Founders of Art Bike Tours, Duda Faria from Brazil and Barcelona locals Josep Ma Braut and Charlie Taché, set up the company in April in a bid to spark interest in Barcelona’s contemporary art scene. They felt that people often perceive gallery visits as a high-brow cultural activity and feel intimidated or perplexed as to where to begin. The tours take visitors around six galleries by bike, starting and ending at the Fàbrica Moritz—where thirsty cyclists are offered a complimentary beer—and offers a choice of three different routes across the city, in the Eixample, Montjuïc and Ciutat Vella neighbourhoods. The tours are available in six different languages, catering to a mixture of locals and visitors. Aware of the problems Barcelona faces with regard to the high concentration of tourists in the centre, the guides take visitors away from the main hotspots and limit groups to a maximum of eight.
Art Bike Tours. Ronda de Sant Antoni 39.