5 Reasons you Should Discover Madrid On a Bike

Madrid Bike Tour

Most tourists around the world as well as in Madrid do tourism the same way, walking around the most famous tourist attractions or hopping on touristic buses. but have you ever thought of visiting a city’s most charming places while riding a bike? Regardless of it saving you time and allowing you to visit more places, riding a bicycle has plenty of benefits on you as well as on the globe. Here are 5 reasons why bicycle tourism is the best way to see Madrid.

1. Health benefits

Health professionals recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day. This is enough to maintain good health, even if the exercise is broken up into short 10 minute bursts.

Cycling is an aerobic activity, which means your heart, lungs and blood vessels all get a work-out. Over time, cycling will reduce your blood pressure and your resting heart rate. Also, and according to a study held by YMCA in 2017, physical activities such as bike riding help you improve your mental health, people with physically active lifestyles had a mental wellbeing 32% higher than inactive individuals.

Additionally, cycling builds stamina, muscle strength and overall physical endurance, consequently, for many new cyclists it’s an unexpected benefit to have more energy for day-to-day things. Walking up the stairs at work will no longer be a challenge with the extra strength and fitness you will build with cycling.

2. Variety of gardens and Parks in Madrid

According to FTNNEWS, Madrid is the second greenest city in the world based on the percentage of green space, reaching 44.85% of green space and offering 85.79 square metres of green space per person. From El Retiro Park to Casa de Campo, Madrid’s top tourist attractions are surrounded by beautiful Parks and gardens that offer the best and healthiest conditions for bicycle tourism, I mean, who wouldn’t want to discover Madrid on top of a bike, breathing fresh air and surrounded by green spaces?

3. Environmental benefits

Millions of cars are produced every year in Madrid and around the world, and all this industrial activity leads to the release of greenhouse gasses into the air. Then comes car fuel being relentlessly burnt into the atmosphere. Cycling on the other hand neither uses fuel, neither does it require highly mechanized green gas emitting plants that destroy the environment.

Being possibly the most important benefit, Cycling tourism helps us save the environment by avoiding the use of any transport methods that release toxic gasses into the air. Riding a bike is a great way of raising awareness and social responsibility.

Nevertheless, The sustainablity of human population and animals keeps getting more and more threatened due to the global warming and the ozone depletion, after the industrial sector, transportation is the second sector contributing to affect the ozone layer and for this reason, tourists must be as commited and aware as locals in protecting the environment for a better and safer ecology.

4. Economic benefits

Using public transportation in Madrid for tourism can seem like a good choice, but changing subway routes every now and then to reach the main tourist attractions won’t be a financially convenient option, using a bicycle offers a lot more freedom to wander in the center of Madrid, and saves you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Another reason to use a bicycle instead of other transport methods is that the main tourist attractions of Madrid are within a 4 kilometer radius. Therefore and while using other transport methods can be overwhelming, using a bicycle facilitates your touring and gives you the flexibility you want to discover your favorite corners of Madrid.

5. Flexibility and adaptability for all ages with the electrical bikes

Depending on the person’s physical condition, the type of terrain or the distance, the electrical bike can be more comfortable since it allows the rider to cover more distance or climb hills when more moderate physical exercise is required. However, the electrical bicycle does not do the riding for you, it provides a slight impulse when you start off or ride uphill with a smooth, fluid movement.

In fact, Electrical bikes provide convenience and comfort for tourists of all ages, they are suitable for people who want to do a physical activity while discovering Madrid, as well as eldery people or people who are not in an adequate physical condition to handle hours of tours.

MadridBikeTours offers a variety of services including bikes and electrical bikes rental, as well as various collective bike tours to the most popular tourist attractions.



Grab your bicycle and get ready to discover one of the most visited capitals of the world !

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