Water biking at sea?  Possibly near Barcelona

Water biking at sea? Possibly near Barcelona

On the Catalan beaches, it is now possible to see cyclists cruising on the surface of the sea. It owns the New Zealand company Manta5 I imagined a water bike and it was acquired by Catalan Adria Mercader.

Photo: Manta5 Hydrofoil Bike

Would you like to ride a bike in the open sea? This is now possible in Badalona, ​​near Barcelona. The first water bike to have a great entrance to the beaches. However, this atypical bike was already talked about at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the world’s largest “tech” show. The Hydrofoiler XE-1, better known as Manta 5, which is the name of the New Zealand company that envisioned it, has already proven itself by crossing the Cook Strait, for example, nearly 24 kilometers.

A new star from the Catalan beaches

Catalan Adria Mercader, 31, is a manager Manta5.cat. This is a new Catalan company, inspired by New Zealand society, dedicated exclusively to jet skiing. On this adventure, Adrià is accompanied by two friends. a ” Crazy project to do“, he summarizes. The idea came to him during a conversation with his friends. They came across a video of the jet-bike and soon the desire to promote this machine appeared on the Catalan beaches.

Thus, beach-goers will be able to pedal in the middle of the waves on the water bike. The machine can reach 22 km / h. The Bétulo Nautical Club, in Badalona, ​​will be offering a jet ski all this summer. What learns to understand the waves while keeping your balance on the bike. With such capabilities, this new water sport can quickly become the darling of vacationers!

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