One day on a motorbike in Barcelona

One day on a motorbike in Barcelona

Enjoying Barcelona on a motorcycle is a unique experience due to the beauty that is feeling the streets and the simplicity of traveling trough long distances without wasting much time for walking or using public transport. Join our one day motorcycle trip through Barcelona and live the city like you never imagined.


But first you need to rent a motorcycle. In Barcelona there are many options to rent a motorcycle for a day:

  • Cooltra offers good prices, delivery service in the indicated accommodation and a wide selection of motorbikes. Also, they have 4 locations distributed in the city.
  • Via Vespa is a great choice for fans of the Italian brand. Its economical prices and the possibility of incorporating GPS to avoid getting lost make it a unique experience. Its place is in the central street Princesa, 56. Affordable prices and the possibility of incorporating GPS to avoid getting lost make it a unique experience. The rental is located in the city center on Princesa Street 56.
  • If what you are going for are the motorcycles of great engine displacement, in España en Moto, you can find the mythical Harley-Davidson. Its price is high but the experience is impressive.


Once you have rented your motorcycle it is time to make the most of the day.Our route begins at the Mirador de Colón, an outstanding symbol of the city that stands at the end of La Rambla, in the area of Port Vell. From there we will go up La Rambla to Plaza Catalunya, not without stopping to admire the Plaza Real (on our right), the Gran Teatro del Liceo (on our left) and the well known Mercado de la Boqueria (on the same side of the street). After arriving at Plaza Catalunya, and enjoying the city life of the most central square of Barcelona, we will turn to Plaza Urquinaona, to take the Via Laietana, an avenue that will take us back to the sea and in a easy way will bring us to Barceloneta, the fishing district.

Between the narrow streets of Barceloneta it's very easy to park and the beach is right next, so it is a good time to take a bath and have a snack in the Plaza del Poeta Boscà, before heading towards the Sagrada Familia.

The best way to get to the unfinished Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí, is to climb Carrer de la Marina until we meet face to face with the imposing monument. The queue to enter is usually shorter in the early morning, but if you don't want to see it inside, just take a look at the exteriors. Before stopping for a snack in the trendy cafés of the Barrio de Gràcia, we will take Calle Aragón that will take us, to the crossing with Paseo de Gracia, where we will find the magical Casa Batlló, one of the most representative works of architectural modernism as well as Casa Milà or La Pedrera), an imposing modernist work of Gaudí with a stone façade. Following Gran de Gràcia and Travessera de Dalt, leaving behind Plaza de Lessep, we will arrive to Park Güell, where we can enjoy excellent views of the city while being surrounded by nature.

As a grand ending of our motorcycle day in Barcelona we can enjoy the sunset from one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city, The Bunkers del Carmel. From Park Güell, following the Carmel Road and Carrer de la Gran Vista, we arrive in less than 10 minutes to the upper area of Barcelona. The Carmel Bunkers is an former aerial battery located in Turó de la Rovira, the sunset from here is one of the most spectacular in Barcelona. You have the whole city at your feet!

This is a stellar ending of a route filled with history, culture and sights. Did you find our route interesting? Don't think twice and come to enjoy one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, whether on foot or by motorbike, Barcelona offers options for all tastes. If you decide to come, remember that the Hostel Pere Tarrés has everything you need to make your stay even more special.