I am just going to dive right in! On my very first morning in Barcelona, after having breakfast with my German flatmate, I met for a bike tour hosted by Fat Tire Bike Tours. I was told bike tours in Barcelona were a must, so when I found this one on Trip Advisor for a reasonable price, I figured what the heck. They claimed we would ride through the Barri Gotic, visit Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia, roll through the Parc de la Ciutadella and cruise around the Olympic Village, Port Vell and the Barceloneta beach, stopping all along the way at points of interest to take photos and hear the fascinating history and stories of Barcelona from your excellent guide.
Late in the tour we took a break at an outdoor beach bar to relax for a bit and drink sangria, all while gazing at the Mediterranean.
|Just in case you wanted to cage the wild birds… don’t.|
|Where they used to do Bull Fighting, which is now illegal in Barcelona
Our first glimpse at La Sagrada Familia
And this is when things got really good. After the tour, our guide told us she would take us to a local place for dinner since she was hungry as well. This turned in to an all-night adventure, hopping from local place to place. We had so much fun together, a hodgepodge troop of Australians, Americans and Chileans. It was the best first day in any country.