Guided Vienna to Budapest Cycling Holiday

7 nights from £1195.00

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 £1195.00
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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

We can tailor make this trip for you
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 Lipot

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.

Total distance63kmTotal climb130m
Day 5Lipot to Komarom

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.

Total distance80kmTotal climb210m
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 distance93kmTotal climb590m
Day 8Budapest Cycle Tour and Departure

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.

Total distance15km

Departure Dates

17 April 2021 (Saturday)
15 May 2021 (Saturday)
29 May 2021 (Saturday)
12 June 2021 (Saturday)
26 June 2021 (Saturday)
10 July 2021 (Saturday)
24 July 2021 (Saturday)
7 August 2021 (Saturday)
21 August 2021 (Saturday)
4 September 2021 (Saturday)
18 September 2021 (Saturday)
2 October 2021 (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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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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