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Prague - Budapest

4-Countries Cycle Tour | Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

From the ´golden city´ Prague via Vienna to Budapest, the ´queen of the Danube´: This bicycle tour connects three of the most beautiful metropolises in Europe.

On the first part of your journey, you will ride through both virgin and cultivated landscapes. Lush meadows and deep green forests will give way to small, idyllically situated Bohemian villages. You will pass by numerous castles and palaces and cycle through pristine river and pond landscapes. The hilly southern Bohemian region and the ´Waldviertel´ in Lower Austria will put you to the test, but a good Budweiser beer is sure to make up for any exertions along the way. The courses of the rivers Vltava, Kamp and Danube will guide you for large portions of this tour.

On the second part of your bike tour 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. The small towns along the bike trail have a special flair and their charming historic centers invite visitors to discover and enjoy.

Overall, a bike tour whose cities, nature and sights promise a refreshing break from everyday life and which for sure will delight all.

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Itinerary

We recommend arriving in Prague early - the ´golden city´ is one of the most beautiful in Europe, and the historical city centre has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1992. Its historical buildings, the winding streets of the old city and a breath-taking view of the Charles Bridge are perfect excuses for a stroll around the city, and will be the first of many unforgettable holiday delights.

The Vltava river will guide you out of Prague. The slightly hilly and ever-changing landscape will enchant you. During today’s stage, you will pass through many small, idyllically situated Bohemian villages. The small houses with wooden-panelled gables irresistibly draw the eyes, and the many cosy inns entice one to stop for a refreshing beer. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Sedlčany area.

For most of today, you will once again be following the course of the river Vltava, passing through many small Bohemian villages and the lush Bohemian forest. Via a beautiful reservoir on the Vltava near Milešov, you will make your way to Orlík. The gothic castle is certainly worth a visit, but merely a few kilometres further comes the next attraction; Zvikov Castle was one of the most important castles of Bohemia in the middle ages. The picturesque town of Písek marks the end of today’s stage.

You will be surrounded by fascinating virgin and cultivated landscapes for most of the day. The bike path follows the romantic banks of the Vltava river for the most part and will lead you through some pretty towns like Týn nad Vltavou. A small forest path will bring you to Hluboká castle, which sits atop a hill high over the Vltava and is definitely worth visiting. On arrival in České Budějovice, also known as Budweis, a Budweiser beer is exactly the right refreshment to make up for any exertions during the day.

During today’s stage, you will experience nature at its purest. The southern Bohemian landscape features many meadows and forests. The region is recognised as a UNESCO nature reserve, and the so-called ´southern Bohemian pond landscape´ is a result of the long-standing fish farming tradition in the region. The wholly untouched nature is a fantastic experience for any cyclist, and there is also something for fans of culture and architecture; historical buildings, old citadels and picturesque villages are scattered all along the way.

Today’s stage will take you through the north of Lower Austria. The so-called ´Waldviertel´ region is known for its many river and pond landscapes. The cycle path will lead you through seemingly endless forests with fresh air and wonderful authenticity. The Waldviertel cuisine is also known far and wide. Make sure to try a dish with carp and potatoes, the culinary specialities of this region.

The Kamptal bicycle path will quickly lead you to Hadersdorf via Langenlois. The route is gorgeous and also relatively flat. You will soon spot the first vineyards around Krems. From Hadersdorf, you will take the train to Tulln. Take some time to visit the Egon Schiele museum before riding the last few kilometres along the Danube to Vienna. You will reach your accommodation via the Danube Island, comfortably avoiding all traffic. The metropolis on the Danube has plenty to offer. Enjoy a cup of coffee and the typical Vienna cake ´Sachertorte´ in one of the numerous coffee houses or just stroll around the old part of the city with all its historic buildings.

Your bike tour 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.

Soon you reach the Hungarian Böny. From there a route version guides you to Bábolna, a well cultivated town with a beautiful inner city. The local National Stud is known far beyond its borders. Racehorses are bred in the splendid inner courtyard. The last part of the route takes you back to the Danube. Then you reach the divided town Komárom/Komárno. At night you can relax in the local spa.

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, an absolute highlight today is Esztergom (also known as ´Hungarian Rome´): It´s basilica is the largest church of the country. Take time for a comprehensive visit, before you will board a riverboat, which takes you to your destination Visegrád. Amazing views into the beautiful landscape of the so-called ´Donauknie´ will impress you.

Note: The overnight stay takes place either in Esztergom or in Visegrád (depending on availability at time of reservation). In the case of Esztergom, shipping takes place on the conscious day from Szentendre to Budapest. The different distances remain the same in both. You will receive detailed information together with your booking confirmation. Additionally, the boat ride isn´t possible in April, September, October, and on Mondays; during these period/days 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. The first part of today will guide you again through the ´Donauknie´, probably the most attractive section of the Danube bike trail at all. Soon you will arrive in Budapest, where you can review all impressions of this wonderful bike trip during a walk through the city.

Your journey ends after breakfast. We recommend a prolongation in Budapest. Our van transfer to Vienna or Prague is very comfortable. This can be booked as an option.

Tour character

From Prague to Vienna: The road quality varies widely. The route follows both well-paved cycle paths and bumpy, unsurfaced dirt tracks and forest trails. For the most part, you will cycle along separate cycle paths and secondary roads, with only a few sections featuring heavier traffic. Please note that the Czech part of the route as well as the so-called ´Waldviertel´ include some steep climbs and require a good level of fitness. The signposting of the route is generally good.

From Vienna to Budapest: The second part of your journey leads along 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.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Prague
  Season 1
03.04.2021 - 16.04.2021
25.09.2021 - 02.10.2021

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
17.04.2021 - 24.06.2021
28.08.2021 - 24.09.2021

Arrival Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
25.06.2021 - 27.08.2021

Arrival daily
Prague - Budapest, cat A, 14 days, CZ-MLRPB-14A
Base price
1,419.00
1,559.00
1,679.00
Surcharge half board 184.00 184.00 184.00
Surcharge single room 669.00 669.00 669.00
Prague - Budapest, cat B, 14 days, CZ-MLRPB-14B
Base price
1,199.00
1,329.00
1,439.00
Surcharge half board 205.00 205.00 205.00
Surcharge single room 359.00 359.00 359.00

Category A:          Carefully selected hotels 4**** (often best hotel on place)

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

Season 1
Apr 3, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021
Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Aug 28, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021
Arrival Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 25, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021
Arrival daily
Prague - Budapest, cat A, 14 days, CZ-MLRPB-14A
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
Prague - Budapest, cat B, 14 days, CZ-MLRPB-14B
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
1,419.00
184.00
669.00
1,199.00
205.00
359.00
1,559.00
184.00
669.00
1,329.00
205.00
359.00
1,679.00
184.00
669.00
1,439.00
205.00
359.00

Category A:          Carefully selected hotels 4**** (often best hotel on place)

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

Season 1
Apr 3, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021
Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Aug 28, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021
Season 3
Jun 25, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021
Prague
Double room p. P. cat. A
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
Prague
Double room p. P. cat. B
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
79.00
155.00
65.00
110.00
70.00
120.00
70.00
125.00
69.00
129.00
55.00
95.00
50.00
80.00
55.00
95.00
79.00
155.00
65.00
110.00
70.00
120.00
70.00
125.00
69.00
129.00
55.00
95.00
50.00
80.00
55.00
95.00
79.00
155.00
65.00
110.00
70.00
120.00
70.00
125.00
69.00
129.00
55.00
95.00
50.00
80.00
55.00
95.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Prague
  Season 1
Apr 3, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021
Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Aug 28, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021

Arrival Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 25, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021

Arrival daily
Prague
Double room p. P. cat. A 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room 155.00 155.00 155.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. cat. A 65.00 65.00 65.00
Single room 110.00 110.00 110.00
Bratislava
Double room p. P. cat. A 70.00 70.00 70.00
Single room 120.00 120.00 120.00
Budapest
Double room p. P. cat. A 70.00 70.00 70.00
Single room 125.00 125.00 125.00
Prague
Double room p. P. cat. B 69.00 69.00 69.00
Single room 129.00 129.00 129.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room 95.00 95.00 95.00
Bratislava
Double room p. P. cat. B 50.00 50.00 50.00
Single room 80.00 80.00 80.00
Budapest
Double room p. P. cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room 95.00 95.00 95.00
Filter
21-gears unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Premium bike incl. rental bike insurance
155.00
155.00
155.00
349.00
255.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services
  • Accommodation in the chosen category
  • Daily breakfast from buffet
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (no limit in pieces of luggage; each piece with a max. of 20 kg)
  • 7-day service hotline
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents including GPS-Tracks (1 package each room)
  • Train ticket from Hadersdorf to Tulln (incl. bikes)
  • Boat ticket from Esztergom to Visegrád or from Szentendre to Budapest incl. transfer of bikes (not possible in April, September, and October; boat does not run on Mondays, too - a train ticket is included instead)
  • If bike rental: Rental bike insurance included
  • If half board: 3-course evening meal included:

Category B: 10 dinner included; in Prague, Vienna and Budapest only breakfast

Category A: 8 dinner included; in Prague, Sedlčany, Rosenburg, Vienna and Budapest only breakfast

Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by car or train to Prague. Next airports: Prague, Vienna or Budapest.
  • Our start hotels partly offer parking slots or garage parking. The price is approx. € 28  per day. Reservation is necessary with payment on spot. You will receive detailed information inside your travel documents.
  • Transfer from Budapest to Vienna by bus: bookable each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (in season 1 and 2), and daily in season 3, departure at approx. 15h30; pick-up service directly at the hotel, duration approx. 3.5 hours, price € 59 per person including transfer of own bikes, reservation required; subject to availability at time of application; alternatively there are excellent rail connections available (without changing the train, several times daily). Special transfers are possible with at least 4 participants upon request.
  • Transfer with our bike van from Vienna to Prague each Saturday with departure around
    9 AM. Duration: approx. 4.5 hours. Price: € 99 per person including transfer of own bikes. Reservation at time of booking necessary, only limited number of seats available. Special transfers are available on request with at least 4 participants. Alternatively, excellent rail connections available (direct connections).

Please note:

  • The local tax/city tax isn´t included in the package price and has to be paid on spot.
Contact & booking

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