OUR FAVORITE BARCELONA DRIVING EXPERIENCES
Is driving one of your passions? Would you like to explore Barcelona by car or riding a motorbike or scooter? Are you a motorsports lover? Then today’s post is for you!
With the easy to drive grid of the Eixample, and some vehicle friendly large avenues such as Diagonal, Paral·lel, the boulevards along the Port Vell and the beaches, Ronda del Mig, the longest urban tunnel in Europe (connecting Plaça Maria Cristina with Plaça Ildefons Cerdà, scenic roads around the Hill of Montjuic and to the top of the Tibidabo Mountain, and 35km (almost 22 miles) of road ring, the city offers plenty of opportunities for leisurely driving – that is if you are not scared of the local traffic and don’t mind getting a bit lost.
Just remember that the speed limit inside the city is usually 50km/h (31 mph) but some sensitive areas are limited to only 20km/h (12.5mph), and in the Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral it’s 80km/h (50mph) with some areas limited to 60km/h (37mph). And avoid the maze of alleys of the Old Town (Raval, Gothic Quarter and Born) because they are mostly pedestrian – La Rambla is also better avoided as it’s forbidden to drive it up, and really slow driving it down).
So ready for some fun? Here are some cool ideas for you, motorsports lovers!
These are our favorite driving activities in Barcelona:
Drive a supercar
How cool would it be to drive a Ferrari along the Barcelona marina? Out of your budget? Maybe not! Drive Me is a company that rents Ferrari and other supercars, and they have a 20 minute ride along the Port Vell marina and up to the Hill of Montjuic to see the city views for less than €100! Or if you have a larger budget, they have longer city tours, as well as day trips outside of Barcelona. You can even combine the Ferrari ride with a helicopter flight or a sailboat excursion. Not a fan of Ferrari? No problem! They also have Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche and Tesla. An experience you’ll remember your whole life and that will make your Barcelona trip memorable.
Drive a classic Spanish Beetle
When my parents were young, Seat 600 (the Spanish version of beetles) became a very popular car that was affordable for everyone. They’d load it with more people than it is now allowed to carry, plus a trunk full of towels and beach stuff and they’d drive to Castelledefels for a day at the beach with their friends. Sitges was still too far away, as the current tunnel didn’t exist yet. Now you can have a similar (but safer) vintage experience driving a Beetle around the city. You’ll sure get some envious looks, as they are back in fashion and are considered quite stylish by the local hipsters that can appreciate the good old stuff.
Montmeló racing track
Go silly: sightseeing on a go-car
Rent a scooter
And BONUS! Here is a museum dedicated to motor sports:
Museums for motor sport lovers
What Barcelona driving experiences would you consider for your trip?
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