Madrid Riverside & Parks Cycle Tour


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Madrid, Madrid

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Did you know Madrid is the greenest capital in Europe? For 3 hours we’ll explore the Parque del Oeste, the Manzanares River, and Casa de Campo - one of the largest public parks in the world - all on cycle paths. Our guides will talk you through the parks’ history, from beginnings as royal hunting grounds, to use as a front line during the Spanish Civil War. You’ll also visit the resting place of a legendary Spanish artist and see an impressive church with ceilings painted by him. This tour is great for kids as it doesn’t cross the city centre or use roads.

Includes:
- Bike rental with handlebar bag for storing personal items, helmet
- English-speaking bilingual guide who will take pictures of you along the way so you don’t have to fuss with your camera*
*the pictures are for your personal use only, and will not be used by us in any manner


What's Included

City Bicycle

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Helmet

Local Guide / Photographer

What's Not Included

Insurance

Transportation to/from attractions


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infant seats are available by request if advised at time of booking (limited availability)
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infant seats are available by request if advised at time of booking (limited availability)
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Bravo Bike has been providing bicycle tours in Madrid since 1999. As one of the most experienced bike companies in the city, we pride ourselves in our selection of Madrid City Tours, as well as guided cycling excursions to the surrounding regions including the historic cities of Segovia and La Granja, El Escorial and Ávila, Toledo, Aranjuez and Chinchón.

Our tours are highly suitable as corporate incentive events as well as excursions for multinational companies, schools and universities.

For all of our tours we've chosen the best hotels and the most attractive and interesting sites, cities and monuments to visit, paying attention to the individual needs and desires of our clients. Our tour guides, as well as our whole team, will spare no effort in ensuring that your only goal is to fully enjoy yourself.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Templo de Debod
This is an Egyptian temple dating back to the 2nd century BCE, 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.

Works on the temple began at the orders of the Meroë King Adijalamani, who built a chapel dedicated to the god Amun and the goddess Isis. This chapel was decorated with high reliefs.

In the 20th century, owing to the construction of the dam, the Egyptian government gave the temple as a gift to the city of Madrid and it was transported and rebuilt stone by stone in its current location. It was opened to the public in 1972. The reconstruction in Madrid kept the building’s original orientation; that is to say, from East to West.
- Official Tourism Website, Madrid

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Parque del Oeste
With almost 100 hectares, this important green area was created in 1906 by Celedonio Rodrigáñez, agricultural engineer and director of the Department of Parks and Gardens. After the Civil War, his successor, Cecilio Rodríguez, rebuilt the park.

The space has very original places such as the Teleférico (cable car), a ceramics school, a rose garden where an international rose competition is held each year, and the Temple of Debod.

The park has a monumental and landscaped character with a general outline of English gardens featuring significantly different levels and winding paths with naturalist inspirations.
- Official Tourism Website, Madrid

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa de Campo
At over 1,722 hectares, Casa de Campo is the largest urban park in Spain. Situated to the southwest of Madrid, the most common trees are holm oaks and pines, in the style of most meadows in the Castilian plateau.

The importance of Casa de Campo rose when King Philip II of Spain moved the court to Madrid in 1561 and the royal residence was established in the old fortress, which stood on the site of the present-day Royal Palace. A keen hunter, the King wanted to have his court located close to a hunting ground. To honour his wish, he acquired the manor from the Vargas family and the adjoining lands as well. Two centuries later, King Ferdinand VI of Spain named Casa de Campo a Royal Forest. In 1931, under the Second Republic, the property passed from the Crown to Madrid City Council.
- Official Tourism Website, Madrid

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Madrid Rio
Madrid Río (river) is one of Madrid’s major ecosystem-rebalancing projects. Part of the busy M-30 highway running parallel to the River Manzanares was buried underground, which resulted in a vast 10km-long park that both locals and visitors can enjoy.

The renovation of the space has helped Madrid recover the health of the river. But the project goes beyond that, since tearing down a section of the M-30 meant removing an obstacle that had separated the southern districts from the centre for a long time.

Inaugurated in April 2011, Madrid Río covers nearly 700ha of restored land. The banks of the river and the surrounding area are filled with a wide range of recreational facilities and attractions that revolve around four themes – new architectural highlights, a green corridor, sports and leisure, and culture.
- Official Tourism Website, Madrid

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Caspar is a legend
Clare_Braithwaite, 13-09-2019
Can’t recommend highly enough, a great tour, amazing and friendly guide. Great knowledge, raincoats and ponchos provided, and little bike bags attached so you don’t need to take a rucksack.

Caspar took lots of pictures and shared them freely along with his local knowledge on restaurants and museums.

If you want a bike tour you HAVE to book through Bravo Bikes!

Thank you so much.
Don't Miss this TOUR!
E3175HYamy, 08-09-2019
Casper and his amazing team created the best day of our trip in Madrid. Personalized, fun, and even got a taste of mountain biking while in the park. Truly a great experience from the minute you enter the door - you are greeted with spirit and love and then treated like gold on the tour. Oh yah -the bikes tour was TERRIFIC too! Loved every minute. Thanks Bravo Bikes!!
Madrid by Bike
Melanie_R, 03-04-2022
Our guide Caspar was exemplary, we had a great time exploring around the pedestrianised centre before cycling along the river and through the West Park and around before he showed us a great spot for lunch. Highly recommend!
BEST day of trip!
AEC108, 10-09-2019
Bravo Bike company is the real deal! Locals led and local insights at every turn. Tour was the perfect mix of historic info, hidden spots, crazy great city views and delicious local cafe break. A++
Parks & River Bike Tour
823bernadetted, 11-07-2019
We have a lovely bike rike with Alvaro, the scenery was beautiful, we enjoyed our snack & cold drinks at the cafe spot by the lake, thoroughly enjoyed by all 5 of us, including our 7 year old who tired a bit going uphill on our way back, would highly recommend this bike tour.




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