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.
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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.
Accommodation : Hotel Austria - "Vienna"
Day 2 : Vienna to Hainburg an der Donau
Distance 1 : 16 Miles - 26 Km
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.
Accommodation : Hotel Restaurant ZUM GOLDENEN ANKER - "Hainburg an der Donau"
Day 3 : Hainburg to Mosonmagyarovar
Distance 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km
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.
Accommodation : Hotel Lajta Park - "Mosonmagyaróvár"
Day 4 : Mosonmagyarovar to Gyor
Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km
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, 12th century cathedral containing the second richest ecclesiastic collection in Hungary.
Accommodation : Hotel Klastrom - "Gyor"
Day 5 : Gyor to Tata
Distance 1 : 44 Miles - 71 Km
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.
Accommodation : Hotel Kristaly Imperial - "Tata"
Day 6 : Tata to Esztergom
Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km
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.
Accommodation : B&B Pension Basilika - "Esztergom"
Day 7 : Esztergom to Budapest
Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km
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.
Accommodation : Hotel Parlament - "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.
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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.
Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SPORTSTER 40 - ( or equivalent)
GPS are included on most of our 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
Our roadbooks 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 roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.
- 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
- 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.
Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.
|Price from* & per person||Double occupancy||Single supplement |
(traveling with a group)
|Standard||1490 €||350 €|
|Bikes available||Options per person|
|Hybrid Bike Rental|
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.