Forget the WWE, Olympic Wrestling is better theatre. If you are in Madrid during July, you can catch some top class wrestling in the Gran Premio de Espana tournament. Bouts, scheduled throughout the day, usually last for five minutes or so with an exciting mix of grappling, twisting, flipping and submission moves. Experience the electric atmosphere in the three different sports – Greco-Roman, freestyle and women’s, with seven weight categories each. Not to be missed.
If you have the athletics bug leading up to the Olympics, then why not check out the Meeting de Atletismo Madrid in Madrid. The world’s best track athletes join up for the 30th edition of this competition, which takes place in Madrid annually as part of the IAAF World Challenge. Check out the action under the intense heat in the Spanish capital, as these athletes up their Olympic preparations. A must see for track-and-field fans.
Looking for some tennis? Then you’ve come to the right place. Madrid is a paradise for tennis fans in July, with the massive meeting of rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in a charity match. The ATP world number one and two respectively will meet to celebrate Real Madrid’s 110th anniversary with a once off match in the Santiago Bernabeu. The soccer stadium will turn into a tennis court and hopes to gather a record 80,000 crowd. The proceeds will go to charity for the projects of both Nadal and Real Madrid. One of the great sporting rivalries of our time, Nadal and Djokovic promises to be another epic dual.
For a game of tennis with a twist, check out the X Madrid Tennis Open. Madrid’s 10th annual gay tennis tournament combines sport and fun and is organised by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance in Spain. 10 Green Set courts will host an un-miss-able summer event for those of that persuasion.
Motor Racing fans, you can’t miss this next event. See the Red Bull X-fighters battle it out in Madrid, for the Spanish Motorcross championships. Those lucky enough to get tickets will be the envy of fans everywhere, with an awesome experience on offer. The mad cap action is sure to have you on the edge of your seat as you witness the Speed and tight quarters, hot tempers and adrenaline, and the inevitable metal carnage. Not for the faint hearted.
For a more relaxing way to spend your time, why not take a bike tour around Madrid. Triki Madrid tours offer you the company of a knowledgeable English-speaking monitor, a comfortable and easy to ride bike, useful tips and advice about what to do and see while in Madrid. For a fun and informative outdoor experience, don’t miss out. Another bike tour you can take is Rutas Pangea tour. Pass over the Manzares River, Hidden gardens, the Valle Inclan’s Madrid and many more stunning locations. Nothing is more thrilling than touring Madrid by bike.
If you like skiing or snow-boarding read on! It may be the middle of the summer, but you can still take part in these exciting winter sports in Madrid’s indoor ski slope a commercial and leisure zone, which means plenty of good shops, and leisure activities like cinema, karting, mini-golf and a myriad of restaurants. The slope is designed to cater for every level from beginners to experts. It is covered in real snow, and stretches for 18,000 m2. There are even alpine trees!