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Guided Vienna to Budapest Cycling Holiday

7 nights from £1560.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Cycle alongside the grand Danube River downstream through 3 countries
  • Admire historic buildings, such as the Bratislava Castle and Basilica of Eszergom
  • Visit Roman remains at Carnuntum, an important archaeological site in Austria
  • Pass traditional villages, majestic castles and mystic forests
Guided Vienna to Budapest Cycling Holiday
7 nights from £1560.00
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WE LOVEFascinating Landscapes
Follow the Danube River through Austria to Hungary via Slovakia, which retraces the steps of the Roman, Ottoman and Turk Empires.
WE LOVEHistoric Landmarks on Every Corner
Historic castles, palaces and ruins are your backdrop as you take a tour through historic Europe.

What's Included

Day By Day Guided Vienna to Budapest Cycling Holiday

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Day 1Arrive in Vienna

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.

Day 2Vienna Cycle Tour

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.

Total distance10kmTotal climb180m
Day 3Vienna to Bratislava

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.

Total distance76kmTotal climb400m
Day 4Bratislava to Gyor

Ride alongside the Danube once again, this time, into Hungary. You will turn south to the historic Hungarian city of Gyor. Gyor is a vibrant city with huge Baroque influence such as the Bécsi kapu tér square and Káptalan Hill. Walk the streets of the city and find Király Street, a street inhabited since ancient times.

Total distance80kmTotal climb50m
Day 5Gyor to Komarom

Quiet traffic-free cycle paths will take you to Komarom today, on the border of Hungary and Slovakia. You’ll take a stroll across the Elizabeth Bridge which links the two countries, whilst also marvelling at the medieval forts of the city

Total distance55kmTotal climb40m
Day 6Komarom to Esztergom

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.

Total distance54kmTotal climb140m
Day 7Esztergom to Budapest

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.

Total distance82kmTotal climb100m
Day 8Budapest Cycle Tour and Departure

Your cycling adventure finishes today but we highly recommend staying on in Budapest. Visit the Hungarian state opera house, take a river cruise down the Danube, or just enjoy this historic city with a coffee in a town square.

Departure Dates

8 June 2024 (Saturday)
15 June 2024 (Saturday)
22 June 2024 (Saturday)
6 July 2024 (Saturday)
20 July 2024 (Saturday)
27 July 2024 (Saturday)
3 August 2024 (Saturday)
17 August 2024 (Saturday)
31 August 2024 (Saturday)
14 September 2024 (Saturday)
28 September 2024 (Saturday)

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What to ExpectFrom the Danube River to Romantic Castles

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.

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map of guided cycling from Vienna to Budapest

How's the Weather? in Vienna to Budapest

The Spring March to May
An abundance of sunshine and only a few scattered showers makes spring a great time to cycle. The temperatures are generally mid-20's, however there may be cold spells.
The SummerJune to August
Heatwaves are common in this area during summer with potential colder fronts to the west. Yet the humidity is normally low, so perfect weather for cycling.
The Autumn September to November
The warm weather usually stick around into Autumn, gradually getting colder. September and October are good times to be out on the bike, however November often sees rain and colder weather - you will still be able to cycle!
The WinterDecember to February
Being unpredictable, winters are generally avoided by cyclists due to the potential for lots of rain, snow and freezing temperatures.

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