Who We Are
We’re a small local company and we feel this is a fundamental part of our expertise: we’re true insiders.
We’re Barcelona natives and international long-time residents, we’re hopelessly in love with our city and we rode virtually every nook and cranny of it. Coming from various walks and backgrounds, we’re an A-Team of Barcelona sightseeing: we know what’s really worth your time, we know the inside stories and we know how to get you there in style.
Meet the team, get to know your next friend in Barcelona.
Father and founder of BrightSide Tours, Joao was born and raised in Portugal and he’s a Barcelonan by choice since 2003. His passion for Barcelona, beautiful motorcycles, world cultures and fine food is the root of BrightSide Tours. When off duty, you’re likely to find Joao chasing waves, wineries or vintage goods.
A historian passionate about culture, travel, food and wine, Quim is a Barcelona native who loves to share the stories of his hometown. You may see him wandering the authentic quarters or hiking the hills of Catalonia. Sometimes he goes missing while foraging wild mushrooms in the woods.
Tarek is 40’ish years young. Raised under the sun of Tuscany, he studied Political Science in Pisa. As an eloquent storyteller, he is a natural born tour guide. His travels brought him to Barcelona, where he loves to speak of philosophy and the best tapas in town.
Born in Madrid, he called plenty of cities home. His thorough and creative soul drove him into Fine Arts, practicing Photography and Engraving. He’s the down-to-earth type, especially when he plants veggies in his own garden and waters us all with his deep knowledge of Barcelona.
After finishing his Hispanic Literature degree and fixing up an old motorbike, Joppe started a journey around Spain. Following in the footsteps of some of the greatest authors of literature, he finally anchored in Barcelona. Here, he shares his love for Spain, nature and motorbikes with fellow travelers.
Fanatic of kalamata olives, feta cheese and spaghetti alle vongole, he’s a true Mediterranean soul. His Italian and Greek roots compelled him to study Archaeology and Heritage Management. Travels and studies made him a local foreigner Barcelonan. He loves to discuss art, cultures and good food.
Giorgio is a funny, enthusiastic, handsome and easygoing persona. He is also the author of the previous phrase. After his studies in Audiovisual Communication in the United Kingdom, he travelled and lived all over the world. When the sun sets, he writes songs and, as a true entertainer, he’s the frontman of his music band.
The most Mediterranean of all Bavarians. Finishing his degree in Languages and driven by an insatiable curiosity, Matt travelled the globe on the chase of his passions, like photography or kitesurfing. He anchored in Barcelona in 2010 where he loves to share the city secrets with travelers from all over the world.
The doctor of our motorcycles. Albert’s love for mechanics and motorcycles began watching the legendary Indiana Jone’s sidecar scene and the epic Paris Dakar races back in the 1980’s. Albert is the magician who keeps our motorcycles in perfect condition and ready for your perfect Barcelona tour.
Our phone first rang back in the spring of 2010. On the other side of the line an adventurous Dallas family was determined to jump on our sidecars and explore Barcelona. Since that day, whilst unveiling the heart and soul of Barcelona to travellers from around the globe, we made so many new friends and shared our stories and glories.
With bulletproof focus on the quality of our work and stirred by the overwhelming response of our customers, our small business flourished. For all the smiles and countless good times we are immensely grateful and proud.
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