One of the best alternative modes of transport to a car or motorbike in Madrid has always been a bicycle. Opting for a bicycle is not only environmentally friendly and fun, but it also saves time as you won't have to use public transport in the capital. Riding a bike has grown in popularity in Madrid and there are many different activities that you can take part in.
Since 2014, cyclists have been able to tour the city of Madrid through a service known as BiciMAD. Currently, the number of electric and pedal bikes exceed 2000, with more than 163 stations and machines that allow you to rent one of these bikes for the day. These cycling stations are spread over eight districts of Madrid, including: Arganzuela, Tetuán, Chamartín, Centro, Retiro, Chamberí, Salamanca and Moncloa. This service has been created to promote "sustainable mobility". There is also a mobile app that lets you pay for your bike rental by credit card.