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  • Fahrradfahrer in der Hofburg in Wien © Rad und Reisen GmbH
    Fahrradfahrer in der Hofburg in Wien © Rad und Reisen GmbH
  • Schloss in Wien
    Schloss in Wien
  • Bratislava © Slovak Tourist Board
    Bratislava © Slovak Tourist Board
  • Fahrradfahrer am Donauradweg in Bratislava © Slovak Tourist Board
    Fahrradfahrer am Donauradweg in Bratislava © Slovak Tourist Board
  • Budapest Parlament © Rad und Reisen GmbH
    Budapest Parlament © Rad und Reisen GmbH

Along the Danube Cycle Path from Vienna (AT) to Budapest (HU)

European tour through magnificent capitals


Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest – three glamorous cities along the Danube River, which line up among the Danube cycle path and serve as a perfect place for staying overnight and discovering places filled with history and culture in the course of an unforgettable bicycle tour. Look forward to varying river landscapes while cycling from Vienna to Budapest.

You do not only pass Austria, but also Slovakia and Hungary and can discover many historical sites along the bicycle course: Vienna being the cultural centre of Austria, the castle of Eckartsau which, nowadays, is still surrounded by the splendour of the Habsburg monarchy. Moreover, there is the city of Bratislava and its fortress from which you can enjoy a far-reaching view over the Danube landscape. Another fantastic site is Esztergom, Hungary’s former capitol and Budapest, which has merged together from two cities – Buda and Pest.
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Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
01.06.2024 - 12.10.2024
Anreise: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
315 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easy – averagePlace-to-place tourPartner tour (arranged by another tour operator)
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival in Vienna
    Welcome to Austria’s capitol. The city on the Danube is varied and thus there is something to discover for everybody: Imperialistic impressions in the baroque palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, the finest Gothic at St. Stephen’s Cathedral and a mixture of marvellous impressions in the old university and modern ones in e.g. the Danube Tower or at “Time Travel Vienna”. Last but not least, more than 100 museums attract the visitors.
    Overnight stay in Vienna
  • Day 2: Vienna – Bratislava (approx. 65 km)
    Enchanted by Vienna’s cultural diversity, you leave the urban bustle and cycle downriver along the Danube River towards Budapest. Just behind the city boarders of Vienna, you reach the Danube wetlands national park. Here, you can perfectly rest and enjoy the fascinating and species-rich landscape. However, not only the national park is worth having a break in. Later on, the castles Orth and Eckartsau as well as the spa town of Deutsch-Altenburg offer you exciting history and splendid glamour. Through the Hainsburg Mountains you will soon pass the border to Slovakia with its capital Bratislava. A visit to the medieval Devin Castle and a stroll through the historic old town should definitely be on your agenda here.
    Overnight stay in Bratislava
  • Day 3: Bratislava – Mosonmagyaróvár (approx. 40 km)
    With many new impressions, you will leave Slovakia today after a short stretch and cross the border to Hungary at Raijka, where you will be greeted by charming villages. The entire section is dominated by agriculture. Your cycle route continues through the floodplain of the Rye Island with its countless side arms of the Danube - a paradise for birds and fish. It is not far to your overnight stay in Mosonmagyaróvár, a pretty town also known as "the town of 17 bridges".
    Overnight stay in Mosonmagyaróvár
  • Day 4: Mosonmagyaróvár – Györ (approx. 40 km)
    On day 4 of your Danube travel from Vienna to Budapest, you will, once again, succumb to the charm of the Danube banks: Today you will continue your cycle tour leads through the natural paradise of the Rye Island. Little islands are located dreamily in the labyrinth of the Danube arms and offer magnificent motives for souvenir photos. Soon you will reach your desired destination for today, Györ. Here, not only are attractions like the castle Bischofsburg, the Basilica, the Napoleon House and Palais Esterházy worth seeing, the city by the mouth of three rivers also offers a bright landscape variety.
    Overnight stay in Györ
  • Day 5: Györ – Komárom (approx. 55 km)
    The Danube cycle path leads you on smooth wavy service roads and side streets by the national stud “Bablona”, which is famous for its Arabian horse breed even far beyond boarders. Today, you have to accomplish the only steeper ascent during the bicycle tour between Vienna and Budapest. The divided city Kamarom awaits you as today’s stage finish offering you changing history under Roman, Celtic and royal influences.
    Overnight stay in Komárom
  • Day 6: Komárom – Esztergom / Visegrád (approx. 55 km + boat tour)
    Today, you will once more pass a country boarder as you continue your cycle tour along the Slovakian Danube banks. Looking very nicely, typical regional farm villages that are connected via causeways and low traffic side streets line up along the Danube cycle path. A perfect occasion for a cycle break on the way is the largest famous Roman military location in Slovakia: Fort Kelamantia (Kastell Iza-Leányvár) is situated right by the Danube banks. A stop worth ist the bishop’s city Esztergom (also known as “Hungarian Rome”) whose basilica sits majestically enthroned and perfectly visible from even far distance over the city. Be impressed by the size of this cathedral and enjoy the stunning view down into the Danube valley. The last kilometres between Esztergom and Visegrád you will cycle on a Danube boat today, from where you can relax and admire the surrounding landscape. The so-called "Danube Bend" is considered one of the most scenic sections along your cycle tour.
    (The overnight stay will be either in Esztergom or in Visegrád, depending on availability at the time of registration. In the case of Esztergom, the boat trip will take place the following day. The boat is expected to sail every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of May to mid-September. Outside this period or on other days of the week, you will receive a train ticket as a substitute.)

    Overnight stay in Esztergom or Visegrád
  • Day 7: Esztergom / Visegrád – Budapest (approx. 60 km)
    Today, you continue your bicycle tour along the Danube and reach your travel destination Budapest after approx. 60 km bike course. Your tour leads you, inter alia, to the island Szentendre, which is part of the Duna-Ipoly national parks and thus is a paradise for nature lovers. Szentendre is approx. 40km long and divides the current and separates the narrow Danube west arm from the eastern main current. Starting at the eponymous town Szentendre located at the right side of the Danube banks and its museum of farming, you continue your travel to Budapest. Enjoy the spectacular view over the famous sights Budapest has to offer before you enter the fray and discover attractions as e.g. Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion or chain bridge.
    Overnight stay in Budapest
  • Day 8: Individual departure
    After having experienced an unforgettable and varied bicycle tour from Vienna to Budapest, it is time to say goodbye. Would you rather prefer taking the bus from Budapest back to Vienna? We would love to help you plan your journey back home. However, if you would like to stay longer in Budapest – no problem – we gladly extend your bicycle tour and add some more nights in Budapest or Vienna.

Services

Services included

  • 7x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • boat trip from Esztergom to Visegrád incl. bike transport (presumably every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of May to the end of September; outside this seasonal period or on other weekdays there is a train ticket as a substitute)
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your cycle tours
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • Telephone-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Additional services

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of the tour from Vienna to Budapest:

  • Additional nights in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • Rental bikes or electric bicycles for the duration of the tour (more about our rental bike service)
  • Transfer services from Budapest to Vienna
  • half board: 5x 3-course dinners, in Vienna and Budapest only breakfast (partly with value voucher in neighbouring restaurants within walking distance)

Pleae note that in case of poor visibility and darkness, warning vests must be worn outside the local area in Hungary. In Slovakia it is compulsory to wear a bicycle helmet outside the villages!

Accommodation categories

Category A: 3- and 4-star hotels, mainly centrally located
Category B: 3-star hotels and guesthouses/pensions, usually close to the cycle path

Further information

Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

Arrival & Departure

How to get to the tour

Information on how to get to Vienna:

Arrival by train:
You can travel to Vienna quickly and easily by train with numerous international and national train connections.
From the main railway station or one of the other stations, you then have the option of using public transport to get to your hotel.
Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de.

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
You can drive your car safely to Vienna on Austria's well-developed motorway, motorway and federal road network. Please note that there is a general vignette obligation on Austria's motorways and motorways. Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking facilities or often very close by. Please understand that there are limited parking facilities at the hotel, especially in the city centres.
Check directly with your starting hotel whether it offers parking facilities. At www.parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of other parking options and we will be happy to inform you individually.

Prices

  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Price validity: 01.06.2024 to 31.08.2024
    Category A
    1,079.00 € per person
    1,529.00 € per person
    Category B
    929.00 € per person
    1,229.00 € per person
    Price validity: 01.09.2024 to 30.09.2024
    Category A
    1,019.00 € per person
    1,469.00 € per person
    Category B
    849.00 € per person
    1,149.00 € per person
    Price validity: 01.10.2024 to 12.10.2024
    Category A
    899.00 € per person
    1,349.00 € per person
    Category B
    749.00 € per person
    1,049.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Category A
    Vienna
    89.00 €
    159.00 €
    Bratislava
    89.00 €
    159.00 €
    Budapest
    89.00 €
    169.00 €
    Category B
    Vienna
    75.00 €
    119.00 €
    Bratislava
    59.00 €
    109.00 €
    Budapest
    75.00 €
    139.00 €
  • Prices for rental bikes
     
    Price
    Touring bicycle unisex with 21 gears free wheel
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    99.00 €
    per person
    Touring bicycle unisex with 7 gears back pedal
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    99.00 €
    per person
    Touring bike men with 21 gears free wheel
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    99.00 €
    per person
    Touring bike men with 7 gears back pedal
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    99.00 €
    per person
    Touring bike men with 20/27 gears free wheel
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    169.00 €
    per person
    E-Bike unisex
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    259.00 €
    per person
  • Prices for transfer services
     
    Price
    Budapest - Wien
    täglich 01.06.-31.08.24 sonst FR/SA/SO 15.30 Uhr, Preis p.P.
    79.00 €
    Budapest - Wien
    täglich 01.06.-31.08.24, sonst FR/SA/SO 15.30 Uhr, Preis p.P. mit eigenem Rad
    118.00 €
  • Experience packages
     
    Price
    half board in cat. A
    Bitte beachten Sie die Hinweise zur Halbpension unter Leistungen
    165.00 € (DZ), 165.00 € (EZ)
    per person

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

until 29/02/2024 (upon the basic package price)