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Alternative bike tour: the best of street art in Madrid

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Madrid's #1 street art bike tour is now available. Discover with a local graffiti artist the most trendy areas in the neighborhoods of Malasaña, Lavapiés and Embajadores. Enjoy the best street art and graffiti from national and international artists.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish
I booked this for myself, my husband and our 16-year old son and our Dutch friends, who also have a 16-year old son, and it was outstanding! Truly one of the highlights of our trip. Our Dutch friends loved the biking, as did we -- and we got to see streets and places that we might not have seen or visited. Javier is the "designer" of the route and he is a fantastic guy -- fun, knowledgeable, passionate about Madrid and a great guide. I would highly recommend this especially if you have teens who might want to be active and not visit one more museum and/or if people in your group have experience biking, good balance and would feel comfortable riding around a bustling city (although mostly side streets -- only a few times crossing really busy streets -- originally I thought this might even be fun for my parents but then realized absolutely not for my dad but my mom could do it because although she is older, she is an avid biker).
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Highlights

  • Muros Tabacalera, the walls of a former tobacco factory.
  • Pinta Malasaña, one of the most important street art festivals in Madrid.
  • CALLE Lavapiés, a non-commercial neighborhood colored by many artists.

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Description

Street art lovers, graffiti hunters and the bike community are now able to enjoy a new experience in Madrid!

Check with a local graffiti activist the hipster neighborhoods of Lavapiés, Malasaña and Embajadores through a bicycle activity that will take you around during approximately 3 hours.

Firstly, we will explain the history of the local graffiti where Juan Carlos Argüello aka. Muelle, the pioneer of this cultural movement, started tagging in 1989 his name around the streets of Madrid. Once the safety instructions are clear, our guests will head towards Malasaña.

Pinta Malasaña is one of the most important street art events in Madrid. It takes part during the month of April and dozens of artists from all over the globe get to this chic neighborhood where they decorate faccades and metal shutters from different stores. Boa Mistura, Take the topo or Ibsen Art will be some of the names featured.

Next stop in the street art bike tour will be Solar Antonio Grilo, a self-sustained center where the local community created a hub for the creation of arts, nature, socialism...

Cooltourspain will also show you CALLE Lavapiés and Muros Tabacalera, as well as Esto es una Plaza.

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What’s included & not included

  • Bike rental & safety equipment
  • English/French/Spanish live guide
  • Free map
  • Beverages

Meeting point

The entrance of a supermarket called Carrefour (Calle montera 32 madrid)

Reviews from travellers (2)

4.0/5

We loved this!
I booked this for myself, my husband and our 16-year old son and our Dutch friends, who also have a 16-year old son, and it was outstanding! Truly one of the highlights of our trip. Our Dutch friends loved the biking, as did we -- and we got to see streets and places that we might not have seen or visited. Javier is the "designer" of the route and he is a fantastic guy -- fun, knowledgeable, passionate about Madrid and a great guide. I would highly recommend this especially if you have teens who might want to be active and not visit one more museum and/or if people in your group have experience biking, good balance and would feel comfortable riding around a bustling city (although mostly side streets -- only a few times crossing really busy streets -- originally I thought this might even be fun for my parents but then realized absolutely not for my dad but my mom could do it because although she is older, she is an avid biker).
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Good!
Nice tour around a city center neighborhood, with a friendly and easy to understand tour guide. Tour concluded at a nice food market which would otherwise have went undiscovered. We were disappointed that we didn’t go into the Tobacco factory grounds to view the street art in there- I had read up there was a cafe etc. in there, perhaps it’s now all been closed off to the public.

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4.7/5

Super fun and informative
I did this tour with my parent while we were visiting Spain. I cannot recommend it enough. It was hands down my favorite thing we did in Madrid. We learned about the street art culture in Madrid and the history of the lavapies neighborhood. It really made me feel more connected to the city and understand what is happening there currently. Our tour guide was engaging, fun, and super knowledgeable. Overall great experience!! Thanks!!
very impressive- charming and charizmatic guide
Very interesting experience in Madrid
I have already been to do such kind of tours in other cities and I have to say that the Madrid graffiti tour is one of the best I have done. You ll see not only graffitis but also a former railway warehouse used for art exibitions: only this one makes the tour worth to be booked. Then Javier (your guide) is very good in explanations about what you see together with curiosities about Madrid; he is also a smiling and bright guy that makes you feel like walking out with a friend!
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Tour operated by: CoolTourSpain