If one person is synonymous with the city of Barcelona, it is Antoni Gaudi. For many, his buildings are one of the main reasons to visit. As his work is spread out across town, it can be daunting to try and fit it all in, so why not allow us to help you see it all? Our Gaudi bike tour is the easiest way to experience the work of the great man in just a few hours. Our world class guides will lead you from site to site, showing you hidden gems and world-famous buildings as they tell you the history of the man, his work ,and just why it is so important to the story of Barcelona. Of course, no Gaudi experience would be complete without a visit to his unfinished masterpiece, The Sagrada Familia. There is no cathedral in the world quite like it, and our skip-the-line tickets (included in the price) allow you to go straight from the saddle to the Sagrada without having to deal with the long wait times. It's the best way to experience the work of one of the world’s most famous and unique architects.
No trip to Barcelona is complete without learning about its favorite architect, Antoni Gaudi, and his fascinating creations. This is the perfect way to get to see so many of Gaudi’s works in one day without exhausting yourself running around town. Exploring the city by bike is the best way to see so many sights in one day. On the Gaudi Bike Tour, you’ll discover some of Gaudi’s earliest and lesser-known architectural gems as well as his most famous buildings. You’ll get to learn about the life and history of Gaudi while also getting to see some stunning examples of Modernista architecture. Of course, the highlight of the tour will be getting to see Gaudi’s magnificent cathedral, La Sagrada Familia. We’ve secured priority access skip-the-line Sagrada Familia tickets for you so that you won’t waste any precious time waiting in hours-long lines. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the interior of the Sagrada Familia on your own before meeting back with your guide. The fascinating stories and insight given by your guide while exploring the city will bring Gaudi’s masterpieces to life and help you to really understand why his architecture is so highly regarded in the life and culture of Barcelona.
Although the Sagrada Familia may have specific restrictions in place depending on when you're joining us, we're happy to confirm that the rest of this tour will fully outdoors, which makes it a great option for visiting Barcelona safely. We are committed to sanitizing all high-touch surfaces, such as seats and handlebars, before and after each use. We are happy to provide masks for anyone who may need one (should you need to wear one inside the temple) and we will have hand sanitizer readily available. We will also maintain social distancing throughout the tour.
Your tour meets in the corner of Plaça Sant Jaume near the intersection Carrer del Call and Carrer de Sant Honorat near the Starbucks. Look for your guide with a blue bike with a Fat Tire Tours flag. The closest metro stations are Jaume I (L4) and Liceu (L3). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Since other tours also meet in this same plaza, be sure to confirm that you are with the Fat Tire Tours group.
The Sagrada Familia is still an active place of worship, so all guests are required to cover their shoulders and knees; no sleeveless shirts or shorts. If you want to bike in something cooler, you are welcome to bring a change of clothes along and put them on prior to entering the holy areas. We cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Helmets are only required for riders under 16, but they are available free of charge to anyone who wishes to use one. Helmets are sanitized before and after each use.
Absolutely! A bike tour is a great way for kids to engage with Barcelona, and skipping the line at the Sagrada Familia is a great way to keep them engaged even inside the temple. The itinerary is very flat and our tours take care to use bike lanes whenever possible. When we need to ride in or alongside traffic, our guides will communicate directions clearly to ensure everyone's safety. We only ask that if your child is joining the tour, he/she be comfortable riding a bike, and riding in a group.
Should your child need a small bike or bike accessory, you can reserve these after choosing the 'child' option in checkout. Simply scroll down and choose your preferred option. If your child won't require a smaller bike, you can leave this area blank.
We have organized timed-entry tickets for the Sagrada Família, and we will admire other Gaudí and modernism buildings from the outside.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special requests like this on our public tours. We ask that all participants be comfortable riding a bike and plan on joining us for the duration of the tour. If you have non-bike riding family members that wish to join us for lunch, simply let us know in the notes section of your booking and we will do our best to coordinate so that they can meet us on tour.
We're happy to reschedule you for free (based on availability) or cancel and fully refund your Gaudí Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Família Ticket with a minimum of 72 hours notice prior to the activity time. Due to the skip-the-line nature of this tour, within 72 hours, we are only able to issue partial refunds or future credit.
This tour operates rain or shine, and we ask that guests consult the weather and dress appropriately. We also have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase (fully refunded if not used). Any extra jackets or small bags can be securely fastened to the luggage rack on your bike so that you can access it throughout the tour.
Absolutely! You are welcome to bring your luggage along to the meeting point and leave it with us for the duration of the tour. Our office will either be staffed or locked until you return. We are happy to provide this service to you free of charge, but please note that all items left are done so at your own risk.