A great bike ride from Viena to Budapest, cycling in Europe's most famous cycle path!. On this journey you cycle 336 km over 6 days, going through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, with an average of 56 km per day. The terrain is almost completely flat, 95% of the route is on paved cycle paths without traffic and 5% on gravel tracks. Cycling routes that go through floodplains, forests and following the Danube river to visit three capital cities. Beautiful natural sceneries, art and monuments along the way, quiet roads to cycle along. An easy but very enjoyable trip!
On this journey you cycle 336 km over 6 days, an average of 56 km per day. The terrain is almost completely flat. 95% of the route is on paved cycle paths without traffic and 5% on gravel tracks. We have graded the route as easy.
Travel to Vienna. After checking in to the hotel go to the city centre, where you will enjoy the sight the marvellous St. Stephen’s and taste a slice of the world-famous (and well deserved!) Sachertorte.
Hand over of rental bikes directly at hotel (100 m to the cycling path). Start cycling in the metropolis of Vienna but soon find yourself in the verdancy of the national park “Donauauen”. Passing Schönau and Orth castle to the Habsburg castle of Eckartsau. A detour to castle Hof is recommended (magnificent castle which was built at the behest of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia; its impressive park (65.000 m²) and the gorgeous architectural monuments are definitely worth a visit). Via Hainburg to Bratislava.
Free time to do some sight-seeing in Bratislava; you leave the capital of Slovakia while cycling along a very beautiful cycling path. You continue cycling and soon cross the Slovakian/Hungarian border near Kunovŏ; via Dunasziget (in the past the village was located on an island in the middle of the Danube) you reach the small town of Mosonmagyaróvár.
Cycle tour to Hedervár castle and further on, partly along the idyllic Danube to Györ, the “metropolis” of west-Hungary. Individual sightseeing in Györ.
On the country road to the border H/SK, to Medvedov and on the very beautiful Slovakian bank to the baroque city Cicov and further via Zlatna to the Slowakian/Hungarian city Komárno/Komárom.
Over the bridge back to the Slovakian part of the city; passing the Roman fort Kelemantia and lonesome farming villages, where time seems to stand still, you reach Moča and the twin village of Štúrovo/Esztergom; Across the well-known Gisela-bridge to Esztergom (possibility to visit the cathedral/it’s free of charge); further on along the right bank of the Danube all the way until the village Bùbàntvölgy, following again the cycle path for approx. 4,5 km. Cycle tour down to the ferry (signed at the cycle path). Cycling on the left bank of the Danube to Nagymaros, catching a ferry boat (to be paid directly at the ferry station; approx. EUR 2,70 pp) to Visegrád.
Cycle tour to Szentendre-Island. Continue the tour again by ferry to Szentendre-City (about 20 km before Budapest). Individual sight-seeing; by bike to the city centre of the Hungarian capital Budapest.
The trip ends after breakfast
The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked.
Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.
This Hotel is located a few steps from the city center and from subway. Room are spacious, clean and comfortable with free Wifi, air conditioning, TV, telephone, electric kettle. Buffet breakfast is rich with savoury and sweet food. Staff is helpful. The restaurant offers local and international dishes.
Austria Trend Hotel is located near the pedestrian area and it offers well-finished, spacious and welcoming rooms with free Wifi, air conditioner, TV. International buffet breakfast. The hotel offers a wellness center. The restaurant proposes regional specialties and international dishes. Staff is helpful and careful
Thermal Hotel is centrally located near the thermal baths. It offers spacious rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom, free Wifi and some of these have a balcony. The restaurant proposes hungarian and international dishes. With an enrolment you can access at the finnish sauna and jacuzzi. Staff welcoming and courteous.
Hotel Famulus situated a few steps from the Györ center with spacious rooms, functional and welcoming with free Wifi, TV, air conditioning, minibar. Breakfast is normal. Staff is helpful and courteous. The restaurant proposes international dishes.
Hotel Banderium is centrally located in Komarno and it offers a lovely courtyard. Rooms are spacious, clean and balcony with free Wifi, TV, mini-bar, private bathroom, air conditioning/heating, electric kettle. Breakfast is good. Restaurant is very good and proposes local and international dishes
Hotel Visegrad overlooks the Danube river with a wellness center a few steps from the city centre. Rooms are comfortable and spacious with a balcony, TV, free Wifi, private bathroom, air conditioner. Staff is courteous and helpful. The restaurant proposes Hungarian dishes prepared with local products.
This Hotel is located a few steps from the city center and it offers a wellness center and a restaurant. Rooms are spacious, clean and functional with free Wifi, minibar, air conditioning/heating, TV, telephone. Buffet breakfast is rich with savoury and sweet food. The restaurant proposes international dishes and Hungarian specialties
Departure only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 3rd to the end of september
The nearest airport are Vienna airport (VIE) and Budapest airport (BUD)
Arrival in Vienna
If clients arrive by plane in Vienna they can easily reach the city centre: Check www.viennaairport.com
If clients arrive by plane in Budapest there are following possibilities to get to Vienna: train ride (approx. 2,5 - 3 hours) on the day of arrival to Budapest; the train tickets will be sent in advance to your company (not possible for short-term bookings!).
If booking of an additional night in Budapest on the arrival day; next morning pick-up service by bus directly from the hotel in Budapest and transfer to Vienna (possible on Fri & Sat). Remaining days train ride to Vienna (ticket will be deposited at the hotel in Budapest where clients stay overnight).
BUS Budapest hotel – airport Budapest: payable on spot find all information here. Check www.bud.hu
Available hybrid bikes for rent: 21 gears+two-sided saddle bag+water bottle+padlock+key
Available electric bicycles for rent 21 gears+two-sided saddle bag+battery charger+padlock+key
GPS tracks available on request
(*) If If you bring your own bike you can book a bike transfer from Vienna to Budapest (only Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) with a supplement of €33 or €90 including travel insurance.