Bicycle routes in catalonia

If you are passionate about bicycles, you are in the right place, since today we present you the best routes to do by bike in Catalonia. In this post you will find different alternatives that are adapted to all levels and ages, traveling through the wide network of bike lanes that Catalonia offers, as well as the greenways that connect towns, enjoying privileged natural environments and good gastronomy. So grab your bike and get ready to tour Catalonia on wheels!


For the more experienced cyclists, we highlight the route that runs through Montseny, a massif that is located between the regions of Vallés Oriental, La Selva and Osona. This mountainous area stands out for hosting one of the southernmost fir forests in Europe. It was for this reason that in 1978 it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. If you are a cyclist who is used to difficult routes, we recommend you climb the Turó de l’Home, the highest peak in Montseny. In the last six kilometers of ascent, some sections reach a 13% gradient.


It is a route of 62 kilometers in which to enjoy both the sea and the mountains. Starting in Playa de Aro and ending in Calella de Palafrugell, the Les Gavarres massif will accompany us all the way. When we return, we will follow a section of the Ronda road. It is an easy route, which offers magnificent views of the Costa Brava, especially its coves with crystal clear water. We invite you to take a dip along the way!


Very close to Barcelona, specifically in the Montnegre i el Corredor Park, one of the protected natural areas of the Litoral Catalana mountain range, there is an 80km circular route. To be able to contemplate all the beauty of the place, we recommend that you follow the route on a mountain bike, starting the journey at the Roca del Valles and lasting approximately 3 and a half hours. Very close to the top (633.5 m) of the Sierra del Corredor, you will find the sanctuary built at the end of the 16th century, as well as a restaurant with typical Catalan cuisine, where you can take a break.


The following suggested route, Folgueroles – Pantano de Sau, is aimed at those expert cyclists who like tough challenges, as it is a route of a very demanding level through the Pantano de Sau, for which you must have a physical preparation and quite high technique. The route begins at the Folgueroles car park, it is signposted as route 11 of the Vall de Sau-Collsacabra BTT center. This 32 km route (approximately 4 hours) is known especially for the beauty of the landscapes, where you can enjoy the viewpoints of La Plana de Vic, Les Guilleries, the Sau reservoir and the Collsacabra. You will also discover the Iberian and medieval town of Savassona.


If you prefer to spend the day as a family with the little ones, we recommend the Petit Train Greenway, which connects the towns of Palamós and Palafrugell and takes about 2 hours. This route runs over the old railway lines that communicated Palamós with Gerona. The entire greenway is made of cement and the journey can be done easily. It also has no unevenness and is very well signposted and equipped.

Along the route we will find several sections protected by wooden fences, we will pass two bridges over the Aubi stream. The most pleasant thing about this route is that along it, you can appreciate the beautiful landscapes and the Begur Mountains in the background.

The best fitness centers in Barcelona

Daily routine, studies or very marked schedules can be incompatible with the fact of leading a healthy life or playing sports, but luckily, in Barcelona we have a wide variety of gyms that adapt to the most specific needs. Here is a list of the top of the city:

It is one of the best known and most exclusive gyms in Barcelona; the Arsenal Masculino. The center is located in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district and has several swimming pools, solarium and jacuzzis, you can also practice golf, paddle tennis and take directed classes. The club is exclusively for men, but also has a center for women, located just 5 minutes from The Onsider. It has 12,000m2 distributed over six floors entirely dedicated to sports, health and leisure. We highlight its unique thermal area in Barcelona, ​​as well as its infinities of directed classes and spa, massage and hairdressing services.

Address: C/ Pomaret, 49 (Arsenal Masculino) – C/ Amigó, 72 (Arsenal Femenino)

Monthly rate: from 160€

The Metropolitan gym chain is one of the most prestigious in the national arena. In Barcelona you will find 6 gyms of the group, but the one in Balmes street is just 5 minutes from The Onsider.

You can enjoy a complete Fitness Room and a spectacular Spa where you can relax. Its spacious changing rooms and its large Terrace – Solarium have the characteristic Metropolitan seal and all the services for your comfort, such as the Restaurant – Cafeteria. In addition, they offer all kinds of activities focused on sports and health (Body-Pump, Body-Balance, Pilates, Yoga, Stretching, Gap, Zumba, Body-combat, etc.).

Address: C/ Balmes, 215

Monthly rate: from 54€

Holmesplace has different exclusive centers throughout Spain; in the city of Barcelona it has a boutique club, very close to our apartments.

This has been designed to offer the essential elements for well-being, including innovative classes led by exceptional trainers, and a fully equipped area with pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and Spa area to relax. In addition, you can opt for nutritional advice or personal training service, in order to enjoy your experience and motivate yourself day after day.

Address: C/ Balmes, 44-46

Monthly rate: from 70€

DiR is a chain of gyms in Barcelona with 37 years of experience in promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle, offering the latest innovations in fitness, wellness and health. It currently has 20 clubs: 19 in the city of Barcelona and 1 in Sant Cugat del Vallès.

DiR’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people by offering innovative and quality services that revert to the integral well-being of people in the best conditions, it is for them that they offer multiple directed classes (Zumba, Aerobics, Step, Cardio Express, among others.). We would like to highlight the extra services that can be found such as personal trainer, aesthetic services, sessions with physiotherapists or osteopaths, nutritionists and restaurants. Just a few steps from our apartments, you can find your DiR center.

Address: C/ Aribau, 230-240

Monthly rate: from 45€

Near Plaza Fransesc Macià we can find Reburn Studio, a 400m2 boutique gym. It has a training room equipped with two areas (a treadmill area and a functional training area) and claims to have been the first gym to offer HIIT training with treadmills in Spain.

His training method is based on 45-minute sessions that combine strength, cardiovascular and mobility training in a precise way for the maximum performance of the time you spend training. They combine motivation and fun in a group with specific training tailored to each participant.

Address: C/ Amigó, 14-16

Monthly rate: from 49€

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