Biking through my favorite city in Spain, to see the Mediterranean Sea and Parc de La Ciutadela
My A.C.I.S. travel group and I took a bike tour of Southeastern Barcelona. It was definitely one of my favorite parts of the trip, and I got to see a lot of different perspectives on the city.
We started out in a little side street, surrounded by old brown walls, wrought iron lamps, and stained glass windows. Our tour guide’s name was Dulce, and she lived up to her name by being charmingly sweet.
We crossed a few streets and made it to Parc de la Ciutadella, a green oasis in the middle of the colorful city.
We spent a significant time in this park, before and after this bike ride. One of the days, we went into a local market to buy lunch. I got a baguette and some apples, and we picnicked on the cool grass. The majority of the bike ride was spent riding, but we did stop to snap a few pics.
The park was littered with statues, fountains, gardens, ponds, and people. Locals and tourists shared the shade of the lush green trees, and everyone seemed to wear bright smiles.
Eventually, we rode out of the park and back on to the streets toward the ocean, where we could view the spectacular city skyline.
Unfortunately, I’m not a master of photography while pedaling a bike, so I don’t have many pictures of all the gravity-defying architectural marvels along this strip of road, but rest assured, they were awesome.
Here, we got off of our bikes, took off our shoes, and got to dip our toes in the golden sand.
This was my first time feeling the waters of the Mediterranean sea, and I was not disappointed. It was warm, and we wished we had brought our bathing suits.
The entire experience was exciting, a great form of excercise, and a perfect way to see the beauty of Barcelona. Not only was it a definite must-do excursion, but I wouldn’t mind going on another bike tour if I ever come back.