Be Local Tours is a collaborative project of local guides offering special tours and experiences. Our adventure started in 2017. A group of like minded guides got together. We were worried by the growth of mass tourism in Barcelona, and the rising number of big group tours causing distress to both the local community and travellers.
So we starteda Small Group Philosophy. We reduce the number on our groups to a maximum of 12 people. This allows us to maintain a sustainable form of tourism. It also lets us reduce the impact of our tours on the local community and provide a better experience for our customers.
In 2018 we decided to go further and strengthen our eco-friendly vocation. We started a collaboration with Environomica, a non-profit organization that plants trees to fight deforestation and global warming. For every 100 people that join our tours we adopt a tree in the Sierra de Santa Marta, Colombia.
Since the beginning of our project we have been actively pursuing a social and ecological commitment with Barcelona. Through our Mosaic and Graffiti Experience Tours we work with local artists and businesses. We help to increase their presence in the field whilst encouraging the local artistic community to thrive. And since 2019, we have introduced our Organic Wine Tour in the Penedes region of Catalunya.
As we progress we will always reinforce these elements, which are part of our DNA.
So, whether it´s a walking tour or one of our great experiences, join us and be eco-friendly and sustainable. By coming on our tours and experiences travellers are also helping in a practical way to the environmental, social and cultural development of the city and the planet.
We look forward to sharing our values with you while also enjoying the cultural and historical beauty of the city.