Escape the City Without Leaving the City

  • Exercise, gondola, and beautiful views of the city for a perfect day in Madrid.

  • Duration icon3.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Escape the City Without Leaving the City

  • Exercise, gondola, and beautiful views of the city for a perfect day in Madrid.

  • Duration icon3.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Mercedes L
    Photo of Mercedes L

    I have 15 years’ experience in leading walking/running groups. I was an official marathoner pacer for over 8 years. I love nature and being active. I have been living in Madrid for a few years. I have a passion for the city and want to share my passion and knowledge with others. I want to show people a different side of Madrid, the greenery and the walking paths.

  • What you will see and do

    Explore Madrid in a unique way by walking in the beautiful natural landscape in the heart of Spain.

    We will meet in Plaza de España and walk about a mile in the park where we will see an ancient Egyptian temple that is over 2000 years old. There will be spectacular views of Madrid from this park.

    Next, we will board the sky gondola and enjoy a bird's eye view of Madrid.

    We exit the gondola and begin our walk/hike on a beautiful path lined with trees.
    We continue on walking part of the perimeter of the Madrid Zoo where we can spy animals through the gates.

    The path will have lots of different foliage and trees. You will learn a little bit about the park's history and a Spain's history

    The full course is a total of 6.5 miles. A 5.5-mile option is available and you may decide at that point if you want to stop and take the metro back. There are nice options here to have a drink if you want but the tour leader will continue on. Alternatively, at 3.5 miles there is a bus that can take you back- be prepared with 1.50 for the bus fare as they do not accept credit card.

    The tour ends perfectly to coincide with Spanish lunchtime (the biggest meal of the day). We will enjoy a drink and tapa together at the end of the 6.5 mile option.

    During Summer we have special hours Summer provides a special opportunity to walk in the evening when it is cooler and the walk ends just in time to enjoy the night since it really doesn't start until 10pm in Madrid

    July, August, and September are hot in Madrid so we start earlier (at 9am instead of 11am) or sleep a little later and join the evening tour.

    Please note that the sky gondola may close down for maintenance without notice. In this event ,we will do an alternative transport

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Sky Gondola, Drink and Tapa
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Transport to starting point nor transport from ending point
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • statue of Don Quixote on a horse. A sign will be displayed by your leader “Madrid Adventure Trail Walking Tour” standing on the side of the right raised arm of Don Q.

  • Madrid  » Nature