"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes
from your own actions.” Dalai Lama.
Madrid has been on my list of places to cycle in for ages, so I was super happy to finally get the chance to visit! It's a beautiful city, with huge peaceful parks, great cycle paths & full of friendly people. Check out my video above to join me on my Madrid heart route!
Heart Route: An easy 6.13km traffic free route, View map here Wikiloc
Bike Rental shop: Rent and roll (next to Puerta de Alcalá)
Highlights of route: Cycled through the beautiful Retiro park, past Monumento Alfonso XII , Palacio de Velázquez, Palacio de Cristal, La rosaleda del Retiro, Real Jardín Botánico,
Cycled up Paseo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, walked bike along Calle de Alcala to avoid traffic , ended at Puerta de Alcalá to drop off my bike & enjoyed a tasty carrot cake next door at Vailima cafe mmm
Grateful to: Miguel at Rent & Roll & Lucas for pointing out all the best cycle paths & sights to see.
Cycling Tips: Cycle along the Rio to Casa de Campo & enjoy a cold beer with olives overlooking the lake at La Bicicleta Restaurant. Enjoy the traffic free bliss & birds singing. End your evening at the cool La Bicicleta cycling cafe for their amazing chai Late ;-)
Video Music: I fell in love with these 2 songs as soon as I heard them and just had to use them! Check out the music on Soundcloud PETIT BISCUIT — Sunset Lover & Sonnenkind (MÖWE Remix) - MOWE, Charlie Boulala
Flourish! This word sits strongly in my heart, only we have the power to control our own happiness.
A few months ago over coffee with a friend, I discovered a fantastic UK Wellbeing Organisation called ‘Action for Happiness’. With the inspiring Dalai Lama as their patron, Action for Happiness is a beautiful movement promoting positive social change, bringing together people who want to play a part in creating greater happiness.
Check out their website to find out more & have fun reading their 10 keys to happiness poster.
If you have been inspired by this post and fancy having a go at creating your own heart shaped bicycle route, check out my 5 step video guide here showing you how!
Cycle your hearts out and I'll speak to you soon,