Road bike rental, Day trips, Self guided tours

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On this page offer free self guided bike tours in barcelona to go on your cycling adventure. In different areas. From nice and easy, to a ride with the toughest climb in the area. Always with beautiful views, that is inevitable here. View the route in advance via on our website in 3D. If you click on the images you can zoom in and rotate. You can check the route before you choose to cycle it.

On this page are the routes for the road and we have another page the routes for gravel rides (click here). You can download the GPX for your bike computer via the links, all free of charge.

If you want advice, a tailor-made route, if you want to go out with a guide or plan a group activity send an e-mail to ride@collserola.bike.

ROAD CYCLING ROUTES

Below you will find a selection of our self guided bike tours in barcelona for road cycling.
And don’t forget, you can also can do them the other way around.
The 3D previews are provided by VeloViewer. (Wait for them to load) 

COLLSEROLA Butterfly - ROAD

The butterfly route is the most popular one in Collserola.

You start at our shop and in 5 minutes you start the first climb up the Arrabasada with stunning views over the city. You visit the the top, the Tibidabo, twice from 2 sides. 

And the nice thing about it is that you can split it up. You can do it half, and the rest another day if you like. Perfect if you just have a little time.

Information about this route;
64 km
1700 m of elevation gain
Approximately a 4 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-Butterfly-64km_1700m_4h .gpx

Montserrat Monastery - ROAD

Visit the monastery of Montserrat on your bike, not only the destination is worth it. This route runs through the interior of Catalunya and avoids the busier roads as much as possible.

You go the same way there and back, but it is certainly not boring. The experience is different if you cycle the other way.

We also have 2 different options for this route that starts the same but have an alternative route back. One is slightly flatter, so you have a more relaxed ride back to Barcelona. You will encounter more traffic lights in this section.

Information about this route;
122 km
2850 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 8,5 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-Montserrat_avoiding_the_big_roads-122km_2850m_8,5h.gpx

Alternative routes
Via the slightly flatter route back:
Collserola_Bikes-Montserrat_flat_back_to_BCN-116km_2400m_8h.gpx
Via Molins del Rey, a variation on the end:
Collserola_Bikes-Montserrat_via_Molins_del_Rey-120km_2750m_8,5h.gpx

GARRAF - Begas/San Sadurni/Molins del Rey - ROAD

The Garraf area is situated to the south of Barcelona. 

When you leave Barcelona you will encounter a part with a lot of traffic lights. This is almost unavoidable, But after that you are rewarded with a beautiful climb to Begas followed be a downhill through the vineyards.

Information about this route;
105 km
1350 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 6 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-Begas_San_Sadurní-110km_1600m_6,5h.gpx

GARRAF - Rat Penat/San Sadurni/Molins del Rey - ROAD

The Garraf area is situated to the south of Barcelona. 

When you leave Barcelona you will encounter a part with a lot of traffic lights. This is almost unavoidable, But after this part you start the climb up to Rat Penat, the hardest climb in the area. (The best views come after the hardest climb) With views over the sea and beaches of Castelldefels. The area after this climb is very quiet and varied. Large boulders, vineyards and beautiful views of the area,

The last part is the same as the route via Begas.

Information about this route;
110 km
2150 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 6 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-Garraf_con_Rat_Penat-110km_2150_6,5h.gpx

San Miguel del Fai - ROAD

Route to beautiful San Miguel del Fai. It starts end ends with climbs through Collserola. When you are at San Miguel del Fai you will encounter a narrow and bad road, don’t worry, this is just for about 200 meters, after that there’s a road that’s an hidden gem.

Information about this route;
138 km
2300 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 8 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-San_Miguel_del_Fai-138km_2300m_8h.gpx

COLLSEROLA/MARESME - ROAD

After the first three climbs in Collserola you go to the Maresme area. There you will cross the mountain ridge three times and head back to Barcelona along the coast and the river. The last 30km is almost entirely flat. Nice to relaxe the legs or to improve your avarage 😉 

This route is easy to adjust to your wishes. You can skip a climb or add one, return to Barcelona halfway, there are a lot of options. Also nice if you want to decide while you are on your way.

Information about this route;
134 km
2300 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 8 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-Maresme-134km_2300m_8h.gpx

MARESME - ROAD

This is a shorter version of the Collserola/Maresme ride. 

Information about this route;
72 km
1200 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 4 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-Maresme-72km_1200m_4h.gpx

MARESME (La Roca) - ROAD

(Spanish) flat trainingsride to La Roca and back. Also nice for a recovery ride. At the square where you turn around in La Roca is a bar to get coffee. (Or something else)

Information about this route;
61 km
650 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 3,5 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-La_Roca_(Flat)-61km_640m_3,5h.gpx

COLLSEROLA (Surprise on the end) - ROAD

The route goes through Collserola park, but without climbing the Arrabasada. It start at another climb. 
When you come back in Barcelona and you are in the city, there’s a (though) surprise waiting for you.

Information about this route;
60 km
1575 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 4 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_Bikes-Surprise_on_the_end-60km_1875m_3,5h.gpx

COLLSEROLA (Les Planes) - ROAD

The route takes you to Collserola via Les Planes. When you leave the Arrabassada to ride to Les Planes, the road isn’t in great condition (it is asfalt), but it offfers a stunning view in the direction of Montserrat. 

Information about this route;
60 km
1575 m of elevation gain
Approximately
 a 4 hour ride.

Download your GPX file here:
Collserola_BIkes-Les_Planes-60km_1575m_4h.gpx

Self guided bike tours around Barcelona

You can download a route from our website, We just started and we will be adding more routes in the near future.
Websites like Wikiloc, Komoot or Trailforks also have a lot of routes. If you use Strava, you can maybe use a route from a friend or take a look at our Strava Collserola club.

As good as the routes are, a route can’t tell you where the most beautiful places are, where you can get that special cup of coffee or recommend that typical Catalan dish. 
If you want to book a guide, or arrange a group activity contact us at ride@collserola.bike.

  • Lockers

    Lockers

    Leave your things safe behind. Our lockers are locked and guarded with a camera.

  • Showers

    Showers

    Come back from your ride, take a shower, change your clothes and leave our shop fresh to enjoy the rest of the day.

  • Coffee

    Coffee

    Where would a cyclist be without coffee? Enjoy a fresh brew before or after a ride. (Or another refreshment) 

  • Shop

    Shop

    Forgot something? In our shop we have everything to get you going on that adventure! Or buy one of our shirts as a perfect reminder of your trip.

  • Workhop

    Workhop

    Our bikes are perfectly maintained. But if you are going with your own bike, you can get repairs or maintenance done. 

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