4 Cool Ways to Explore Barcelona
Throughout the whole year Barcelona gets a lot of visitors so naturally the city offers all sorts of tours to explore the city. An easy way to explore a new place that you have yet to visit is your typical city tour bus. You can conveniently hop on and off at stations which are right in front of the important monuments and maybe even close to your Barcelona apartments (if you plan on staying long term). With these types of tours, you’ll usually receive a headset providing you with all of the necessary information, history and facts about the city.
If the tour bus isn’t your thing and you wish to see Barcelona on your own there are a few nifty ways to explore other than walking with a city map in hand.
Quite recently Barcelona started offering segway tours. As of now you can’t rent a segway and explore on your own but you join a tour. The tour takes about 2.5hrs and it won’t cover any sights outside of the center. I recently did a segway tour in Washington, DC so be sure to check out my review of my first ever Segway experience!
Rent a Vespa
The epitome of a cool city scooter has to be the Vespa. To ride a Vespa has some sort of cult status. You’re riding in stylish, retro spirit. Vesping in Barcelona offers tours on Vespas, but also a rental service so you can explore the city on your own.
I’ve never personally rented a Vespa in Barcelona but I’ve rented scooters in different places around the world and it’s such a great way to get around and see some of the sights and things that aren’t always in walking distance.
Cruise Barcelona by Bicycle
There are plenty of bike rental places in Barcelona to choose from, one of the best and most popular . And next to the Bicing bicycles which are part of the public transportations system in the city you will always see plenty of people with rented bikes in the city. This way you don’t only explore the city on your own, but stay active while doing so.
Rent a GoCar
Exploring the city by a GoCar might be the most popular way to sightsee at the moment. These yellow little cars are equipped with a GPS and a guide in several languages so that you can leave the city guide book at home. It provides you with a lot of flexibility as you explore at your personal pace and get to drive in the small, narrow streets the buses can’t reach.
Whichever way you choose to do sightseeing, apartments in Barcelona keep you close to everything that is happening in the city.