Category Madrid

Europe 2014 – Madrid: The Best Laid Plans

Timeline: July 2nd  – 7th We returned to camp after our fine ride, cleaned up and drove over to the bus stop for our trip to central Madrid.  A quick check of the Ciclos Otero web site revealed that they close at 2:00pm on Saturdays so a stop there was out.  We arrived in town […]

Europe 2014 – Madrid: A Really Good Bike Ride

Timeline: July 2nd  – 7th Our plan for the day was to get a bike ride in and then head into town for dinner at the Mercado and potentially a haircut for me at a barbershop we’d see on the tour.  We wanted to also stop in at a bike shop, Cyclos Otero, as had […]

Europe 2014 – Madrid: Another Good Tour

The Steve’s guide recommends taking one of the Madrid tours sponsored by the TI in town, so our destination on July 4th was Plaza Mayor and the office there.  As mentioned earlier, the second day into town is easier as you become more and more familiar with the routine of the commute.  We arrived at […]

Europe 2014 – Madrid: Why Were We Nervous About its Size?

  Timeline: July 2nd  – 7th After a couple of weeks of staying in and dealing with smaller towns, we weren’t sure what to expect with Madrid, a town of over 3 million people.  Would the city be navigable?  Would our campground on the outskirts require a long commute to town?  Find Camping Arco Iris […]