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Cycle tour along the Danube

Pedal beside the majestic Danube River on a cycling odyssey from Vienna to Budapest.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

On this multifaceted and eventful cycle tour along the blue Danube, you will discover the most beautiful cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

In Vienna you will not get out of the excitement. Here you have everything: tradition and modernity and not at all stuffy, but simply splendid.\ Bratislava, the pearl on the Danube, attracts with its enchanting old town, beautiful palaces from the imperial era, picturesque little streets and welcoming people.\ Lipót, the small charming Hungarian village, Komárom a very special Hungarian town and Esztergom was the seat of the Hungarian monarchs until the 12th century, all places full of treasures.\

Budapest is a vibrant city with infinite elegance, chic and dynamism, full of hills and green spaces. The architecture, friendliness and hospitality are as rich as its history.

So what are you waiting for, the Danube Monarchy - k.u.k. is waiting for you

Price per person from CHF 1'590.–

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Highlights

  • Cycle leafy paths from vibrant Vienna to Bratislava and bohemian Budapest
  • Passing romantic castles, picturesque villages and lowland forests
  • Experience the Roman remains at Carnuntum
  • Marvel at the domed Basilica of Esztergom
  • Straddle to the historic spa town of Komarom
  • Enjoy the Szechenyi Baths in Budapest
© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Vienna
Individual arrival in Vienna. After the welcome meeting at 6 pm in your hotel, join the optional welcome dinner at a Viennese Heurigen (wine tavern). Overnight in Vienna.

2nd day: Vienna (6 miles)
After breakfast, follow the Habsburg route and explore the rich artistic and cultural sights such as the Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg and everything the Ringstrasse has to offer. Overnight in Vienna.

3rd day: Vienna to Bratislava (47 miles)
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Vienna’s city centre and ride along the mighty Danube to the tiny hamlet of Hasslau an der Donau. From here, journey east along the riverbanks to the archaeological sites of Carnuntum and its eclectic mixture of Roman ruins and modern reconstructions. Following slowly winding roads along the riverside bike paths to Bratislava, the Slovak capital. Overnight in Bratislava.

4th day: Bratislava to Lipot (39 miles)
Breakfast at the hotel. Follow the Danube as it turns south and re-enters Hungary. Pass by picturesque villages, lowland forests and across lush farmland to the tiny village of Hedervar, home of the charming 13th century Renaissance and Baroque style Héderváry Castle. Afterwards it's only a short five kilometre ride to the tiny village of Lipot. Overnight in Lipot.

5th day: Lipot to Komarom (50 miles)
Breakfast at the hotel. You cycle most of today on paths free of traffic. Stop to visit the Baroque city of Győr for a quick tour. Afterwards, track back to the banks of the Danube and on to the city of Komarom. This beautiful city is home to many museums and historical sites. Take part in an introductory walk with a stroll across the Elizabeth Bridge, the pathway between two countries. Overnight in Komarom.

6th day: Komarom to Esztergom (33 miles)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today there is an early departure to ensure a timely arrival into Esztergom. The former capital city of Hungary is the seat of the Hungarian Catholic Church and boasts an amazing array of architectural gems such as Royal Palace, the Víziváros and Watertown. The crowning glory of Esztergom is undoubtbly the Esztergom Basilica, a stunning example of classicism and the third largest church in Europe. Overnight in Esztergom.

7th day: Esztergom to Budapest (58 miles)
Breakfast at the hotel. Cycle the famous ‘Danube Bend’ beneath the wooded hills of Visegrád. Today is our longest day in the saddle but be sure to enjoy a stop half way for a picnic lunch on the river bank. To round off the day, an afternoon visit to one of Budapest's famous spas is included. There is ample free time in the evening to explore at your leisure. Overnight in Budapest.

8th day: Budapest/Departure (24 miles)
Breakfast at the hotel. The final day starts with an early morning city cycling tour in Budapest that takes in the best that this remarkable city has to offer, including a visit to the food market. Return to the hotel with ample time to shower and say goodbye to your newfound friends. End of the tour. As we spend the morning riding it is not recommended to book a flight out of Budapest before 5 pm.

Excursions

Schönbrunn castle concerts
Schönbrunn castle concerts

Concerts by Mozart, Strauss, Schubert and Hayden. » When: 1.4.-23.12. + 2.1.-1.4. daily at 8.30 pm (programme on request). Duration: approx. 1½ hours.


Price per ticket from CHF 64.– (without dinner)
 
Admission to Gödöllö Castle – Budapest
Admission to Gödöllö Castle – Budapest

Experience the splendour of the largest baroque castle in Hungary. Follow in the footsteps of Empress Sisi. Stroll through her private chambers and gardens and admire the royal beauty of the complex. » When: daily from 9 am to 5 pm.


Price per person from CHF 10.–
 

Travel dates

Travel dates:
Several dates between April and October 2020

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My specialty: Bern
In Berne, my hometown, I particularly like the beautiful old town with its 6 km long arcades which invites you to stroll and to shop.

 

 

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