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In addition to the local history and tourist attractions, what's the best way of experiencing the food and drink of Barcelona in an eco-friendly, sustainable way? In this article, we've collected the top five eco-friendly food tours that the Catalonian capital has to offer.

Leaving you to head off into the city and taste the local cuisine, safe in the knowledge that you're doing your bit for the environment and the local community.

Top 5 eco-friendly food tours in Barcelona

When it comes to being eco-friendly, there are numerous things to consider. Walking food tours cut out the need for transport straight away, but then there's also questions to ask such as is the produce locally sourced? That's why we've taken a look through our current range of food and drink experiences to bring you our top 5 eco-friendly food tours in Barcelona.

Gothic Walking Tour with Pintxos Tasting

Cut your carbon footprint and rack up those steps by joining a walking tour of the city's Gothic Quarter. Steeped in rich history, the Gothic Quarter dates back over 2,000 years. Led by an expert tour guide, you'll learn how the area was founded, how it has evolved over the years and the history of some iconic figures associated with the neighborhood.

The tour concludes in a local bar where you'll have the opportunity to taste an array of pinxtos dishes. Typically served on toothpicks, these small snacks are popular in bars across Northern Spain and commonly feature ingredients such as meat, seafood and cheeses. They're perfect when accompanied by a cold beer or glass of wine, so you can sit back and refresh after your walking tour around the Gothic Quarter.

Barcelona Bar Crawl featuring Tapas and Drinks

Enjoy a night out on the town with this gastronomic bar crawl. Beginning at the Sagrada Familia, you'll have the opportunity to experience the cathedral's unique architecture as dusk falls. Your expert guide will then introduce you to an array of local wines, traditional tapas and refreshing vermut as you explore the city's nightlife. They'll be on hand to answer all of your questions, as well as recommend the very best food and drink for you to sample.

An alternative to the city's bigger nightclubs and bustling bars, this walking tour will take you to Barcelona's hidden gems, favoured by locals for their Catalonian charm. Here you'll be able to indulge in food and drink like a Barcelona native, enjoying all the city's independent bars have to offer.

Bike Tapas Tour in Barcelona

Discover Barcelona and its culinary delights by bike for a truly eco-friendly experience. You'll be decked out with a bicycle and helmet and be taken on a tour of the city's winding streets, passing iconic architecture and little-known gems. Following a safe route with little traffic, this Born Bike tour goes from the Gothic Quarter to the Barceloneta fisherman district, where you can enjoy the city's picturesque coastline.

You'll be given the opportunity to refuel at one of Barca's local bars, where you'll be served a selection of delicious tapas and cool refreshments. For an eco-friendly tour of Barcelona that allows you to taste the city's local food as you travel, hit the pedals with Born Bike.

Boqueria & Santa Caterina Market Tour

One of the most eco-friendly ways to enjoy a taste of Barcelona's culinary delights is ensure you support its local produce. On this four-hour tour of the local markets, you'll discover locally sourced fish, along with an array of sights, smells and tastes. From meat, fish, fruit and vegetables to freshly baked bread and sweet treats, you'll find all manner of delicious things to try.

Beginning at the Ramblas famed market and heading on to the Santa Caterina covered market and La Boqueria, you'll discover the history of the region as well as the cuisines popular with locals. Along the way, you'll stop for pintxos and freshments before finishing the tour in a local restaurant serving an array of local Catalonian dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Full day tour from Barcelona to Montserrat

Make the most of Barcelona's public transport by exploring the region by train and cable car in a small group. You'll begin the day by jumping a train to the peaks of Montserrat Mountain, where you'll see the remains of a hidden ancient monastery. The tour also stops at the church of Santa Maria de Montserrat, where you'll have the chance to hear the children's choir of Montserrat. See Barcelona from above during a cable cart ride, and view the iconic artwork on display in the Basilica.

During the tour, you'll visit local farmer's markets, where you can browse a selection of fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheeses and sweet treats. Here you can experience Barcelona's cuisine like a local, and sample a range of traditional Catalonian delicacies. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some delicious picnic snacks to enjoy throughout the day.

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By joining one of our more eco-friendly food tours in Barcelona, you'll not only be doing your bit for the local economy but also the planet in general. As with many of our food and drink experiences in Barcelona, locally sourced produce and travelling on foot helps preserve the good things in life.

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