OK BARCELONA TOURS IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST BIKES, BUT IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT THEY’RE AT THE HEART OF OUR COMPANY, AND WE LOVE THEM!
Bikes play a huge role in Catalan culture. Many of our fathers and grandfathers were amateur cyclists in their youth, when every weekend the roads, paths, and trails that surround Barcelona were filled with cycling groups and clubs. It’s in our blood; our favourite moments in July are the siestas we enjoy in between watching the "Tour de France". Even better, we love folding bikes that we can take with us into bars, restaurants, and terraces.
All our teammates at OK Barcelona Tours are sportspeople, and they all have a love for two-wheeled things in common! Just try asking them about their relationships with bikes during your tour; you’ll love them all.
“Bikes play a huge role in Catalan culture: many of our fathers and grandfathers were amateur cyclists in their youth.”
A BIKE MEANS FREEDOM
It has to be said, the bike is the best way to get around a city like Barcelona: you can cover a wide area and traverse a variety of neighbourhoods in just a couple of hours. During one of our NATURE EXPERIENCES, being on a bike allows you to travel much farther afield without too much effort, and discover things that would be impossible on foot. A bike means freedom to so many; people both young and old get to explore new territory in a relaxed, independent, and safe way. You’re moving fast, your body feels alive, your adrenaline’s pumping, but you don’t feel exhausted after hours outside!
You can cycle through places you’d never reach by car or motorbike – not to mention bus! – and you have the freedom to stop at any time to relax and admire your surroundings before resuming your ride. It allows to immerse yourself in the city without disturbing anyone: you’re not making any noise, nor contaminating the environment. In this way, the city embraces you and shows you its true colours. On a bike, you get to see citizens up close going about their daily life; perhaps on their way to school, work, or shopping.
There’s no better way to feel the wind in your hair and truly delight in all that the City of Barcelona has to offer. Let us show you the way!