Danube - Vienna to Budapest

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Austria, Hungary

Why we love this tour

"Delight in the mix of scenery as you cycle beside the Danube river and inland through beautiful little towns. We loved spending time in Bratislava, with its historic old town and baroque palaces."

Ever changing scenery from wild islands to sparkling cities

Tranquility of reedy nature reserves and scattered river islands

Esteemed cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

Leisurely cycling along both flat riverside paths and minor roads

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Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
180miles/289km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Deluxe, Superior
Departs
Fri, Sat, Sun
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
AU003
Fly to
Vienna
Good for
Multi-Country, Riverside Routes
Return
Budapest

Follow the blue waters of the Danube River as it passes through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary from Vienna to Budapest. The cycle terrain is mainly flat and takes you along picturesque towpaths and quiet country roads, so you can fall in line with the gentle pace of river life and take in the backdrop of rolling green hills and distant mountains while you look ahead to the next inspiring river city.

The tranquility of the Danube’s bird-filled wetlands, quaint farming villages and wild island reserves seem a world away from its splendid towns and cities but in a single day’s cycling you’ll experience both. Hungary’s largest catholic church, Bratislava’s hilltop castle and the birthplace of the first Hungarian king are highlights but, at the end of the tour, the captivating architecture and vibrant atmosphere of Budapest are hard to beat.

Find out more about this tour by reading Hannah's trip report.

Accommodation

Category A

We use a pool of 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

7 nights in 4* hotels

Breakfast included, half board available

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

Category B

We use a pool of 3 & 4* hotels and inns to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

4* hotels in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest & 3* hotels and inns in all other destinations

Breakfast included, half board available

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation in the category of your choice: 4 star hotels (Cat A) or 4 and 3 star hotels and inns (Cat B), twin rooms may be 'Austrian twin beds'

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Bike handover

Local contact number for assistance

1 x train Mosonmagyarovar - Gyor including bike

1 x ship or train transfer Szentende - Budapest, depending on date 

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bikes are provided with a pannier and a lock (hybrid bikes also have an odometer). Per room you will also receive a handlebar bag. 

Hybrid bike

21 gears

£69

E-bike

£154

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

4 star Vienna B&B - 2 share
£124
4 star Vienna B&B - single
£90
Category A 4 star Budapest B&B - 2 share
£118
Category A 4 star Budapest B&B - single
£106
Category B 4 star Budapest B&B - 2 share
£96
Category B 4 star Budapest B&B - single
£81

Other Extras

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half board - category A - 7 nights

£158

Half board - category B - 6 nights as Vienna on B&B

£118
Transfers

Bus Transfer Budapest - Vienna

£26

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest. Take the train (CAT) from Vienna airport to the centre. If flying to a different destination, take the train from Bratislava (Slovak Lines) or Budapest (ÖBB) to Vienna.

How do I get back?

Take the train (CAT) or a taxi to Vienna airport. If flying from a different destination, take the train to Bratislava (Slovak Lines) or Budapest (ÖBB). Fly from Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

 

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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