10 best team building activities in Madrid

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Madrid is the capital of Spain, a sprawling cosmopolitan area famous for its rich historical legacy and contributions to the art world. The diverse cityscape is comprised of impressive Catholic cathedrals and ostentatious royal palaces that bear down on narrow medieval streets and elegant boulevards.

The city is home to many iconic landmarks, a huge selection of parks and a buzzing shopping district, not to mention an overwhelming variety of activities and experiences. A team-building retreat in Madrid is guaranteed to bring your team closer together and teach them valuable skills.

We’ve organised several team-building retreats in Madrid, over time, discovering the most effective team-building activities to be found in the city. To help you find more ideas for your offsite retreat in Madrid, we’ve curated the following list.

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Explore the city on an e-bike tour

  • Interested in history but don’t want to walk? Explore the city together with your team on e-bikes. 
  • All the attractions are just a pedal away as you join an experienced guide on a 2-hour sightseeing tour.
  • You’ll see the most emblematic spots in Madrid like the Plaza de Oriente and San Miguel Market, as well as learn about the city’s rich history and local stories. 
  • Would you prefer to visit an ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of the city, or Madrid Río, the park that has changed the life of the city in the last ten years? Luckily, you can visit both of these places and more on your e-Bike tour!
  • Tours are available in both Spanish and English.
  • Participants are provided with a helmet and a city map. Raincoats and Lockers for your backpacks are also available.

Tuck into tapas on a guided culinary tour

  • Are you and your colleagues food-lovers? Then pick a creative tapas, food and wine tour! 
  • A tapa is an appetizer or snack which can be translated to ‘a small portion of Spanish cuisine’. 
  • Madrid is a wonderful spot to experience this Spanish culinary tradition as places throughout the city take gastronomy to new heights without losing its down-to-earth essence, something like a cross between a tapas bar and a Michelin restaurant.
  • The tour is conducted in the evening and lasts approximately 2.5 hours. 
  • These places are so good they’re even popular among famous clientele including Spanish Royalty, the First Lady, actor Harrison Ford and many more!

Uncover hidden clues to escape the room

  • Escape rooms provide an alternative team-building experience where players must solve puzzles and find clues to escape the rooms.
  • Players have just 60 minutes to make their escape.
  • An intellectual challenge that is achieved through creativity, logic, teamwork and intuition.
  • The facility is custom designed to facilitate staff evaluation, enabling each client to carry out a tailor-made activity to fit the needs of each company. 
  • Play up to five different missions, spread across six different rooms.
  • Play in either English or Spanish.

Explore the city on a guided walking tour

  • Get to know Madrid at your own pace, getting to know the most symbolic monuments of the capital.
  • Your guide will accompany you on an interesting and entertaining trip to learn about the history, culture and secrets of Madrid.
  • Get to know Barrio de las Letras, the most incredible legends of the city. Enjoy a flamenco show, the best museums or even travel on an excursion to Toledo or Segovia.
  • The guides are happy to answer any questions you might have during the tour.
  • Tours guides speak fluent Spanish and English.

Learn to make traditional Paella with a cooking clas

  • Visit Antón Martín market to buy the groceries you’ll need to cook your very own paella.
  • Paella is one of the most recognized and authentic Spanish culinary dishes, based on rice, seafood, and chicken.
  • While you work together to prepare your meal, your chef will share handy tips with your group as well as the story of paella including its origins and place in Spanish culture. 
  • The recipes are prepared in pairs, all lessons are in English and no cooking experience is required. 
  • While cutting the vegetables and preparing your dish you’ll experience team-building magic as you get to know your colleague from a fresh perspective, as a cooking partner.
  • A typical cooking event lasts 3 hours, two for cooking and one for eating!

Race against your colleagues at the go-kart track

  • Start with a warm-up round followed by a qualifying session, before racing in a 12-lap final.
  • Indoor-outdoor combined circuit with a total length of 700 meters.
  • Fully equipped meeting rooms of 260 and 60 square meters.
  • Reach dizzying speeds in the top generation of SODIKART go-karts.
  • The go-karts are equipped with a 270cc and 9.5HP Honda engine and contain all necessary technology updates and security features.
  • The place is very well kept and the karts are fast and responsive.

Identify unique flavours with a wine-tasting workshop

  • The perfect experience for wine lovers looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of the wine-making process.
  • Delve into the fabulous world of oenology with this gourmet tasting. Everything is prepared: the space, the tasting room and the passion with which the wines are presented.
  • Taste and appraise 5 wines of different origins, flavours and ages.
  • You’ll be presented with a selection of market-sourced tapas to accompany the wines.
  • Great professionalism and amazing customer service.
  • Expand your knowledge with this comprehensive three-hour course.

Pick your shot at the paintball arena

  • Climb and shoot from tanks, army trucks, Jeeps or find cover in the fort. 
  • Play across a huge 200,000-square-metre area.
  • Games are hosted by talented professionals with over 18 years of experience.
  • Experience different scenarios in each playing field.
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ with your coworkers after the session.
  • The staff are very pleasant and attentive.

Align the mind, body and spirit with a yoga class

  • Choose from a variety of different activities that will improve the health and quality of life of your employees with different options that adapt to your needs.
  • The centre, with more than 500 square meters, has 5 rooms for classes. The main room can be expanded to an open space of 130 square meters for courses and large events.
  • The facility is complete with changing rooms with showers and toilets and a spacious reception area.
  • All yoga materials are provided such as mats, blankets and chairs can be rented.
  • Excellent professional teachers and a pleasant atmosphere.
  • Instructors speak Spanish and English fluently.

Sharpen your skills at the axe-throwing arena

  • Axe throwing is a fun-filled activity that can bring people together through teamwork and competition.
  • Learn the fundamentals of axe-throwing with tuition from experienced instructors. 
  • Learn to throw up to five different axes.
  • The arena can be rented for private events for one or two hours.
  • The facility is complete with a bar and PA system. 
  • The venue has 9 targets with a total capacity of 42 people.

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