Barcelona boasts a wealth of spectacular views and landmarks, however traipsing around the city on foot can surely be trumped by an sailing experience in Barcelona! Sailing Experience Barcelona’s most recent package, ‘Ride & Sail’, allows you to admire the city’s most iconic spots from the privileged and luxurious viewpoint on a yacht, followed by a Harley Davidson. From gliding the glistening Mediterranean waters to riding the roaring engines of a monster motorcycle, this unique and unparalleled sailing experience in Barcelona is perfect if you’re a seeking a special and unforgettable addition to your trip to the Catalan capital.
The trip begins at Port Vell, home to a fleet of plush yachts and an oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Once aboard your exclusive ride, cruise along the waves as you spot Barcelona’s emblematic hotspots along the coastline, from the magnificent Montjuïc hill to the Columbus monument. Your knowledgeable and charming skipper not only acts a local guide throughout the experience but also ensures that you’re never empty handed, and continues to top up your glass with your beverage of choice. Whether you fancy a chilled glass of bubbly, the local favourite of vermut or a soft drink, their mini bar is always well stocked and caters for all guests. What’s more, they also serve a range of snacks and refreshments for you to enjoy, including several staple tapas options, such as olives stuffed with anchovies, fuet and manchego cheese.
Whilst your skipper takes care of the sailing for the most part, you are more than welcome to have a go yourself and get behind the wheel. From learning how to steer the yacht to navigating the Mediterranean waves, your time with Sailing Experience is not only an enjoyable experience but also educational. What’s more, whilst your behind the wheel and playing the role of the captain, you’ll certainly get the perfect Instagram shot to create envy amongst your friends and family back home.
As you head back to shore, you’ll be able to spot your chic and mammoth ride awaiting you at the port, ready to whisk you off for the next leg of your Barcelona adventure. The city tour is hosted by Heart Driven, a company founded in 2015 by two motorbike enthusiasts, Albert and Pere. The tour is carried out in a swish ‘Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic Sidecar’, suitable for either two adults or three children to discover the city in total comfort.
The city tour approximately takes two and a half hours and covers various neighbourhoods, giving you a real feel for Barcelona and the fabulous sights that it has to offer. You will see some of Gaudí’s impressive work, including the vast and magnificent Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló and Casa Milà on the exclusive Passeig de Gràcia. However in addition to winding through the backstreets of the Gothic Quarter and El Raval in the central Ciutat Vella district, your driver will also take you over to the area of Montjuïc, for impressive panoramic views of the city – from both Montjuïc hill and the MNAC viewing platform.
Whilst Heart Driven endeavour to include Barcelona’s key sights in the tour, they tailor the experience to you and your personal preferences. Therefore, in addition to admiring the city from the sidecar, you will also have the option to do stop offs and let your driver know where you’d like to park up and explore.
Sailing Experience Barcelona offers this fantastic ‘Ride & Sail’ package at €134 per person, and ensures a sailing experience in Barcelona of a lifetime. Whether you’re in the Catalan capital on a romantic getaway or a family trip with your loved ones, an exhilarating ride on a luxurious yacht and a Harley Davidson certainly are memories worth treasuring.