The History Buff's 4h Insight Bike Tour of Barcelona

We'll start our bike tour by riding straight over to the Sagrada Familia. There you will learn the story of the Temple of Atonement and get an entertaining façade tour. You will also learn interesting details about local customs, culture, people, and sites.

In the historic Citadel Park you can admire its beautiful fountain, its many sculptures, and the Castell del Tres Dragons. Just next door, we will visit the “Center de Cultura i Memòria” and its archaeological site to see how people lived in the 17th century.

Across the Old Town, we will continue to Plaça Sant Jaume, home to the Catalan Government’s "Palace" and Barcelona's City Hall. Just a stone’s throw from this administrative center, you'll discover the "Castellers," the Temple of Augustus, and Plaça del Rei. After a short ride, we will arrive at Plaça Reial with its slender palm trees, the Three Graces Fountain, and the helmeted lanterns by Antoni Gaudí.

We will then continue to Las Ramblas to visit an old hospital, the “Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu,” located in the Raval neighborhood. We'll stop by the Raval's MACBA, which stands for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona.

A short ride up to Passeig de Gràcia brings us to some of Modernisme's most theatrical architecture. Try the delicious chocolate at Casa Amatller (if available) and discover the non-reverse car hub once used by Antonio Amatller.

This avenue is home to some of Antoni Gaudí’s most important architectural monuments, including Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. Your tour guide will not only explain the façades of the two buildings but also provide background information on the "Illa de la Discòrdia," "Las Farolas-Bancos," and the "Trencadis" technique.

We hope you'll join us on this exciting bike tour of Barcelona!

Tips: During the tour, we will pass many well-recommended restaurants. Make sure to take some extra money with you to stop at local places.

We also do a walking tour: click here to see

About the host: Hosted by CaptainVelo Bike & Walking Tours. Our mission is to offer travelers a unique and service-oriented bike/walking experience – truly wonderful ways to experience Barcelona! We have our own, well-trained guides who are able to transmit their unique knowledge about Barcelona in an entertaining way.
Experience/Tour Type: Group (Meet other travelers)
Language(s):
Catalan
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Ukranian
Vietnamese
Times & dates available: 9am, Monday to Sunday
Duration (hours): 4.0
Maximum number of people: 14
Included in experience: Bike rental and lots of fascinating stories about the city.