Barcelona is a great city and there are many spots to discover! Why not on 2 wheels rather than being exhausted walking around all day? Enjoy the fantastic views and a fresh breeze in your face… The whole city is prepared to travel on wheels! We tell you a route to know the most emblematic points of Barcelona.
1. PLAZA CATALUÑA
Considered as the heart of Barcelona and one of the most popular meeting points of the city. From PLAZA CATALUÑA we recommend going up taking PASSEIG DE GRACIA, one of the main commercial avenues of the city and this is where the most prestigious stores and boutiques of the city are located.
2. CASA BATLLÒ
One of the most emblematic modernist buildings by Antonio Gaudí. The building represents the legend of Sant Jordi and the dragon, representing the body of the dragon (the building), the sword nailed (the cross of ivory in its highest part) and the bones of the victims of the dragon (their cadaverous railings).
3. CASA MILÀ (LA PEDRERA)
Going further up Passeig de Gràcia and reaching Calle Provença, you can visit La Casa Milà de Gaudi, popularly known as La Pedrera. This is considered a symbol of the city and surprises by its wavy facade crowned by large windows.
4. GRAN DE GRÀCIA
Crossing the Diagonal avenue and passing through the Jardines de Salvador Espriu you finally reach Gran de Gràcia. This commercial street is very popular among locals and stands out for the large number of modernist houses that will accompany you on your bike tour.
5. PARQUE GÜELL
The Güell Park is one of the most important modernist works in the world, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This one stands out for its spectacular structures, all of them sinuous and surprising representing nature’s motifs. The salamander that welcomes tourists is especially known as an emblem of the entire city.
6. SAGRADA FAMILIA:
It is the greatest work of Gaudí and still to this day it has not been finished. This Basilica is not only the greatest Cultural Interest of the City but it is also considered a World Heritage Site.
7. ARC DEL TRIOMF
Built as an access door to the International Exhibition of 1888, the Arc de Triomf shows the most beautiful face of 19th century Barcelona. This one projected by Josep Vilaseca and Casanovas and counts on a decorative frieze of Josep Reynés that represents Barcelona receiving to the visitors of the exhibition. The allegories of the Arco reliefs are especially beautiful, since they represent industry, crafts and business in the city.
What are you waiting for? You don’t have your own bicycle? No worries! We recommend the famous “Bicing” app. It is designed for those residents who want to make a bicycle trip within the city (medium or short duration). The user must first subscribe to an annual subscription system that lets him get his “Bicing” card. Once activated this card you can enjoy the use of urban bikes distributed in various stations throughout the city. The first 30 minutes of each of the bicycle trips are included in the price of the annual subscription, the extra time is paid according to the usage rates per minute, and cannot exceed 2 hours.
More info here: www.bicing.cat
Otherwise there are many cool Bike shops for daily rental:
Good luck and enjoy this tour to see this beautiful city from another perspective!