Steel Donkey Bike Tours

Kick ass alternative tours of Barcelona

Kicking up quite a fuss since their inception, Steel Donkey Bike Tours have become famous as Barcelona’s first alternative two-wheel tours, and indeed one of the first truly alternative tours anywhere in the world, understanding travellers’ needs to connect with the real city.

Unlike with the city’s many other bike tours, no two rides are quite the same, and rather than follow a strict itinerary, crammed full of recited facts, the vibe is all about setting off around the city with a knowledgeable local as your guide.

You’ll discover little-known secrets of the city, enjoy classic snacks and drinks (like churros and orxata) at local hang outs, and cycle through some of Barcelona’s most scenic squares and streets, far away from the tourist maelstrom.

One of the things that makes the experience so special, and a little more expensive than some tours, is that Steel Donkey only rides with a maximum of eight people – other companies take up to 20 people at a time! This enables you to actually stop off and interact with the city: at markets, vintage shops, hidden bars and more, rather than feel like another tourist on the Barcelona merry-go-round.

With amazing Tripadvisor reviews (they’ve won a Certificate of Excellence every year they’ve been in operation), and recommendations from the likes of Lonely Planet Magazine, Easyjet and Guardian Travel, you can be confident you’re going to have a fantastic and unique experience.

Latest Reviews of Steel Donkey Bike Tours

  • "Best city cycle tour!" - by Neil P
    I can honestly say this is the best city cycle tour I have ever been on. I was slightly daunted beforehand about the prospect of cycling around a strange city, but the route we took was largely off road or on quiet back streets. Our guide was fantastic, and knew a lot about the city. It was great to do something a little alternative and he had lots of pithy stories about random things that allowed us to get under the skin of the city. And the cycle back along the playa with the sun setting over the city was sensational.
  • "Off the common path" - by Toomas
    We don't usually do guided tours, but this Steel Donkey ride seemed interesting and it was very much fun. Usual tourist places can be visited on your own with the help of guide book (this is what we did), but the Steel Donkey took us off the common path to funky places with interesting stories. Definitely worth the money!


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