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Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 8days
  • Austria

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Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest 8-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.

Accommodation:

Cat. A - selected 4* hotels in all cities

Cat. B (prices quoted on webpage) - 3* hotels/inns; in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest 4* hotels

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3* hotels and inns, 4* in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest (Cat A 100 EUR p.p. extra DBP 140 EUR extra SNGL)
  • Breakfast or 7 x dinners (surcharge 219 EUR Cat B, 239 EUR Cat A, Vienna breakfast only)
  • Daily luggage transport Vienna-Budapest (max. 2 pieces of luggage (max. 20kg/piece) with max. 30kg/Person)  
  • 1 x ship- or train transfer in Danube Bend area
  • 7-day service-hotline (also available weekends)
  • Handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material including GPS data per room

Not included in the Tour:

  • Return transfer of own bikes, on Saturdays only 69 EUR
  • Return bus Budapest – Vienna, must be reserved at time of booking TBA
  • Tourist taxes, if due
  • Helmet - payable locally 40 EUR
  • Extra night in 4* hotel Vienna (76 EUR p.p. DBL, 110 EUR SNGL) 4* hotel in Budapest (76 EuR p.p. DBL, 129 EUR p.p. SNGL)

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. 21-28 EUR per week, unguarded, at the underground/metro station "Leopoldau"
  • Departure on Saturdays only in April and October, Saturdays and Sundays between 4 May to 13 September 2024

Rental bikes:

Please book your bike (99 EUR) or e-bike (219 EUR) when you book the tour: [email protected]

Limited liability - rental bike disclaimer:€ 19,- per touring bike, € 45,- per e-bike
If a traveller rents a bike, he is basically liable for damages and theft. When booking these rental bike disclaimer, the bike hire comapnye assumes liability so that in case of loss or damage to the rental bike (when properly used and secured) no financial responsibility must be paid. Excluded from this are only lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence.

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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 – Bad Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings, approx. 42 km

    Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a nature reserve with stunning and diverse flora and fauna. 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/surroundings – Bratislava, approx. 26 km

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

  • Day 4

    Bratislava – Györ, approx. 82 km

    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 with more than 500 tiny islands, you will find quaint farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube canals and creeks. The days bike tour ends in the beautiful city of Györ, situated at the mouth of 3 rivers. The city enchants with its baroque old town. Recommendation: Enjoy the route between Mosonmagyarovar and Györ comfortably by train. Train tickets are available at ticket machines at the train station and cost approx. € 1,- per ride. This shortens the cycling stage to approx. 44 km.

  • Day 5

    Györ – Komarno/surroundings, approx. 57 km

    After cycling through the lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, the favourite village of renowned King Matthias is waiting for you this day.

  • Day 6

    Komarno/surroundings – Danube Bend, approx. 52 km

    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 + ship or train ride, approx. 50-67 km

    The hilly landscape of the Danube Bend will enchant you. You will cycle through small idyllic villages, discover the artist town of Szentendre with the nearby Farm Museum and enjoy a fantastic view of the most famous sights of Budapest during your ride towards the capital city of Hungary. Note: Boat ride at the beginning or end of the stage, depending on the season. Outside the boat season train ticket as a substitute.

  • 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. 3hrs.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 18 2024 May 25 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
May 19 2024 May 26 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
May 25 2024 Jun 01 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
May 26 2024 Jun 02 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 01 2024 Jun 08 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 09 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 08 2024 Jun 15 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 09 2024 Jun 16 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 15 2024 Jun 22 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 23 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 22 2024 Jun 29 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 30 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 29 2024 Jul 06 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 07 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 06 2024 Jul 13 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 14 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 13 2024 Jul 20 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 21 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 20 2024 Jul 27 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 28 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 27 2024 Aug 03 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 04 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 03 2024 Aug 10 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 11 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 10 2024 Aug 17 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 18 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 17 2024 Aug 24 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 25 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 24 2024 Aug 31 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 25 2024 Sep 01 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Aug 31 2024 Sep 07 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 08 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 15 2024 10 Single rooms 1,169€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 14 2024 Sep 21 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 22 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 29 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Sep 28 2024 Oct 05 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 06 2024 10 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Oct 05 2024 Oct 12 2024 10 Single rooms 999€
Double rooms 699€
Oct 12 2024 Oct 19 2024 10 Single rooms 999€
Double rooms 699€

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