Madrid, Spain

Casa de Campo

Madrid is home to one of the biggest parks in the world, the Casa de Campo, which is five times the size of New York City’s Central Park. This massive park, located just a few kilometers west of Madrid’s historic center, of is one of the best destinations in the city for a multitude of activities, including a zoo, amusement park and much more. It is also home to miles of paths that reach across its greenery. Our route begins at the Royal Palace and loops through a small section of the park. Another great route begins at the Batán Metro Station and loops on the Ctra. Zarzón past the amusement park and zoo. Depending on where you are staying and what entrance you are closest too, you may want to find your own route among the hundreds of paths. The topography includes gentle undulating hills and several valleys west to east, presenting a maximum elevation gain of 360 ft. Bikers and runners share the paths and it can be busy on the weekends. To avoid crowds, start early.

Additional Park Info and Map
Essentials
  • 4 miles RT but options for much more
  • 269 feet. Fairly hilly!
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Metro: Batán Station is one good option