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Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 7days
  • Austria

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Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest 7-day Cycling Tour

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.

Highlights:

  • 3 capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest 
  • National Park Donauauen 
  • Archaeological Park Carnuntum 
  • Protected Area “Szigetköz” 
  • Arabian National Stud in Babolna 
  • Basilica in Esztergom  Danube Bend 
  • Artist town Szentendre

Tour Character: Level 1-2

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.

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 6 nights 4* accommodation in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest (standard inns and hotels in other areas)
  • Breakfast (surcharge, Vienna breakfast only)
  • Daily luggage transport Vienna-Budapest (max. 2 pieces of luggage (max. 20kg/piece) with max. 30kg/Person) 
  • 1 x train ride Györ - Komarom 
  • 1 x ship- or train transfer (before/after seasonal shipping schedule) Szentrendre – Budapest
  • 7-day service-hotline 
  • Handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room

Not included in the Tour:

  • Return transfer of own bikes, on Saturdays only 39 EUR
  • Return bus Budapest – Vienna, must be reserved at time of booking
  • Tourist taxes, if due

Notes:

  • 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 not included in tour price 
  • In Hungary you have to wear a safety vest at night and by poor vision outside of cities/villages 
  • This cycling tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. Individual requests are in special cases possible (ie. handicapped accessible room)

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Public parking places: unguarded, free of charge, directly behind the hotel 
  • Public parking garage = Park & Ride: approx. 18,30 EUR per week, unguarded, at the underground/metro station "Leopoldau"
  • Departure on Saturdays and Sundays only

Please book your bike (75 EUR) or e-bike (169 EUR) when you book the tour: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Vienna

    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”.

  • Day 2

    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.

  • Day 3

    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.

  • Day 4

    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.

  • Day 5

    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.

  • Day 6

    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.

  • Day 7

    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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