Hip New Bike Tour for BCN
In a city over-saturated with bike tours, you might have thought that the news one more is coming to town would hardly stop the press... but this is one ride Barcelona Life believe is worth commenting on.
Steel Donkey Bike Tours are promising to overthrow your old conception of what constitutes a two wheel tour, and replace it with an interactive experience of one of Barcelona's most underrated districts - namely Poblenou.
"We like the traditional bike tours of Barcelona," says Senor 'Slinky' creator of the Steel Donkey concept, "but we wanted to offer an alternative. We want our tour guides to actually interact with the clients - not just recite facts to them - and we want to explore areas that most tourists never go to. I don't want to say 'the real Barcelona' because it is a cliche, but let's say we offer our clients a more authentic local experience than a circuit of the major sights."
Indeed, there's every chance you won't pass a single building by Gaudi, as instead the tour is focusing on the secrets of the former industrial district which was once dubbed 'The Catalan Manchester'. There's certainly plenty to savour on the way, including a talk with recycled fashion gurus Demano, a visit to the Encants flea market, a macabre Funeral Museum, Spanish farm house cheese tasting and not forgetting the best beaches in Barcelona... which just happen to be en route!
This could be the perfect for tour for second-time visitors to Barcelona, or anyone looking to escape the well-trodden tracks. For more info check out the Steel Donkeys website.