Mosaic Tour in Madrid

Full Day Bike Tour with eBike

Every day at 10:00 h

Come and join us on our full day bike tour!

A loop around the city, showing off a unique mosaic of Madrid’s most diverse neighborhoods, beautiful parks, major landmarks and hidden corners – this tour is perfect if you want to go beyond the highlights. You’ll see romantic neighborhoods, green parks, striking avenues and impressive monuments, and even spend some time cycling on a riverside bike lane.

You’ll see the best of Madrid in just one day. With several stops, including two refreshment breaks with snacks and tapas, there’s time to rest, enjoy and experience the real Madrid.

This tour takes you along quiet streets, bike lanes and bike routes; there are a few climbs, but that won’t be a problem since we’ll be riding an electric bike!

On this complete bike tour – which can be booked in several languages – you’ll be provided with a great overview of the city and will get to see so many unique areas, for example:
Sol, Los Austrias, La Latina, Malasaña, Chueca, Salamanca districts

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Royal Palace
  • Green areas like Retiro Park, Manzanares river, Casa del Campo
  • Debod Temple
  • Plaza Santa Ana
  • Neptune Fountain

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Additional information

Tour name“Mosaic Tour”
ActivityBike Tour + 2 x Tapas Breaks
Type of bikeE-Bike (electric bicycle)
Ideal forAll ages, groups of 4 & more participants, families, friends & colleagues, business & corporate
Rate85 € (min. 4 participants: 340 €) additional participants: 85 €, Free up to 22kg in Baby Seat (max 6 years)
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Dutch
Bookable from4 participants
Departure Time10:00 h
Duration6 ½ hours
Distance31 Km (19 miles)
DepartureOur shop in Calle de los Jardines, 12 – 28013 Madrid (Spain), Returns to original departure point
IncludedBike, Helmet: provided but optional, Tour Guide, Bottle of water, Food & Drinks: 2 x Tapas Stop, Public liability insurance
NoteArrival at the departure point 15 minutes in advance is recommended.
DiscountsContact us for special rates for companies, groups, schools, summer camps, universities, OTA, MICE, FIT
RefundBook with Confidence – 100% Covid Refund Guarantee

Mosaic Tour – Full Day with eBike

Come and join us on our full day bike tour! - Madrid Mosaic Tour

A loop around the city, showing off a unique mosaic of Madrid’s most diverse neighborhoods, beautiful parks, major landmarks and hidden corners – this tour is perfect if you want to go beyond the highlights. You’ll see romantic neighborhoods, green parks, striking avenues and impressive monuments, and even spend some time cycling on a riverside bike lane.

You’ll see the best of Madrid in just one day. The route is approximately 31 kilometers (19 miles) long and takes about 6 ½ hours. With several stops, including two refreshment breaks with snacks and tapas, there’s time to rest, enjoy and experience the real Madrid.

This tour – which can be booked in several languages – takes you along quiet streets, bike lanes and bike routes; there are a few climbs, but that won’t be a problem since we’ll be riding an electric bike!

The tour starts in c/ de los Jardines, just round the corner from the Puerta del Sol, one of Madrid’s best known squares. Puerta del Sol is where people celebrate the tradition of eating twelve grapes as it strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, in a televised ceremony viewed by millions of Spaniards. In this square there are two more interesting points: the plaque marking Kilometre Zero (the signposted starting point for measuring the distances of the Spain’s six national roads, and the starting point for Madrid’s numbered streets) – tourists rarely leave Madrid without a photo with it! And secondly, El Oso y el Madroño (the Bear and the Strawberry Tree), a bronze statue built more than 50 years ago and weighing 22 tons, which is the official symbol of Madrid and appears on the city’s coat of arms – as well as being a popular meeting point with locals. - Madrid Mosaic Tour

Very near to Puerta del Sol is the Plaza Mayor, a beautiful portico-lined square in the heart of Habsburg Madrid – the old part of the city, and one of the capital’s most charming districts. People often come here to have a drink and a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants and cafes around the square, and watch the world go by. It’s also quite hard to miss the statue of King Philip III on horseback in the centre!

From here we’ll cycle to the impressive Royal Palace, one of Europe’s largest palaces which was home to the Kings of Spain from the times of Charles III to Alfonso XIII. Though it’s no longer the royal family’s home, it continues to be their official residence.

If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the bi-weekly changing of the guard (Wednesdays and Saturdays) or the monthly solemn changing of the guard (first Wednesday of the month). They’re both a sight to behold!

A stone’s throw from the Royal Palace is the iconic Royal Theater. One of Europe’s leading opera houses, it has undergone a number of renovations since it was established in 1850, the most recent seeing it reopen in 1997. The interior is a must-see for opera lovers, and inspires with its elegant decor, boundless luxury and wonderful acoustics. - Madrid Mosaic Tour

We’ll now make our way to our next stop: the Plaza de la Villa (Town Square), which is one of Madrid’s most unique historical monuments. It’s home to some stunning period architecture, and some of the buildings date back to the Middle Ages – one of which was the home of Madrid’s City Hall until 2007.

Just round the corner sits the San Miguel Market, one of the most traditional Madrileño markets, which has slowly morphed into a gourmet paradise over the last 100 years. It’s worth visiting just to take in the impressive iron architecture dating back to 1919… but most importantly for one of the finest selections of food and wine from all over Spain.

As we cycle through the old La Latina district, we will arrive at La Cava Baja Street.

La Latina: With its charming streets, lively atmosphere, and more than 50 bars and restaurants, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular place for tapas and drinks!

Before we leave the city center behind and head in the direction to the Manzanares River, we’ll see the monumental basilica of Saint Francis the Great. It’s most famous for its majestic dome, as well as the decorative paintings by artists Zurbarán and Goya. Plus, there’s the Puerta de Toledo, a gate built from granite and stone that was erected to commemorate the arrival of Fernando VII to Madrid. - Madrid Mosaic Tour

After seeing the Toledo gate and crossing the Manzanares River, our next viewpoint, the Toledo bridge, is not too far away. This impressive Baroque-style bridge dates all the way back to 1724 (and is named after Toledo, a beautiful city around 70 km away from Madrid).

We’ll now make our way to Casa del Campo, and on our journey we’ll cross two more old bridges: the Segovia Bridge, the oldest bridge in Madrid – constructed in the 16th century – which crosses over the Manzanares River on the way from Segovia (Segovia is around 90 km away from Madrid). There’s also the King’s Bridge, at one of the entrances to Casa de Campo Park – designed by Royal Architect Isidro González Velázquez and built in the 19th century, in its early days it could only be used by the King, giving him access to Casa de Campo from the Royal Palace.

As a very big contrast to these old bridges we will cycle through a double metal spiral in the form of a ringlet with two arms, the Monumental Arganzuela Bridge.This futuristic and iconic bridge is a major walkway, designed by eminent French architect Dominique Perrault and inaugurated in 2011. It’s covered by metallic mesh that shines during the day and is illuminated at night by street lamps that look like birds and butterflies. - Madrid Green Bike Tour – Madrid Green Bike Tour

We are now getting nearer the Casa del Campo, we promise that it will be worth the effort!

Would you believe that Madrid has a huge forest-like park just outside the city? With 1,722.60 hectares (4,257 acres) of natural space, the Casa de Campo (country home) park is the largest public park in Madrid. The park, which dates back to the 16th century, was opened to the public in 1931. There are lots of fantastic cycle paths and hiking trails, which give you a feeling of being in the countryside far away from the city. Plus, throughout the Casa de Campo you’ll also find a zoo and aquarium, an amusement park, various restaurants, a boating lake, an events arena, and outdoor pools. Best of all, you’ll get to experience the most breathtaking view over Madrid from the top of the hill, which you access via the Teleferico cable car.

As we cycle through the park, we’ll cross the Manzanares river, and will then return the same way towards the city center.

We’ll pass another park called Parque del Oeste, where we’ll get to see the San Antonio de la Florida Chapel – this is home to ceiling and dome fresco paintings from Francisco Goya, and it’s also the famous artist’s resting place. The chapel is famous for its San Antonio (the patron saint of love and devotion to the sick and poor, and of lost objects) celebrations on the 13th June, which feature music, processions and other typically Spanish religious customs – the Saints in Spain are very important and spaniards love to celebrate them.

“This light, this sky, these clouds, are the luxury of Madrid, its finest thing. “
(Josep Pla)

Tapas & Markets Bike Tour – every day at 17:00 h
Tapas & Markets Bike Tour – every day at 17:00 h

Next, how about seeing a little bit of Egypt in the middle of Madrid? We’re not joking – there’s an Egyptian monument called the Debod Temple, which is a traditional Egyptian temple dating back to the 2nd century BC. It was transported to Madrid’s Cuartel de la Montaña Park and rebuilt in the early 1970s; interestingly, the Egyptian government donated the temple to Spain to save it from floods, following the construction of the great Aswan Dam. Not very mediterranean at all, and a curious sight compared to the rest of the traditionally Spanish architecture you’ll see!

After this curious non-mediterranean sight, we’ll now be cycling to a very cosy, lively and fashionable neighbourhood called Malasaña which is full of bars, restaurants, markets and bohemian shops. The vibrant Plaza del Dos de Mayo is the heart of the neighborhood, and its name refers to the uprisings of May 2nd 1808, when the town of Madrid rebelled against Napoleon’s invading troops. The central monument is a tribute to two of the heroes of this historic event.

Another interesting district is Chueca, known as Madrid’s gay neighborhood, and named after the 19th century Spanish composer and author Federico Chueca. This neighbourhood is characterized by its beautiful architecture in the style of ‘Madrid de las Austrias’, since it was established under the Austrian Habsburg Family. It’s modern, trendy, and is a great area for shopping and eating.

Tapas & Markets Bike Tour
Tapas & Markets Bike Tour

We are now heading to a district which is a complete contrast to the cosy Malasaña and Chueca: the Salamanca district. Salamanca is an elegant neighbourhood with lots of designer shops and beautiful buildings. On the way, Columbus, the man who discovered America, will greet us by way of the 17-metre-tall statue in the center of an island between the streets of Paseo de Recoletos, Paseo de la Castellana, Génova and Serrano.

Spaniards love markets, and the Salamanca district has the well known La Paz Market, which is somewhat of a landmark in the city. First opened in 1882, one of its distinguishing features is that it was built using iron. Markets in Spain are not only a place to shop – they’re also a place to chat and meet up with people. Vendors are traditionally very friendly to their clients, so you’re guaranteed a lovely experience.

After a few minutes cycling we will arrive at the Eva Duarte de Perón park, which is home to two ornamental fountains and a bust in honor of Eva Duarte de Perón, known as Evita, Argentine political leader and actress.

When people think of Spain, they often think of tapas, flamenco and bullfighting. The Las Ventas Bullring, our next stop, is the most famous bullfighting ring in the world, and is also a beautiful Neo-Mudéjar style building. While Madrid is very traditional and still allows bullfights, in many places they’re either banned or are highly controversial, for example in Catalonia. Las Ventas also has a museum detailing its history.

“Madrid is full of literature, poetry and music on all four sides, so much so that she herself is a literary character.”

(Ernest Hemingway)

Next, after cycling through the Fuente del Berro Park (a splendid landscaped garden that was ordered by King Philip IV), we will arrive at the Casa de la Moneda Museum. Here, you can journey through the history of money and the Spanish Royal Mint, discovering the different forms of currency production throughout history and the origin of coins, all illustrated by a huge collection dating from the 18th century.

As if all our activities so far weren’t enough, Madrid still has more surprises to offer: Dalí’s Dolmen. This sculpture, designed by Salvador Dalí himself in tribute to his wife Gala, was unveiled in 1986. It consists of a 14-metre stone monument, and a sculpture of almost three and a half metres mounted on a pedestal – all made out of stone, granite and bronze. - Madrid Green Bike Tour – Madrid Green Bike Tour

Next up we’ll head to another highlight of Madrid: The Retiro Park.

With its 1.4 km2 (350 acres), El Parque Del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park) is not the biggest city park of Madrid, but it’s arguably the most beautiful and popular – it’s a green oasis in the heart of the city. Once a private rural retreat of Spain’s royal families, it was located for centuries outside of the city walls of Madrid. In the mid-19th century it became a public park, and since then has never lost its popularity – locals and visitors alike consider this park the best place to take it easy. Retiro Park offers enough places to relax with a fresh beverage in the sun or shade (it has more than 15,000 trees!), plus you can skate on the massive avenues that go all through the park.

There’s plenty to see, too – there’s the statue of the Fallen Angel, all kinds of interesting monuments and gardens (such as the Rosaleda rose garden, and the Parterre Francés, which is home to a Mexican conifer that’s nearly 400 years old), and there are also exhibition halls like the majestic Velázquez Palace and the Glass Palace. What’s more, the park boasts a large artificial lake, where you can rent a rowing boat and spend some time floating under the sun!

After a relaxing stroll through the park we’ll almost be the end of our bike tour. But, first we’ll pass the Fountain of Neptune. Alongside the Cibeles Fountain nearby, this is one of the most beautiful and majestic fountains in Madrid. However, there’s also a traditional sporting rivalry between the two – followers of Atlético de Madrid celebrate their victories in the square that plays tribute to the former, the God of the Sea, while those of Real Madrid do so in the Plaza de la Cibeles, which pays tribute to the goddess of nature.

Our final sight before we cycle back to our shop is the Plaza de Santa Ana, which is another of Madrid’s most popular and lively squares. This spot is a hub of food, nightlife, and culture, built in 1810 to bring open space to the constricted neighbourhood of Barrio de Las Letras. Even celebrated author Ernest Hemingway frequented the bars around Plaza de Santa Ana during his stints in Madrid!

And now, after a complete tour of Madrid, it’s time to make our way back to the shop

During this bike tour we will show you all around Madrid. We will cycle to Sol, Los Austrias, La Latina, the Manzanares river, Casa de Campo, the Parque del Oeste, Malasaña, Chueca, Salamanca, Fuente del Berro, the Retiro Park, Lavapiés and Las Letras. Along the way we will stop twice to take a break for some snacks and drinks. – Bike Rental & Tours – C/ de los Jardines 12, 28013 Madrid

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