Madrid by Bike: The Local Way

Madrid by Bike: The Local Way

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( 150 reviews ) star Bike tour Madrid 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • Discover off-the-beaten-path sites
  • Hear fascinating facts about the city’s history
  • Have fun while exploring the city by bike
  • Visit local spots unknown by tourists
  • Admire the view over the famous Royal Palace
  • Be impressed by Goya’s frescoes

You will meet here: Príncipe Pío

What you can expect

See another side of Madrid with a local! Meet your private guide at station Principe Pio and enjoy a short walk to the bike shop. Bike along the Manzanares River and get a unique perspective of the city.

Start your biking route at King's Bridge, and admire the Royal Palace, a place considered one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. On the other side of the river is the beautiful Casa de Campo, the largest public park in Madrid. Your private guide will tell you the history of this park and how locals spend their time there.

Move on to the next stops, pass the oldest bridge in Madrid and the old football stadium of Atletico Madrid. Next stop is Puente de Toledo, a masterpiece of Baroque Madrid, designed by Pedro Ribera, one of the most influential artists of 18th century. Beautiful designed, the Arganzuela Footbridge creates a belvedere over the park and offers you an amazing view over the Toledo Bridge.

Ready to check out a famous graffiti artwork? Follow your host and cross Madrid Rio over the Matadero bridges decorated with mosaics. Admire Italian street artist Blu’s artwork and find out more about his unique style. Next stop is Matadero, a major cultural center. The building used to be the former municipal slaughterhouse, but is now a vibrant cultural center.

Before you move on to your last two stops, enjoy a caña and a piece of tortilla to recharge your batteries. Hop on your bike and cycle to Ermita de Virgen del Puerto, a hidden church decorated with beautiful frescos on the inside of the cupola. The last stop is Madrid’s most surprising secret where you can look up at Goya’s frescoes mural paintings. Your local guide will show you where the painter is buried and tell you the interesting story about his death.

Ready to wrap up your tour? Cycle back to the bike shop and say “goodbye” to your new friend. If you feel hungry or want to have a drink, you can ask your private guide to help you with directions on how to get to Casa Mingo. This place is famous among locals for its signature dish of roast chicken and delicious cider.

Pick any of our hosts for a fun and easy-going tour that are adaptable to your needs and preferences.


This is the plan

Meeting point
Metro Principe del Pio
Stop 1
Have a beautiful view of the Royal Palace from the King's Bridge
Stop 2
See the old Stadium Vicente Calderon, while it's still standing!
Stop 3
Bike through beautiful gardens all the way up to Toledo Bridge and find out the story of San Isidro, the patron of Madrid
Stop 4
Check out modern architecture and the city adaptation of a beach
Stop 5
Walk on the Matadero Twin bridges, with beautiful design made by the locals in the neighbourhood
Stop 6
See a hidden graffitti art made by the famous Blu
Stop 7
Have a well-deserved beer & tapas break at the Matadero, the old slaughterhouse of the city that now became a very cool cultural space.
Stop 8
Visit the hidden-gem church where Goya is buried and see the beautiful ceiling painted by him.
Final stop
Drop off your bike and get the best lunch-place recommendation from your local host!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Bike tour details

Type
Private Bike tour
Mode of transport
Bicycletour (cost included)
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Príncipe Pío
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkEquipment
check1 tortilla tapa
checkbike rental
check1 alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

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  • With the host of
    your choice

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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.