Travel in an Eco-friendly Way in Barcelona

By on March 24, 2017

Did you know that scientific studies have proven that cycling can help prevent serious diseases such as obesity, diabetes, stroke and even some types of cancers? Riding a bike is not only good for you, but also for the environment, because it has a very low carbon footprint.

Also, unlike going to the gym, you don’t have to separately allocate time for it. You can ride a bike to go to the same places where you already go in your routine (including of course, to the gym itself). If you are wondering where to go for bike hire in Barcelona, look no further. The 24/7 bike rental service will fulfill all your needs.

Travel in an Eco-friendly Way in Barcelona

You can use the service with the help of your smartphone. Both iPhones and Android phones are supported. You just need to install their app and launch it. The app will detect your location and will help you locate the nearest bike available for your use in a very hassle-free manner.

The bikes themselves are fitted with location sensors, so when you find them, all that you have to do is click on ‘Unlock’ and when you hear the beep, pull up the lock handle.  This lock cycle can be repeated whenever you take a break during your journey. If you run out of time, extension options are available. When you are done, you just need to bring the bike back to where you picked it up from, lock it and click on the button in the app to indicate the end of the rental. That’s all!

It is not at all costly to use. As far as Barcelona is concerned, some pickup spots even offer bikes whose rental starts from as low as €5! Examples of such spots include Pela 1 – Hotel City Park, Bailen x Sant Pere, Capri Hotel and Yeah Hostel.

When we ride a bike, one of the first concerns that comes to mind is the slope of the terrain, but in Barcelona, you don’t have to worry about it. The city is very bike-friendly and has lots of flat terrain. There are lots of places to visit and things to do. You can set up plenty of themed bike tours focused around a specific interest of yours, such as the Barcelona food and flea markets bike tour, Green Barcelona bike tour, etc.

For the more adventurous, there are also some uphill rides that can be taken, which offer a brilliant view of the city, as well as scenic rides by the waterfront, which will let you feel the cool breeze as you ride. Barcelona usually has pleasant weather throughout the year.

There are also certain rules to follow regarding legitimate use of your bike. The rules applicable will depend on various factors such as the time that you are riding, the surrounding terrain, etc. But these are easy to follow and they are meant for your own safety as well. Have fun riding your rental bike in Barcelona!

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