Effortless pedalling

Are you an adventurer who is over 125 centimetres tall? Do you like travelling on two wheels, pedalling effortlessly and discovering nature at your own pace? On an electric bike, you can do it! The regions of Barcelona have many centres that hire them out and offer trails guided by GPS. Enjoying the most spectacular rural landscapes has never been easier! 

The electric bike is a very interesting mode of transport, because it enables you to share with children, grandparents, friends or a partner the great pleasure that comes from being in touch with nature. Thanks to its assisted pedalling system, everyone can keep pace without worrying about fatigue or steep climbs. Moreover, the two saddlebags that some electric bikes have on either side of the back wheel take the pressure off the shoulders of cyclists, making riding more comfortable, stable and safe.

There are many cycling trails that invite you to leave the big city and lose yourself in the rural landscapes of Paisatges Barcelona, and some of the prettiest you will find are undoubtedly in Lluçanès. Between the rivers Ter and Llobregat, between the central plains and the Pyrenees, Lluçanès has been from time immemorial a territory that is as beautiful as it is untamed – an area that offers protection to otters and where legends speak of witches' covens. A visit by electric bike to the monastery of Saint Mary of Lluçà, one of the gems of the Catalonian Romanesque period, is highly recommended, as is a visit to the Church of Saint Vincent of Torelló – one of the few circular Romanesque chapels that exist in Catalonia.

The Alt Penedès is another privileged territory to be explored on two wheels, thanks to the possibility of visiting the many wineries that open their doors to cyclists. In Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, for example, the CIC Fassina Cava Interpretation Centre organises visits that combine cava, electric bike and chocolate – a delicious experience that appeals to old and young alike. And in the farmhouse, Ca l'Artigas, in the heart of Subirats, you will be able to taste the estate's vintage cava, participate in farm work and walk through the vineyards before heading back to the road on your 21st-century bicycle. 


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