Barcelona Cycling Routes: L’Eixample Synonym of Architecture and Modernity

The Best Barcelona Cycling Routes

 L’Eixample Synonym of Architecture and Modernity.


Up after Carrer de Joaquin Costa leads you to Eixample district. Saying L´Eixample is saying Gaudí, but also Ildefonso Cerdà, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, ManuelComas i Thos, to name a few of those geniuses of Modernist arquitecture of the XX century. Here in these streets you will taste the bourgeois Catalan lifestyle.

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Barcelona Cycling Routes: The Raval and its outgoing personality.

The Best Barcelona Cycling Routes

The Raval and its outgoing and unique personality.

From Gotico, if you cross Rambla famous Street, you enter Raval district, the most alternative, pùnk and decadent area of the city. When Gotico enclose you unto its narrow streets, Raval will take you into its extrovert, authentic, peculiar personality. It is like Rambla is the mirror of the two opposite faces that would be Raval and Gotico. The symbol of Raval would be the Gato de Botero sculpture, situated in la Rambla del Raval. Raval is different, Raval is a small world, full of life and diversity, irreverent, inexhaustible.

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Barcelona Cycling Routes: The Gothic.

The Best Barcelona Cycling Routes

The Gothic

Built on top of Romanic rests, between Via Laietana and famous Ramblas, between placa Catalunya and Paseo colon, sinuous narrow streets full of cornices and dark corners… you name it: el Gotico district.

Its small streets and dead-end streets will seduce you. Take a deep breath and drive in, following whispers of the ancient spirits.

As you enter deep in the shadowed streets, el Gotico opens its heavy doors and its darkest secrets.

As you ride through Gotic, just remember to look up, you will get surprised by the smallest details of the architecture.

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Barcelona Cycling Routes. Born

The Best Barcelona Cycling Routes

El Born

Leaving Barceloneta, which direction should we head for? Gotico o Born?

Born is the Barcelona district that has the most cultural and leisure places. Without mentioning you can get to the beach within few minutes, passing by the Pla de Palau. Born has everything you need.


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Barcelona Cycling Routes. The Barceloneta

The Best Barcelona Cycling Routes

The Barceloneta.

Barceloneta district will fulfill your expectations and for sure surprise you!

Oriented towards Mediterranean Sea, it is a mix of wonderful beaches, Catalan traditions and modernity, creating a unique atmosphere.

So bathsuit-up and take your bike, we are going south! Don’t forget your sun-lotion.

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Best hamburgers in Barcelona according to Ride or Die

Tips for tourists: the best hamburgers in Barcelona

Discover the best hamburgers in Barcelona with Ride or Die

Hello everyone, riders! After a bike ride, is there anything better than eating something tasty? Here we are to give you some advice about the best hamburgers in Barcelona. Where to go to eat them? How to avoid expensive and low quality places? Do not worry, this article will guide you in your search.

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Sónar by bike: enjoy Barcelona festivals

Barcelona Festivals: Sónar by bike

Enjoy Sónar by bike: Barcelona awaits you!

The summer of Barcelona comes with many new features, June 15-16-17 is time for Sónar! After Primavera Sound the city is ready for another great Music Festival. As always, the best way to enjoy this event is to rent a bike with Ride or Die. No queues, no metro and bus schedules, no stress. Sónar by bike is the Festival of the year!

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Barcelona beaches tour by Ride or Die

Discover Barcelona beaches with the guide of Ride or Die

Some tips for tourists about Barcelona beaches

Summer is coming and it’s time for Barcelona beaches! In this article we’ll highlight our guided tour stops. If you’re new in town and you want to enjoy the weather in the best way, Ride or Die is the solution! Hire a bike in our Gotic or Born shop and discover Barcelona beaches.

The route we’re proposing you will take you from the Colón to the Fòrum Center. You’ll ride along more than 6 km of coastline! This amazing tour will end with a swim in your favourite beach. The duration is of 3 hours more or less.


The first stop is the most famous one: Barceloneta. This is known as the old fishers quarter. The atmosphere is unique and the place keeps its old origins. It’s full of fish bars and restaurants, it’s a must to stop in one of them when you’re here! During the years is becoming more turistic but the houses and the smells will drive you back to the past.

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Port Olimpic

Our guide will take you until the Port Olimpic. This area was build for the Olimpic Games of 1992. You’ll admire the two towers and the “golden fish” of Frank Gehry. You’ll find a lot of bars and cool restaurants close to the sea. It’s a perfect place for a relaxed launch.

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Nova Icaría

Probably the best of Barcelona beaches. Water is clean and it’s not so crowded as the more centric beaches. The best place where take a swim before come back to Ride or Die shops.

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A nice beach surrounded by nature. The bike lane will permit you to ride along the seaside without problems. If you want to dedicate sometime to yourself this is the best path! Close to the beach it’s located Poblenou quarter, with its street art and nice restaurants. This area of Barcelona it’s really worth!

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The last stop of our tour is Fòrum. This place is famous because hosts concerts and events all the year. You could admire the view and Barceloneta W Hotel and the new buildings of Diagonal Mar.

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So, what are you waiting for? Hire a bike with us and discover Barcelona beaches!

Barcelona's free museums museos gratuitos en barcelona

Barcelona’s free museums: all you need to know

Art and culture: Barcelona’s free museums

Barcelona’s free museums, a different weekend

If you love exhibitions and museums, Barcelona is absolutely the city for you. Why? Because almos every weekend there are plenty of museums for free! In this article we’ll underline the most important ones. What about hiring a bike and enjoying the day surrounded by art and culture? If you like the idea, discover Barcelona’s free museums with Ride or Die!

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Primavera Sound by bike: a different way to enjoy the Festival

Barcelona’s Music Festivals 2017: Primavera Sound by bike

Primavera Sound by bike: the best solution for electronic music lovers!

From 29th to 4th of June, Barcelona will host one of the most important Festivals of electronic music. We’re talking about the Primavera Sound! What about hiring a bike with us? It’s the best way to enjoy the festival. You’ll escape queues with metro or bus, and you could come back home at the time that suites you best! Here some tips to enjoy Primavera Sound by bike. Choose Ride or Die, the best bike rental of Barcelona!

How to book a bike parking

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Some useful tips about bikes:

Bike rack

Located at the access to the Parc del Fòrum site. Free service with surveillance and technical assistance for small reparations. Users must bring their own locks.


Wednesday 31st May from 17:00 to 00:00 h
Thursday 1st June from 18:00 to 06:00 h
Friday 2nd June from 18:00 to 06:00 h
Saturday 3rd June from 18:00 to 06:00 h

Everyone in town knows that enjoying the Primavera Sound by bike is the best solution! Leave at home stress and anxiety, choose Ride or Die and let us work for you!

Line up

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Monday 29th May: Jeremy Jay · The Wave Pictures

Tuesday 30th May: Cigarettes After Sex · Les Sueques · Let´s Eat Grandma

Wednesday 31st May: 7 Notas 7 Colores · Anímic · Elmini · Formation · Gordi · Kate Tempest · Local Natives · Marc Piñol · No Zu · Retirada! · Saint Etienne · The Wedding Present

Thursday 1st June: The Afghan Whigs · Alexandra Savior · Annette Peacock · Aphex Twin · Aries · Aurora Halal · BADBADNOTGOOD · Ben UFO · Bicep · The Black Angels · Bon Iver · Broken Social Scene · Converge · Cymbals Eat Guitars · The Damned · Death Grips · Discos Paradiso Crew · Elza Soares · Fatima Yamaha · Glass Animals · Gojira · Henrik Schwarz · Joy Orbison · Julia Jacklin · Kate Tempest · Kevin Morby · King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard · Kokoshca · Lord Of The Isles · Matrixxman · Miguel · Mishima · The Molochs · Moscoman live band · Nikki Lane · No Zu · Nots · Pearson Sound · Pender Street Steppers · Pinegrove · Romare · S U R V I V E · Skinny Puppy · Slayer · Solange · Soledad Vélez · Dj Tennis · This Is Not This Heat · Triángulo de Amor Bizarro · Tycho · Vox Low · Youandewan · The Zombies perform “Odessey & Oracle”. 50th Anniversary

Friday 2nd June: Abdulla Rashim · About Leaving · Âme live · Autarkic · Avalon Emerson · Belako · Berri Txarrak · Conttra · Descendents · Dixon · Flying Lotus · Frank Ocean · Front 242 · Grandaddy · The Growlers · HVOB · InnerCut · Iosonouncane · It´s Not Not · Kepa Junkera & Los Hermanos Cubero · King Sunny Adé · KiNK · Kornél Kovács · Mac DeMarco · The Magnetic Fields · The Make-Up · Màquina Total · Marie Davidson · Melange · Michael Mayer · Mitski · Noga Erez · Operators · Phurpa · Polar Inertia · Priests · Rebuig · Run The Jewels · Sampha · Shelby Grey · Shellac · Sinkane · Sleaford Mods · Slim Cessna’s Auto Club · Swans · Talaboman · Tuff City Kids · Vaadat Charigim · Wand · William Tyler · Whitney · The xx

Saturday 3rd June: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) · Against Me! · Agorazein · Alex Cameron · Angel Olsen · Arcade Fire · CLUBZ · Dj Coco · Dave P. · Don´t Dj · Dj Dustin · El Petit De Cal Eril · Ferenc · Gas · Grace Jones · Hamilton Leithauser · Her Little Donkey · Huerco S. · Japandroids · Jardín de la Croix · JMII · Joey Purp · John Talabot Disco Set · Julie Doiron · Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express · Kelly Lee Owens · Khidja · King Krule · Lady Wray · Lauer · Lvl Up · Les Cruet · The Magnetic Fields · Mannequin Pussy · Metronomy · Museless · Pedro Vian · Playback Maracas · Pond · Preoccupations · Recondite · Rosalía & Raül Refree “Los Ángeles” · Royal Trux · Salfumán · Sau Poler · Seu Jorge plays The Life Aquatic. A Tribute to David Bowie · Skepta · Sleep · Sorry Kate · Swet Shop Boys · Teenage Fanclub · Van Morrison · Vladimir Ivkovic · Weval · Weyes Blood · The Wheels · Wild Beasts · Young Marco

Sunday 4th June: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) · Alien Tango · Barbott · Dave P. · Japandroids · Julie Doiron · Lvl Up · The Make-Up · Mannequin Pussy · Maresme · Marta Delmont · Medalla · Muñeco · Murdoc · The Mystery Lights · Ocellot · Odina · PAVVLA · Shellac · Sleaford Mods · The Waterparties