Danube Trail: Vienna to Budapest

This self-guided bicycle tour from Vienna to Budapest offers an ideal balance between recreational cycling and historical sightseeing. The cycling days are relatively relaxed, and travel through the Lednice-Valtice Area, Telc, and Cesky Krumlov; all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Danube Trail Vienna to Budapest has some incredible points of interest (the largest cathedral in Hungary in Esztergom, the city of Gyor and the town of Tata, historically a place where the nobility of Budapest took their holidays). It is worth noting this route strays away from the Danube for a few days so you do not cycle right by it the whole way. The cycling to the city of Gyor is mainly on cycling paths, from here it is on paved backroads, with a few unavoidable stretches on busier roads. The cycling is flat and easy for most of the tour. There is only one day with some hills but fortunately, one of the hills has a wine tasting restaurant on top.

Price from : 1490 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Austria
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Hobby or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Vienna

Arrive to Vienna and transfer to your hotel on your own. Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna's artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes. Vienna's imperial grandeur is the legacy of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. With a musical heritage that includes composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert among countless others, Vienna is known as the City of Music.

Day 2 :   Vienna to Hainburg an der Donau

Distance 1 : 37 Miles - 60 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 405 Meters 

Orientation in the morning with the guide who will introduce you to the program, fit you to your bikes and send you off. The highlight of the day are the ruins of the Roman city Carnuntum, spread over an area of almost four square miles.

Day 3 :   Hainburg to Mosonmagyarovar

Distance 1 : 36 Miles - 58 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 298 Meters 

Mosonmagyarovar is located in the meanders of a small river coming off and following the Danube. This town was already known in Roman times as a watch-post under the Latin name Ad Flexum. From 1529 it belonged to the Habsburg family and between 1763 and 1945 it was a private domain of the House of Habsburgs.

Day 4 :   Mosonmagyarovar to Gyor

Distance 1 : 29 Miles - 46 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 228 Meters 

The​ ​ride​ ​between​ ​Mosonmagyarovar​ ​and​ ​Gyor​ ​winds​ ​its​ ​way​ ​through​ ​farming​ ​pastures.​ ​The cycling​ ​route​ ​is​ ​broken​ ​up​ ​by​ ​small,​ ​farming​ ​towns.​ ​The​ ​destination​ ​of​ ​today‘s​ ​route​ ​is​ ​the​ ​city​ ​of Gyor.​ ​This​ ​town,​ ​originally​ ​a​ ​Hungarian​ ​stronghold​ ​from​ ​A.D.900,​ ​has​ ​also​ ​a​ ​superb,​ ​12​th​​ ​century cathedral​ ​containing​ ​the​ ​second​ ​richest​ ​ecclesiastic​ ​collection​ ​in​ ​Hungary.

Day 5 :   Gyor to Tata

Distance 1 : 44 Miles - 71 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 396 Meters 

Cycling not far from the Danube in this rustic, farming landscape, you will finish in the town of Tata, situated on Lake Tata. This rural town is known as the Town of Waters with over 100 springs in the area.

Day 6 :   Tata to Esztergom

Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 713 Meters 

Today the route goes through forested landscape, with an ascent to cover, but after that it is a straight run to Esztergom. This town has an immense cathedral, the largest in Hungary, dating from 1822, which incorporates an earlier, renaissance church from the 16th century. It has the largest altarpiece in the world painted on a single piece of canvas.

Day 7 :   Esztergom to Budapest

Distance 1 : 51 Miles - 82 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 954 Meters 

Cycling along the Danube River Valley gets you to the small town of Visegrad, with its impressive castle. Continue on to the artists’ town of Szentendre, with its many churches, galleries and art. You also have an opportunity to visit the river island of the same name. This town is a jewel of the tour. Finally, you finish in Budapest.

Day 8 :   Departure from Budapest

Departure on your own after breakfast. Sightseeing around Budapest. This magnificent city, once a center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is full of fascinating architecture.

Average / Day :
Distance : 62.00 Km / 38.50 Miles - Elevation gain : 499.00 Meters

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Day : 1

Experience Vienna in its most personal ambiance!Courtyard terrace, Hotel AustriaLook forward to your stay in the warm and friendly atmosphere of our 3 star hotel, personally guided and designed meticulously and lovingly, situated right in the heart of Vienna.Our hotel lies in the midst of the historical Old City of Vienna, only a short walking distance from St. Stephen's Cathedral, a few minutes away from the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg and the famous shopping streets. Lie down in one of our 46 comfortable and peaceful rooms, equipped with free wireless LAN (WI-FI) hotspot, a 5 language cable-TV, a telephone with mailbox, an extensive minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and most of all, a uniquely individual ambiance!


Day : 2

Hotel Restaurant Goldener Anker occupies a 400-years old historic building next to the Danube River and the medieval city wall and a 3-minute walk from the Old Town of Hainburg. It features a restaurant with a terrace offering panoramic river views and free WiFi. Secure private parking in the courtyard is available free of charge. Renovated in 2017, the rooms at Hotel Restaurant Goldener Anker feature wooden furniture, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a safe and a bathroom. Awarded by the Gault Millau, the Goldener Anker restaurant serves Austrian cuisine and seasonal dishes mostly prepared of regional products and meat. A selection of fine wines is also offered. The terrace overlooks the Danube. A tasty breakfast is served every morning, featuring organic and regional produce.


Day : 3

Located in Mosonmagyaróvár, 32.2 km from Bratislava, Hotel Lajta Park features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room includes a TV. Certain rooms have a sitting area for your convenience. The rooms include a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.


Day : 4

Showcasing a terrace and views of the river, Hotel Klastrom is located in Győr. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.


Day : 5

Located in Tata, 43.5 km from Dobogoko, Hotel Kristály Imperial features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms have a sitting area where you can relax. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub or shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. There is free shuttle service at the property.


Day : 6

Located in Esztergom in the region of Komárom-Esztergom, 40.2 km from Budapest, Bazilika alatt Panzió features a hot tub and sauna. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Some rooms feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Each room includes a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.


Day : 7

This stylish boutique hotel with distinctive elegance is in a great location in the heart of Budapest, only a few steps from the Danube bank, the Parliament and the St. Stephen’s Basilica. All modernly and individually designed rooms of the Hotel Parlament provide flat-screen TVs, air conditioning and spacious bathrooms. Wired and wireless internet access in the rooms is free of charge. Guests can relax in the spa area which features a hot tub and a sauna. The Lounge Bar has a wide variety of cocktails and drinks, the breakfast buffet is served in the hotel's bright, glass-roofed breakfast room. A Happy Hour service is available from 10 am to 5 pm and features free tea, coffee and mineral water for all guests.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 1490 € 350 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included


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