. It was created in 1991 and 1992, at that time the city of Barcelona suffered many urban changes due to the 1992 Olympic games, decorating one end of Port Vell, an area that was remodeled and where artistic pieces such as the sculpture el pez de oro (the golden fish) were created Designed by Canadian Frank Gehry, la estrella herida  (Horn’s Wounded Star) designed by  Rebecca or the matches by Claes Oldenburg.

We have more things to tell you about The Barcelona´s Head  and other secrets of the city, so don’t miss our bike tours

You can find the Barcelona´s Head a few steps from our Born Bike Tours Barcelona location, at the L4 (Barceloneta) metro stop

You can visit our page www.bornbikebarcelona.com

Or write to info@bornbikebarcelona.com

📍 Born Bike Tours Barcelona find us Carrer de la Marquesa Nº 1 08003 Barcelona A 50 Mts. from the metro station Barceloneta L (4) yellow🚇

Barcelona, a Modernism work of art

August 28th, 2019

If you are one of those people who loves the art and the architecture, we are sure that you never miss any one of these works of art during your trips. In Barcelona, with a bike, you can achieve all your goals.

Photo by Zsuzsanna Tóth in Pixabay

Barcelona is a city which offers around 30 Modernism works of art and, in addition, it offers them at street level. So, if you can take a bike, you can ride it through its streets and enjoy every one of the stops.

The fact that you can do all the tour by bike means that you will be able to pedal in a safe way through the bike line and that, if your trip mates aren’t so passionate of the art as you, with this enjoyable activity you can be sure that they are going to come with you.

If you don’t feel like to look the map all time, we, from Born Bike Tours Barcelona, are going to be pleased to accompany you and tell you everything about this marvelous city and its relationship with the Modernism 😉

Postcard photos in Barcelona

August 22nd, 2019

Photo in Pixabay

Dear reader,

We are addressing to you from the nice city of Barcelona because after 10 years of experience pedaling through its streets, parks, gardens, beaches, port and mountains, we want to leading you by the hand during your trip through the city. 

We know its history, the greenest corners to rest and the best restaurants for the “tapeo” -for ordering some appetizers-. We can adapt ourselves in order to make your trip the best experience and in order to offer you the best remembrances. 

We assure you that when you come back to home and you review the photographies of the trip from your mobile phone, these are going to be worthy of a postcard and you are going to be able to share it with your most loved ones -or with anyone that you want to see green with envy-. 

Yours sincerely,

The Born Bike Tours Barcelona Team.

Barcelona and the spring, the perfect combination for pedaling

May 16th, 2019

With the best temperature for exercise and without the large influx of tourists, Barcelona, during spring, is the perfect city for riding your bicycle.

Photo by Walkerssk in Pixabay

Riding your bicycle through the mountain, near the sea, through the parks and gardens, around the monuments… Barcelona offers a lot of options and it’s hard to get to know everything. Because of that, using the bicycle for getting to one place to another will offer us a lot of advantages in mobility, accessibility and easy parking.

And what if you get caught by the spring rain?

There is no problem because storms usually don’t last a long time, so take advantage of tasting the marvelous gastronomic offer that you will find in every one of the neighborhoods of the city, without exception.

Take advantage, also, of pedaling during the twilight near the sea or through the mountain, either Montjuïc or Collserola. It’s an absolute certainty that the photos that you will take for remembering the moments will be fantastic.

Take the maximum advantage of this spring pedaling through the streets of Barcelona.

Barcelona is enjoying a short spring, which is perfect to experience by bicycle

February 20th, 2019

Are you taking advantage of these idyllic days in Barcelona?

Photo by Walkerssk in Pixabay.com

For some weeks now, Barcelona and, obviously, some other parts of the territory are rejoicing in some days of idyllic weather, perfect for enjoying the city by bicycle. This is something that “professionally” we call “not a very cold weather, neither a very warm weather”. You will not need a lot of cloth layers in order to feel the warmth of the bicycle exercise, but, even so you will not feel the sticky weather of the summer.

So, you should take advantage of free afternoons and weekends. Enjoy the parks and gardens of the city: Parc de la Ciutadella, Labyrinth of Horta, Montjuïc, Collserola… Practically every district of the city has a natural space. Although, if you are not looking for the refreshing green, you can take advantage of the fact that there are not so many brave swimmers, and go to ride through the Passeig Marítim. La Barceloneta is a neighborhood where, during weekends, it is difficult not to find some kind of activities. And if there are not any of them, the tapas (appetizers) that you can get there will be a marvelous consolation prize.

Even though, if you are the kind of person who prefers going shopping, our suggestion for you is taking advantage of the big network of bike lanes and visiting the nice and great markets of Barcelona. In addition to the big offer, especially talking about food, they are Modernist works of art, so you shouldn’t miss them if you are interested in the architecture of Barcelona.

This weekend you don’t have any excuse, clean the dust off your bike and go out for pedaling through Barcelona!

Don’t forget the keys of the ecotourism at home during these holidays

August 1st, 2017

Among the notes of the trip, remember the keys of the ecotourism is nice in order to achieve that our footprint is always positive in the different places of the world.

Summarized in the 8 points presented by the International Ecotourism Society, these are the keys which we should follow during our holidays:

  1. Minimize physical, social, behavioral, and psychological impacts:

Obviously, at this point we cannot stop insisting on the kind of means of transport that we use. We, of course, prefer the quick, efficient and non-contamination bicycle, always knowing and respecting (the) each city‘s regulations.

  1. Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect:

And an interesting way to do that is moving around the city to the maximum in order to get to know its history, its art and its culture, in addition to its surroundings, especially if they are a source of nature and always leaving a minimum physical trace of our visit.

  1. Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts:

Knowing local people and sharing experiences with them will always make our trip so much richer. In order to do that, it is usually enough to be respectful and friendly.

  1. Provide direct financial benefits for conservation:

Collaborating, as far as possible, with these places which we love to visit.

  1. Generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry:

To go and use local shops and services will get us closer to the people of the place and to the way that they live together. So, why do we have to go to the same shops, which, surely, are also in our city?

  1. Deliver memorable interpretative experiences to visitors that help raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climates:

The present context will indicate much about the place and the people that we are getting to know.

  1. Design, construct and operate low-impact facilities:

Something so basic that we surely will always intend to comply with it in our daily life.

  1. Recognize the rights and spiritual beliefs of the Indigenous People in your community and work in partnership with them to create empowerment:

Something so basic that we surely will always intend to comply with it in our daily life.

Why you should visit Barcelona by bike this weekend? Because it is going to celebrate Santa Eulàlia’s fiesta

February 7th, 2017

Photo by José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro (CC BY-SA 3.0)

This Friday, the narrow streets of the city center are going to be full of life with the co-patron of Barcelona, Santa Eulàlia. This is the second great fiesta of Barcelona and it will light up its streets in the middle of the winter.

If you are thinking about visiting Barcelona, again, it brings you a great opportunity during this weekend. With Santa Eulalia’s fiesta, from kids to the most elderly will find activities which are adapted to them and which are spread out in the city center.

Giants, cabezudos, colles de castellers, sardanes, correfoc… a little of everything to taste Catalan culture in its entirety.

All the information and the map of the activities are in the event web page. You can visit that clicking here.

Now, of course, although it is not emphasized in the web, we advise you to go to the fiesta with the best means of transport: the bicycle. The streets in the center of Barcelona are very beautiful and full of history, but, they are also very narrow. Forget the car or the motorbike for going to the activities, they will only cause you a headache, especially if you want to park close by.

As we always say, fiestas are the best way to get to know the popular culture of a city; so, you shouldn’t miss that!