Barcelona needn't be all about discovering Gaudi and lazing around on over-crowded beaches. The beautiful, often under-appreciated, Catalan countryside is a playpen for cyclists which the people at Mountain Biking Barcelona will certainly help you make the most of. Led by an expert guide you'll saddle up on their sturdy range of mountain bikes and make short work of off-road tracks, winding country roads, alpine climbs and even shallow river beds - all according to your levels of stamina and skill. The friendly crew at Barcelona Mountain Biking offer cycling tours of all the local areas of exceptional natural beauty from the Sierra de Collserola, the limestone cliffs of El Garraf, the jagged rocks of Montserrat with its famous monastery, and not forgetting the rolling hills of the Penedes wine country with its charming Catalan villages. Their team will provide the transport to and from Barcelona, a guide, and of course the mountain bikes. Email them with your group size, dates and difficulty level and they'll get back to you with some suggested itineraries and price quotes.
Our guide was a great guy called Jerome. He took us in their 4x4 to the mountain range overlooking Barcelona. Awesome views. A few tough climbs, but great downhills. Weather was perfect! I'd definitely recommend for a group of friends.
reviewed by The 'Nam Masseeve from United States on Feb.18.2011