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Vienna to Budapest

The Danube cycle path

Vienna
Vienna

  • Start
  • Finish

Budapest
Budapest

On this classic cycle tour you will experience the combination of nature along the scenic riverbanks of the Danube as well as the unique opportunity to visit the most important metropolies that  lay alongside the Danube. Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have an overwhelming history with genuine notions of the yesteryear.

Nostalgia is combined with a deeply intriguing history along the ever-changing riverbanks of the Danube. Just to scratch the surface of this tour; it takes you to The Castle of Eckartsau, which happens to be the place where Austrian Emperor Karl the 1st and his wife Zita met their fate. In Bratislava, where the coronation of Hungarian Kings took place and the famous empress Maria Theresia acquired much of her fame, prestige and honour. In Esztergom, the first Hungarian king, King Stephan was born and accepted his coronation. Empress Sissi of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary in Budapest.

  • Type of tour Self-guided
  • Level 2
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 48 km, daily average
  • 3 country capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
  • National Park Donauauen
  • Danube Bend
  • Basilica in Esztergom
  • Szentendre Artist town

Daily Program

1 km = 0,62 miles
Day 1

Vienna

Individual arrival in Vienna. Tonight, the evening belongs to you! How about a spectacular stroll through the Imperial City or visit a typical Viennese café/tavern with local food and goodies “Heurigen”? The possibilities are endless in the “City of Waltz”.

Day 2

Vienna – Bad Deutsch Altenburg area

42KM

Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a Nature Reserve with stunning and diverse Flora and Fauna. Get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful peace and silence, only interrupted by the twittering chirps of birds. The ancient Romans have left their print and also have relaxed in the nice warm water of Bad Deutsch Altenburg. The Archaeological Park of Carnuntum will invite you into an exciting journey to the past.

Day 3

Bad Deutsch Altenburg area – Bratislava

26KM

Nestled between the hills of Hainburg and the Carpathian Mountains you cycle onto Europe’s youngest capital, Bratislava. The Slovak capital is an enchanting and sleepy old town in addition to magnificent modern buildings.

Day 4

Bratislava - Szigetköz - Györ + train ride

50KM

The marshy landscape of the Szigetköz is an ideal environment and paradise for birds and fish alike. In the midst of these wild and untouched lowlands and its more than 500 tiny islands you will find quaint farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube canals and creeks. After a short and relaxing train ride you reach the day’s final destination, Györ with its gorgeous Baroque-style old town squares.

Day 5

Györ – Komarno area

57KM

The National Stud of Babolna is world famous for its Arabian horse breeding and is definitely worth a stroll through. While you are visiting the Studs and the Stud Museum you can catch a glimpse of some secret Hungarian horse breeding techniques and methods. After cycling through the lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, the favourite village of renowned King Matthias.

Day 6

Komarno area - Danube bend + boat

52KM

Today you cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube on small low-traffic roads through quaint and quintessential villages. On your way to the ’Town of Bishops and Kings‘, Esztergom – also known as the Hungarian Rome or Royal City – you pass the Roman fort of Kelemantia. The Basilica of Esztergom, the largest Catholic Church in Hungary is another highlight and glamorous part of the overall tour.

Day 7

Danube bend - Budapest

62KM

Amidst the hilly landscape, the river Danube divides itself into parts creating the Szentendre-island. You cycle through typical Hungarian villages on this island. Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and the Open-air Museum Skanzen. A few particular highlights include some of the most famous attractions in Budapest. During your boat ride to Budapest you´ll enjoy the beautiful view of Budapest´s most popular sights.

Day 8

Budapest

Enjoy this day in the metropolis Budapest. If you want you can go back to Vienna by bus, departures by scheduled bus every 2 hours on a daily basis. The bus has to be booked prior to the guests´ arrival. Duration of trip approx. 3 hours. On request the bus is also stopping at Vienna International Airport.

Travel Dates

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5/4/2017 - 5/12/2018 Available Vienna Hotels Vienna to Budapest 3*/4* hotel Book now
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4/21/2018 - 4/28/2018 Available Vienna Hotels Vienna to Budapest 3*/4* hotel Book now
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Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
All prices are per room
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Double room, every Saturday from April 21 - April 26 + Oct. 5 - Oct. 13 € 1198,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Single room, every Saturday from April 21 - April 26 + Oct. 5 - Oct. 13 € 799,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Double room, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from April 27 - June 28 + Aug. 31 - Oct. 4 € 13787,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Single room, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from April 27 - June 28 + Aug. 31 - Oct. 4 € 889,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Double room, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from June 29 - Aug. 30 € 1458,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Single room, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from June 29 - Aug. 30 € 929,-
Other charges:
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Surcharge for Halfboard (incl. dinners) per person € 145,-

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
7-speed Bike Unisex with back pedal brake €69
21-speed bike, unisex €69
Electric bike, unisex 1 week €155
Bike helmet, purchase one or bring your own Helmet use is mandatory in Slovakia €25

Included

  • 7 nights in rooms at 4* hotels
  • Breakfast or 7 x dinner (surcharge, in Vienna breakfast only)
  • Daily luggage transport up to hotel in Budapest (max. 2 pieces of luggage (max. 20kg/piece) with max. 30 kg/Person)
  • 1x train Mosonmagyarovar – Györ (incl. bike)
  • 1 x ship or train transfer (before/after seasonal shipping schedule) Szentrendre – Budapest
  • Service-hotline (also accessible on weekends)
  • Handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room

Not included

  • reservation costs (€ 20,- per booking)
  • season supplement
  • bicycle rent
  • dinners, lunches and consumptions
  • personal insurance and/ or cancellation insurance
  • excursions (entrance fee for museums/gardens/parks)
  • Helmet – payable locally € 25,- (must be reserved at time of booking)

Special details

  • Operated by local partner.
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions.
  • Bike insurance not available for this tour.
  • Program is subject to change without notice.

 

Arrival by Plane

Airport: Vienna (VIE), Bratislava (BTS)

Bus airport Vienna – arrival hotel: Vienna Airportlines or taxi

Arrival by Train

Train station: Vienna central station, underground U 1 to start hotel

Rental bikes & equipment

7-speed bike with coaster brake (back pedal) or 21-speed bikes (unisex)
Electric bikes, children’s bikes, specialized equipment for children upon request.
All rental bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and an odometer (except electric bike).

In Austria it is mandatory for children under 12 yrs to wear a helmet when on a bike
In Slovakia you have to wear a helmet by law outside of city limits!
In Hungary you have to wear a safety vest at night and by poor vision outside of cities/villages.

General information

All bike tours are unescorted
The mileages and approximations are distances of the recommended routes
Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen and proper sport shoes
Arrival and departure to and from Vienna is a personal obligation not included in tour price

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Frequently asked questions

  • What biking level is the Vienna to Budapest tour?

    The tour is mostly flat and sometimes slightly hilly. The Austrian section follows well-maintained and equipped cycle paths, in Hungary you will sometimes cycle on country back and side roads. Upon entering and leaving cities there is traffic that must be closely observed.

  • Does a support vehicle accompany us?

    Our experience has taught us that virtually every cyclist is able to make it to the next hotel without difficulties, since you will be setting your own pace and have the whole day for the journey. Should circumstances render you unable to cycle further, then our agent will obligingly find you the best manner of public transportation and/or taxi. The costs, in such a case, must be self-incurred.

  • How is the luggage transported and when does it arrive?

    The luggage is transported by van and must stand ready for delivery by approx. 9 a.m. and will be at the next hotel by approx. 4 p.m.

  • What can I expect of the hotels along the way?

    For our trips, we generally utilize good 2-3 star hotels with a bathroom in each room. The accommodations vary a great deal, ranging from a simple Bed & Breakfast to a very luxurious hotel and from a family hotel to a former cognac estate.

  • When are the rental bicycles delivered?

    The rental bicycles are as a rule delivered on the evening of the day of arrival and must be returned upon arrival at the last hotel.

More questions

Price starting from € 599,- * * There are no extra's included in this price

Accommodations

Hotels Vienna to Budapest
Hotels Vienna to Budapest
3 & 4* comfort hotels, in Vienna/Budapest 4* hotels

Vienna

4* Hotel Kaiserwasser

Bad Deutsch-Altenburg/surroundings

Gasthof Stöckl

Mosonmagyarovar/surroundings

4*Hotel Lajta Park

Györ

4*Hotel Klastrom

Tata

4*Hotel Gottwald

Danube bend region

4*Hotel Bellevue

Budapest

4*Hotel Danubius Flamenco

Sample hotels: Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

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