Walk and Cycle Barcelona
Why not walk and cycle Barcelona instead of using the public transport. Explore the city at a slower pace and you’re likely to see so much more.
Spend a day away from the metro and tourist buses, and take your time strolling around Barcelona. The city is big, but there is something mesmerising about taking a walk to discover new spaces and adventures. You can stumble upon the quaintest places and people, and by foot you are able to totally absorb your surroundings as opposed to whizzing from one side to the next and missing all the little eccentricities of the city. And what makes it even more appealing, especially for travellers on a budget; it is completely free!
Walking on foot also tends to make traveling an overall more peaceful experience because there is no need to rush, just take it easy and explore the city at a calmer rate, maybe stop here and there to recharge with some of the city’s great gastronomic options. If you’re in the mood for visiting some of the most impressive buildings and parks, you’ll want to see all the Parc de la Ciutadella has to offer as well as the Parc de Joan Miró, and the Montjuïc Castle.
If you begin to walk blisters into your feet but haven’t had enough of the outdoor just yet; you can also see cycle Barcelona. There are a number of routes and plenty of companies dedicated to both hourly and daily bike rentals as well as organised bicycle tours to help you get to know the city. There are actually bicycle terminals all around the city so you can pick up a Bicing card, hop on a bike, explore and then once finished, leave the bicycle at another terminal you come across.
Whether you want to go on a sightseeing tour of the districts or are planning a bike ride along a promenade or beach, a rental bike is the ideal mode of transport. Travelling this way, you are not only being environmentally friendly, you’re also using one of the most flexible means of transport for a large city.
There is a great rental station, which is easy to find right in the Old Town neighbourhood of El Born, near the church of Santa Maria del Mar. For a full 24 hours, you can rent a bicycle for just €18 and there are also options to rent for shorter or longer periods of time.