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“Great way to see Barcelona!”

Fat Tire Bike Tours Barcelona
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Owner description: Whether traveling alone or with friends, our city bike tour is the perfect way to spend a half-day in Barcelona. Our tours offer you the company of a knowledgeable and entertaining native English-speaking guide, the use of a comfortable and easy to ride bike, useful tips and advice about what to do and see while in Barcelona, a fun and informative outdoor experience, a chance to meet other travelers and simply the best day of your time in Barcelona.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We made an impulse decision to do the bike tour after we arrived late to a free walking tour that was completely full. I was were really happy the day turned out that way because we got to see SO MUCH of Barcelona in just a few short hours. The pace was leisurely, and for the most part stayed off the main roads for safety. Our guide Steve made sure we were all able to keep up, and he kept us entertained with lots of interesting history and a sense of humour. Lunch was not included, but we made a half hour pit stop by the beach.
Overall, well worth the price, especially if you are in Barcelona for a short amount of time -- you will see much more than you would on foot, and make up for the cost of the metro. I would definitely recommend it and try them again in another city!

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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Missar was an excellent guide! I learned sooo much. Ask for Missar when you get to go. She was excellent in so many ways! Mwah Missar.

1  Thank amandabowden
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We've done all the Fat Tire Bike Tours in Europe and this one was my least favorite due to a few things. The first was that the bikes are getting to be really ratty and run down. The cruisers are nice, but they are really beaten up. My seat wouldn't stay up, the gears were not smooth, dents in the fenders and overall the bikes just look like they are on their last leg. Safety was a big issue for me. Fat Tire is very popular and it's often that they have enough people for multiple large groups. With only one guide, it's hard to keep the group together and safe. For what we're paying and the size of the group 16 or more riders, there should be 2 guides in every tour. One to lead and one to follow to help as needed. Procedures also need to be in place. We would ride for a while and hit a stale green light. Instead of waiting for the entire group to catch up and go as a group, the guide would dash across the lights without a thought about the person in the back. We even dashed across a 4 lane road without lights which was scary if you have younger kids. Safety just needs to be a bigger concern. As for pacing, the guide needs to be aware of the age differences within the group. If they are going to take seniors, they need to be aware of their limitations and be honest with them as well. The tour was good for the most part but I felt like our guide had done it so many times he was just going through the motions. Lastly, please don't nickle and dime us for things like water. One water bottle for a 3.5 hour bike ride around the city should be included.

1  Thank HighMakaMaka
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This was such a fantastic way to see Barcelona! Our tour guide Jordan was so informative. He knew so much inforation about Barcelona, the architecture surrounding us and about Spain as a whole! He also added his personal touch to a few of the places we saw which was great! This wasn't a strenuous tour (as long as you know how to ride a bike), and was quite fun! We saw so much of Barcelona that would have cost us a fortune in public transit or by taxi to see everything. Certainly a must do if you want to see Barcelona in a way you don't expect. Worth every euro!

Thank Katie H
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We spent a fun sunny day out in gorgeous Barcelona with Massar - have always loved cycling as a way to get a feel for a place and this didn't disappoint. The weather had been a bit dodgy the night before but the good thing with this tour is you don't have to book ahead so can just judge if you should do it on the day. The tour was informative without being too lengthy with a nice mix of fun facts and history. Very much recommended.

Thank Kerrianpaul
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