Madrid is the capital of Spain and is located in the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula on the high central plateau surrounded by three different mountain ranges. Madrid’s historical center is a mixture of quaint labyrinthine streets, plazas and parks which make it very pleasant for daytime strolling. At night Madrid becomes alive and its lively nightlife is famous as numerous bars, restaurants and live music venues are packed with locals and tourists alike. “De Madrid al Cielo” (From Madrid to Heaven) is the commonly heard slogan for Madrid as the only thing better is heaven!
Madrid has always had a strong motorcycle tradition and motorcycles are found in her streets all year round. Just outside Madrid is a motorcycle paradise with perfect motorcycle roads just 30 minutes outside the city center. Renting a motorcycle in Madrid positions you a few kilometers the Jarama Racetrack where many motorcycle world championships have been fought.
One should not visit Madrid without seeing the Prado Museum, the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, The Retiro Park, and if you happen the be in Madrid on a Sunday the Rastro open air flea market is always a bustling affair.
If you are looking for a hassle free motorcycle vacation, IMTBike also offers outstanding organized and self-guided motorcycle tours in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, France and Italy. We use top quality “motorcycle-friendly” hotels and you are guaranteed incredible motorcycle roads day after day! To see more information on IMTBike tours please click here
IMTBIKE Day Tour
Madrid is the capital of Spain and is located in the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula on the high central plateau surrounded by three different mountain ranges. Madrid has always had a strong motorcycle tradition and motorcycles are found in her streets all year round. Just outside Madrid is a motorcycle paradise with perfect roads just 30 minutes outside the city center.
On IMTBIKE’s one day Madrid tour you’ll head due west from our offices on the M-501 for about 120km. From there follow signs for the N-502 to Avila which will take you up and over the Puerto del Pico, a beautiful mountain pass with awesome curves that parallels a 2000 year old Roman road. The next junction will be for Hoyocasero on the AV-905. Hoyocasero is home to the Cerveza de Gredos microbrewery, using the crystal clear mountain water to brew up tasty lagers and ales which can be found in select bars of the capital.
From here you can start picking your way east back towards Madrid on our favorite weekend roads. Expect an afternoon of curves, charming small towns, mountain scenery, great asphalt and very little traffic. From Hoyocasero you’ll need to plot your route through the following towns to stay on track: Navalosa, Navatalgordo, Burgohondo, Navaluenga, Cebreros, Hoyo de Pinares, Valdemaqueda, Robledo de Chavela, Navalagamella and Quijorna. From Quijorna return to the M-501 and then back to the IMTBIKE offices. If you navigate correctly you’ll have a 300km route and the perfect intro to what Madrid has to offer the motorcyclist.
Total Kilometers: 300
Total riding time: 5 hours without stops
Riding Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Highlights: Puerto de Pico Mountain Pass, Gredos Mountains, Charming small towns