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Danube 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1/2 Vienna-Budapest

  • 8days
  • Hungary

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Vienna to Budapest Danube Self-guided Cycling Tour 

The cycle tour from Vienna to Budapest is a very diverse adventure with majestical 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 centres 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

Highlights:

  • 3 capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
  • Donauauen National Park
  • Archaeological Park Carnuntum
  • Basilica in Esztergom
  • Danube Bend
  • Artist town Szentendre

Tour character:

Level 1-2; 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.

Included in the Danube Cycling Tour:

  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities
  • 7 breakfasts (half board available 112 euro)
  • Daily luggage transport up to hotel in Budapest 1 or 2 pieces of luggage (max. 20kg/piece) no more than 30 kg/Person
  • 1x ship or train transfer (before/after seasonal shipping schedule) Szentendre – Budapest
  • 1x train ride Tata – Komárom
  • 7-day Service Hotline
  • Bag with tour book, maps and information material per room

General information:

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
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 (e.g. handicapped accessible room)

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Vienna Westbahnhof train station or Vienna or Bratislava airport
  • Transfer from Budapest to Vienna by public bus approx. 25 EUR 

If you would like to rent a bike (75 euro) or e-bike (169 euro), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Departures Saturdays plus sundays between 27 Apr and 27 Sept 2020

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  • Day 1

    Vienna

    Individual arrival in Vienna. (Tip: use low-cost transportation to and from Vienna/Bratislava) This evening belongs to you! How about a spectacular stroll through the Imperial City or a visit of one of the typical Viennese cafés/taverns with local food and goodies “Heurigen”? Possibilities are endless in the “City of Waltz”.

  • Day 2

    Vienna – Bad-Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings, approx. 42 km

    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-Mosonmagyarovar/surroundings, approx. 71 km

    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, approx. 45 km

    Today you will bike 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, approx. 61 km

    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

    Tata – Danube bend, approx. 56 km

    The morning starts with a train ride from Tata to Komárom. 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 7

    Danube bend – Budapest, approx. 62 km + ship ride Szentendre - Budapest

    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 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. 3 hours. On request the bus is also stopping at Vienna International Airport.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 18 2020 Apr 24 2020 12 Single rooms 565€
Double rooms 425€
Apr 25 2020 May 01 2020 12 Single rooms 565€
Double rooms 425€
May 02 2020 May 08 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 03 2020 May 09 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 09 2020 May 15 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 10 2020 May 16 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 16 2020 May 22 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 17 2020 May 23 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 23 2020 May 29 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 24 2020 May 30 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 30 2020 Jun 05 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
May 31 2020 Jun 06 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 06 2020 Jun 12 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 07 2020 Jun 13 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 13 2020 Jun 19 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 14 2020 Jun 20 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 20 2020 Jun 26 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 21 2020 Jun 27 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 27 2020 Jul 03 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jun 28 2020 Jul 04 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Jul 04 2020 Jul 10 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Jul 05 2020 Jul 11 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Jul 11 2020 Jul 17 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Jul 12 2020 Jul 18 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Jul 18 2020 Jul 24 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Jul 19 2020 Jul 25 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Jul 25 2020 Jul 31 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Jul 26 2020 Aug 01 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 01 2020 Aug 07 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 02 2020 Aug 08 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 08 2020 Aug 14 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 09 2020 Aug 15 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 15 2020 Aug 21 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 16 2020 Aug 22 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 22 2020 Aug 28 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 23 2020 Aug 29 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 29 2020 Sep 04 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Aug 30 2020 Sep 05 2020 12 Single rooms 635€
Double rooms 495€
Sep 05 2020 Sep 11 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Sep 06 2020 Sep 12 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Sep 12 2020 Sep 18 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Sep 13 2020 Sep 19 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Sep 19 2020 Sep 25 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Sep 20 2020 Sep 26 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Sep 26 2020 Oct 02 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Sep 27 2020 Oct 03 2020 12 Single rooms 595€
Double rooms 455€
Oct 03 2020 Oct 09 2020 12 Single rooms 565€
Double rooms 425€
Oct 10 2020 Oct 16 2020 12 Single rooms 565€
Double rooms 425€

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