Scenic Biking in Sierra de Guadarrama, from Madrid
Duration: Part day (4 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Cycle along some of the most breathtaking mountain views in Madrid, from the El Pardo forest to the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.
- Pass through the Spanish landscapes of Sierra de Guadarrama
- Pedal down mountain passes and discover the lush Monte de El Pardo forest
- Check out local restaurants & grab a caña (small beer)
- Follow an experienced local guide along the best, and hidden, paths
Only ten minutes from Madrid's city center awaits a natural escape, the rugged forest slopes of El Pardo. And just 30 minutes later, you will reach the highlight for all cycling lovers: the rich Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. This bike ride promises a constant change of scenery, each turn bringing you a new postcard view.
We begin our ride in the later morning hours, or whenever you choose to start your bike tour. The bikes and helmets are provided, so all you need to have when we pick you up at your accommodation is proper clothing, shoes, and some water to keep you going. In the approximately four-hour ride, we cover 45-90 km (28-56 mi), depending on your preference and ability. So pack a snack or two; you'll be needing energy!
Located in the northern suburb of Madrid, the Monte de El Pardo forest is one of the best conserved Mediterranean forests in Europe. Once the favorite hunting grounds of Henry III, the area has a rich history that our professional guide happily tells you about. But as you listen, keep your eyes sharp; you can often glimpse wild boars, deer, and other wildlife grazing among the sunlit trees.
The landscape gradually begins to change as we make our way to the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. The impressive mixture of flora and fauna is fascinating to observe, and you are free to pause and take photos at any time.
If you'd like to stop for a meal during our trip, there are many delicious restaurants on the way. We can grab a caña (small beer) or some traditional Spanish tapas, small savory dishes. What better time to enjoy a good drink and food than when you're putting your legs to work?
A hike simply can't cover all that this unique area has to offer. And with the Spanish sun shining down, you'll appreciate the breeze pushing you ahead on this wonderful cycling journey.
Need to know before you go
Our meeting time is usually between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., but we can adapt this to your preference.
The minimum age for this tour is 8.
To book a private, personalized tour (choose your own time, pace, destinations etc.), please contact us.
Please consider your fitness level before booking this tour.
What to bring: Comfortable shoes and clothing, water/drink, snack, and anything else you prefer during your bike rides.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Pickup at hotel or the agreed-upon location.