Team building activities ideas in Madrid

team building activities

Madrid is not only a great destination for a tourist visit. It can also be the perfect spot to enjoy some team building activities. Let´s see some ideas!

Outdoor team building activities

The surrounding areas of Madrid have some truly beautiful landscape. They are perfect for team building activities. The Sierra of Guadarrama has a multitude of options for those looking to find something to do in teams. Hikes can be easily arranged, as the sierra has many aspects. For example, a team can enjoy a hike through the forest of Cercedilla. Peñalara has a glacier and the Lozoya valley is well renowned for it´s natural beauty. A simple hike in teams can be a great way to build some spirit. Is this not dynamic enough? You can also arrange geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunt, as one of your team building activities.

If your team fancy something wet and wild, the San Juan reservoir is the perfect place to try water sports. Here you can easily participate in some of the activities offered by the sailing school. Motor boats can be rented, if you want your team to participate in a kind of nautical gymkhana. The San Juan reservoir also organises canoeing lessons and expeditions. This can go from calm to an adrenaline surge in a moment, if you decide to brave the Brave Waters, the ideal spot for white-water canoeing.

If you fancy something that uses the brain instead of the body for your team building activities, why not try an escape game? There are many on offer in Madrid, ranging from zombie experiences to good old-fashioned detective puzzles. This can be a great idea for team building activities, that not only engage the brain but teamwork.

Cultural team building activities

Madrid, like many Spanish cities, has a lot to offer gastronomically speaking. A tapas route around the old-fashioned bars of Madrid could be a great place to start. This allows your team to bond over a love of food, as well as comparing which tapas they enjoyed the most.

Madrid also offers plenty of cooking courses, from typical Madrileña cuisine to Japanese. This is a perfect example of the type of team building activities that draw people closer together. Working together to create a meal that they can then eat together afterwards can be priceless.

It also goes without saying that a wine tasting course is often one of the most popular team building activities. These can be enjoyed with a lunch or dinner, after the tasting. Madrid has a wealth of these type of tours, featuring wines from all over Spain. Just make sure that the activity is wine tasting, not wine drinking!

If you prefer team building activities that involve the city itself, Madrid has plenty to offer. Many of the museums in the centre of the city offer private tours. These can range from the famous art museums, The Prado and Reina Sofia, to the Museum of Romanticism. To stimulate your team, you can also incorporate a kind of treasure hunt.

Speaking of treasure hunts, you can also organise geocaching in the historical streets of Madrid. You can select a neighbourhood, plant some clues, and have a prize waiting at the end. These types of team building activities are always popular! Afterwards, you can enjoy watching the sun set over Madrid, with a glass of wine in hand.

Madrid is a city with plenty to offer, as we have previously seen, and there is no shortage of things to do. For more ideas on team building activities or city breaks, please visit Iberinbound for details.