In Madrid, the metro and the bus can take you wherever you need to go! Best of all, the pick up terminals are scattered throughout the city. Madrid also has other means of transportation such as bicycles. The most popular of the biking systems is known as BiciMAD.

To choose the rental option without annual subscription, you must download the BiciMAD app. Then you are able to fill in the form on your phone or the kiosk with your data. Just pay for the time used with your credit card, go to one of the bike stations throughout the city and scan the QR code on the bike you want to unlock it!

The app also has a map of the location of the terminals. There is also a tab for your favorite stops, the trips you’ve taken and the balance remaining after your trips.

If you don’t want to use the BiciMAD app, you can start your ride by visiting one of the kiosk stations. There you will find a touch screen terminal where you can purchase a one, three, or five day card. You can use this card as many times as you want during the requested validity period. The charge for how long you’ve used the bicycle will then be shown at the end of your ride when you re-park the bike. It is a simple, fun, and convenient way to get around the city!

The only difference between paying as you go or opting for the annual payment system is that the annual pay charges a 150€ pre-authorization fee that is unblocked when your card has been charged for the time used.

Now you know, Madrid has a thousand and one ways to be enjoyed and one of them is on two wheels; A very economical, ecological and fun way to explore Madrid.

BiciMAD website:

Look at the map with the stations scattered around the city:

You can also take a look at some of the bike rental shops available in Madrid…

Matadero Madrid. Bicycle rental (Mobeo): Paseo de la Chopera, 14

Bicycle rental points in Juan Carlos I park: Vía Dublin, s / n

My Bike Río: Calle de Aniceto Marinas, 26

Bravo Bike: Calle de Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, 19

Bike Spain Tours: Plaza de la Villa, 1 Bike rental & tours: Calle de los Jardines, 12

Eco Moving Sports: Avenida del Manzanares, 2

Otero Cycles: Calle de Segovia, 18-20

Rent & Roll: Calle de Felipe IV, 10

Pangea: Paseo de las Yeserías, 15

Madrid Bike Tours: Calle de Santiago, 18, Bajo

BiciRetiro: Avenida de Menéndez Pelayo, 51

Diverbikes: Avenida de Menéndez Pelayo, 9

See more at the following list of the Madrid City Council.


First, you come to Madrid with all your luggage. You settle in one of the rooms at Marli House, which accommodates all your belongings. But when you go to charge your cellphone, you realize that Spain has no outlets that fit any of your devices!

This is because in this region of the world, the plugs and sockets, and even the voltage are different from those used in the United States. This is why you should take into account some considerations when using your electrical appliances.

What are these differences?

– Electrical devices in Spain are adapted to operate at 220 volts, while those in the US operate at 110 volts. This means that here, the electrical voltage is higher.

– The plugs used in Spain are of type C.F., while those used in the United States are A.B.

The solution: use adapters!!!

Check the specifications

SO, where can you find them?

Whether you choose to stay at Gran Vía, Sol or Príncipe location, I can offer you a list of nearby places where you can buy the necessary adapters:

– In Bricodepot del Corte Inglés, Calle de Preciados, 4, piso 8.

– Multitienda León, Calle León, 26.

Now you know everything you need to know to keep your hair dryer, phone or razor working properly without damage. Enjoy your stay in Madrid with Marli House!


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