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.