Experience the magic of Barcelona with a Guided Tapas Bicycle Tour
When it comes to traveling to Spain, the amazing Mediterranean food is one of the highlights people are looking forward to. Spain boasts a wide variety of strong flavors and interesting dishes, and among them, tapas are a crowd-favorite. What better way to experience a city’s food culture than through our Guided Tapas Bicycle Tour? In this article, we’ll take you on a journey to discover the best tapas in Barcelona and explore the city’s most scenic spots. Fietstour Barcelona met Nederlandse gids
What are Tapas?
Tapas are a traditional Spanish dish characterized by multiple small plates and snacks. Originally born as small snacks, they have now evolved into a sophisticated cuisine. A tapas meal will usually consist of 2-3 dishes per person, so you can taste a variety of different flavors. You can have as many as you want, since they’re all tiny plates anyway. If there’s one thing you should include in your Spain bucket list, it should be having a tapas feast.
Our Barcelona Guided Tapas Bicycle Tour
Our 3-hour Guided Tapas Bicycle Tour starts in the Gothic area where we gather and pick up our bicycles. From there, we cycle to La Barceloneta with a few stops at interesting place such as plaza Real and the statue of Columbus. In la Barceloneta, we visit a classic Tapas bar, well known by the locals away from the crowded tourist spots of Barcelona.
It is a charming tapas bar with an open-plan kitchen so you can watch the chefs prepare your food. The wooden bar adds a rustic touch, while the sauce for the classic Spanish Pimientos and Patatas Bravas has a secret recipe that only the owners know. These dishes make for the perfect starter for the day, giving you a taste of Spanish flavors without being too filling.
Next stop El Born.
During the Guided Tapas Bicycle Tour, we cycle through the Gothic area, we make a stop in El Born to try a typical Pinchos bar. In case you have never heard of Pinchos, they are small snacks typically served at bars that you would have while hanging out with friends or relatives.
They are different from tapas since they are usually served on bread and skewered with a toothpick. You pay based on how many toothpicks you have at your table.
Pinchos come in a wide variety of flavors, usually including cheese, meat, fish, and vegetables, making it perfect for eating some nibbles with friends without waiting for waiters to serve you.
Fried calamari with aioli
Our third stop takes us to the another great tapas bar located close to the famous church la Santa Maria del Mar, complete with high tables and stools, a tap beer counter, and wooden décor.
The presence of locals eating there versus tourists is a strong indicator of the authenticity of the food. Here, we indulge in three different dishes, including Fried calamari with aioli, Fried courgettes served with a honey sauce, and Spanish sausage served in a spicy sauce.
A guided Bicycle Tour in Barcelona is a unique and enjoyable way to experience the food and culture of Barcelona. It’s perfect for solo travelers, couples, and groups of friends. With our local guides, you’ll discover hidden gems in the city and taste the best tapas Barcelona has to offer.
Our capacity for a Guided Tapas Bicycle Tour is limited, and we only accommodate a maximum of 8 people in a single group per evening. This is to ensure that we can provide the best possible experience for our customers. Please feel free to contact us for more information and pricing.
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If you’re looking for some of the best tapas in Barcelona, you’ll need to know where to go. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! From small, cozy joints to trendy hotspots, we’ll fill you in on all the best places to enjoy this Spanish classic. So get ready to start sampling some of the best food Europe has to offer!
La Cova Fumado
A gastronomic journey into the past! When walking inside it feels like time has been standing still.
La Cova fumada is a living legend in the neighborhood and is where the famous bombs of Barceloneta were invented (a kind of round croquette stuffed with meat and potatoes).
One of the best tapas bars in Barcelona located in Barceloneta.
More than 50 years ago, Gabriel Fort Siscart, second generation of restaurateurs, acquired the store located on Balboa Street to carry out a new way of understanding the business.
A new concept of bar without a table, open to the street, with tapas and beer, well thrown.
El Vaso de Oro invented a new pioneering style that would make a dent in all of Barceloneta and by extension throughout the city.
Quimet y Quimet
They have their own beer, they serve the best-grilled vermouth on the planet and offer a variety of wines that reaches the roof.
All of this served with the best tapas around. Quimet y Quimet is another experience you should try.
Before you dive into the most flavorful vegetarian tapas in Barcelona, do yourself a favor and read the restaurant’s manifesto. This café, located in the Gothic Quarter, is the ideal getaway from the twisty alleys and the Spanish heat. They receive their goods from local sources and sometimes from their own vegetable garden, as part of KM0 Slow Food Barcelona. As meat eaters, we can assure you that after you’ve tried the patatas bravas, you won’t be thinking about chorizo for a lot longer!
Somorrostro is an expert in the field of fresh food. They acquire their materials not just from local sources, but also from their own organic and biodynamic vegetable garden, which is located in Barceloneta. They collaborate with local animal producers and use only fish from the Barceloneta fish market. Visit this fantastic tapas restaurant to learn more about the Slow Food Movement. Somorrostro’s tapas should undoubtedly be included in any selection of the best tapas in Barcelona.
If you’ve gotten your fill of traditional Spanish cuisine, La Mundana is the place to go for a tapas experience unlike any other. The menu features innovative meals with inspirations from throughout the world, including France and Japan.
Why not try one of the 14 traditional Vermuts to go with your modern tapas? Reservations are essential; not only is it a charming spot, but it was also chosen the best restaurant in Barcelona by the readers of El Periodico in 2016.
This is the ideal tapas place to visit while strolling through the charming Born neighborhood.
The interior strikes an outstanding blend between traditional Spanish architecture and contemporary style. With a selection of traditional cuisine with innovative, modern twists, their tapas follow this concept. Santagustina is a lovely calm restaurant in the heart of Barcelona, with exceptional service and some of the best tapas in the city.
There is a multitude of other tapas bars and restaurants in Barcelona, which can make it complicated to choose the one. What are your thoughts on our picks? Do you have any suggestions for places that should be included on this list? Let us know by email: INFO@PERRYTOURS.EU