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Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2
Cycle the routes and trails used by Emperors and Kings of the past. A cycle tour along the Danube is the best way to experience this historically important landscape, cultural heritage and “Old World” architecture. Explore the three most popular cities along the Danube: Vienna, the imperial city of classical music and delicious desserts, the coronation city of Bratislava and the vibrant capital of Hungary, Budapest. Experience these great cities, the charming landscapes and much more along the Blue Danube.
The tour is mostly flat with rolling hills. 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 more traffic that must be closely observed.
Please book your bike (75 EUR) or e-bike (169 EUR) when you book the tour: [email protected]
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Individual arrival in Vienna. (Tip: use low-cost transportation to and from Vienna/Bratislava) 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”.
Vienna – Bratislava, approx. 68km
Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a Nature Reserve of stunning and diverse Flora and Fauna. Get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful peace and silence that is only interrupted by the twittering chirps of local birds. The Archaeological Park of Carnuntum invites you with open arms into an exciting journey to the past. Then follow the path to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava. This city will impress you with its fascinating old-town and modern skyline.
Bratislava – Mosonmagyarovar/surrounding, approx. 45km
The marshy landscape of the protected area “Szigetköz” is an ideal environment and paradise for birds and fish alike. In the midst of this wild and untouched lowland with its more than 500 tiny islands, you will find quaint farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube canals and creeks. Soon you will reach Mosonmagyarovar, a tidy small city with a beautiful old town.
Mosonmagyarovar/surrounding – Komarno/surrounding, approx. 45km + train ride Györ - Komarom
Today you will again bike through the unique and delightful landscape of the protected area “Szigetköz” and on to Györ, one of the most important cities in the Hungarian lowlands with an alluring historical city centre. For a pleasant walk, the narrow lanes, churches and the palaces of the Baroque city-center are awaiting your arrival and prove to be more than inviting. King Matthias even referred to it as his favourite city! By train you will travel to Komarom.
Komarno/surrounding – Danube bend, approx. 57km
Today you cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube on small low-traffic roads through quintessential villages. On your way to the “Town of Bishops and Kings”, Esztergom, you will pass the impressive Roman fort of Kelemantia. The Basilica of Esztergom boasts the largest Catholic Church in Hungary. Also, with the rest of this distinctive village, Esztergom proves again to be a highlight and glamorous part of the overall tour.
Danube bend – Budapest, approx. 62km + ship ride Szentendre - Budapest
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.
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. 3hrs. On request the bus is also stopping at Vienna International Airport.
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