ABOUT US

Riccardo, Patrick and Carlos

A unique walking tour company

Be Local Tours is a walking tour company with a difference. When we started our adventure in 2017 we were concerned by the growth of mass tourism in Barcelona. Especially in some of the most popular destinations such as the Gothic Quarter, the rising number of guided tours with big groups of people generated distress to both the local community and the travellers.

Our Small Group Philosophy

This is why we decided that we would work in harmony with the local surroundings and maintain a sustainable form of tourism allowing us to be respectful to the local community. We soon adopted a Small Group Philosophy, reducing the maximum number of our groups to 16 people. This allowed us to reduce the impact of our tours on the local community and provide a better experience to our customers.

Facing global warming: Adopting trees

In 2018 we decided to go further and become the first real eco-friendly company in Barcelona. We started a collaboration with Environomica, a non-profit organization that plants trees in Colombia to fight deforestation and global warming. For every 100 people that join our tours we adopt a tree in Sierra de Santa Marta. By the end of 2018 we had already planted 80 trees. Check out our tree counter page to see how many we have adopted so far.

Help the local community and be eco-friendly

We are actively involved in the social and ecological ambits of Barcelona, and through our Mosaic and Graffiti Experience Tours we work with local artists and businesses helping to increase their presence in their chosen field whilst encouraging the local artistic community to thrive.

As we progress as a company we will be increasing these elements which can be enjoyed by all travelers safe in the knowledge that in participating with us they are also contributing in a practical way to the environmental, social and cultural health of the city and the planet.

Join our tours if you want to be eco-friendly and sustainable, we look forward to sharing our values with you while also enjoying the cultural and historical beauty of the city.