Guided tour

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

4.9 / 5

37 reviews

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

From US$ 29.06 per person

Enjoy a pleasant 3-hour bike tour through the city center of Madrid, perfect for those who don't have much time to explore. Ride a comfortable city bicycle as you pass by famous monuments, beautiful parks, historic statues, and lively neighborhoods.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up the lively atmosphere as you peddle through different neighborhoods
  • Hear interesting stories and anecdotes from your the guide
  • Be informed about the best tapas bars and places to visit after the tour
  • Stop at interesting places to take pictures
Full description
Pick up your bike and listen to a short explanation of how to ride the bike safely. Embark on your 3-hour cycling tour which encompasses convenient cycle paths, pedestrian zones, and parks so you won't have to navigate dangerous traffic. Begin the tour by heading to the literal center of Spain at the Puerta del Sol where you will see the 0km sign. Then, cross into the Malasaña neighborhood in the direction Plaza de España. Pass by the statues from the book Don Quixote written by Cervantes. There will be various stops to take photos and take a break to have a drink. The guide frequently stops at places of interest and will tell you stories or anecdotes behind what you see. The guide will also share his personal experiences of his time living in Madrid. Next, cycle into Parque del Oeste to see the Egypt Templo Debod. Here you can enjoy great views over the west side of Madrid and you might even be able to see the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range in the distance. Continue on towards the oldest part of Madrid, Plaza de Oriente where you see the Royal Palace and the impressive statue of the Habsburg King Philip IV. Peddle past San Nicolas Church and Plaza de la Villa in the direction of the Plaza Mayor. After that cross Plaza Santa Ana into the Las Letras neighborhood where you will find the Caixa Forum and Prado Museum. Finally, end the tour by exploring Retiro Park, a beautiful and well-maintained park in the center of the city which is a must-see for all visitors to Madrid. After the tour, be inspired to return to places you would like to visit again and to which tapas bars or restaurants you want to try out for a well-deserved bite to eat.
Includes
  • 8-gear good quality city bicycle
  • Helmet, baby carriers, and basket (available on request)
  • Electric bike (for an additional fee)
  • Meals or drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • This is a 12km bike tour so a moderate fitness level and experience with biking is required
  •  Please ask for availability for children younger than 13 years
  • Meals are not included, but for groups, it is possible to make a stop for tapas
  • This tour requires some experience with biking in the city
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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was a very nice, instructive bike ride .. occasionally a climb but Michel keeps a close eye on everything. The explanations and the interesting locations we saw were top notch. I'm not really into cycling myself, but it went well and you see A LOT of the city that you don't see otherwise. Well done Michel. The list of tasty restaurants was also useful!

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June 17, 2021

I did this bike trip with my son who is a student in Madrid. We both really enjoyed it and learned so much about the city and its history. Eva, our guide was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and really made the trip a fantastic experience. The bikes were new and comfortable to cycle and meant we could travel to many different landmarks in the three hours. Cycling with a guide is a great way to orientate yourself to a new place. Madrid has countless beautiful buildings , parks and streets. I particularly liked cycling through El Retiro Park. Eva told us a lot about the history of the various buildings which was very interesting. Michel himself got in touch before our trip to check in on us and gave us his details in case we had any difficulties. I would highly recommend this cycle tour.

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June 7, 2021

Great way to see the city!

Myself and a friend went on this tour on our first morning and it was a great way to see the main highlights of the city, get your bearings, and decide what you may want to go back and see. Our guide Juan was really fun and knowledgeable and also gave us some great local recommendations on places to go for food, drinks, views, culture etc. I would recommend this tour to everyone of all ages.

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May 8, 2019

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