EuroVelo – Side events

Technical visits

The participants of the EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conference will have the opportunity to join one of eight specially designed field visits through some of the most symbolic areas of Barcelona. The visits will of course be undertaken by bike and will take place on Thursday 7th October – the day after the formal conference.

It will be a great opportunity to see first-hand the developments being made in and around Barcelona (as well as providing a chance to stretch your legs and meet other delegates in an informal setting!).

Please note:

  • The tours are taking place simultaneously, so you can only chose one.
  • You can make your selection through the official conference registration form when you book your conference ticket.
  • The tours are only open to those delegates who have paid the full EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conference 2021 in-person fee.

More details will follow shortly.

Barcelona and the Sea (EuroVelo 8 from Premià until BCN)

This trail runs through some of the most picturesque towns on the Maresme coastline located between the foothills of Montnegre i el Corredor Natural Park and the Mediterranean Sea with Barcelona’s skyline as the backdrop.

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: Premià de Mar's train station

MEETING POINT: Sants Station Pharmacy

HOUR: 8:30

Llobregat Delta (EuroVelo 8 from Viladecans to BCN)

The Llobregat River Delta is a unique mosaic of natural spaces that stand out for their ecological and landscape value and for the richness of their fauna and flora. We will discover how this area coexists with large farming areas, urban, industrial and service areas, road and rail networks, and infrastructures such as the Port and Barcelona Airport.

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: Viladecan's train station

MEETING POINT: Sants Station Pharmacy

HOUR: 8:30

The rivers of Barcelona (I): Llobregat's Blue Way

Llobregat’s Blue Way is part of a pioneering cycling tourism initiative in southern Europe which allows to discover the heritage, history and landscape of the area by bicycle. Along the way we will discover the Colònia Güell, a picturesque Modernista industrial area where one of the best kept treasures of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture is located.

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: Martorell's train station

MEETING POINT: Sants Station Pharmacy

HOUR: 8:30

The Water Route

Guided bicycle itinerary through the different naturalized green spaces of the Dreta del Eixample and Sant Martí districts, with water as the focus of interest: green oases, the “Urban Canopy” (redevelopment of the Plaça de les Glòries) and the old Rec Comtal irrigation channel. A route from the Palau Robert to the sea, following the trail of some of the trees of local interest in our urban landscape.

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: AXA Auditorium

MEETING POINT: AXA Auditorium

HOUR: 10:00

Barcelona from the Heights

Spectacular viewpoints over Barcelona, from where you can contemplate the characteristic urban fabric of the Catalan capital, its topography and its metropolitan surroundings.

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: AXA Auditorium

MEETING POINT: AXA Auditorium

HOUR: 10:00

From the Diagonal to the Sea

A walk along this emblematic street that crosses the city from end to end in constant transformation until it reaches the Mediterranean Sea.

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: AXA Auditorium

MEETING POINT: AXA Auditorium

HOUR: 10:00

Barcelona, Catalan Art Nouveau and Cerdà

Route where you will discover Catalan Art Nouveau in the Eixample district, Ildefons Cerdà’s urban plan, the courtyards hidden inside the city blocks, and the main cycling routes in the centre of Barcelona

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: AXA Auditorium

MEETING POINT: AXA Auditorium

HOUR: 10:00

The Sea and the Hilltop

Tour of the Olympic hilltop of Montjuïc and its beautiful gardens and sports facilities, linking up with a tour of the Barcelona seafront from the World Trade Centre to the Forum.

07/10/2021

STARTING POINT: AXA Auditorium

MEETING POINT: AXA Auditorium

HOUR: 10:00