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Vienna to Budapest 8-day Cycling Tour Level 2
On this classic cycle tour you will experience the combination of nature along the scenic riverbanks of the Danube as well as the unique opportunity to visit the most important metropolies that lay alongside the Danube. Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have an overwhelming history with genuine notions of the yesteryear. Nostalgia is combined with a deeply intriguing history along the ever-changing riverbanks of the Danube. Just to scratch the surface of this tour; it takes you to The Castle of Eckartsau, which happens to be the place where Austrian Emperor Karl the 1st and his wife Zita met their fate. In Bratislava, where the coronation of Hungarian Kings took place and the famous empress Maria Theresia acquired much of her fame, prestige and honour. In Esztergom, the first Hungarian king, King Stephan was born and accepted his coronation. Empress Sissi of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary in Budapest.
The tour is mostly flat and sometimes slightly hilly. The Austrian section follows well-maintained and equipped cycle paths, in Hungary you will sometimes cycle on country back and side roads. Upon entering and leaving cities there is traffic that must be closely observed.
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Individual arrival in Vienna. (Tip: use low-cost carriers to Vienna/Bratislava) Tonight, the evening belongs to you! How about a spectacular stroll through the imperial city or visit a typical Viennese tavern with local foods and goodies “Heurigen”? Possibilities are endless in the “City of Waltz”.
Vienna – Bad Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings, approx. 42km
Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a Nature Reserve with stunning and diverse Flora and Fauna. Get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful tranquility, 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.
Bad Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings – Bratislava, approx. 26km
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.
Bratislava – Györ, approx. 50km + train ride Mosonmagyarovar –Györ
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. After a relaxing and short train ride you reach the day’s final destination, Györ with its gorgeous Baroque-style old town squares.
Györ – Komarno/surroundings, approx. 57km
The National Stud of Babolna is world famous for its Arabian horse breeding and is definitely worth a stroll through. While you are visiting the Studs and the Stud Museum you can catch a glimpse of some secret Hungarian horse breeding techniques and methods. After cycling through the lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, the favourite village of renowned King Matthias.
Komarno/surroundings – Danube Bend, approx. 52km
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.
Danube Bend – Budapest, approx. 62km + ship ride
Amidst the hilly landscape, the river Danube divides itself into parts creating the Szentendre-island. You cycle through typical Hungarian villages on this island. Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and the Open-air Museum Skanzen. A few particular highlights include some of the most famous attractions in Budapest. During your boat ride to Budapest you´ll enjoy the beautiful view of Budapest´s most popular sights.
Enjoy this day in the metropolis Budapest. If you want you can go back to Vienna by bus, departures by scheduled bus every 2hrs 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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