Madrid, Salamanca, Segovia 2010

After my six-day journey through Asturias in the north of Spain in May of 2010, I made my way south towards the Spanish capital. I stopped for one day in Salamanca, the Golden City, and Spain’s most popular language learning destination. My three days in Madrid started off with a sightseeing tour to familiarize myself with the city. Local expert Kaspar Winteler took me on a guided bicycle tour of Madrid and explained the city to me in detail. I enjoyed all the fabulous sites of Madrid, from the Gran Via, where my hotel was located, to the Palacio Real, the Catedral de la Almudena, the Plaza Mayor, the Puerta del Sol, the Museum Triangle (with the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo Reina Sofia), as well as the historic Atocha Railway Station and the Parque del Buen Retiro. On an afternoon side trip I visited Segovia with its medieval castle (the Alcazar of Segovia – which inspired Cinderella’s castle) and the ancient yet perfectly maintained Roman Aqueduct. Who can help but not fall in love with Madrid?

Madrid Spain Travel: A Bicycle Tour in Madrid During my double-decker bus sightseeing tour of Madrid yesterday I had already got a good overview of the city. Today it was time to deepen my knowledge… Read more.

After a nice afternoon and evening in Salamanca, I rose early on the morning of June 1, 2010 to leave for my drive to Madrid from Salamanca. I had lucked out with another gorgeous day… Read more.

Madrid Spain Travel: A Bicycle Tour in Madrid During my double-decker bus sightseeing tour of Madrid yesterday I had already got a good overview of the city. Today it was time to deepen my knowledge… Read more.

I had spent a great morning already, cycling through Madrid with my expert guide Kaspar Winteler from Bravo Bike Tours. As I was in the mood for a short out-of-town excursion, Kaspar had given me… Read more.

Madrid Spain Travel: A Bicycle Tour in Madrid During my double-decker bus sightseeing tour of Madrid yesterday I had already got a good overview of the city. Today it was time to deepen my knowledge… Read more.