Luxe Travel Report Barcelona by Sidecar

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Barcelona by Sidecar

Written by | Thursday, 15 November 2012

In Barcelona, one of the most romantic and cities in Europe, the last you want to do is ride an embarrassing bus full of camera-toting tourists. But on a private sidecar tour, takes in the city’s sights the sidecar of a motorcycle, you feel like a 1950s film on a spontaneous day trip than a clamouring for the perfect shot of architectural triumphs.

On a recent a scruffy, David Beckham-lookalike Peter Kulka pulled up on a vintage motorcycle outside my After he mapped out a four-and-a-half-hour based on my interests and crossing off the I’d already seen, I found winding through the narrow of the Gothic Quarter in the motorcycle’s sidecar, with Kulka’s voice doling out a local of the city through my helmet’s

Brightside founder João got the idea for the tours while as a marketing executive in Hong where motorbikes are very Today, the two-year-old company 1.5, 4.5 and nine-hour personalised on their four Russian motorcycles, and the expedition was recently the top Barcelona tour on TripAdvisor, 99% “excellent” reviews.

With 32 stops, the guides do a good job of well-known Barcelona sites and known haunts. Our tour in the flashy Eixample district, to designer shops and the lion’s of the city’s Modernista architecture, La Sagrada Familia, Antoni iconic, unfinished cathedral; de la Discordia, “the block of named for the four vastly houses each designed by a architect; and Gaudi’s La Pedrera, was a wealthy family home and is now a centre.

From there, we rode the sleepy Vila de Gracia where Peter said walk markedly slower and been going to the same butcher and baker for decades. the tour, you can tell your where to make stops and to just ride past, on your preference.

Buzzing through the sleepy we headed to check out the exterior of the residence Casa Vicens, one of first important buildings, is not listed in many guidebooks and is from the crowds that his better known sights. we climbed up to Tibidabo Avenue, Barcelona’s wealthiest residents a gorgeous view of the city, and south to Monjuic, the site of the Summer Olympics.

The stadium was originally built for the Games, when Barcelona to host an anti-fascist alternative to the taking place in Berlin year, but it was cancelled due to the Spanish War. The stadium had to wait 60 years to host an Olympic

After winding through the streets of Barcelona’s oldest Barri Gotic (the Quarter), El Born (the area) and El Raval (the gentrifying neighbourhood where a new hotel sits across a shelter), we cruised down to Beach, a popular beach was once a working class village. We ended our tour through the Ciutadella Park, an 70-acre park in the middle of the

When Kulka whisked me to the hotel he left me with a of his favourite bars and restaurants – my souvenir of the day’s fantastic Well that, and my fantastically helmet hair. The movie fantasy had to end sometime.

Practicalities book up fast, so reserve The motorcycle can hold two passengers the driver — one in the sidecar and one on the of the bike. In Spain, you must be at 12 to ride on a motorcycle, but kids as as eight can go on the tour if accompanied by a

For a group, you can book up to three to travel together.

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