Barcelona on wheels
Barcelona is a metropolis full of monuments and places of interest waiting to be discovered. Each area of the city hides beautiful modernist buildings, gorgeous parks and a never-ending number avenues and promenades full of shops and revealing the city’s splendor. If you are short on time to visit the city but don’t want to miss out on anything, or if you just want to do your sightseeing in a different way, Barcelona has the best transport options for your needs and preferences.
Barcelona tourist bus
One of the options most used by tourists is the aptly named tourist bus. This roofless double-decker bus will allow you to enjoy a good time in the city as you move around sightseeing the most emblematic spots and monuments. In addition to offering three different routes across the entire city, it also features an audio tour system in various languages and the option to get in and out as many times as you like with a single ticket.
Discovering Barcelona on vespa
If you prefer to move around quickly and freely through the city, and get to know the corners that appeal most to you, your best option to rent a Vespa. Renting these bikes can be done on an hourly, daily or weekly basis, and while it is necessary to make a security or damage deposit, the rental price is usually affordable. In addition, the price will always include a GPS unit in which you will find several recommended routes that will greatly help you find all the emblematic and famous places the city has to offer.
Another fun and original option to do your sightseeing in Barcelona is to hire a segway guided tour. Thanks to this electrical transport, plus an experienced guide, you will be able to reach every corner worth visiting in the city while enjoying the nice weather. If you prefer, you will also be able to opt for the comfort of a very particular convertible, the Gocar. These small three-wheeled two-seaters – very secure and easy to drive – are the perfect choice to move around the city in the most comfortable way. The different routes can last from 1 to 5 hours, and they all offer a GPS unit with default routes and a guide to mark the way.
Renting a bike
There is also an option for those with a more athletic attitude, renting a bike. The large network of bicycle lanes present in Barcelona will allow cyclists to move freely through the city’s streets in a quick, clean, and healthy way. Hundreds of companies throughout Barcelona offer bicycle rentals, many of which do guided tours too. Prices are usually very affordable and normally include bike locks, maps and insurance. If you like getting around riding a bicycle and plan to visit the Montjuïc or Tibidabo hills, it may be best to rent an electric bicycle, just as fast and clean, but useful to save yourself the extra exertion of the city’s long slopes.