See another side of Barcelona! Many people who come to the city enjoy using bikes to get around and see everything in the city… why not challenge your Self to a longer bike ride and explore Barcelona’s green spaces? Here is my favourite cycling route!
One of the things I adore about this city is that it really doesn’t feel like a big city – You’ve got the sea and mountains all at once, plus all the green spaces everywhere. Barcelona know how to celebrate nature and gives easy access to it!
Explore a different side of Barcelona…
I want to share a cycling route that not many tourists seem to know about. It can also be used as a great hiking trail. In my recent blog post about travelling to nearby Badalona (read the full blog post here), I mention that there is a wonderful cycling route that explores most of the green spaces around Barcelona. It was purely by accident that I stumbled across this route twice… the first time when I was exploring Badalona and then when I went to do some food shopping (and explore my new location), where I ended up I the hills of Torre Baró seeing the Ronda Verda sign. This got me curious to try the whole route (eventually!).
Experience the different sides of the city!
What I love about it is that it has a bit of everything – The sea, the mountains, the urban, the middle-of-nowhere landscapes… and you don’t have to explore this long route all at once. You can choose to break it up into the 6 main sections – Click each one to find out more: Llobregat, Montjuïc, Collserola Park, Besòs Riverside Park, Serralada de Marina Park and Sea Front.
This route is one of the reasons why my love for nature and this city has changed in a big way! I used to think that I wanted to always be near the sea, a complete water baby… But since hiking in the hills, I am now feeling more drawn to get away from the crowded beach spaces and find a quiet spot to live in the high grounds above the city. I love how something so simple can change our perception on what we feel we are connected to. Nature has a way of doing this all the time.
Take a look at the route on the map… Where will you start?
Ronda Verda – Easy access and facilities
It feels safe!
Safety is a big factor to keep in mind, especially if you like to travel alone. When I went along this route a few times, it feels very safe to do alone. There are solo female joggers, elders and cyclists along the way too – especially during Sundays. I love that I never feel unsafe in this city, even when I go through “rougher” areas or when I am in the middle of nowhere… But still, safety is important to mention. As always, come prepared with what you need and enjoy your Self ❤️
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