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Steel Donkeys are the first and only alternative bike tours in Barcelona. We offer an authentic experience of the real Barcelona, behind its touristic facade.

Our tours will take you to places that are not on any common tourist's itinerary (or not yet, at any rate!), as we are always the first to discover new secrets and places. With a strong focus on alternative culture, our tours are not about mainstream sights and reciting the same facts and figures every day... we are about exploring in a small group, interacting with and experiencing the city. 

Your local guide will show you around their own city, through their eyes. Leaving the crowds of Barcelona's touristic parts behind you will discover parts of the city that are not on the touristic agenda, nor in any guidebook. 

To give you some ideas of what you can expect from this tour, you might go and buy tasty Spanish jamon and cheese for lunch at a local food market, or shop for second hand vinyl at a fleamarket (which is full of junk, but has some awesome treasures too!). You might try dipping some Catalan churros into hot chocolate sauce, or sipping on a refreshing glass of Valencian orxata drink on a hot day. You might see some of Gaudi's architecture from before he was famous, and learn about the other architect's that shaped Barcelona's history and national Catalan identity. You might discover the smallest alley in Barcelona, and traces of the former red light district in El Born. If you're lucky you will learn the story of the parrot who once threw a tram system into turmoil and is now a patron saint in Poblenou. 

There is no fixed itinerary on these tours. Actually, even no two tours are the same. A bit like Barcelona, the itinerary is always evolving, following the latest trends and subcultures and their traces within the city.

Be surprised and join the Steel Donkey guys and girls for a truly unique experience!

Tour options

Price: 35€ on a normal city bike, 45€ on an ebike

Duration: 4 hours

Regular Departures Winter (November to March): Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10.00am

Regular Departures Summer (April to October): Daily at 10.00am

Flexible Departures: If you would like to go another time, please just send an email to

Carrer de Cervantes, 5 - Carrer de Cervantes, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Steel Donkey's alternative bike tours do not follow a set intinerary. They are authentic experiences showing you a different Barcelona, off the beaten track.

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