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Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

1. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

Cruise through Madrid on this guided bike tour as you take in many of the city's highlights. Ride on convenient cycle paths, pedestrian zones, and parks so you won't have to navigate traffic, as you take in Madrid's charming neighborhoods, parks, and more. Start your tour with a short explanation about how to safely ride your bikes. Make your way to Plaza de Oriente and hear the stories about the creation of the statue of Filip IV, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, San Nicolas Church, Plaza de la Villa, Mercado San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, Santa Ana, and Caixa Forum. Pass the Prado Museum, the Retiro Park, and Puerta de Alcalá before making your way Puerta del Sol, the literal middle point of Spain. Add to your experience by selecting the tapas option and enjoy 3 pintxos and a non-alcoholic drink and the end of your tour.

Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

2. Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

Come and enjoy the newest and safest model of Segway, the "Genuine i2 Segways". Always in the safety hands of your guide, in this experience you will discover how to use your authentic Segway in a magical atmosphere that only the Madrid skyline can create. Your tour will be adapted to your skills levels. If this is your first time, you need only 5 to 10 minutes to become an expert. After the training, you will be shown the Madrid you want to see, including the main sights and secret nooks known only to the locals. Examples are the vantage point of the Mirador del Factor with its stunning panoramic views of the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, where the mountains make the perfect background. The tour will continue to the Almudena Cathedral. You will admire the temple and discover that it holds the title of being the last Spanish cathedral to be completed, and is one of the few cathedrals in Spain to suffer the ravages of the civil war, before being finally consecrated less than 25 years ago. You will travel through Habsburg Madrid, the oldest part of Madrid, containing beautiful narrow streets reminiscent of Madrid's most ancient times. If you like longer tours, the Retiro park is a perfect setting to feel how a perfect urban combination is created by the blend of city and nature. Glide through a green path of forests, historic gardens, parks and many more places to be discovered with the best guides on this Segway tour. Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour.

Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

3. Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Madrid is the perfect city to discover by bike. See its splendid historic center with emblematic sites such as the old market, Mercado de San Miguel, as well as Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. With a sunny climate almost all year round, Madrid is a perfect destination for travelers on wheels. Thanks to the light touring bicycles, you can enjoy this guided route with minimal effort. Be amazed by the views of Plaza de Oriente, located between the Royal Palace and Teatro Real. Visit Plaza de la Armería to see the main entrance to the palace and Almudena Cathedral. Ride to the top of Madrid on the cable car. Visit the parks Oeste, Casa de Campo, Madrid Río and the impressive Retiro Park. Avoid the traffic and travel through Spain's capital city on a 3.5-hour route, on which you will discover all the details of Madrid's culture and history, thanks to the entertaining explanations of an official guide.

Madrid: Horse Riding in Sierra del Guadarrama National Park

4. Madrid: Horse Riding in Sierra del Guadarrama National Park

Following a pickup from the meeting point north of Madrid, head towards the Sierra del Guadarrama National Park. Then enjoy a trail ride in the beautiful park offering an array of wildlife, historic monuments, and stunning mountain scenery. No matter if you're a beginner or an experienced rider, the horse riding adventure is suitable for all levels. Located in the countryside, you will come across unspoiled settings, hotels, and restaurants where you can rest and recover your strength after the horse ride. Get off the beaten track and discover breathtaking sights along the way, such as the Monastery of El Escorial, La Granja de San Ildefonso or the city of Segovia.

Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

5. Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

Experience Cuenca and the Enchanted City with an expert local guide on this full-day tour. After taking the bus to the Castilla La-Mancha region, stop at a wine cellar before continuing on to the Enchanted City, where the group will enjoy a walking tour through this magical place. Marvel at the unique natural structures and spectacular scenery. Continue on to the city of Cuenca, and stop in at the Devil's Window, a well-known viewpoint with amazing views. After enjoying free time for lunch, take a panoramic tour through the sickle of the Huécar River and before going to the highest part of the city, El Barrio del Castillo. Descend on foot to visit the most emblematic corners and many monuments of the Medieval quarter of the city. Finally, arrive at the Parador, where the bus will be waiting to return the group to Madrid.

Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

6. Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

Embark on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace and the Philip IV Gate, as well as some places that are not listed in guidebooks. Pick up insight from your knowledgeable guide along the way. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous in the world and one of the main attractions in Madrid. Then, enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important restaurants in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to taste several tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience Madrid's unique food culture like a local.

Madrid’s River Side & Casa de Campo Electric Bike Tour

7. Madrid’s River Side & Casa de Campo Electric Bike Tour

Get ready to travel from Madrid’s city center to the countryside in a matter of minutes. Begin in the heart of the old city, close to Plaza Mayor, and make your way to Plaza de Oriente, from where you can admire the colossal Royal Palace and Opera House. Glide past the beautiful Sabatini Gardens and take the long and steep San Vicente Hill. In a few minutes you will find yourself by the Manzanares river, which you will cross to reach Casa de Campo. Once a forest reserved for kings and noblemen, who would enjoy hunting on its premises, the Casa de Campo is now a very popular place amongst locals. The small lake which you will see during the tour fills with madrileños during the weekends, rowing boats, and having barbecues. With the assistance of the e-bike’s engine climb a hill where you can take a few minutes to rest and admire the skyline of the city. Then begin the descent towards the river and get a great view of the Cathedral and the Royal Palace from the Huerta de la Partida before returning to the center of town. With your electric bicycle you will enjoy this wonderful tour without effort, in an eco-friendly vehicle and whose battery assist the pedal to make the route completely comfortable.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Guadarrama National Park

8. From Madrid: Day Trip to Guadarrama National Park

Depart from Madrid and travel 40 minutes before arriving at the Guadarrama National Park. Discover a serene natural environment of extraordinary beauty as you take a guided walking tour of the park. Be accompanied by an expert local guide who will show you the most prominent highlights such as La Pedriza, Puerto de Navacerrada, Puerto de Cotos, and Puerto de la Morcuera. The Guadarrama National Park is the fourth largest national park in Spain and home to 11 distinct ecosystems. Learn about some of the 1,280 animal species who live in the park, including deer, wild boar, Iberian wolf, roe deer, fallow deer, mountain goats, badgers, several mustelids, wildcats, foxes, and hares. The park also hosts more than 1,500 native plants and thirty different types of vegetation.

Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

9. Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

Discover the monuments and people of Madrid on an intimate cycling tour and see places not accessible to other modes of transport. Whether travelling alone or with friends, the 3-hour bike tour is the perfect way to spend your time in the city. You will be in the company of a knowledgeable English-speaking monitor, who will provide useful tips and advice about what to do and see while in Madrid. Pedal through Plaza Mayor, the Paseo del Prado, home of the legendary Prado Museum, and the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), official residence of the Spanish monarchy. See the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and ride through the city’s landmark Parque del Retiro. You will stop en route at various points of interest, to hear the fascinating history and stories of Madrid’s people and places. Get to know all the must-see attractions of the Spanish capital, and discover spots away from the typical tourist paths.

Madrid: Secrets of Retiro Park 2-Hour Walking Tour

10. Madrid: Secrets of Retiro Park 2-Hour Walking Tour

Meet the professional guide at Puerta de la Independencia and embark on a journey through the 290-acre park, learning the history of the statue of Alfonso XII, the Crystal Palace, the Great Pond, the Parterre, the Felipe IV Gate, the Royal Astronomical Observatory, and the Artichoke Fountain along the way. You will also see the San Isidro ruins from the Romanesque period and contemplate architectural, sculptural, and landscape ensembles constructed between the 17th and 21st centuries. Learn how the Retiro was used as an urban park in 1767 when Carlos III agreed to use it for recreational events and in 1868 was taken under the ownership of the Madrid City Hall. During the French invasion, a big part of the original layout was destroyed and vestiges from the 17th and 18th centuries still remain.

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What people are saying about Madrid

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Amazing day trip. Highly recommend. I was supposed to have English tour, but when I arrived the tour was in Spanish only and no one spoke English. I have basic Spanish skills. No matter the language, words are not needed to appreciate the natural and historical beauty seen on this trip. Morning started with coffee/restroom break at Finca La Estacada then on to the Ventana del Diablo for a quick stop to see amazing view. We then went to La Ciudad Encantada. It was stunning and unexpected. Great tour through rock formations. The day ended in Cuenca which is gorgeous. The history surrounds you. The homes on the cliffs are awe inspiring. Lunch with a newly made friend was exceptional. We laughed and enjoyed despite the language barrier. One of my favorite tours ever. Great guide, Antonio, even though I barely understood him. The guide in Cuenca was amazing too. A trip not to miss. Very unique.

I only had one day to spend in Madrid and so glad that I chose this tour. Laura was an excellent guide showing both popular and some other less well known sites. I had a great day exploring this wonderful city!

Fantastic introduction to the city of Madrid by bicycle. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, The history of the city and particularly the lunch recommendation which followed at Meson de champiñón!

Πολύ ωραία εμπειρία, ο David πολύ συμπαθητικός και πρόθυμος πραγματικά να μας ξεναγήσει στα μυστικά της Μαδρίτης. Αξίζει σαν εμπειρία!

Very fun tour and a great way to see lots of points of interest in a short amount of time.