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Madrid Top10 eBike Tour

Visit the 10 must-see sights of Madrid's city center in only 90 minutes

1.5 hours
Easy
City center
Icons of Madrid
1.5 hours
Easy
City center
Icons of Madrid

Why this route?

The Madrid Top 10 Ebike Tour takes you to the 10 most important sights in the downtown area of Madrid. You will pedal through emblematic neighborhoods on a journey that encompasses both the historical Madrid and the modern and dynamic city of today.

The itinerary will lead you to lively areas and beautiful monuments such as the palaces in the quarter Madrid de los Austrias, the beautiful streets and theaters in the district Barrio de las Letras or the bustling Gran Vía boulevard. This guided ebike tour will allow you to immerse yourself in the exciting life and contrasts of Madrid’s city center, mixing the classic and the modern Madrid.


What will you see?

Madrid de Los Austrias. You will visit the neighborhoods of Sol and Palacio, with its typical 16th-century streets and monuments, to get a feeling of what life was like during the reign of the House of Habsburg.

Key monuments. The tour entirely covers the central area of Madrid and includes almost all must-see sights of Spain’s wonderful capital.

Traditional and modern Madrid. You will visit the most classic parts of Madrid, noticing the contrast of its historical streets and buildings to the modernity of its shops, bars, and its inhabitants.


Includes

High-end e-bike

Helmet

Bottle of water

Basket

Cyclist Guide


About the itinerary

The Madrid Top 10 Ebike Tour starts in the Argüelles neighborhood, leaving Plaza de España towards the Templo de Debod, an Egyptian temple built in Lower Nubia (south of Egypt) in 200 BC. The Temple was a gift from President Nasser in gratitude for the Spanish protection of the temples of Nubia and was transferred stone by stone to Madrid.

You will cycle through the park to Plaza de Oriente, the city’s historical center and symbol of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom since 1561. Built in 1844, two important buildings are located next to the square: the Royal Theater and the Royal Palace. The current palace, the largest in Western Europe, was built on top of the old Alcázar Palace in 1738 and although on paper it is the official residence of the King of Spain, its use is limited to events and sightseeing. In front of the palace stands the Cathedral of Almudena, a Christian temple built on an old Arab mosque and which has been the scene of some major events of the Spanish monarchy as the wedding of the current monarch, King Felipe VI.

The route continues through Madrid de Los Austrias, the medieval district laid out by the monarchs of the House of Habsburg and the Plaza de la Villa with palaces of the s. XVI. You will arrive at the Mercado de San Miguel, a rectangular building with an iron structure that is currently one of the attractions for food tourists, a gastronomic hotspot in the city center of Madrid. Further downhill, you will visit the Plaza Mayor and the Cava de San Miguel.

Points of interest

(1) Plaza España, (2) Palacio Real, (3) Plaza de la Villa, (4) Mercado de San Miguel, (5) Cava Baja, (6) Plaza Santa Ana, (7) Puerta del Sol, (8) Plaza Mayor, (9) Chocolatería San Ginés, (10) Edificio Capitol


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The Madrid Top 10 Ebike Tour continues in the Lavapiés district, pedaling through the Cava Baja, a street where more than 50 bars and restaurants are concentrated, with Casa Lucio and its famous “huevos estrellados” as a reference. The area is also known for hosting the famous Rastro Market around the Plaza del Cascorro on Sundays and holidays. It is the most famous flea market in Madrid, more than 400 years old and owes its name to the fact that a slaughterhouse was located nearby, leaving traces of blood in the streets.

On the way up through the Lavapiés neighborhood, you will arrive at the Plaza de Santa Ana, with its statues of illustrious writers such as Calderón de la Barca and García Lorca who welcome us to the Barrio de las Letras. The area adopted its name between the 16th and 17th centuries as a place of residence for the authors of the Spanish Golden Age, such as Cervantes, Quevedo or Góngora. Nowadays, its streets are known for its architecture, its typical taverns, and its lively nightlife.

You will drive on Calle Alcalá, where the Metropolis Building forms part of the capital’s skyline, until we reach Puerta del Sol, with its tile indicating the initial point of all roads in Spain, Km 0. From the Puerta del Sol, you will go to the Plaza Mayor on San Ginés Street, where the Chocolatería San Ginés is located, the most popular establishment of its kind.

The Plaza Mayor has been the scene of celebrations, revolts, and many other acts that were normal in the daily life of seventeenth-century people of Madrid. It is one of the must-see places in the city, full of stories and anecdotes. The route continues towards Gran Vía through the Plaza de Callao, where we locate another prominent landmark: the Capitol Building and its luminous Schweppes sign. In the Gran Vía, you will visit the most famous theaters of the city in an area popularly known as the “Broadway of Madrid”.

From Gran Vía you will return to the Plaza de España, visiting more sights on your way, for example, the Real Monasterio de la Encarnación, a convent of the s. XVI, La Bola Restaurant, known throughout Madrid for its cocido madrileño and the Palacio del Senado, one of the two political decision chambers in Spain.

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