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Local’s Favorite Gems: Private Cycling Tour

Product ID: 114808
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Enjoy a fun ride and fresh air as you follow the path of the city’s Manzanares River. Bike like a local, admire local highlights and discover awesome hidden gems along the way.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the off-the-beaten-track sites of Madrid
  • 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
Full description
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 frescoes 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.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Equipment
  • Bike rental
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Metro Principe del Pio- take exit Paseo del Florida and wait at the Merry-Go-Round

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