About Adventure in Madrid
When most people think of Madrid, they think of a busy city with tall buildings and very few green spaces. This couldn’t be further from the truth – Madrid has the greatest number of trees and green surface per inhabitant in Europe and the second highest number of aligned trees in the world. There are parks and gardens scattered throughout the city, providing the ideal places for workers to take a break from office life and tourists to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets.
There are several hiking trails in the Madrid mountains, including GR 124: The Royal Path, GR 88: Pontón de la Oliva - Cerezo de Abayo and GR 10: Pontón de la Oliva - San Martín de Valdeiglesias.
Madrid is a great city to explore on foot, as many of the sites are found close together. The Old Madrid walking tour is a real eye-opener and includes sights such as the Mallorquina, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Plaza Mayor and Arco de Cuchilleros.
The Parque del Retiro and Parque de la Casa de Campo both provide loads of open spaces with wide flat paths ideal for running.
Instalación Deportiva Municipal Francos Rodríguez, Club Deportivo Canal de Isabel II and Instalación Deportiva Municipal Casa de Campo.
Exit Fitness, Urban Fitness, Energym Madrid, and Opera Gym. Temporary passes aren’t available in all gyms, so check before if you’ll only be going for a week or two.
Madrid is a very flat city, making it popular for cyclists. There are loads of cycle routes to get you from A to B, but if you want to take in some scenery along the way, try joining one of the cycle tours, such as Trixi or Bravo Bike.
Yoga Center, Yoga at the Park Madrid and Bikram Yoga. Not all yoga classes are taught in English, but if you’re an experienced practitioner, you shouldn’t have much trouble following the positions.
Parque del Retiro, Parque de la Casa de Campo, Parque Juan Carlos I and Parque Nacional de la Cumbre, Circo y Lagunas de Peñalara.
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