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Bicycles and In-line Skates
Cruising Barcelona on wheels, whether by bike or skate, is a good way to see a lot, and save on transport. Bicycle lanes run along most major arteries.
Bike Tours Barcelona. This company offers a three-hour bike tour (in English) for €22, with a drink included. Just look for the guide with a bike and red flag at the northeast corner of the Town Hall in Plaça Sant Jaume, outside the Tourist Information Office at 11 am daily or 4:30 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or 5:30 pm (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). Carrer Esparteria 3, Barri Gòtic, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003. 93/268-2105. www.biketoursbarcelona.com.
Bikes de Cool. Just across from the Estació de França, this shop rents bikes and skates on weekends only. Passeig Picasso 44, Born-Ribera, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003. 636/401997 mobile phone.
Classic Bikes. Just off pivotal Plaça Catalunya, bicycles are available for rent here every day of the week from 9:30 am to 8 pm. The 24-hour rate is €20; half-day costs €13; two hours cost €6. Tallers 45, Raval, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001. 93/317-1970.
Un Cotxe Menys. "One Car Less" in Catalan—meaning one less automobile on the streets of Barcelona—organizes various kinds of guided tours (including some in English) and bicycle outings. Esparteria 3, Born-Ribera, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003. 93/268-2105.
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