The Danube Cycle Path from Vienna to Budapest

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

337Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Vienna
Arrival in Vienna at your own convenience, and check-in at the hotel. After settling your luggage, you will have time to explore this spectacular Imperial City, stopping at one of the typical Viennese cafes/inns with local food and various delicacies. The possibilities are endless in the City of Waltzes.

Day 2: Vienna – Bad-Deutsch Altenburg (42 km)
The Danube cycling path guides you along quiet paths through the Donauauen National Park and past Orth castle. Cross through the ancient Roman town of Petronell Carnuntum, with its excavations and Roman ruins, and continue to the Bad Deutsch Altenburg spa and resort town.

Day 3: Bad-Deutsch Altenburg – Bratislava – Mosonmagyarovar (71 km)
Follow the Danube cycling path to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Its characteristic old town with numerous sights, charming pedestrian zones and countless restaurants and cafes will invite you to enjoy a long walk through the streets of this historically important city. After visiting Bratislava, you will cycle in the Schüttinsel protected area, which will certainly enchant you with its unique and extraordinary character.

Day 4: Mosonmagyarovar – Györ (45 km)
Today, you will cycle through the fascinating and idyllic landscape of the protected area “Skigetköz” towards Györ. Györ is one of the most significant cities on the Hungarian plains, and its old town is captivating. It will certainly be enjoyable to stroll through the narrow alleys, cathedrals and palaces in this baroque city centre.

Day 5: Györ – Tata (61 km)
Do not forget to visit the Arabian National Stud in Babolna, a historic place of equestrian culture and the secret techniques of the renowned Hungarian horse breeding. Through a landscape of gentle hills, you will cycle to the city of Tata, the City of Lakes located at the foot of the Gerecse mountain range.

Day 6: Tata – Danube Bend (56 km)
The morning starts with a train journey from Tata to Komárom. Along the Slovak Danube, cross through small and characteristic rural villages in the alluvial plain basin region, up to Esztergom where you can admire the imposing and largest Catholic cathedral in Hungary.

Day 7: Danube Bend – Budapest (62 km)| Szentendre-Budapest boat tour
Steep mountain slopes frame the scenic landscape of the Danube Bend, up to the island of Szentendre. You can learn more about Hungarian architecture at a nearby open-air museum. Then, you will travel by bike and boat to Budapest (included).

Day 8: Budapest
After breakfast, end of services. We recommend you enjoy this day in the metropolis of Budapest, and if desired, you can return to Vienna by bus: departures with the bus every 2 hours on a daily basis. The bus must be booked in advance before arrival. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. The bus can also stop at the Vienna International Airport upon request.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • 1 ship or train transfer (before/after seasonal shipping schedule
  • dates will follow) Szentendre
  • Budapest
  • 1 train ride Tata
  • Komárom

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 84 days of departure
  • 80%
  • From 83 to 84 days before departure
  • 70%
  • From 41 to 83 days before departure
  • 40%
  • From 27 to 41 days before departure
  • 20%
  • From 3 to 27 days before departure
  • 10%

The Danube Cycle Path from Vienna to Budapest

  • To live a different adventure every day, crossing places rich in art and history, along the Danube cycle path
  • To discover three of the most beautiful European cities: Vienna, the fascinating City of Music, Bratislava, and Budapest
  • To discover Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, with its characteristic historic center, the enchanting pedestrian areas and the countless restaurants and cafes
  • To visit the Basilica of Eszergom, the largest Catholic cathedral in Hungary, a treasure trove of numerous artistic treasures and historical jewels
  • To enjoy Austria by bike off the beaten path, immersed in unspoiled nature

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🙋 Frequently asked questions

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