No doubt gravel bikes are becoming more and more popular. Also in Barcelona and Catalonia gravel cycling is more and more usual.
We all feel safer in gravel paths with no traffic, and around Barcelona we have a lot of nice paths in the mountains surrounding the city. In Collserola range of mountains we have lots of nice paths to get with a gravel bike. Specially, let me recommend the so-called Carretera de les Aigües (water road), an amazing gravel path overlooking Barcelona for over 10 km.
When we hit the road again, gravel bikes are not much slower than conventional road bikes! Typically, with 35 mm tyres, roadbike handlebar and disc breaks, the gravel bike looks and feels like a road bike, no doubt.
We are offering gravel bikes to rent in Barcelona and all of Catalonia. Nice Specialized Diverge, by the way. We are also offering our Barcelona Girona gravel ride in just 115 km, great way to put together both cities! Nice ride to Girona, then some lunch in one of the cycling coffee shops in Girona then and come back to Barcelona by train in hardly one hour in a fast, safe, on-time, covinient train.
You see, gravel cycling in Barcelona is becoming really popular. Will you join us in our next adventure?