Barcelona: Bike Tour
- Duration options: 2.5 - 4 hours
Founded by the Romans circa 133BC, "El Barri Gòtic" has been the historic and cultural heart of Barcelona ever since. More than just a hub for tourism, the Gothic Quarter has a little something for everyone. Here are a few tips before booking your tour!
The quarter boasts some of Barcelona's best restaurants – and its oldest, Can Culleretes! Try Bar Pinotxo's top-class tapas or the traditional curios saved from extinction at Agut.
The Gothic Quarter's shops and boutiques make spending money just a little too easy! Check out L'Arca de l'Àvia's antique homeware and the Catholic candy (yes, really!) at Caelum.
El Barri Gòtic's narrow streets are rich with history, from Barcelona Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter to La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia – home to several of Gaudí's works!
Culture vultures will find plenty to stir the imagination at the quarter's museums. Highlights include the Barcelona City History Museum and the eccentric Museu Frederic Marès.
Despite its age, the area is no stranger to Barcelona's favorite cocktail! Check out Jamboree's Latin and jazz jams or catch Indie rock acts at Sidecar Factory Club.
Barri Gòtic is one of Barcelona's busiest districts, so it might be best to avoid the tourist season if you can! Visiting in May or June will see shorter queues and better hotel availability without sacrificing the glorious weather.
Like La Rambla, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is a haven for pickpockets targeting tourists. Always keep your valuables out of sight and never leave your belongings unattended. Violent crime is not much of a concern, but if out sampling the area's nightlife – as with anywhere – it can't hurt to stick to populated, well-lit streets!
Excellent tour around the sights with Sophia. She was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Def recommend this tour. Compact in a few hours you see the most famous sights and learn the history around them. The ride was very leisurely so would suit anyone who isn’t overly confident on a bike. Majority of the route is pedestrianised. Lovely stop half way at a beach bar for a drink!
We were very lucky with our guide Victor. He led us through his city with lots of knowledge and passion. He kept it interesting and fun and we learned a lot during our tour. Yes you can walk through the old city yourself but getting to know more about the history and traditions makes it so much more interesting. Thank you Victor for making it a fun experience!!
We really enjoyed our evening, the flamenco show was fantastic and the tapas was lovely - a really good variety and so much of it! Our guide Sally was great, gave us a really good insight into the city and went out of her way to organise us a birthday treat!
Great tour. Easy to find meeting location. Our guide. Gloria, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and organized. Everything was included. Great way to see the city if you have just one day.
We had such fun ! Really well organised clean and the most helpful staff. Our guide was amazing and very informative with great local knowledge. I would highly recommend.