Discover Madrid by tuk tuk (and other alternative vehicles)

A tuk tuk through the streets of Madrid.

Touring Madrid is one of the most desirable plans that can be carried out in spring. But if walking from one point to another is not your thing, here are some ideas to do it aboard the most diverse transports.

A tuk tuk

This popular vehicle, very typical in countries like Thailand or Sri Lanka, is nothing more than the motorized version of the Indian rickshaw. A small adapted motorcycle that pulls a trailer in which passengers go, all properly conditioned (of course), with padded seats, seat belts, awning … With capacity for four people, the tour begins in Antonio Maura street, very close to the Retiro Park, and runs through the most emblematic streets of the capital. Its duration varies from one to two hours and its price also, between 65 and 115 euros. You can book this activity here.

Palacio de Cristal, in El Retiro, one of the stops on the bicycle routes.
Palacio de Cristal, in El Retiro, one of the stops on the bicycle routes.

Cycling

Ideal for those who want to combine tourism and sports. There are two different walks, both with a meeting point on Calle Santiago. The first, with a duration of three hours (29.90 euros), goes into the narrow streets of the center of the Villa and Corte to discover places such as the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor or the San Miguel Market (hours: at 11 a.m. and at 3.30 pm). The second, a two-hour tour of the Retiro Park (24.90 euros) in which you visit the Great Pond, the Crystal Palace or the statue of the Fallen Angel (hours: at 11 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.) . If desired, either of the two options is available by electric bike paying a supplement of 10 euros. You can book this activity here.

Segway route in pear.
Segway route in pear.

And segway

This gyroscopic, bi-wheeled and electric personal transportation vehicle has become one of the means of visiting favorite cities around the world. In addition to being quiet and comfortable, they do not pollute. In the company of a professional guide that shows Madrid, you can choose between two walks: one of two hours through Madrid de los Austrias (Almudena Cathedral, Plaza de Oriente, Cuesta de la Vega, La Huerta viewpoint …) and another three hours (includes, in addition, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de La Villa). The only requirement is to weigh at least 30 kilos and be over 10 years old. The activity has a price of 45-59 euros and can be reserved here.

Electric cars in front of the Puerta de Alcal.
Electric cars in front of the Puerta de Alcal.

By eco-friendly car

A small yellow vehicle with maximum efficiency and low emission engines. This is the car chosen for this fun experience. It is equipped with a GPS navigation system, to be able to follow the chosen route with ease. There are several options: Historic Madrid (it takes an hour and passes through places such as the Temple of Debod, the Plaza de Espaa, the Senate …), Cosmpolita Madrid (it lasts two hours and points such as Calle Alcal, La Plaza de Cibeles or Puerta de Alcal) and Santiago Bernabu Stadium (three hours long, includes the two previous walks in addition to touring the area where the Real Madrid fiefdom is located). All routes start from Calle Ferraz and all vehicles have recorded commentary in Spanish. To drive them, you must be over 21 years of age and have a valid driving license in force in Spain or an international license. Each car has two seats (the companion must be older than seven years) and it is necessary to pay a deposit that is returned at the end of the tour. The price per vehicle ranges from 40 to 80 euros and can be reserved here.

View of San Lorenzo de El Escorial from the air.
View of San Lorenzo de El Escorial from the air.

By plane

Madrid from a bird’s eye view from a two-seater plane (only fits the pilot and one passenger; although the activity is valid for four people, the flights will be carried out in independent planes). From the Eduardo Castellanos Aerodrome in Villacastn, after a 30-minute talk about air safety … the flight begins! The plan allows you to choose one of these three routes: Castles (the fortress of Coca, Arvalo), Nature (the landscapes that separate Madrid and Segovia, such as the Sierra de Guadarrama and the Natural Park of Pealara) and Cities (alczar and aqueduct of Segovia , walls of vila, San Lorenzo de El Escorial). All flights cost 144 euros and can be booked here.

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