Explore the famous green hill Montjuic by bike and enjoy panoramic views to all corners of the city. A carefully prepared but still flexible bike tour showing well-known sights as well as the most hidden and quiet Montjuic places.
What to Expect
This bike tour has the advantage of including an enjoyable adventure, letting you get the taste and beauty of the most famous places up Montjuic, like its castle, the Olympic complex or the numerous flower gardens, but will also take you deep within its well-preserved quiet paths.
Situated in the very heart of Barcelona, Montjuic is a broad green hill that has its own micro-climate and stunning panoramic view sites. This place florishs thanks to its many parks, gardens and monuments, making it one of the rare pieces of nature so close to the centre, but also surrounded by the sea and still bearing the authentic spirit of Catalan culture and history. Its at a short 15 minute walk from the center between Av. Parallel and the commercial port of Barcelona. The highest point there, at only 173 m above sea level, makes it a suitable route for an easy leisure bike trip from the lower parts to the top.
The general route of the bike tour is layed out in a way, so you can slowly get into the spirit and peacefulness of sunny Montjuic. You start from the southern side of the city, passing by the stunningly Placa Espanya towards the National Museum of Catalan Fine Arts (MNAC). The Museum is housed in the Palau Nacional, a huge, Italian-style building dating to 1929 and is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romantic church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Continuing towards the Olympic complex, where the 1992 Olympic games took place, you will visit its broad and sunny spots with stunning viewpoints. You will be taken to Montjuic castle which was built in 1751 and was one of the strategic defense points of the city througout the centuries. During Franco´s era was used as a prison for political criminals, but today is one of Barcelona´s most famous cultural landmarks.
- Bike rental
- 2 security locks
- Private guide
- Child seats (upon request)
Barcelona, El Raval, Carrer d’En Roig, 5