Enjoy Madrid’s Green Cycling Belt
Enjoy Madrid’s Green Cycling Belt
Can you imagine touring Madrid on two wheels and exercising? Well, stop imagining it and start knowing all the details of this tour that allows you to discover the city from another point of view while you get your body in shape pedaling through the city. In today's blog post we tell you everything you still don't know about the capital's Green Cycling Belt.

The Green Cycling Belt is a road with a circular layout that surrounds the urban area of ​​Madrid, with a length of almost 65 kilometers, for the most part it is a well-paved lane segregated from vehicle traffic. Along the belt you will see a rest area provided with the necessary facilities and services for the user, such as fountains, bicycle racks, benches and an informative map of the Green Cycling Belt with references to transport services such as Metro and RENFE, livestock trails and long-distance trails. Practically throughout the entire route, the Green Cycling Belt runs along with an exclusive platform, completely segregated from vehicle traffic, which gives it a high degree of safety. In addition, the presence of numerous Metro stations near to the Belt allows quick and easy access to its route.

Although a large part of its layout runs through green areas, on occasions it has to make room for itself in the purely urban fabric. The intersections of streets and avenues are duly signposted and equipped for the crossing of cyclists.

A green belt connected to all the city's infrastructures

The layout of the lane has been carried out in many cases through areas of complex urban structure, for which numerous bridges have been built while the areas adjacent to it have been landscaped.

Madrid's Green Belt connects large neighborhoods and districts that until now were separated by artificial barriers, and thanks to the construction of nine footbridges and underpasses, cyclists and walkers have been able to communicate quickly with each other.

The integral route of the Green Belt allows you to enjoy unknown landscapes and panoramic views of Madrid, a heterogeneous city from the urban and social points of view. This is, without a doubt, an ideal route not only for athletes but also for those who like the urban planning, history and architecture of Madrid.

A Green Cycling Belt to enjoy with the family

The profile of the users of the Green Belt is very heterogeneous and not only cyclists circulate along its road, but also long-distance runners, walkers and skaters. As the average width of the Green Belt is six meters, divided into two lanes and marked with paint, it is intended that cyclists use the widest (four meters) and the rest of the users the remaining two meters.

The Green Belt connects with other bicycle-pedestrian paths of a radial nature and that in the immediate future will penetrate into the interior of the urban area, with an undoubted vocation as alternative communication routes. Both the Green Belt and the radial axes that appear in this publication form part of the Cycling Mobility Master Plan approved in May 2008. Another function of the Belt is to connect with other road cyclists that go outside the city, as in the case of the Colmenar highway lane or the one that connects with San Martín de la Vega highway.

Hotel Victoria is the best place you can choose if you visit Madrid and spend a few hours getting to know the city up close. Located in the capital’s center, it is the best starting point if you are thinking of enjoying Madrid's Green Belt. Communicated by metro, commuter trains and buses, it is the ideal location to get to know the greenest part of Madrid, as well as, of course, walk through its most historic centre.

Do not think about it, and come to Madrid!