Sunday, November 23, 2014

Barcelona, a bikefriendly city

Cycling Barcelona with Montefusco Cycling
Cycling in Barcelona
(Pictures by Sergi Ros www.rosdemora.com)
Barcelona is really a paradise for cyclists. For every keen cyclist.
First, using bicycles as a transportation system. Barcelona is a pioneer city about rental service of public bikes. The "Bicing" system has been used successfully in Barcelona since 2007.
If you speak spanish, you can learn more about Bicing system here:
https://www.bicing.cat/es/content/c%C3%B3mo-funciona
Today, Barcelona has over 180 km of bike lanes.
You can download the net of bike lanes here:
http://w110.bcn.cat/fitxers/mobilitat/bici/mapaa22011ok.948.pdf

Cycling in Barcelona
Cycling beside the sea

Road biking? Barcelona is also a great location to ride your road bike. Cycling beside the sea, or climbing the hills surrounding the city. In this article you will have some ideas of places and destinations:
http://www.montefuscocycling.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/barcelona-unexpected-cycling-destination.html

Cycling in Montjuic
Last, but not least. Barcelona is the main city of Catalonia region, a paradise for cycling. You should be aware that in catalan trains bikes are allowed, so if you need to go in Rodalies Renfe you will not have any problem to transport your bike with you. This way, Montseny mountain, Montserrat mountain or Costa Brava, are much closer, and you don't need to go out of the city through busy roads.