Highlights of Madrid by bike - daily open tour

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See the impressive sights of Spain’s beguiling capital from a unique perspective on a 3-hour bike tour of Madrid. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor and stop intermittently to hear fascinating facts and historical anecdotes from your expert guide. Capture photographs of monuments like Retiro Park and the Puerta del Sol, during regular breaks. This tour is perfect for all cycling abilities and only a moderate level of fitness is required. See Madrid from the ground up on a 3-hour bike tour with a local guide.Discover off-the-beaten-path sites like the Egyptian Templo de Debod and St Ann´s Square. Refreshment in the lovely Retiro Park included.Small-group tour limited to 15 people

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Trixi Bike Tours Madrid

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Royal Palace of Madrid

The largest royal palace in Western Europe is a must-visit for all.Home to the Kings of Spain from Charles III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid's Royal Palace takes us on a journey through the history of Spain. Though it is no longer the royal family's home, it continues to be their official residence.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena

This imposing church and the Royal Palace nearby form one of Madrid’s most popular tourist attractions.Madrid's cathedral, which stands in Hapsburg Madrid, has a short but tortuous history. The first plans for the church were drawn up in 1879 by Francisco de Cubas, who wanted to create a pantheon for the late Queen Maria de la Mercedes. The foundation stone was laid in 1883, but when Pope Leo XIII granted a bull in 1885 for the creation of the Madrid-Alcalá bishopric, the plans for the church were changed to become plans for a cathedral.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Prado National Museum

The Prado Museum, which is commemorating its 200th anniversary this year, is the crown jewel of one of the city’s most popular tourist itineraries: the Paseo del Arte, where you'll also find the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums. The Prado's walls are lined with masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools, including Velázquez’ Las Meninas and Goya’s Third of May, 1808. Its collection comprises 8,600 paintings and over 700 sculptures, so we recommend deciding what you want to see before stepping into the museum. If you are short on time, the Prado's website suggests three itineraries, lasting 1, 2 and 3 hours and covering the museum's most important masterpieces.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Templo de Debod

Temple of Debod templo_deblod_1.jpg templo_deblod_2.jpg templo_de_debod_3.jpg siempre_gratis.jpg Anterior Siguiente Description Information(active tab) Services Map This is an Egyptian temple dating back to the 2nd century BC, transported to Madrid’s Cuartel de la Montaña Park. The temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government to save it from floods following the construction of the great Aswan Dam.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Mayor

This arcaded square located in the historical centre of the city is the heart of Hapsburg Madrid.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Parque del Retiro

El Retiro Park is the real star of this neighbourhood, bordered by Calle de Alcalá and Calle O’Donnell to the north, Doctor Esquerdo to the east, Avenida del Mediterráneo and Paseo de Reina Cristina to the south, and Calle de Alfonso XII to the west. The park was developed under the Catholic Monarchs, in the early sixteenth century, but the neighbourhood itself is much younger. With an increasingly larger population in the late nineteenth century, the city expanded. The layout of Retiro is similar to that of neighbouring Barrio de Salamanca, featuring perpendicular streets with wide pavements, some of them embellished as attractive boulevards, like Ibiza or Alcalde Sainz de Baranda. It’s basically a residential area but, being so close to the centre of Madrid, it’s borrowed some of its business and shopping character. Visitors coming to Madrid can’t miss El Retiro Park and its surroundings, filled with cultural attractions, restaurants and shops. El Retiro Park is the real star of this neighbourhood, bordered by Calle de Alcalá and Calle O’Donnell to the north, Doctor Esquerdo to the east, Avenida del Mediterráneo and Paseo de Reina Cristina to the south, and Calle de Alfonso XII to the west. The park was developed under the Catholic Monarchs, in the early sixteenth century, but the neighbourhood itself is much younger. With an increasingly larger population in the late nineteenth century, the city expanded. The layout of Retiro is similar to that of neighbouring Barrio de Salamanca, featuring perpendicular streets with wide pavements, some of them embellished as attractive boulevards, like Ibiza or Alcalde Sainz de Baranda. It’s basically a residential area but, being so close to the centre of Madrid, it’s borrowed some of its business and shopping character. Visitors coming to Madrid can’t miss El Retiro Park and its surroundings, filled with cultural attractions, restaurants and shops.

Duration: 20 minutes
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