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Vienna - Budapest, classic

Danube bike path

On this bike path you will explore lowland forests, original villages and magical cities. Of course the 3 metropolises Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest are the best-known. In Carnuntum and in the Roman castle Kelemantia you find Roman relics from the past. Discover the diversity of the flora and fauna in the lowland forests. The small villages, which you cycle through, still keep their original charm. You pass through the Rye Island that is a real natural paradise. Don´t forget the numerous castles and palaces, which are proudly situated nearby the Danube. But although the small towns along the bike trail have a special flair and their charming historic centers invite visitors to discover and enjoy. Overall this bike tour will inspire everybody!

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
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Itinerary

It is recommended to arrive early. This metropolis on the Danube has plenty to offer and it is worth to stay there for a longer time. Enjoy a cup of coffee and the typical Vienna cake „Sachertorte“ in one of the numerous coffee houses or treat yourself to a roundtrip with the horse-drawn cab „Fiaker“.

The first distance of your bike trip guides you through the national park Donau-Auen. There you will get to know the diversity of the flora and fauna as well as the manifold types of landscape. You pass the castle Orth and the village Eckertsau and reach Bad Deutsch Altenburg. There you can make an excursion on the Roman bike trail (Römerweg) to Carnuntum. The archaeological park is regarded as one of the most significant archaeological sites in Austria. After Hainburg you reach the border to Slovakia and it´s capital city Bratislava that is your next overnight stay.

You cycle a short distance in Slovak territory before you pass the Hungarian border in Rajká. Within the first few kilometers of your cycle trip in Hungary you will discover charming villages. The complete section is influenced by agriculture. Your route guides you through the so-called Szigetköz (a small Rye Island). This is characterized by numberless side arms of the Danube. Today´s destination is Mosonmagyaróvár which is also called „City of 17 bridges“.

Also today you cycle through the nature paradise of the small Rye Island. On your way you pass Hédervár, which is perfectly suitable for lunch break. The castle is situated in the middle of a protected park. You should schedule a plenty of time for visiting Györ. The district capital offers many sights and a breathtaking historic center.

Schon bald erreichen Sie heute das Ungarische Böny. Von dort führt Sie eine Streckenvariante nach Bábolna, ein sehr gepflegtes Städtchen mit schönem Ortskern. Weit über seine Grenzen hin bekannt ist das dortige Nationalgestüt. Im prächtigen Innenhof werden Rennpferde gezüchtet. Der letzte Teil Ihrer Etappe führt Sie schließlich zurück an die Donau, bevor Sie die geteilte Stadt Komárom/Komárno erreichen. Abends können Sie sich im Thermalbad entspannen und verwöhnen lassen.

Today´s route runs near riverbanks in the flat Danube valley. In the course of this you pass different villages and while cycling you can view the vineyards in the background. The sporty bikers can choose a route over Tata but there are some increases. This requires a basic level of fitness. Those interested in history should plan time for the Roman castle Kelemantia which is on the way. However the absolute highlight is your destination today: Esztergom (also known as „Hungarian Rome“). It´s basilica is the largest church of the country.

Note: Depending on availability upon booking, we will organize the accommodation either on Esztergom or in Visegrád. In case of Esztergom, you will have a boat trip on the following day from Szentendre to Budapest. The daily distances are identical in both cases. With your booking confirmation you will receive detailed information concerning your hotels. The boat will presumably go every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of May till the end of September; outside this period and respectively on other days of the week you will receive a  train ticket instead.

The Royal Palace and the castle of Visegrád will delight you and the open air museum as well as the baroque old town of Szentendre invites you to stay. After arriving there you can review all impressions of this wonderful bike trip during a walk through the city.

In the Hungarian capital city there are many things to discover. If you are interested in we would be pleased to book some extra nights for you. Our transfer from Budapest to Vienna is very comfortable (this can be arranged at additional charge).

Tour character

You cycle on bike trails, ways alongside a dam and partly on relatively quiet side roads. Busy roads are of short-term duration. You cycle on unmade paths only for 3 short distances otherwise you will find asphalted roads. On the whole the route is signed very well with a few exceptions in the Slovakian part. Altogether the tour is relatively easy with slightly increases in some sections.

Because of the longer stages you should have a stamina.

Prices and events

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Vienna
  Season 1
30.03.2024 - 11.04.2024
01.10.2024 - 12.10.2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
12.04.2024 - 31.05.2024
01.09.2024 - 30.09.2024

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
01.06.2024 - 31.08.2024

Arrival daily
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: A, AT-WIRWB-08A
Base price
899.00
1,019.00
1,079.00
Surcharge half-board 165.00 165.00 165.00
Surcharge single room 449.00 449.00 449.00
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: B, AT-WIRWB-08B
Base price
749.00
849.00
929.00
Surcharge half-board 135.00 135.00 135.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: A, AT-WIRWB-08A
Base price
899.00
1,019.00
1,079.00
Surcharge half-board 165.00 165.00 165.00
Surcharge single room 449.00 449.00 449.00
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: B, AT-WIRWB-08B
Base price
749.00
849.00
929.00
Surcharge half-board 135.00 135.00 135.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00

Category A: Accommodation in well selected hotels 4****

Category B: Accommodation in chosen guest houses, hotels, and inns 3***

 

Extra arrival dates bookable upon request.
From 6 persons daily arrival is possible to the prices mentioned above.

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024
Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 12, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
Arrival daily
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: A, AT-WIRWB-08A
Base price
Surcharge half-board
Surcharge single room
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: B, AT-WIRWB-08B
Base price
Surcharge half-board
Surcharge single room
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: A, AT-WIRWB-08A
Base price
Surcharge half-board
Surcharge single room
Vienna-Budapest, 8 days, cat: B, AT-WIRWB-08B
Base price
Surcharge half-board
Surcharge single room
899.00
165.00
449.00
749.00
135.00
299.00
899.00
165.00
449.00
749.00
135.00
299.00
1,019.00
165.00
449.00
849.00
135.00
299.00
1,019.00
165.00
449.00
849.00
135.00
299.00
1,079.00
165.00
449.00
929.00
135.00
299.00
1,079.00
165.00
449.00
929.00
135.00
299.00

Category A: Accommodation in well selected hotels 4****

Category B: Accommodation in chosen guest houses, hotels, and inns 3***

 

Extra arrival dates bookable upon request.
From 6 persons daily arrival is possible to the prices mentioned above.

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024
Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Season 2
Apr 12, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. A
Single room
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. A
Single room
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. A
Single room
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. B
Single room
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. B
Single room
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. B
Single room
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. A
Single room
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. A
Single room
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. A
Single room
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. B
Single room
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. B
Single room
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. B
Single room
89.00
159.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
169.00
75.00
119.00
59.00
109.00
75.00
139.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
169.00
75.00
119.00
59.00
109.00
75.00
139.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
169.00
75.00
119.00
59.00
109.00
75.00
139.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
169.00
75.00
119.00
59.00
109.00
75.00
139.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
169.00
75.00
119.00
59.00
109.00
75.00
139.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
159.00
89.00
169.00
75.00
119.00
59.00
109.00
75.00
139.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Vienna
  Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024
Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 12, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024

Arrival Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024

Arrival daily
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. A 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room 159.00 159.00 159.00
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. A 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room 159.00 159.00 159.00
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. A 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room 169.00 169.00 169.00
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. B 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room 119.00 119.00 119.00
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. B 59.00 59.00 59.00
Single room 109.00 109.00 109.00
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. B 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room 139.00 139.00 139.00
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. A 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room 159.00 159.00 159.00
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. A 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room 159.00 159.00 159.00
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. A 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room 169.00 169.00 169.00
Vienna
Double room p. p. cat. B 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room 119.00 119.00 119.00
Bratislava
Double room p. p. cat. B 59.00 59.00 59.00
Single room 109.00 109.00 109.00
Budapest
Double room p. p. cat. B 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room 139.00 139.00 139.00
Filter
21-gears unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex with back pedal brake incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Premium bike incl. rental bike insurance
99.00
99.00
99.00
259.00
169.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services
  • Accommodation in selected category
  • Breakfast
  • If half-board: 5 x 3-course dinner (sometimes in close-by restaurants in walking-distance); in Vienna and Budapest only B&B
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels (no limit on pieces of luggage; max. 20 kg per piece)
  • Service hotline
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 package per room)
  • Navigation-app and GPS data
  • Welcome briefing on site
  • Boat ticket incl. bike Esztergom – Visegrád or Szentendre - Budapest (expected timetable: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of May till the end of September; outside this period and respectively on other days of the week you will recieve a  train ticket instead)
  • If rental bike: Rental bike insurance included
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Arrival in Vienna by car or train. Nearest airports: Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest.
  • Parking in Vienna: Direct at the hotel (approx. € 28 per day; reservation is necessary in advance) or at a public multi storage car park close to the hotel (approx. € 25,- per week).
    Detailed information can be found in your travel documents.
  • On the spot you can purchase a bike helmet (brand UVEX): costs: € 49,-. Reservation upon booking is essential.
  • Transfer by bus directly from the hotel in Budapest to Vienna: Bookable each Friday, Saturday and Sunday (in season 1 and 2) and daily (in season 3). Departure at 3 p.m.; duration approx. 3,5 hours. Price € 79,- per person excluding bike, price € 39,- extra for your own bike, reservation required; subject to availability at time of application.
    Alternatively there are excellent rail connections available (without changing the train, several times daily).
    Special dates upon request at least for min. 4 persons.

Please note!

  • Where visitor’s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!
Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.