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Vienna to Budapest

The Danube cycle path

Vienna
Vienna

  • Start
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Budapest
Budapest

This cycling holiday from Vienna to Budapest is a very diverse adventure with majestically highlights. Your tour starts in Vienna, the “City of Music and Charm”. The Slovakian capital Bratislava invites you for shopping and sightseeing tours in the picturesque old-town. Hungary’s metropolis and capital Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and it is the crowning highlight to your extraordinary journey.

This tour is a natural and cultural expedition that is mostly set away from touristic centers and is “off the beaten track”. Untouched nature, unknown artistic treasures and cultural monuments can be found along the route between Vienna and Budapest. Cycle along the seemingly infinite and vast widths of the Hungarian lowlands and you can also visit the famous Arabian National Stud in Babolna where you explore the secrets and techniques of traditional horse breeding. The basilica in Esztergom is the largest Catholic cathedral in Hungary and it is home to many artistic treasures and historical jewels. Enjoy the friendly people and the welcoming Hungarian hospitality

 

  • Type of tour Self-guided
  • Level 2
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 43 km
  • 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

As you start from Vienna you will discover an untouched and captivating landscape, a true nature reserve with stunning and diverse flora and fauna. Get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet that is only interrupted by the twittering sounds of birds. You will visit the spa and market town of Bad Deutsch Altenburg where ancient Romans relaxed in the warm spa waters and the Archaeological Park of Carnuntum will invite you on an exciting journey into 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 city that today also boasts magnificent modern-day 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 – Komarom area

57KM

The National Stud of Babolna is world famous as an Arabian horse breeding facility and is definitely worth a visit. While at the stud and the stud museum you can catch a glimpse of some of the secret techniques and methods of Hungarian horse breeding. After cycling through lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, you will find your accommodation in the favourite village of renowned King Matthias.

Day 6

Komarom area - Danube bend + boat

52KM

Today you cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube on small low-traffic roads through quaint and typical Slovakian 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 just one of many popular highlights of the overall tour.

Day 7

Danube bend - Budapest

58KM

Amidst the hilly landscape the river Danube is splitting to create Szentendre Island where you cycle through typical Hungarian villages. Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and the open air Museum Skanzen.

Day 8

Budapest

Today you can enjoy the Hungarian capital at your leisure. Departure can be arranged by daily scheduled buses at 3 pm with arrival in Vienna at approx. 6 pm. (other departure times on request) Schedules are subject to change!

Travel Dates

Date Availability Departure Accomodation Category  
4/29/2017 - 5/6/2017 Available Vienna Hotels Vienna to Budapest 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/6/2017 - 5/13/2017 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
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Double room € 1198,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Single room € 779,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Season surcharge June, 30 - August 31 per person € 30,-
Hotels Vienna to Budapest Surcharge for halfboard € 121,-

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
7-speed Bike Unisex €69
21-speed bike, unisex €69
Electric bike, unisex 1 week €149

Included

  • 7/8 nights in rooms at 3*/4* hotels
  • Breakfast or 6/7 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)
  • Train ride from Tata to Komarom on day 7
  • 1 x ship- or train transfer (before/after seasonal shipping schedule) Szentrendre – Budapest
  • Service-hotline (also accessible on weekends)
  • Return transfer by public bus from Budapest to Vienna
  • Handlebar bag with tour book, maps and information material per room

Not included

  • reservation costs (€ 20,- per booking)
  • bicycle rent
  • dinners, lunches and consumptions
  • personal insurances
  • excursions (entrance fee for museums/gardens/parks)
  • Helmet – payable locally € 25,-

Special details

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

 

Arrivals

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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

Arrival by car

Parking garage at the arrival hotel: approx. EUR 11,- per day, unguarded, locked
Free parking at underground station “Kagran” (line U1), directly at the station
Public parking places: unguarded, free of charge, directly in the back roads
Public parking garage = Park & Ride: approx. EUR 3,40- per day, approx. 17,10,- EUR per week, unguarded, at the underground/metro station Leopoldau

Tour profile

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

Accommodation

in Vienna and Budapest 4* hotels, other areas 3-4* comfort hotels

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).
Bike helmet-payable locally € 25,-
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

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

    Yes, you may.  This has no bearing on the total cost of the trip, however, please state this at time of booking.  Sometimes an additional charge may be requested for the bicycle when transfering from one place to another.

  • 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’ll 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 very luxurious hotel to a simple chambre d’hôte 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.

Vienna to Budapest

 

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