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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”? Possibilities are endless in the “City of Waltz”.

Day 2

Vienna – Bad-Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings

42KM

The Danube Cycling Path guides you along quiet trails through the National Park “Donauauen“, passes by the castle of Orth. You cycle through the former Roman city Petronell Carnuntum (Roman excavations/ruins) and continue on to the health spa and resort in Bad Deutsch Altenburg.

Day 3

Bad-Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings – Bratislava

71KM

Follow the Danube Cycling Path to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. A quaint old city center with numerous sights, lovely pedestrian zones and countless restaurants/cafes will persuade you into an extended stroll among the depths of this historically important city. After visiting Bratislava, you cycle to the protected area “Schüttinsel” which will surely enchant you with its unique and outstanding character.

Day 4

Mosonmagyarovar/surroundings – Györ

45KM

Today you will cycle through the charming and ideal landscape of the protected area “Skigetköz” to Györ. Györ is one of the most important cities in the Hungarian lowlands with a glamorous and historical city center. A pleasant walk through the narrow lanes, cathedrals and palaces of this Baroque city center are very appealing.

 

Day 5

Györ – Tata

61KM

Don’t forget to visit the Arabian National Stud in Babolna, a historical place of Equestrian culture and secret techniques of renowned Hungarian horse breeding.Through a landscape of gently rolling hills, you will cycle to the town of Tata, the “City of Lakes”, which is located at the foothills of the Gerecse Mountain Range.

Day 6

Danube bend – Budapest + ship ride Szentendre-Budapest

62KM

Amidst the rolling hills, the Danube divides itself creating the Szentendre Island where you will cycle down the small country roads through the welcoming villages. Discover Open-air Museum Skanzen. You can find numerous handicraft boutiques which provide the opportunity to buy wonderful Hungarian souvenirs in Szentendre city-center. During the boat- or train ride to Budapest, you will have a fantastic view of some of the most famous sights in the capital of Hungary, Budapest.

Day 7

Tata – Danube bend

56KM

Through the lush and mystical forests, you will cycle to the Gerecse Mountains. If you prefer to take it easy, feel free to use the local regional train (not incl.) on your way to the geographically divided city of Komarom (a boarder-town between Hungary and Slovakia). Along the Slovakian Danube, cycle through small and quaint farm villages in a floodplain basin region to Esztergom where you can admire the impressive and largest Catholic cathedral in Hungary.

Day 8

Danube Bend- Budapest + boat ride Szentendre - Budapest

62KM

Steep mountain slopes frame the stunning landscape of the Danube Bend all the way up to Szentendre Island. You can learn more about Hungarian architecture in a nearby open-air museum. Travelling by bike & boat to Budapest (included). The view from the sun deck of the boat is astonishing and overwhelming. Something you just have to experience things on your own.

Day 9

Budapest

Enjoy this day in the metropolis Budapest. Departure by scheduled bus daily, the most popular departure times are 11.00 a.m. and 15.00 p.m. other departures are possible on request. If you don’t provide us with a time on booking, the tour will be booked without a bus; it is possible to add the bus any time before arrival of guests (please inform us about the requested arrival station – Vienna Bus Terminal Erdberg or Vienna International Airport). Duration of trip approx. 3 hours. A comfortable return trip by hydrofoil is also possible upon request (surcharge). 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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9/30/2017 - 10/6/2017 Available Vienna Hotels Vienna to Budapest 3*/4* hotel Book now

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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