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  • Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

    1. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

    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 mig...

    The tour was really nice. The guide had a very good knowledge about the city, was extremely friendly and could explain things well. Bikes are very good and pretty new. All was functioning.

  • Madrid: Secrets of Retiro Park 2-Hour Walking Tour

    2. 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.

  • Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

    3. 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 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

    4. 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 typica...

    Our guide Job was excellent and Madrid is a beautiful city with good streets. However, the route took us onto a number of large thorough fares with heavy auto traffic and this was a bit stressful.

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What people are saying about Retiro Park

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!

Fantastic tour! Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic. This tour enabled is to get an overview of Madrid highlights and then decide what we wanted to explore further. I absolutely recommend this tour!

The tour was really nice. The guide had a very good knowledge about the city, was extremely friendly and could explain things well. Bikes are very good and pretty new. All was functioning.

Great way to see Madrid is on a bike. Fun tour with a small group, knowledgeable guide and stopped for tapas. Recommend!

Great tour with excellent bikes and exellent guid!