Bike Spain Tours Madrid

outside_hotelOne of the many joy’s working at bazooka is the trips we go on, I’d like to say that it’s an annual thing, but we didn’t go anywhere last year, but the year before we went to Malta, which was a lot of fun.

This year we went to Madrid in Spain, the trip lasted four days, we left Stockholm in the early morning last Friday, arriving in Madrid around 11 AM. It was the first time that I’ve been in Madrid, let alone Spain.hotel_view As we exited the plane I was prepared for a wall of heat, which usually happens in southern Europe when you leave an air conditioned plane, but the weather wasn’t really that hot.

We had our own bus that took us from the airport to our hotel, Catalonia Atocha, as the bus navigated the narrow city streets our guide talked about Madrid’s history. Once at the hotel we were greeted with a drink on the roof-top terrace, the view was breathtaking, you could see all the way out to the suburbs of the city.

The following days had been planned rather well, during the mornings we’d be conferencing, doing different activities like team-building etc. and during the evenings we went out to dinner.

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Though during Saturday, after the conference, we went out on a guided bicycle tour. I haven’t really ridden a bicycle since I got my driver’s license (which is 8 years ago), but as the saying goes, riding a bicycle is just like riding a bicycle. This event was probably one of the things I enjoyed the most, you can cover a lot more ground than by walking, and you also get a lot more time enjoying the scenery than with a motorized vehicle. The bike trip took something like 2 hours, and it was a lot of fun.

Every night we went out for dinner, the first night we went on a tapas-spree, visiting three different restaurants for wine-tasting and tapas-dining. The two other nights we enjoyed 7 course dinners, which was awesome to say the least.

dinnerThe last day, Monday, we were free to do whatever we wanted, but we had to check out our bags before 12 AM and we had to meet up at the hotel at 2:15 PM for the transfer bus back to the airport.
I decided to join a small group and go to a gallery nearby, Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, it’s a rather large museum, so if you ever visit it, be prepared to spend a lot of time. They have a lot of art from famous artists like Picasso and Dali.

We arrived at the airport sometime around 3 PM, after a rather interesting busride, how anyone has the guts to drive a car let alone a bus through the streets of madrid is quite astonishing, I don’t think I’d have the nerves to keep my calm, at times I was completely sure we’d scratch up a bunch of parked cars because of the narrow streets.

Madrid’s airport is huge, but we were able to find our gate without any problem, and according to the flight information displays the plane was set to leave 15 minutes early and in extension, the boarding would take place early than planned. So we went to the gate when the boarding should have started. But the plane was missing, we had to wait quite a while and in the end, the plane got delayed half an hour.

There’s this special feeling when you get home from a trip, you’re exhausted and happy. And you find out that even though it’s great being abroad, nothing beats the fresh, cool and clean air here in the Nordics.

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Q&A

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Planning a trip to Spain! Help!!! Anyone who travels a lot? | Yahoo Answers

For your first trip like this, use a travel agent and buy an escorted tour. You would go by bus to photogenic sites and have someone who could always be there to tell you all about the sites you see. Otherwise you must plan every step yourself, such as transportation to and from airport, travel to and from sites, meals every day, etc.

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How many seats were available for the 1996 AC DC tour started in Madrid, Spain

In 1996 AC/DC played the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain. It has a capacity of 23,798.