We are posting here pictures, experiences and testimonials of many of you. Let us know your experiences in order to share with other future visitors and they can read what they will find!!
“What a Priceless Experience!!”
Touring Barcelona's vibrant city and majestic mountainside was truly an experience that I will never forget. Claudio was an exceptional guide in every way possible. Booking and coordinating bikes, pedals, timing and location was hassle free. On the day of the ride, Claudio picked us from our hotel on time with all bikes tuned and ready for the adventure. The ride through the city was exciting. Being apart of the Barcelona's city life was an experience that 4 American's from Ohio enjoyed. The best part about the ride was the 3 mountain challenges. Even though our group had a range of experience, the freedom to race up the hill or walk was provided. Claudio challenged the better riders up the slopes to Tibidabo and even went back down the hill to give encouragement to the other riders. The views from Tibidabo was well worth the up-hill battle. To finish off the day, we embraced the Spanish culture as we enjoyed each others company over a few tapas shandy's. In total, the experience was priceless and would highly recommend it any biker (regardless of experience). If I'm ever in Barcelona in the future, I will definitely go for another ride!
"Three peaks just outside Barcelona!!"
I had a suberb expierence with Claudio. I had been in contact several times prior to arriving in Barcelona. He always responded promptly and was over the top helpful. I was going to ride after a two week cruise, and he custom tailored a ride that would push me, while taking into consideration my desire to have an enjoyable ride. He nailed it. We went to lunch afterward at a local tapas bar and hung out for some time. He is extremely affable and fun to spent time. I'm going to plan a multi day tour for next year with several buddies from the states. I wouldn't consider anyone else to take of us. Gracias my friend....see you next year!!
“Costa Brava Sunday - Epic Day!”
With a free Sunday after a family vacation in Barcelona, Claudio led me one of the best and most scenic rides of my life along the Costa Brava. The Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu section (described on his website/blog) is not to be missed. Claudio is a terrific rider, knows the area, and was great company for a long day in the saddle. (He speaks English very well.) And he made it really easy to arrange through a few emails. I took an early train (fast, cheap, clean, convenient) from Barcelona to Caldes de Malavella, changed in the bathroom 5 minutes out from the station, and he was there to meet me with a perfectly-fit carbon bike. Popped my pedals on and we were ready to roll. Incredible day - rollers, good climbs, and that beautiful stretch along the coast - all wrapped up by mid-afternoon. If you are in that region, I highly recommend you seek out Claudio and highly recommend this ride!
First thing that has to be said is that Claudio is a wizard!
He makes things happen. I was in Barcelona and wanted to go bike riding but I had a wife to keep happy. I needed to find a bike, a good place to ride and a hotel. Claudio provided all that and more. A very nice carbon bike and a spa hotel with excellent food that would keep my wife amused whilst I was. I should mention that Claudio speaks excellent English so you will have no trouble being understood. He delivered the bike to my hotel, provided the correct pedals for my shoes and some routes for me to undertake.
On the first day that I went out, I decided to take a shortcut when I started feeling a little tired but, unfortunately for me, what I didn't realise was that the shortcut was a category 1 climb! So stick to the routes that gives you! One day, I decided to be guided by him and we had an excellent 80 km run with three sets of hills. His local knowledge added significantly to my cycling pleasure.
What Claudio says, Claudio does. He is entirely trustworthy and I highly recommend this service.
“Barcelona City and Hills”
Was on vacation in Barcelona with family and had a morning "by myself" to go on a bike ride. Found Muntefusco Cycling via Google , sent an email and got a quick response. Claudio picked me up at the hotel with a racer that worked perfect for me. We started early, 7 am, to be able to finish the ride before the warmest time of day (really recommended during summer months). We had a really nice ride, 86 km, and were back at the hotel at around noon. Claudio did a great job both cycling and guiding and as he has lived in the area all his life he knew a lot about places and history. His English was also excellent. Great climbs and according to training site Strava I lost about 2000 kcal :-)
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Perfect Service, great bikes, knowledgeable guide
My friend and I rented two Carbon frame bikes from Claudio for a half ironman in Calella (Ironman Barcelona 70.3). They were perfect. Claudio delivered the bikes to our hotel where we did all the necessary checks and he even changed pedals for us when we decided to switch bikes due to the geometry. Very knowledgeable and experience cycling, Claudio made some great recommendations for our warm up rides and even came to support us on the day which was very motivating at the peak of our climb (Montsenny). I thoroughly recommend Montefusco Cycling to cyclists of all levels and I will be sure to visit next time I'm in Barcelona and am in need of a reliable bike in perfect condition and a knowledgeable guide. 10/10
Great ride around Barcelona
We were 4 guys, that rented bikes and a guide through Montefusco Cycling.
The bikes were delivered at our hotel with helmets, bottles and repairkits by Claudio and set up with the pedals of our choice and framesizes matching our height. They made sure the bikes were okay for everyone before we set of. The bikes were great, high quality, and serviced and ready.
We had very different backgrounds and experience riding roadbikes, and some were beginners and not in top-shape. However our guide, Pablo, was great and made sure everyone could keep up with the tempo. We had made a suggestion as to what we would like to se and where to go and based on that he made a nice route for us including the beachfront, Montjuic and the olympic city and from there to the Tibidabo with stunning views of the city.
All in all a great ride with nice bikes, a great tour-guide and super service through out. Highly recommendable!
I spent a couple of days in Barcelona between the years 2013/14. On a very short notice I decided to rent a bicycle there.
I called Montefusco Cycling in the morning - at noon I already could pick up the new bike at the shop. Claudio was very friendly and took care that I could use the right pedal system for the shoes I brought with me. He suggested me some routes to discover by myself in and around Barcelona.
On my last day, Claudio accompanied me for a ride outside Barcelona. We did an excellent trek with some good climbs and awesome views. Throughout the trip, he taught me a lot of interesting things that made this experience to more than a simple ride. I enjoyed his passion for this sport and for the city and surroundings of Barcelona.
I very much appreciated that he not only provided me with accessories such as overshoes but brought me directly to the station after our ride so that I still could get the train...
I had a superbe time discovering Barcelona by bike. The extreme customer-oriented and flexible service of Montefusco made everything so easy. Next time in Barcelona I would definitely give them a holler…
I spent an extended weekend in Barcelona, and rented a bicycle from Montefusco. In addition to the rental, I had the opportunity to take two rides with Claudio.
The guide was extremely servicing, he ensured the bike measurements were properly set up. He installed the right pedals for my look cleats and the best part was that he delivered and picked up the bike from the hotel - total time saver when staying in the centre of Barcelona.
The guided tours were amazing, Barcelona is such a large city and seeing it on bicycle really gets you to appreciate how big the city is. Our treks also included some nice climbs to several points overlooking the city - Claudio was extremely knowledgeable of all the major sights and landmarks of Barcelona, making the ride educational and enjoyable.
Would definitely give them a call next time I am in Catalonia.