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Arc de Triomf in Barcelona

Barcelona on wheels. A unique way to discover the city

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Cycling is healthy for both people and the environment, and it's a great way to explore new places at your own pace. Barcelona also has more than 200 kilometres of bike lanes to help you discover the city.

You could start along the coast, with the 10 km stretch that connects the Plaça Portal de la Pau to Fòrum Beach. While you enjoy a pleasant bike ride along the coast, you will discover Barcelona's beaches, the Olympic Port and the city's old fishing district, La Barceloneta. You can relax on any of the beaches or enjoy some Mediterranean cuisine at one of the area's delicious restaurants.You can also discover the city's various monuments by bike. If you cycle along Passeig de Gràcia you will see various modernist buildings, such asCasa Batlló and La Pedrera-Casa Milà, both works by the architect Antoni Gaudí. If you go a little further, you will discover one of the city's icons, La Sagrada Familia. You can then head down to Parc de la Ciutadella and catch your breath in the old military citadel. Then to finish off this route you should take a look at the Arc de Triomf, a monument that served as the entrance gate for the Barcelona Universal Exposition in 1888. 

Bicycles in Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

But not everything has to be tarmac, you can also cycle along Montjuïc Mountain. You will love the Mossèn Costa i Llobera gardens, where you can discover a wide range of exotic plants. And there are also the Joan Brossa Gardens, full of large green spaces that are perfect for a day with the family. You could also enjoy some spectacular views from the Mirador de l'Alcalde. And finally, if you carry on climbing, you will make your way to the historic Montjuïc castle.We would also recommend that you use bicing, a public bike rental service with more than 400 stations distributed throughout the city. Don't forget to wear a helmet and check your bike before heading off. Then all you need to worry about is having fun.  

Bicycle in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
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