HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY- Vienna to Budapest

8 Day Independent Tour This 3-country tour from Vienna to Budapest is very diverse, and at its high points, quite magestic. Your tour starts in Vienna, the world’s city of charm. Bratislava invites you to make shopping tours in the picturesque old town, while the metropolis of Budapest is the crowning conclusion of your journey. […]

8 Day Independent Tour

This 3-country tour from Vienna to Budapest is very diverse, and at its high points, quite magestic. Your tour starts in Vienna, the world’s city of charm. Bratislava invites you to make shopping tours in the picturesque old town, while the metropolis of Budapest is the crowning conclusion of your journey. Untouched nature, little-known artistic treasures and cultural monuments can be found on this route between Vienna and Budapest. You cycle in the
the Hungarian lowlands and can also visit the famous “Arabian National Stud“
in Babolna where you explore the secrets of traditional horse breeding. The basilica in Esztergom is the largest Catholic church in Hungary and accommodates many art treasures, all the while enjoying the friendly people and the Hungarian hospitality.

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Day to Day Schedule 

Day 1

Vienna
Individual arrival in Vienna.

Day 2

Vienna – Bad Deutsch-Altenburg (approx. 46 km/28 miles)

On the Danube-Cycle-Path you bike through the idyllic meadows along the Danube, passing the castle of “Orth” to Petronell-Carnuntum (significant Roman excavations)

Day 3

Bad Deutsch-Altenburg – Mosonmagyárovár (approx. 61 km/38 miles)

Still following the Danube-Cycle-Path you will reach Bratislava. Shortly after, you reach Hungary where you bike through small typical villages using the dam cycle path (gravel) and country roads.
This section can be divided by an additional night in Bratislava (Day 3: 21 km/15 miles, Day 4: 42 km/25 miles)

Day 4

Mosonmagyárovár/Halaszi – Györ (approx. 45 km/28 miles)

You bike through the former marsh region of the “Little Alföld”. Taking side roads you pass through delightful villages and arrive at the provincial capital of Györ.

Day 5

Györ – Tata (approx. 61 km/38 miles)

Today you bike through a landscape of rolling hills and reach the picturesque town of Tata, situated on two lakes. 

Day 6

Tata – Sturovo/Esztergom (approx. 55 km/34 miles)

Leaving Tata you travel over the densely wooded hills of the “Gerecse” range. Some uphill stretches are rewarded with wonderful descents. In Esztergom you can admire the imposing cathedral. 

Day 7

Sturovo/Esztergom – Budapest (approx. 58 km/36 miles)

Steep mountain-slopes frame the picturesque landscape of the Danube Bend up to Szentendre island. Go by bike or boat to Budapest (not incl.). On the boat, the view from the sun deck is overwhelming. 

Day 8

Budapest

Individual departure.

 

Tour Rating- easy to moderate

Mostly rather flat, but with a few stretches of small hills. Suitable for all levels. Expect some traffic on the roads in/out of the cities.
Austria: on the Danube Cycle Path.
Hungary: cycle paths, field paths and country roads.

 

 

Schedule & Price

Independent tours depart every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May through September. Only Saturday departures are available in April and early October.

Price per person season 1 CAD $800
Single Surcharge season 2 $880
Single Surcharge season 3 $920
Single Supplement  $275
Half-board supplement (6 dinners) $170
Upgrade hotels to all 3 and 4 star $150
Upgrade to electric bike $120

 

 

Airport / transfers
Fly into Vienna, and depart from Budapest.
Regular public shuttles and/or train service is available at both these major international airports.

 

This tour includes:

• 7 nights accommodation in a double room with private facilities. The hotels we use on this tour are family run guesthouses and hotels of good 2 and 3 star standard. In both Vienna and Budapest 4 star hotels are always used. All rooms have private bathrooms.
• breakfast daily.
• luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
• return bus ride from Budapest to Vienna (if required)
• modern hybrid bicycle with 21 gears & pannier
• 7 days service hotline
• Detailed travel material, maps, and route descriptions of places of interest

Note: In Slovakia a helmet is required!
In Hungary you have to wear a safety vest at night and at times of poor visability outside of the cities.