While it’s true that Madrid and Barcelona boast fantastic public transport networks, there’s nothing like seeing Madrid and Barcelona while driving (or riding on the back of) a moped.

Not interested in buying your own? That’s no problem because our friends at Cooltra Motos make it super easy. If your Driver’s License from home is over 3 years old, you’re legally allowed to drive a 125 cc moped here in Spain, BUT if you’re a non-EU citizen, you DO need an International Driver’s License. With options for short-term or long-term rentals, as well as guided tours, you can choose to take a moped for a quick spin or rent one for as long as you’d like.

So, now you’re totally sold on the idea, and the question is: how do I rent a moped? Here’s the scoop:


In Barcelona, there are two Cooltra stores, one right in the middle of Barcelona’s trendy El Born district on Via Laietana, and the other mere steps from the famous Barceloneta on Pas de Sota Muralla. Check out their locations here:

Cooltra Sota Muralla
Pas de Sota Muralla, 3
(+34) 687 641 388
Metro: Barceloneta (TMB L4 Línia 4)

Cooltra Via Laietana
Via Laietana, 6
(+34) 932 214 070
Metro: Jaume I (TMB L4 Línia 4)

For short-term rentals, you can make your reservation here and take advantage of a special 10% discount. And for those not keen on taking that first ride on their own, you can also take advantage of a number of Guided Tours to different parts of the city leaving from the Via Laietana store.

For long-term rentals, stop into any of the stores and you’ll get a special offer for the first month just by mentioning Spotahome!


For all of you in Madrid, the Cooltra store is located in the middle of the trendy Conde Duque neighborhood in Malasaña. You can stop into the store, which is located here:

Cooltra Motos
Calle Conde Duque, 22
28015 MADRID
Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (Line 3) and Noviciado (Line 2)/Plaza de España (Lines 3 and 10)

If you’d rather book from the comfort of your new Spotahome pad, then make your reservation here. The Madrid Cooltra store also runs a city tour that runs for three hours every Sunday morning starting at 11 AM.

For a long-term rental, stop by the Conde Duque store and receive a special discount on your first month just for mentioning Spotahome.


In order to get your special Cooltra discount, you MUST mention Spotahome when you stop into the Cooltra stores in Madrid and Barcelona.

Ready for your moped? Get ready to enjoy your moped and see MAD and BCN in a brand-new way!


Finding housing in Spain

Before you come to Spain, you obviously will need to find a place to live, which is where Spotahome can help! We provide hundreds of personally checked rooms, apartments, and studios in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia. Check out all our available homes here. Your next house could look like this!

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