When to Visit Barcelona by Bicycle? A Closer Look at Cycling Throughout the Year


If you are a cycling lover, you’ll want to be able to enjoy cycling at any time of the year. There are lots of factors that affect whether or not that’s the case, though, such as the weather and local habits.

If you are thinking about visiting Barcelona, you can rest assured that it’s possible to cycle whatever the time of the year. Here’s a closer look at when to visit Barcelona by bicycle and what you can expect when you come to visit.

Visit Barcelona by Bicycle in Winter

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Barcelona is certainly much quieter during the winter months. You’ll find that there are fewer tourists and this makes it an ideal time to plan a budget trip – flights and hotels will certainly be cheaper and you’ll be able to live like a local.

Lots of people love winter here in Barcelona. There are lots of cozy restaurants to explore and seasonal food is really at its best during this time of the year. You’ll find that bars and clubs have great terraces with heaters, too, so you can still enjoy spending time outdoors

In terms of cycling, it’s actually often the perfect weather. You won’t get too hot exploring Barcelona’s streets by bicycle, but there’s the potential that you might get a little cold depending on where you are. If you plan on exploring by the coast or high up in the hills, you’ll want to be sure to pack a pair of gloves for instance.

In terms of rain and poor weather, even the winter is generally free from excess rain. This means that you can rest assured the streets will be safe to ride and you won’t have to worry about large puddles affecting your journey.

If you want to enjoy a long bicycle ride and spend extra time outdoors, this could be a good time to visit the city. You might find that really long cycling trips are a bit too much in the summer with very high temperatures.

If you want to make the most of your trip while you’re here in the winter, be sure to take a look at the ten must-have applications for visiting Barcelona.

Visit Barcelona by Bicycle in Spring

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” This is a beautiful line from Shelley and it captures the lovely spirit of spring in the beautiful city of Barcelona. The colder months are behind us and the city begins to burst with life again.

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The climate is warmer during the spring and there are fewer tourists than in the summer – this makes the spring one of the best times to visit the city. You’ll most probably just need to bring a hoodie or a light jacket with you and you’ll be fine – you can travel light and explore the city to see everything that it has to offer.

The longer days mean that long bike rides are a possibility and you can go further outside the city. There are lots of local traditions to take advantage of too – you should be sure to enjoy a calçotada for example (a delicious Catalan barbecue where scallions are the star of the show).

If you want to get the most out of your cycling trip to Barcelona, you should be sure to read our complete guide on how to see Barcelona by bike. You’ll learn why bikes are the best way to see Barcelona, the spots that you should see, and how you can get around the city.

Visit Barcelona by Bicycle in Summer

For many people, Barcelona is at its peak during the summer months. The sun beats down upon the city and gives everything a glorious golden feel. The city gets very warm and there’s just so much to do and see here.

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Some of the world’s best bands come to play in world-famous festivals, sporting events are hosted throughout the summer, and everybody has a smile on their face.

The heat can become an issue if you want to travel by bicycle for any large distance, though. You might find that you get very hot very quickly and that this can make you a little tired over the course of the day. Shorter trips are manageable, still.

If you still want to explore the city by bike in the summer, we recommend that you join us on our Top 10 Barcelona eBike Tour. This tour whisks you through all of the key spots in the city so that you can get a new perspective on Barcelona. Our world-class eBikes give you all the assistance you need so that you don’t have to work up a sweat.

The tour gives you a comprehensive look at the city, too. You’ll see a great deal during the tour and this helps you to decide what you’d like to see more of over the course of the rest of your trip.


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Visit Barcelona by Bicycle in Autumn

Autumns in Barcelona are still very warm which makes it a pleasure to enjoy a long, leisurely bike ride through the city. The temperatures are a little lower than those in the summer, too, meaning that you’ll have no problems enjoying a longer ride.

There’s a lot to do in the autumn, too, with lots of local events taking place at this time of the year. Lots of people love autumn, too, because there are more ways to explore the city.

If you want to learn more about the ways you can see Barcelona in the autumn, be sure to read our piece on the best ways to visit Barcelona.

The Best Month to Visit Barcelona by Bicycle

Barcelona makes it a breeze to cycle throughout the year. You can look forward to enjoying a comfortable cycling experience whenever you come to visit us, but you might just have to make some minor adjustments according to the weather.

If you have a trip planned, be sure to keep your eye on the weather to find out what you can expect. If you have some specific questions or concerns about cycling in Barcelona, be sure to get in touch with us – it will be our pleasure to help you get the most from your trip!

Closing Thoughts

We hope that this piece has helped you to get a better idea of what it’s like to cycle in Barcelona. As you can see, it’s possible to cycle comfortably in Barcelona throughout the year! If an eBike sounds great to you, be sure to learn more about our eBike tours.

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