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Have you brought your bike to Barcelona or have you managed to get hold of one? Well, don't wait any longer and get pedalling! The most complete option is the Ronda Verda, a 72-km circular cycling route with signposted paths and bike lanes that will take you to some of Barcelona's greenest areas and natural parks. The Ronda Verda is divided into six sections. The section comprising the Parc de Collserola will take you to a beautiful oasis of natural scenery that boasts spectacular views of the city. The Parc Fluvial del Besòs is a riverside park that stands on recently reclaimed land and has large, open spaces where you can relax and exercise. The Parc de la Serralada de Marina will take you to hilltop chapels and monasteries… and even an Iberian settlement! The seafront section will take you along miles of beaches. The section on Montjuïc hill will put your stamina to the test, with its demanding climbs and descents that will treat you to unique panoramic views of Barcelona. The Llobregat section passes through a wealth of flora and fauna along the banks of the river of the same name.

In addition to the Ronda Verda, the Parc Natural de Collserola offers more than 250 km of paths you can explore on your bike. Not sure where to start? The visitor centre will tell you about all the available routes so you can choose the one that best suits your abilities.

If you're looking to beat your personal best, you must be a track-cycling fan. You're in luck, because the Velòdrom d'Horta Miquel Poblet, the Olympic cathedral of track cycling, has one of the fastest open-air tracks in Europe. Enjoy the thrilling sensation of cycling at full speed on the 250 m wooden track! You can choose from fifty fixed-gear bikes, so there's no excuse. The velodrome also has a BMX circuit and BMX Freestyle facilities.

The Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya isn't just about roaring engines. Did you know it's a great place for cycling? Whether you're an amateur or professional, you can cycle around one of the world's best Formula 1 and Moto GP tracks all year round. Don't miss this experience!

As you're such a keen cyclist, you might want to stay in the saddle. Why not explore Barcelona along more than 240 km of bike lanes? They're perfect for sightseeing on two wheels. And if you don't want to miss a single detail, why not sign up for one of the many guided bike tours ? You'll discover Barcelona while keeping fit.

From Barcelona

From Barcelona, hit the road and enjoy doing your favourite sport. If you take the city as a starting point, you can go on a number of bike rides lasting one day or more. Heading inland, the unique setting of mount Montserrat awaits. Heading north, a ride along the coast to the seaside town of Calella is a great option. In the south, the picturesque and cultural town of Sitges awaits, but before you get there, you'll pass through the Parc Natural del Garraf with its demanding terrain. The wine-producing area of the Penedès stretches out to the south. It's a great place to combine sport and wine tourism. Which one are you going to pick?

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