Bicycles have become increasingly popular in recent years and have become a major feature of the city's streets. People cycle up and down, from the hills to the seashore: there are nearly 200 kilometres of bicycle lanes which are well signposted and protected from motorised traffic, in order to ensure the safety of cyclists, who are using bicycles more and more for their daily journeys.
Many people use the municipal bicycle-hire service, Bicing, which offers a large number of parking stations throughout the city, but there are also many people who use their own bicycles, and it is common to see tourists discovering the city by bicycle. There are various bicycle hire companies, especially in the old quarter, which also offer guided tours for groups.
Moving around by bicycle...
Apart from the basic safety measures which all cyclists should follow in the city, there is a lot of information online about cycling in the city: from bike-rental companies to information about transporting bicycles on public transport. People who wish to do cycling sports will also find information about mountain routes, both in Collserola and on Montjuïc.