Madrid can be visited in many ways. A popular alternative is to do so on bike.
Discovering the city riding a bicycle is a perfect way to explore the most relevant places in a healthy, ecological and above all, in a fun way. Also, cycling allows you to travel faster and take advantage of the whole day, at the same time that you see the city and its people.
In the capital, there are many businesses that offer guided tours on bike, to discover the city of Madrid. Also, it is a good way of meeting people and enjoy a good time while you learn the history of the city and its most important landmarks.
Disfruta Madrid is a company dedicated to organise bike routes around the city. They organise tours that include some of the main sightseeing spots like the Royal Palace and the Park of El Retiro, the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, as well as interesting locations including the Egyptian temple of Debod, the Royal Theatre, Almudena Cathedral, Plaza de la Paja, and many more! If you want to join the fun, you only have to book your place, they will provide the bicycle and helmet.
GetYourGuide is another company that promotes discovering Madrid on two wheels. You can choose between signing up to a conventional group tour or request a private tour. With them you will travel to the main tourist attractions in Madrid, such as the Almudena Cathedral, the market of San Miguel, Puerta de Alcala, Serrano Street, Colon Square, Chueca, etc.
You also have the chance to discover Madrid on bike and from the heights. This is what the Mobeo company offers. They are a leading company in urban bicycles, and they propose to discover Madrid on bike, and climb to the rooftops with the best views of city. Without a doubt, it is a perfect way to discover the capital in a different and seductive manner.
They will guide you through the streets of Madrid on a three hours tour to climb to five of the buildings that have the best views of the city. You will discover Madrid from above and you will hold your breath when you view the city from such heights.
If you choose to visit Madrid on bike, but you prefer to move around on your own, the city of Madrid offers the BiciMAD bicycle rental service. When you register on their database, you can rent a bicycle for up to one hour, at one of the 123 stations available in the city.