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. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.