Bicycle is an increasingly popular form of transport in Barcelona. The cities pleasant climate and the growing cycle path network make it the ideal way to get around and to see and enjoy the many pleasant known and hidden spots of Barcelona.
Currently there are more than 116km of bike paths which connect the city centre with important commercial, industrial and residential areas on the outskirts of the city.
Since 2007 a highly successful public bike hire service called Bicing has been in place, it is sponsored by the local government and has bike ranks all over the city.
Its use is not so much touristic as for short trips around the city, so only people who are signed up to the service can use Bicing.
However there are numerous Bicycle rental companies in Barcelona, some of them organise guided tours of the city by bike.