Arrive in Vienna and explore this classical city. Grab a bite to eat at a Viennese Heurigen or take a walk along cobbled streets and immerse yourself in historic Vienna.
After your bike fitting and test ride, you will be taken on a 3 hour tour of Vienna by bike. On this tour, set your curiosity free as you marvel at artistic and cultural icons along the path of the Habsburg. Sights include the Gothic St Stephens Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. You are free to explore Vienna at your leisure when not on the cycle tour.
Today you follow the Danube river for the first time, stopping at the picturesque hamlet of Hasslau an der Donau. Visit the Roman ruins at the archaeological site, Carnuntum, a little while later. Wander around the ruins and observe the contrasts between the ancient and the modern reconstructions. Head on to the vibrant Slovakian capital where you will have an introductory walk and see the Bratislava Castle.
Ride alongside the Danube once again, this time, into Hungary. On your way to Hedervar, feel at peace among the luscious farmland and forests. Hedervar is home to Hedervary Castle, which was built in the 13th Century and reflects Renaissance and Baroque styling. After a short time exploring, head to the nearby Lipot where you can relax after long day in the saddle.
Quiet traffic-free cycle paths will take you to the Baroque city of Gyor. Visit iconic areas of Gyor, including the Becsi kapu ter square and Kaptalan Hill before cycling on to Komarom along the Danube. Once in the historical Komarom, join the introductory walk where you will be guided across the Elizabeth Bridge, connecting 2 countries. Then, spend the evening at the spa.
Budapest has not always been the capital of Hungary. Until the mid-13th century Esztergom was the capital, which is why it is chockablock full of impressive buildings and of course, the beautiful Esztergom Basilica. Today, you will be riding into Esztergom, where upon arrival you can take part in the introductory walk. We definitely recommend taking part, so as to learn even more about the wealth of history.
The famous Danube Bend takes you to Budapest, the beautiful city steeped in history, and has only recently become popular with tourists. Although today is a long day in the saddle, you will be treated to a picnic under the Visegrad hills on the banks of the Danube. By the end of the day, you will be ready to take a relaxing dip in one of Budapest’s thermal baths.
A 3 hour cycling tour of Budapest concludes your Danube adventure. Pass by landmarks such as the Parliament buildings and Buda Castle, with a stop at the food market for lunch. Say farewell to your fellow riders and depart Budapest today or stay an extra night, which we can arrange accommodation for.
Follow the Danube river downstream in all its glory as you experience the fascinating history Austria, Slovakia and Hungary have to offer. Quiet countryside means you can feel relaxed among lush farmlands and forests, whilst admiring historic castles and picturesque villages. When in the 3 big cities, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, immerse yourself into the culture and history on display in museums and iconic buildings.