“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are” an important thinker once said. Food, in other words, says a lot about people. On the Culinary Cycling Tour you learn about Madrid and Spain by looking through the lens of food. This 3 hour tour is a journey through the food day of a Spaniard, and explains the histories behind other important food habits. We take you to traditional markets and centuries-old Mom & Pop stores, and show you how some markets try to adjust to the demands of the 21st century consumer. By the end of the tour you know what tapas really are, which tapas Madrileños like best, and why Spaniards don’t sit down in a tapas bar, but eat standing up. This tour is focused on food culture more than on eating. We do try some foods on the go though, and you’ll get plenty of the best restaurant recommendations. If you’re more interested in a sitting down tapas tour, please consider our Walking Tapas Tour.

START Calle de los Jardines 12, 28013 Madrid
DEPARTURE TIME Arrival at the departure point 15 minutes in advance is recommended.
INCLUDED
Guide Bike
Bottle of water Two stops for snacks and drinks

Additional information

Duración3 hours
DificultadEasy
Distancia12 Km
IdiomaDutch, English, French, German, Spanish

Cycling through the neighbourhoods of Las Letras, La Latina and Lavapiés you will get to know the ins and outs of Spanish and Madrilenian gastronomy. You’ll be shown the location of the oldest restaurant in the world, Botín, and you’ll see why the Cava Baja street is famous for its tapas bars. During the tour we will stop twice to taste some typical Spanish products.

C/ de los Jardines 12, 28013 Madrid