Sharing Barcelona by bicycle during this summer

July 9th, 2019

Before reading this post, we think that remembering the first values of the ecotourism is very important: making our visit through the city the most positive and sustainable one, in addition to creating the best memories for you and the rest of the local people who live

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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.

Riding your bicycle through the mountain, near the sea, through the parks and gardens, around the monuments… Barcelona offers a lot of options

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Getting to know Barcelona by bicycle

May 10th, 2019

One of the best ways to get to know a city is at street level.  In order to get to know Barcelona -or anywhere- we suggest you to take a map of the bike lane and to get fit with your bicycle, the best means of transport

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The success of the #30DaysOfBiking in Barcelona

May 3rd, 2019

More than 3,000 participants, almost 60,000 km pedaled by bicycle and, the most important for us, more than 15,000kg of CO2 that we are going to save for our health.

We premiere this month of May with the results of the marvelous challenge of #30DaysOfBiking which

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We don’t make noise when we ride our bicycles through Barcelona

April 26th, 2019

The Ambiental Quality Department from the City Hall of Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Generalitat de Catalunya, has organized this sensibilization campaign: “How much noise do we make?”.

During the Week Without Noise, which is celebrated in Barcelona from the 22nd to the 28th of April,

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30 days pedaling through Barcelona, you shouldn’t miss it!

April 14th, 2019

In case you haven’t heard about it, since the 1st of this month, a marvelous annual challenge has been developed. In this challenge everybody is happy pedaling in unison around the world.

#30DaysbyBike is a challenge which is developed in Barcelona and other cities during the month

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Born Bike Tours Barcelona is 10 years old!

April 4th, 2019

After 10 years of pedaling through the streets of Barcelona without any rest, we are extremely proud of all the things that we have learnt about the city, about the people who live here and about all the people who have decided to visit it with us,

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Cyclist loves the rain

March 14th, 2019

We are experiencing some idyllic days in Barcelona, with a spring weather which allows us to ride our bikes during long and nice tours. But, the cyclists who really respect our city and our nature, cannot forget the importance of the rain.

The climate change is affecting

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Happy International Women’s Day

March 7th, 2019

Tomorrow, the 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, Barcelona will be full of feminist mobilizations during the whole day, in order to protest against the inequality that women suffer today.

You can enjoy this great day in an active way

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¿Why not?

Valentine’s Day has awakened a lot of critiques about romantic love. But, when we realises that, why not take the positive part of it?

 

Born Bike Tours Barcelona working for an inclusive celebration.

Ready for the Great Winter Fiesta in Barcelona?

February 7th, 2019

From the 8th to the 12th of February, one of the greatest fiesta of the city will be celebrated: Santa Eulàlia.

Castellers, correfocs, giants, sardanes, bastoners, concerts… and every kind od activities for elder and young people during the saint and the daughter of the city

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Barcelona will welcome the Pig’s Year

February 1st, 2019

This is a wonderful city, and it is due mostly because of its interculturality. In this sense, this Saturday you shouldn’t miss the Chinese New Year’s celebration.

This year, the 2019, as the Chinese lunar calendar says, is the Pig’s Year and it is going to

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The January’s hill is lighter by bicycle

January 8th, 2019

The returning to the routine with some more kilos and less money could be very hard, because of that, the bicycle can be much more helpful than you think.

This week a lot of people are returning to work, so it will be difficult to avoid the

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#HappyNewYear pedaling!

December 31st, 2018

In this very especial date, we just want to wish you a happy new year 2019.

We wish you to achieve all your challenges with the same strength that we use to keep us pedaling.

Barcelona will fill up with light

November 21st, 2018

This 22nd of November Barcelona will release the Christmas of this 2018 by the illumination of its streets. This year, the performance will be situated in rambla de Guipúscoa with Julián Besteiro street, in the neighborhood of Sant Martí.

It is not necessary to be very

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You only can go ahead by bicycle

November 12th, 2018

The number of urban cyclists in Barcelona has an exponential growth thanks to the extension of the bike lane during these last years in Barcelona. The security that these lanes provide is translated in a lot of people who enjoy the advantages of moving around with this

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The bicycle as a way of life

October 16th, 2018

Who usually use the bicycle for moving around the city have another point of view about it. Ride one and stir up your life.

The continuous pedaling changes many things. We can assure this because we move constantly around Barcelona by bicycle.

For us the bike is

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Returning to school by bicycle

September 12th, 2018

This week a lot of kids are going to start again the school studies and that means a clear return to the routine for a lot of people. But, this time, if you haven’t tried it before, you can add a refreshing change to this routine, it

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It’s still summer in Barcelona

September 1st, 2018

Although the summer holidays have finished with the August’s month for a lot of people, for other ones, who have suffered the hot weather in the work place while they saw how the work mates departed to remote countries, the good time starts now.

Barcelona is not

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A bicycle as your best trip mate

July 27th, 2018

This summer you shouldn’t forget your bicycle at home. It will be your best trip mate.

If you have kept yourself fit all year getting around everywhere by bicycle, this summer you cannot waste all this effort. Moving around the cities by bicycle is the best investment

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This summer, let’s share Barcelona by bicycle

July 3rd, 2018

We have to insist that the best way to travel is by the ecotourism, achieving that our passing through the city be the most sustainable and positive possible, and generating the best memories for us and for the people who live in the city and who turn

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Integrate yourself in Barcelona by bicycle

June 14th, 2018

One of the best ways to grade our trip experience is through the integration level.  In order to reach the maximum grade in Barcelona -or anywhere- we suggest you to take a map of the bike lane and to get fit with your bicycle, the best means

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Spring activities in Barcelona for going by bicycle

April 18th, 2018

This weekend, the  21st and 22nd of April in Barcelona, you shouldn’t miss the great Earth Fair, which is celebrated at the Parc Central de Nou Barris.

In Barcelona, the Earth Day is celebrated with a great street market with handmade, ecological and proximity products and that

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Pedaling against cold weather in Barcelona

March 20th, 2018

The beginning of Spring has come accompanied by a cold snap and by a bit of snow. Here we are going to explain how you can manage this situation.

Today, the typical conversation about weather makes sense. From the start of the week the decrease of

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Come to the Pi’s Fiesta in Barcelona by bicycle

March 14th, 2018

We never stop in Barcelona. This weekend the Pi’s Fiesta, also called Sant Josep Oriol’s fiesta, are going to start. We offer you some information in order to whet your appetite…

This Saturday, the 17th of March, the starting stroke, in this case, to the popular Pi’s

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The international Working Women’s Day in Barcelona

March 7th, 2018

This Thursday, 8th of March in Barcelona we are going to celebrate the International Working Women’s Day and, in the whole of Spain, it is going to be a great feminist strike, which will coincide with a lot of activities in favor of the women’s rights.

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31 days pedaling through Barcelona

30th January 2018

Ok, no, the European City Challenge is not here yet, this great event is in May but, we have spent 31 days since New Year Eve’s. Have you achieved all your proposals? If your answer is yes, congratulations! And if your answer is no, don’t worry, you

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Barcelona makes its way through the bike lane

January 24th, 2018

In 2015, the City Hall of Barcelona promised us 308km of bike lane, nowadays the city has 184km and, although the final goal for the end of the year is lower than the first one -233 of 308km-, the 89% of the citizens of Barcelona already have

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Dear Three Wise Men…

January 3rd, 2018

After Christmas Day and the New Year’s Eve, there is another important moment of these days: the arriving of the Three Wise Men. What are you going to wish for? We will explain how to contact with them here.

If

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Nature for achieving a bit of tranquility

November 10th, 2017

Barcelona, in spite of being a big city and for this reason extremely edified, it also has some important natural places which allow us to disconnect from the frenetic madness of the city during some hours. Discover which these zones are and go to there by bicycle.

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We love going through Barcelona by bicycle

September 27th, 2017

The new season has been a cause of reflection, because we love riding a bike in Barcelona and here you have some of the reasons

Every season is good

We love summer. Tourism, vacation, beach, tapas… During autumn the sweat is

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We are not afraid in Barcelona

August 26th, 2017

A week has already passed since the terrible acts in the Rambla of Barcelona, although we only needed a few hours to recover this place and show that we are not afraid in any sense.

Tomorrow, Saturday, the 26th of August, the streets of Barcelona are going

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This summer bet on the sustainable tourism

June 6th, 2017

This 2017 has been declared International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations.

Although in Barcelona we have noticed the warm weather of summer, this season hasn’t arrived officially until this week and with it the holidays of some people are going to

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Barcelona in the European Cycling Challenge 2017

May 9th, 2017

Again, we have the opportunity to participate in this great international event, where cities compete for the best one prize: cleaner and healthier cities.

The European City Challenge, although being an international great championship, is not only for elite athletes. Here the

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Bike tours through the popular fiestas in Barcelona

March 14th, 2017

From the 16th to the 26th of March, the fiesta of Sant Josep Oriol will be celebrated in the center of Barcelona. Catalan tradition and culture.

This week, the streets around the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi are preparing themselves to celebrate the famous Father’s

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Women are unstoppable, even more so if they ride a bicycle

March 8th, 2017

The 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, of this year, has coincided with this spring week in Barcelona. And in this day of historic fight, we want to remember how women are still progressing by bicycle.

Bicycle has been a revolutionary symbol for women, breaking

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Present and future of the bicycle in Barcelona

January 11th, 2017

At the beginning of last month, in 30 minuts, a weekly program from the autonomic television of Catalonia, TV3, released a report entitled Torna la bicicleta -The bicycle returns- which talked about the development and the future of this vehicle in the city of Barcelona.

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Christmas in Barcelona arrives in November

November 22nd, 2016

A lot of activities and expositions with a Christmas theme is already available in the main squares of the city. If you feel like enjoying these dates, in Barcelona this is possible.

Street markets and great mangers are already set up as of the 25th of November.

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The bicycle as an educative tool

November 22nd, 2016

Improving the environment of the place where we live by reducing the pollution, the noise and the stress is important. But, for maintaining it, educating the youngsters with good habits is a basic thing.

This post has been inspired by the initiative

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Wind gusts in Barcelona represent a challenge for cyclists

November 9th, 2016

This week the wind has the leading role in the meteorology of the Barcelona city. Although it doesn’t seem like it, this phenomenon represents a big challenge for the cyclists on a psychological and physical level. So, here you have some tips to get pass this gust.

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Which is the evolution of the bike lane in Barcelona?

November 2nd, 2016

Almost one year ago, we published ‘If we were already enjoying Barcelona, we will do it even more in 2018 with the 308km of finished bike lanes’ and, after these 345 days, the issue of the bike lane in Barcelona is still in the spotlight.

These days,

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Bicycle theft is still a problem in Barcelona

October 26th, 2016

Barcelona is working on a safer road circulation -which is the most important- but, on the other hand, it’s necessary to make a bigger effort in order to reduce the number of the stolen bicycles, and this is a problem which discourages a lot of people to

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‘La Mercè’, the great fiesta in Barcelona, is coming

September 20th, 2016

Tradition, culture, music, gastronomy… everything you want to know about Barcelona is summed up from the 22nd to the 25th of September.

One more year, Barcelona will celebrate its great fiesta, La Mercè, which, this year, is going to be celebrated from the 22nd to the 25th

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Tips about how to enjoy Barcelona as a local person

August 9th, 2016

There are three key elements to guarantee that your visit to the city will be worth while

The fiestas
As we already explained some weeks ago, summer is the time when the major fiestas of Barcelona’s neighborhoods find place (you can consult the dates and places

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Is playing Pokémon Go on bicycle a good idea?

July 16th, 2016

Whenever we have a necessary safety measures as the principal norm of the game. After some weeks since the inauguration of this videogame, our attentions is attracted by the number of accidents it has protagonized.

Pokémon Go has meant the revolution

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Experience Barcelona from one celebration to another

July 18th, 2016

As we always say from BornBike, there isn’t a better way to enjoy the city than introducing yourself directly into the traditions and the culture, and, where is a major concentration of these two ingredients? In the festivities. Summer is the season of the different celebrations in

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Moving around by bicycle, a way of life

June 28th, 2016

Everyone who uses a bicycle in his daily life to go to work, to shop, to take the children to school… They cannot leave it during the holidays.

Some people start to use a bicycle to avoid the sedentary life in which we live; some others

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Sant Jordi in Barcelona

The story is about a tyrant dragon who threatened the population of the Montblanc village and a courageous knight, who riding his white bicycle… was it not like this?

This 23rd of April, coinciding with the weekend, in Barcelona and everywhere in Catalonia everybody will celebrate one of the most

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The women also use the bicycle

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of

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The neighborhoods which bring Barcelona to life

If nothing is written about taste, Barcelona is a city which gathers the major part of it with its parks, museums, markets, monuments… even its streets are different from district to district and in each one we can find a piece of history.

Ten are the districts of Barcelona and

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Reflecting on the bicycle

Photo by Matthew Wiebe

Last weekend, we were overwhelmed by the news about the death of Muriel Casals, ex-president of the Omnium Cultural organization and member of the Catalan Parliament in Junts pel Sí party, who was run over accidentally by a bicycle in the center of Barcelona.

A terrible

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¿Why #BarcelonaInspire?

Photography by Joaquin Aranoa

#BarcelonaInspire is one of the most popular hashtags used in the social networks by everyone who experience and visit this incredible city.

If we are planning a trip, taking a look at the social networks could be a great way to find all the happenings which

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Some suggestions so as not to get so fed up with Christmas

After weeks of suffering talking about how close the Christmas days are, with the advertisement, with all the nougat candy which won’t arrive on the night of the 24thnight, with the indiscriminate present shopping, with the surprising number of invisible Santas that we have…finally we definitively arrive at the point

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A different Christmas in Barcelona

As we have announced last week, we will inform you about the different activities which will be carried out in the city during the next Christmas’ weeks. This week it’s the turn for the Fira de Consum Responsable (Responsible Consumption Fair) at Catalunya Square.I</a></strong></p>
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December, a great month to visit Barcelona by bicycle

The weather, the city’s activities and, of course, the holiday and relaxed days are the best ingredients for going through the city by bicycle.

One might think that during the winter the best choice is the sofa with a blanket and a film, but we have a better recipe to

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Experience the ‘Castanyada’ festivity in Barcelona

Although during these dates the celebration of Halloween is well known, in Barcelona and in part of Spain, we have our own tradition to celebrate the millenary festivity of All Saints’ Day: the Castanyada.

Within our local tourism, you cannot miss the opportunity of celebrating such emblematic festivity, which, as

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The keys of the ecotourism

Although we have the sensation that an eternity has passed since we were on holidays, surely it has been only a month and a few days, enough time to get away from our experiences and analyze our trip in a critical way.

For this analysis, the definition and the seven

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Evolving on wheels

Pedalling daily can be a hard work, especially when the problems arise going upwards and the weight pushes us back. But going on wheels, the effort is compensated and finally we always have a good idea about how to distribute the weight in a more comfortable way.

Wheel changed the

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Are you ready for the great Mercè fiesta?

You will have to pedal strongly if you don’t want to miss any one of the activities carried out along the city.

If you are thinking about getting closer to the history and culture of Barcelona pedalling, this Friday, the 18th of September is your great opportunity to get to

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Experience Barcelona through a gastronomic tour

One of the best ways to learn about the culture of a place is tasting its more traditional products.

Taking a walk through city streets, we can learn about its history, its art and its architecture; we can observe some details of the daily life of the people who live

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Continue pedalling the bicycle, also during the summer

In January the Department of Territories of the Generalitat de Catalunya made the information of the Barómetro de la Bicicleta (Bicycle Barometer) public, showing that 450.000 of the people in Catalonia daily move around with their bicycles, number which has maintained itself stable since 2011 and which has doubled itself

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The bicycle economy

¿What kind of relationship does the bicycle have with the economic and social crisis evolution of the last years?

The crisis in the west had a demolishing effect on the major part of the families who had reached the middle class. The dream of a lot of people vanished and

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We declare love

Spring is, par excellence, the season of love; ads cologne and jewelry boxes of chocolates in supermarkets, on television special about love, happy couples …

To break all these topics in Bornbike also declare ourselves in love, but love of our city, Barcelona, ​​and love of cycling, and to understand why

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We start the blog of Bornbike Barcelona!

In Bornbike took five years taking us every day, every tour and every bike out as an opportunity to discover, connect and enjoy and, to this end, we begin today a new adventure.

With this blog we want to go one step further and create a meeting point for all

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