Last updated on January 3, 2019
The ‘Ronda Verda’ is a series of cycle lanes that traverse Barcelona’s seafront and mountains, as well as the iconic landmarks in between. Paired with the city’s idyllic Mediterranean climate, it’s no surprise that taking a bike tour Barcelona is one of the ultimate ways to see and experience the city. Here’s how to do it!
The Ronda Verda is one of the most important routes for cyclists in Barcelona and stretches out for a total of 72 kms. This lane connects Barcelona to Badalona, Sant Adria de Besos, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Montcada I Reixac and Esplugues de Llobregat.
Ronda Verda’s Six Sections
For the more athletic tourists, you can challenge yourself to cycle around Barcelona in a day, making scheduled stops along the way to refuel. The lane is well lit, so cycling at night is also possible. However, you may want to pick a shorter route for night rides as these should be more of a twilight excursion than an all-out athletic adventure.
More than Just Cycling
Barcelona is a beehive of activity during summer nights and the beaches are great for exploring after dark. The well-lit shops and streets, coupled with the heavy tourist presence, make night rides in Barcelona both fun and safe. Depending on the season, you may also get to see one of the many cultural celebrations that take over the city, and there are always street performers to seek out.
How to Get a Bicycle in Barcelona
Because cycling is an important means of transport in Barcelona, for locals and tourists alike, there are countless bike rental stores. In fact, these companies not only hire bicycles but also offer things like tricycles, tandems, scooters and electric bikes.
If you are thinking of taking the ‘Ronda Verda’ which circles around the city for a distance of 75 km, you can use the electric bikes, and you will finish the trip without breaking a sweat.
Good to Know
Transportation of bicycles on the metro is allowed on all weekdays for all hours except 7:00am-9.30pm and 5:00pm-8.30pm.
There are no restrictions for transporting your bicycle on the metro during weekends and during holidays.
You can also use the FGC trains to more your bicycle around the city any time of the day or night. The Renfe trains, however, have a 7:00am-9.30pm and 5:00pm-8.30pm weekday restriction.
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