This is a classic ride linking two historic cities. Your journey starts in Vienna, which requires little introduction, with its abundance of famous sites, entertainment and culture. The River Danube serves as the spine of the cycling route as you meander back and forth through woodland, farmland, avenues of walnut trees, wide flat landscapes and shady hills. A night is spent in the pretty city of Bratislava and in the lovely town of Gyor, as we head towards the Danube Bend at Esztergom. The end point for the trip is the city of Budapest with time to soak up the wonderful atmosphere and enjoy the stunning architecture.
Make your own way to the hotel. The rest of the day is left free to explore
Vienna at your leisure. It is a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and
flair. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, is clean and safe, and has all
of the culture, architecture and inspiration that you could wish for in this
wonderful part of Europe. Highlights that you may consider include visits to
the grand Schonbrunn Palace, Sigmund Freud Museum and a tour in the Vienna
State Opera House. Don't miss a visit to one of the many wonderful coffee
shops to enjoy the typical cake Sachertorte!
This Morning You Receive Your Bikes Before Setting Off On Your First Day Of Riding.On Leaving Vienna The Route Takes You Through The Donau-Auen National Park, An Area Of Extensive Flood Plains, Which Have Turned Into Small Ponds Offering A Rich Habitat To
Gemeinde Hainburg an der Donau
This morning you receive your bikes before setting off on your first day of
On leaving Vienna the route takes you through the Donau-Auen National Park,
an area of extensive flood plains, which have turned into small ponds
offering a rich habitat to countless species of birds, animals and insects.
From here, pass Orth Castle and the pretty village of Eckertsau before
arriving in Hainburg.
Follow The Roman Bike Trail To One Of Austria's Most Important Archaeological Sites, The Roman Remains At Petronell-Carnuntum. End Your Day In The Gothic Old Town Of Bratislava, Slovakia's Pretty Capital City That Exudes Old World Charm.
Gemeinde Hainburg an der Donau, Bratislava
Follow the Roman bike trail to one of Austria's most important archaeological
sites, the Roman remains at Petronell-Carnuntum. End your day in the Gothic
old town of Bratislava, Slovakia's pretty capital city that exudes old world
After A Short Cycle Through Slovakia, You Cross The Hungarian Border Into Rajka. Cycle Past Storybook Villages, Where You Can Still Find Traditional Thatched-Roofed Farm Houses. Your Route Guides You Through The Szigetkoz (A Small Rye Island) Towards Moso
After a short cycle through Slovakia, you cross the Hungarian border into
Rajka. Cycle past storybook villages, where you can still find traditional
thatched-roofed farm houses. Your route guides you through the Szigetkoz (a
small Rye island) towards Mosonmagyarovar; the charming old 'city of 17
bridges'. The city centre is noteworthy for its impressive collection of
Today, You Follow A Flat Cycling Route As It Takes You Through The Outstanding Natural Surroundings Of The Island Between The Danube And The Mosoni Duna (Small Danube). Make A Stop To See Hedervar Castle, Before Arriving In The Colourful Town Of Gyor, To
Mosonmagyaróvár, Hédervár, Győr
Today, you follow a flat cycling route as it takes you through the
outstanding natural surroundings of the island between the Danube and the
Mosoni Duna (Small Danube). Make a stop to see Hedervar Castle, before
arriving in the colourful town of Gyor, to take in its sights and
breathtaking historic centre.
Take The Train To Komarom Then Pedal Along The Riverbanks Of The Flat Danube Valley, Passing Quaint Villages And Lush Vineyards. Fitter Cyclists Can Choose A Route Over Tata, But Be Aware This Is More Strenuous And There Are No Shops And Restaurants Along
Győr, Komárom, Esztergom
Take the train to Komarom then pedal along the riverbanks of the flat Danube
Valley, passing quaint villages and lush vineyards. Fitter cyclists can
choose a route over Tata, but be aware this is more strenuous and there are
no shops and restaurants along the way. Those interested in the history of
the area should plan some time for the Roman archaelogical site of
Kelemantia, where a military camp stood from the 2nd to the 4th Century. The
absolute highlight of the day however, is Esztergom (also known as Hungarian
Rome), with the largest basilica in the country. Take some time for a
comprehensive visit, before boarding a riverboat to Visegrad (please note the
boat does not operate in April, September or October or on Mondays - in these
cases a train ticket will be provided instead).
Leaving Visegrad, You Reach The Danube Bend, Probably One Of The Most Attractive Sections Of The Danube Bike Trail. Here, The River Winds Its Way Through The Visegrad Mountains And Makes A Sharp Turn Towards The South. The Royal Palace And Castle Of Viseg
Leaving Visegrad, you reach the Danube Bend, probably one of the most
attractive sections of the Danube bike trail. Here, the river winds its way
through the Visegrad Mountains and makes a sharp turn towards the south. The
Royal Palace and castle of Visegrad, and the open air museum are well worth a
visit, as is the old Baroque town of Szentendre. Here you can choose to cycle
onwards to Budapest (approx 25km) or take a leisurely boat ride into the
centre of the city and appreciate the stunning architecture.
End your trip in Budapest. There is much to see in this iconic city and we
are pleased to book additional nights for you if you wish. Hungary's capital
is bisected by the River Danube, and the 19th Century Chain Bridge connects
its hilly Buda district with the flat Pest. The city is easy to explore on
foot; don't miss the chance to visit one of the city's famous thermal baths
or walk up to the dome of St Stephan's Basilica for a fantastic panoramic
All breakfasts are included.
*Breakfast*: Continental style buffet breakfast.
*Lunch and Dinner:* there are numerous restaurants along the route with a
selection of menus of two or more courses and the route notes will provide
more details to help you decide. Self-guided cycling also lends itself really
well to picnics. You can stop wherever you please, in a spot that suits you
and eat your lunch taking in your chosen view.
On this trip we use well selected charming 4-star hotels, generally family owned. All prices are based on 2 persons sharing, so if there is an odd number of people travelling in your party or you are travelling alone, there will be a compulsory supplement for a single room for the tour duration. Extra nights: Please contact us for details.