Prague to Budapest Ride

Prague to Budapest Ride

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Prague to Budapest Ride

11 Days Starting in Prague and ending in Budapest

Visiting: Prague, Ceske Budejovice, Český Krumlov, Třeboň, Telč, Znojmo, Mikulov, Poysdorf, Vienna, Danube-Auen National Park, Bratislava, Halászi, Esztergom, Budapest

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

MVZ

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 14

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

16-99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Cycle through landscapes of four countries; the Czech Republic (Czechia),

Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. This trip combines peaceful country lanes with

well-marked cycle paths, including sections along the Danube, to showcase the

best of Central Europe. Our itinerary meanders past castles, through rustic

villages, along rivers and past lakes as we discover the former territories

of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Highlights include UNESCO sites, national

parks and the famous wine-making region of Moravia. Exploring the gentle

countryside, rural towns and historic capitals by bike is a great way to

sample the changing atmosphere and individual flavours of each region.

Highlights

  • Cycle along rivers, through forests and national parks

  • Discover four countries steeped in history

  • Enjoy Central European culture, cuisines, wines and beers

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Prague; Optional Sightseeing.

Location: Prague

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Lunik (or similar)

The tour will start in Prague, the Czech Republic's capital, in the late

afternoon. A short walking tour is included in the evening today as we head

out for dinner in Prague. If you wish to explore this beautiful city in more

detail we recommend booking an extra night pre-tour, or requesting an earlier

arrival time.Your leader can also point out highlights on free maps from the

hotel for those interested in visiting the city’s top attractions such as

Charles Bridge, Prague Castle or Wenceslas Square. Prague is also the perfect

place to just wander through the alleys of the pretty Old Town, sample

world-renowned Czech beer or try hearty local cuisine.Hotel Lunik (or

similar)  

Day 2 : Transfer To Ceske Budejovice; Cycle To Cesky Krumlov By The Vltava River.

Location: Ceske Budejovice, Český Krumlov

Accommodation Name: Penzion Prelat (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

We transfer 150km to Ceske Budejovice to collect our bikes. Our first day is

a relatively short one to warm us up, as we cycle to Cesky Krumlov on the

Vltava River. A feature of the old town here is the narrow, crooked streets

and the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. There may be time to

visit Cesky Krumlov Castle, one of the largest in Central Europe, which

overlooks the town from its strategic position on a horseshoe bend in the

river.Penzion Prelat (or similar)Please note: for the 7th October departure,

we will spend the second night in Ceske Budejovice, not Cesky Krumlov. As

such we will transfer back from Cesky Krumlov to Ceske Budojevice for the

evening. 

Day 3 : Ride Through The Forests And Hills To Mediaeval Spa Town Of Trebon.

Location: Třeboň

Accommodation Name: Hotel Concertino (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

Leaving Cesky Krumlov behind us we head out into the hilly countryside. Our
route flattens out as we enter the Trebon Basin, a lowland area of forests,
meadows and lakes. Our destination is Trebon, a mediaeval town of Renaissance
architecture, now also known as a spa town. There is also a neo-gothic tomb
set in an English-style park plus a good number of cafés and restaurants in
which to relax and enjoy a hearty meal. Many local dishes here make use of
the famous Trebon Carp. Transfer (approx. 45 minutes) to our hotel in
Jindrichuv Hradec.Hotel Concertino (or similar)

Day 4 : Cycle Through The Trebon Basin Along Greenways Trail To Unesco Town Of Telc.

Location: Třeboň, Telč, Znojmo

Accommodation Name: Hotel Lahofer (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

Today we pass a number of man-made lakes as we follow sections of the

Greenways Trail, part of a network of hiking and cycling trails in the Czech

Republic (Czechia) and Austria. Our ride finishes at the Renaissance town of

Telc, registered on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List in 1992. From here we

transfer (approx. 60km/1hour) to Znojmo on the banks of the river Dyje, often

seen as the gateway to the wine-making area of South Moravia.Hotel Lahofer

(or similar)

Day 5 : Cycle Past Vineyards To Mikulov.

Location: Mikulov

Accommodation Name: Hotel Galant (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

Today's ride aims to discover the rich fertile flatland of the region of
Moravia, home to an abundance of vineyards and wine cellars. We cycle until
Mikulov, a real gem located directly on the border with Lower Austria. Worth
visiting are the town's pretty castle, the town square and the surrounding
architecture. In the evening we enjoy a wine tasting. Overnight in
Mikulov.Hotel Galant (or similar)

Day 6 : Ride Into Austria Through The Unesco Grounds Of Lednice, The Versailles Of Southern Moravia; Continue To Poysdorf And Transfer To Vienna.

Location: Poysdorf, Vienna

Accommodation Name: Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

Today we enter Austria through the UNESCO grounds of Lednice, known as the

'Versailles' of Southern Moravia; we continue to the wine-producing town of

Poysdorf, from where we transfer the final 47km to Vienna. Once checked into

our accommodation the centre of the city awaits, just a short metro ride away

or approx. 20 minute walk. Austria's capital is a hive of architecture,

history and culture with a lively café and bar scene and great range of

restaurants.Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

Day 7 : Free Day In Vienna; Morning Optional Guided Bike Ride Around The City.

Location: Vienna

Accommodation Name: Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

Today is free to explore the beautiful and former imperial city of Vienna.
It's old centre is bursting with cultural, historic and architectural wonders
as it was the former HQ of the Hapsburg Empire. The city is brimming with
sights for all tastes including the majestic Schoenbrunn Palace (summer
palace of the Hapsburgs),the popular Kunsthistoriches Museum and
Hundertwasser Hause as well as countless breathtaking churches, cathedrals
and concert halls! No visit to Vienna is complete without a visit to one of
it's many famous cafés for coffee and cake or soaking up all the culture
this city has to offer in one of Vienna's many parks or beer gardens. An
optional guided bike ride around the city is available for those who prefer a
more active morning.Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

Day 8 : Follow The Danube Cycle Path To The Donauauen N.P.; Into Slovakia And On To Bratislava.

Location: Danube-Auen National Park, Bratislava

Accommodation Name: Hotel Falkensteiner (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

We join the Danube Cycle Path, following a quiet route out of the city and

into the Donauauen National Park, past the red-tiled turrets of Castle Orth

and the chateau at Eckartsau. We cross the border at the town of Hainburg and

enter Slovakia, winding our way towards the capital Bratislava, strategically

positioned along the Danube.Hotel Falkensteiner (or similar)

Day 9 : Morning Sightseeing In Bratislava; Cycle To The Slovakia-Hungary Border And Continue Through Halaszi To Hedervar; Transfer To Esztergom.

Location: Bratislava, Halászi, Esztergom

Accommodation Name: Panzio Bazilika (or similar)

Meals Included: breakfast

In the morning we have some time to explore Bratislava, wandering through the

narrow cobbled streets of the charming old town of Slovakia's capital city.

Due to it's strategic position on the Danube, it has previously been an

important economic, cultural and political centre of Central Europe. Whilst

the old town is quite compact, it is packed with beautiful 18th Century

buildings and sights such as St Michael's Gate and the mediaeval city walls.

We then continue our ride and cross the border into Hungary, cycling through

peaceful rolling countryside before arriving in Hedervar, a small village of

around 2000 inhabitants. From here we transfer to our hotel in the pretty

town of Esztergom.Panzio Bazilika (or similar)

Day 10 : Follow The Danube Beneath Visegrad Castle, Ride Through Rolling Hills To Vac; Transfer To Budapest; Free Time For Sightseeing.

Location: Budapest

Accommodation Name: Hotel Benczur or Hotel Verdi

Meals Included: breakfast

We depart Esztergom mid morning and begin the ride with a 4km section of a
cycle path alongside the Danube before joining the road. Our route meanders
over rolling countryside and through rural villages until we reach Vac, where
our cycling ends. From here we transfer approximately 45 minutes to the
Hungarian capital of Budapest, famous for being blessed with many hot springs
and their delicious 'Magyar' cuisine.The remainder of the day is free to
explore this grand city situated majestically along the Danube. Budapest is a
history & architecture lover's dream to explore. It offers an eclectic mix of
attractions such as the Szechenyi Baths (Europe's largest medicinal bath),
Fisherman's Bastion for breathtaking views of the Danube and Parliament
building, the House of Horrors museum where you can learn about the city's
dark past during Communist times or simply enjoy a glass of one of Hungary's
excellent wines in a local café and soak up the atmosphere of a truly
unique European capital.Lion's Garden Hotel (or similar)

Day 11 : End Budapest.

Location: Budapest

Meals Included: breakfast

The trip ends this morning after breakfast. If you wish to explore this
fascinating city in more detail we recommend booking an extra night post
tour, please ask our sales team for details.

What's Included

  • Local bike hire 

  • All breakfasts included

  • Transfer for group flights

  • All accommodation

  • Meals

    10 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners.

  • All breakfasts includedAll accommodationTransfer for group flightsLocal bike hire 

What's Not Included

  • Single supplement

  • Travel insurance

  • Visas & vaccinations

  • Travel insuranceVisas & vaccinationsSingle supplement

Food

All breakfasts are included.The cuisines of Central European countries
possess many similarities yet still retain their own strong gastronomic
traditions and dishes. Hearty soups, noodles, dumplings made from wheat or
potato, meat dishes consisting of pork, beef and game are all staples across
the region. You will also find a large variety of sausages and vegetables
such as mushrooms, potatoes and peppers featuring prominently in many dishes.
Dairy products such as cheeses and creams are heavily used in the region too.
Desserts are plentiful and varied with each country having their own unique
sweets and cakes. And of course the Czech beer is world renowned for it's
quality and taste. Many of the countries visited on the trip also offer good
quality wines and local spirits that are worth tasting along the way!The
breakfasts during the trip are usually continental with a choice of eggs.Each
day we will stop en route for lunch. Lunches are the main meal of the day in
Central Europe and we usually have a hot lunch at a restaurant or
café.Vegetarians can be catered for, as are other dietary requirements
although there may not be the same choice or variety as you have at home.
Please advise us upon booking.The leader will accompany the group to a
restaurant each evening, but will provide recommendations for those wishing
to explore separately.Water is provided for each day cycling and can be
topped up regularly throughout the day, so please ensure you take your own
water bottle(s).

Accommodation

The accommodation listed below are the standard hotels used. However, there may be some departures where groups stay at similar hotels of the same standard and quality.



We use a mix of three- and four-star hotels and small pensions during our ride, chosen for comfort and convenience. Our city hotels may be a short walk or ride from the city centre. All hotels have en suite facilities and free wifi. Some have spas and wellness centres.



Prague: Hotel Lunik

Cesky Krumlov: Penzion Prelat

Jindrichuv Hradec: Hotel Concertino

Znojmo: Hotel Lahofer

Mikulov: Hotel Galant

Vienna: Hotel Boltzmann

Bratislava: Hotel Falkensteiner

Esztergom: Panzio Bazilika

Budapest: Hotel Andrassy or Verdi Imperial



Single supplements are available upon request.

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    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

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Reviews from travellers on this tour

Fabulous - Exceeded Expectations

The trip was amazing. The organization could not

The trip was amazing. The organization could not have been better. The hotels were all great and if this is Grade 3, I'll travel at that level all the time. All of the places we stopped were excellent and the lead guide always provided us with background on the places we stopped. The ride along the old iron curtain was truly eye opening. Overall, this trip exceeded my expectations and set the standard for future trips. I would even like to do it again.

Four Countries in 10 days !

This was my 12th holiday with Exodus (my 9th cycle

This was my 12th holiday with Exodus (my 9th cycle tour) and one of the best, so it is not often I feel that I wish to write a review, so here goes ! This tour is a great way to see four countries and four capital cities of central Europe, all in just 10 days. Our group comprised a friendly bunch - a mix of English, Australian & Americans and with me, the token Scot of the group !We were lead by a very professional team of Dana along with Hynek and driver Lubos.

Biking P-B

Excellent trip. Great guide and driving

Excellent trip. Great guide and driving

Prague to Budapest Cycle

The riding and scenery, including all towns/cities

The riding and scenery, including all towns/cities we stopped at were off-the-dial fabulous.

Prague to Budapest Ride

Great experience despite a few days of cold and he

Great experience despite a few days of cold and heavy rain.

Cycling from Prague to Budapest

Thoroughly enjoyable trip. A great way to meet new

Thoroughly enjoyable trip. A great way to meet new people, have great laughs and the best way to see the fantastic countryside. Bikes were well serviced. The first four days were the toughest, but the most scenic. The latter days were mostly flat and a breeze.

PRAGUE TO BUDAPEST RIDE

An excellant trip through 4 countries in central E

An excellant trip through 4 countries in central Europe. Easy cycling, lots of history (old and recent) architecture, culture, very interesting. Easy cycling but the bit alongside the Danube was disappointing as it was on some sort of flood defence scheme and a bit dull as you could not see the river.

Great trip,guide and itinerary!

The tour was well planned, outstanding sights and

The tour was well planned, outstanding sights and great lead guide(Dana) and support staff(Peter & Lubo).The accommodations and meals were good.

Prague to Budapest

The Prague to Budapest ride was my first Exodus-ex

The Prague to Budapest ride was my first Exodus-experience and it was a great discovery! Jan, our guide, was eloquent with a large knowledge of all kinds of aspects concerning the trip and succeeded in bringing history and local customs to life during the city strolls, the dinners and cycling. The tour was a pleasant mixture: some major cities, a couple of small UNESCO listed villages and the natural scenery during cycling.

PRAGUE TO BUDAPEST RIDE

We took this tour in Aug/Sept 2013 with 14 other m

We took this tour in Aug/Sept 2013 with 14 other mates.   We certainly got a full measure of history, culture, architecture, and cycling as we visited ten cities and four countries in ten days.   We scanned the web for tours and this best fit our desire to not spend the whole holiday on the Danube bike path.  I give kudos to Exodus for putting this tour together – it hit a lot of ‘must-see’ destinations in one trip and was most memorable. 

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