Austria & Hungary Guided Biking / Danube Bike Trail, Vienna to Budapest

2020 Tour Dates: July 6-13 & Sept 7-14
Charter Tours & Self Guided Tours Available

Our Guided Danube Bike Trail Tour takes you from Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary cycling in 3 different countries – Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Ride with a guide and the region will come alive.

Impressive monuments, sumptuous palaces and exquisite architecture are some of the things you can see in the heart of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire. From Vienna cycle along the Hungarian side of the Danube through Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Continue into Hungary where you will stay in the historical towns of Györ and Esztergom. The artist’s town of Szentendre contains many galleries, museums and cafes. The mix of cultural landmarks and rustic, riverside fields and meadows makes for a relaxing cycle tour.

2020 Price: €2240 Euros/4-7pp double occupancy

€2040 Euros/8+pp double occupancy, Single Supplement: €350 Euros
Price Includes:
  • 8-day / 7 night bicycle tour
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Route directions and cycling maps
  • Quality TREK bike rental
  • Support Van
  • Guided tours at chateaux, castles, museums and other select attractions
Price Does Not Include:

International flights, train transportation, lunches

Tour Difficulty

We rate this trip suitable for beginners who are in good physical condition.

  • Difficulty: Easy – mostly flat terrain with a few days with gentle rolling hills
  • Road Conditions: Smooth & 90% Paved and 10% on short stretches of good dirt roads and bike paths
  • Recommended Bike: Hybrid

Tour Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vienna (Schonbrunn) and Budapest (Genteel city of Budapest)
  • Picturesque town of Szentendre
  • Magnificent Danube Bend
  • Old Town of Bratislava
  • Cathedral in Eszstergom

Itinerary

Day 1- Vienna

Arrival in Vienna, a city where old traditions of the Habsburg monarchy meet the most modern way of life. There are many things to see, just to name some – the impressive Gothic cathedral of St.Stephen, the famous Hundertwasser House designed in 1985 or the vast Prater Park with a giant ferries wheel, the symbol of Vienna. Overnight in Vienna.

Day 2 – Vienna – Hainburg  (60 km / 37 miles)

Leave Vienna through the vast Prater Park with a giant ferries wheel, the symbol of the city. Then cycle down the Danube National Park and touch the natural riverbed on your way to Carnuntum, where an archaeological reconstruction brings back to life the capital of the Roman province of Pannonia. Arrive to Hainburg, the easternmost Austrian town with well-preserved medieval fortification. Overnight in Hainburg.

Day 3 – Hainburg – Bratislava – Mosonmagyarovar (58 km / 36 miles)

Leave Austria for Slovakia to see its capital Bratislava, with the historical old town centre at the Danube bank. Then follow the Danube sidearms into Hungary and ride down the rural countryside to Mosonmagyarovar, a spa town located at the meanders of Lajta River. Overnight in Mosonmagyarovar.

Day 4 – Mosonmagyarovar – Gyor (46 km / 29 miles)

The route from Mosonmagyarovar winds its way through farming pastures and rural villages. You can relax in the open-air thermal pool in Lipot before you skim the Mosoni-Duna river meanders on your way to Gyor. This ancient town, dated back to Roman era, has got a lively town center in the intact Baroque layout. Overnight in Gyor.

Day 5 – Gyor – Komarno (52 km / 32 miles)

Today’s ride through Hungarian countryside will bring you back to the main Danube river course. Cross the river in the Hungarian / Slovak twin town of Komarom-Komarno, where you can admire their impressive, never conquered fortresses. Overnight in Komarno.

 Day 6 – Komarno – Esztergom (56 km / 35 miles)

This riverside day will take you along the Danube following mostly paved bike paths to Esztergom, since 1000 the archbishop seat, and the former Hungarian capital. No wonder, that the magnificent Esztergom basilica is the largest cathedral in Hungary. Overnight in Esztergom.

Day 7 – Esztergom – Budapest (82 km / 51 miles)

The final leg follows the Danube River all the way to Budapest.  Ride a riverside bike path winding its way through the narrow Danube bend, then continue onto Szentendre Island and through the Szentendre town, a popular artists‘ haven with numerous churches and galleries. From there you can take a boat ride to Budapest or continue cycling for next 25 km. Overnight in Budapest.

 Day 8 – Budapest

Enjoy the magnificent city of Budapest with the UNESCO enlisted city center which boasts incredible architecture such as the imposing Neo-Gothic Parliament, the largest building in Hungary. The city is rich in parks and spa springs, together with the Danube river islands they offer host of places to relax.

Tour ends after breakfast. If you want more time for sightseeing, we can arrange additional nights in Budapest.