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. 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 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.
Since the time we started we wanted to be a truly eco-friendly company. Even if we knew our carbon footprint at Be Local Tours would be very small, we took into consideration that people use their computers/smartphones from home to reserve places, take the plane to get to Barcelona, and even take a taxi or car to come to the meeting point, consuming a small part of CO2.
So we promised that for every 100 people who decided to come on our tours Be Local Tours would adopt 1 tree through Environomica Onlus donation portal, thus compensating for all the CO2 produced on our part