Cycling in Barcelona

Barcelona is the the Med’s bicycle friendly city

Barcelona has been recognized as the most bike-friendly city on the Mediterranean, appearing 11th in the world according to a newly released index of cycling in urban environments.

The Copenhagenize index praised Spain’s second-largest city for its “firm, consistent commitment” to make its “citizens choose a bicycle for transport”.

The report said the Catalan capital was “in a league of its own” when it came to other cities in the region.

“There is no El Clásico on the bicycle urbanism pitch, with Madrid so painfully far behind. Among the larger cities in the region and, indeed, around the Mediterranean, Barcelona maintains a leadership role. Light years ahead of Rome and other large Italian cities,” read the report.

The annual index, by influential urban consulting firm Copenhagenize, pointed to city authorities employing “a mixture of traffic calming measures and infrastructure” to become a city where bicycles have “gained a foothold”

“The city’s bike share programme is one of the best on the planet (measured by usage rates) and it has helped boost cycling levels across the board,” the report said.

As part of our health and wellness holidays, we offer cycling packages and excursions around the city so you can keep fit and see the best that Barcelona has to offer.

Barcelona Bienestar are the experts for health, fitness, sport and wellness holidays and retreats to Barcelona and Ibiza. We offer a range of packages that suit every budget. You can enjoy as many hours each day of activities that suit you, and we will also help you to enjoy all the wonderful sites and sounds that Barcelona and Ibiza have to offer. Gone are the days of over-eating and over-indulging holidays. Now you can have a fun, active and healthy break returning home feeling energised, relaxed and recharged. For more information please click on or email and we will be delighted to speak to you about your next holiday.

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