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Pave Culture Cycliste - Barcelona Bike Shop

In March we took a family trip to Spain for spring break.  The primary reason for this trip was to attend football (soccer) matches in Madrid and Barcelona.  As a family, we researched this trip A LOT and found A LOT of very cool things to do in the cities we visited (Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona).  One of those cool things was a destination bike shop in Barcelona.

We set aside one afternoon to head out to the shop.  Not having rented a car, we studied the train routes and schedules and determined it was about 30 mins outside of Barcelona in El Prat del Llobergat.  

After missing our first train by about 2 minutes, we had to wait another 30 minutes for the next train.  This was the first of our missed connections and confusion for this journey.  Once we arrived at the train station closest to the shop, we still had about a 20 minute walk to the shop.  It is an industrial area so there were no taxis to be found.  The whole time we were travelling to the shop, I was secretly worried that we would arrive to find the shop closed.  The hours of operation in Spain can be a bit strange for those of us from North America.  

Finally, after 2 hours of trains and walking, we arrived at Pave!  And it did not disappoint.

Pave is not just a bike shop, they are a bike museum.  The shop and display space were amazingly beautiful.  The staff spoke a little English and was able to help show us around the store.  The owner gave us a personal tour of the entire location, including a 5 shower stall locker room for their staff and customers, full kitchen and meeting room space, and Retul bike fitting system.

After spending over an hour there, we left with 2 Pave kits and some fun accessories.  

The journey back to our Barcelona apartment was just as adventure filled with missed trains and bus connections but still very worth the trip.

If you are in Barcelona, I would suggest taking a cab or driving if you rented a car.  

Here is the link to their address.  A must see for any cyclist visiting the Barcelona area.

Happy Training!


Natsuko said…
What a cool coffee mug ♡
fietster said…
This shop is incredible, and beautiful. They also have "siesta" rides Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, but you should be very fit to take part, pretty fast, and frequently hard local hills above Barcelona. I have done them and it's great. The shop sells mostly top-of-the-line bikes and accessories.

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