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Steel Donkey Bike Tours

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 657 28 68 54
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

Steel Donkeys are the first and only alternative bike rides of Barcelona!...

Steel Donkeys are the first and only alternative bike rides of Barcelona! We're not about historic facts and the same daily routines that characterise other bike tours. We're about getting on a bike and exploring the hidden corners of the city, like flea markets, futuristic skyscrapers, vintage shops, secret courtyards and local beaches...Our guides are young, knowledgeable locals who were either born in Barcelona or have lived here for several years. We like to talk about the real experience of life in the city, modern politics, culture and stories. But most of all we like to have a fun relaxing day out on a bike with our new friends... you! We ride with a maximum of 8 people, although most tours are private... so you'll never feel like just another tourist on the treadmill. See you in Barcelona!

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Get off the tourist circuit for a morning

My 13 year old son and I both enjoyed our tour, led by our excellent guide Mari. Cycling is a perfect way of exploring Barcelona - cycles are segregated from car traffic so it's a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 13 year old son and I both enjoyed our tour, led by our excellent guide Mari. Cycling is a perfect way of exploring Barcelona - cycles are segregated from car traffic so it's a safe, relaxing experience. We learned some of the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, visited areas off the normal tourist circuit and were introduced to some... More 

Thank CraigDLondon
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Maria, made sure we had a great time despite the weather. She was full of interesting facts about this beautiful city. Gracias.

Thank Heinz S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

An easy ride of 4 hours, stopping and starting, to visit little hidden gems of Barcelona. Edu our guide was passionate and knowledgeable about his city. One of the highlights of my visit to Spain!

Thank cairnslover1966
San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Maria was our guide and she was wonderful! Knowledgeable, energetic and fun! A favorite was a visit to Poblenou and a stop for Horchata. I never would have discovered that area without this tour and they were having a festival that day. I highly recommend this tour!

Thank Kari B
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My husband & I had a great time. Not only you get to see parts of the city you wouldn't normally see but you will also learn quite a bit about the city's history. Our guide, Edu, was fantastic. He patiently answered all of our questions and never for a moment we felt rushed. We would do it all over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We have taken bike tours in Madrid and Seville and this was by far the best. In fact we signed up for a private tour the next day. Our guide Milos is an architect which added an extra layer of interest to the tour. This tour goes to places I guess other tours do not get to. A great way... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mari Carmen our tour guide was delightful. This is the perfect way to get yourself familiar with Barcelona and not all of the tourist traps. We booked a private tour for Four. Four hours of fun, interesting sights. Mari is very well informed and interesting. And a bit of exercise thrown in. Great tour. Highly Recommend. Remember Mari Carmen!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a tour with Maria this week. We've visited Barcelona a few times so had pretty much exhausted the popular tourist sites. We wanted to see something different so we booked this tour. It lasted 4 hours and was thoroughly enjoyable- we particularly enjoyed our visit to the historical liquor store and found the interior and the owners very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We really enjoyed our tour and especially our tour guide Maria. As promised Steel Donkey does not take you to the Sangrada Familia or other major sites,.. instead you get a glimpse of how real Barcelona citizens may live with some hint as to what recent changes have made to their lives. Prior to this tour I was unclear how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoyed the city tour on bike. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the city and it's facts. Was a small group size, which was ideal for this type of tour. Bikes were in good shape and length of tour seemed perfect.

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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