Another way to discover Madrid


Walking, biking, skating... There are many ways to discover the city. Do you want to visit Madrid on a segway? Do you prefer to take a bus? Or maybe do you want to watch it from the air? Come to visit us and roam the city in a different way.

The city has tourist services that will allow you to enjoy new experiences while you enjoy the culture, green areas, food and areas of Madrid.

Imagine taking a walk on the Retiro Park or the Habsburg Madrid on a Segway, and see the city centre from the highs in a cableway, or roam Gran Vía or Paseo de Recoletos from a tourist bus, or take a route on rollerblades around the Plaza Mayor until the Casa de Campo and discover routes promoted by cycle-tourism and enjoy the landscapes of Madrid. Below we describe the different options:

Segway: There are many companies that offer routes for visiting Madrid on this original mean of transport. The routes offered are varied: from the Habsburg Madrid until the Tapas route, passing by the Retiro or Casa de Campo among others. There are sometimes price reductions that include spas, customized tours, football stadium visits and even to a flamenco show. 

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Teleférico de Madrid: The cableway is the best way to visit the centre of Madrid from the highs with a tour that goes from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales (closet o the Debod Temple) until the Casa de Campo. It is 2.5 km long, at you will reach a maximum high of 40 meters. It was built in 1969 and it has 80 cabins for 6 people.

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Madrid City Tour: Unless it is the most classical one, this might be the most comfortable way to visit the city. You take the bus and using your audio guide you will enjoy a tour around the capital. There are two possible tours that roam the main touristic areas. The ticket, valid for one or two days depending on what you choose, allows you to take the bus as many times as you want in order to take one or both routes.

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Madrid Patina: The association madridpatina and the Tourist Office of the Council of Madrid co-operate doing two different routes for skating that are 6 km long. All routes begin in the Plaza Mayor and finish in the lake of the Casa de Campo.

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En Bici Por Madrid: This blog gathers information about how to cycle around the Region of Madrid. It has advices on how to cycle in a secure way, with city maps and a program where you will find the best route to get to work. It should be highlighted the section with the cyclist calendar showing cycling events and meetings.

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On this website of the Region of Madrid you can also find information on how to cycle through 6 different routes around the green paths of Madrid.

You have no excuse to roam the city. Come to Madrid!


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