This area is notable because it was built as an experimental agricultural station in 1766 during the Enlightenment, which was inspired by King Carlos III, an enthusiastic physiocrat who was persuaded that the value of his kingdom lay more in its lands and people than in the gold and silver stored in its treasury. From here we bike to Chinchón, which has one of the prettiest town squares in the region and we continue the ride through the rolling countryside to lunch in Morata de Tajuña passing by wineries, olive grove and melon farms. After lunch it’s a quick van transfer back to Madrid for a stay in the city’s leafy, museum suburb.
The elegant historic town of Aranjuez is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its exceptional cultural heritage. Aranjuez was a royal summer residence in the 16th century, created during the reign of Ferdinand VI. The town’s Baroque and Rococo palaces, geometrically laid-out avenues, central squares, and gardens along the Tagus River embody the orderly ideas of the Enlightenment.
9 am Pick up at your hotel and van transfer to Aranjuez.
Bike ride visiting wineries, farms, having a coffe in Chinchon’s main square.
14pm Stop for lunch. Traditional Spanish food.
16pm departure to Madrid
17pm Arrival to your hotel.
100% asphalt, secondary roads
Road / Hybrid biking