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Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Danube From Vienna to Budapest | Self Guided

With a total length of over 365 km and a route that passes through eight countries, the Danube cycle path is one of the most impressive pieces of bike-friendly infrastructure in the world. This tour takes you on the section of the cycle path between the ‘City of Music’ of Vienna and the magnificent Hungarian capital, Budapest, with the waters of the Danube guiding you all the way. The majority of the route takes you on traffic free cycle paths and navigation couldn't be easier, so you can be assured of a relaxing week of pedalling at your own pace.

What not to miss

  • Visiting three distinctive and interesting capital cities
  • The specatcular landscape of the Danube Bend
  • Exploring the Roman ruins at Carnuntum arcehological park

What's included

  • Flights and transfers
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Bed & breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Touring bike with pannier bag, handlebar bag and puncture repair kit
  • Route maps and instructions
  • Local support whenever needed
Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Danube From Vienna to Budapest | Self Guided

Day 1 | Arrival in Vienna

Transfer to your first hotel. The first evening is yours to explore this magnificent city, famed equally for its musical heritage and its history as a melting pot of great minds. If arriving in the day, a visit to a traditional coffee house is a must. Sit down, sip away and imagine the likes of Marx, Freud and Einstein debating in the booths beside you.

Day 2 | Cycle Vienna to Bad Deutsch Altenburg | Distance 26 miles (42km)

Shortly after leaving the city of music, you will enter a gorgeous nature reserve, full of an impressive diversity of local flora and fauna. Along the way, following the rivers course, you will see the evidence of a rich Roman heritage, particularly at the Carnuntum archeological site and in the spa town of Bad Deutsch Altenburg.

Day 3 | Cycle Bad Deutsch Altenburg to Bratislava | Distance 16 miles (26km)

Todays ride is short to allow you plenty of time to explore the charming city of Braitslava, the capital of Slovakia. You will follow the river to the east, crossing the border just outside the picturesque hillside town of Devin. From here it is an easy spin into Europe's youngest capital, home to an interesting mix of historical and modern architecture. We suggest locking your bikes up and exploring on foot for the afternoon.

Day 4 | Cycle Bratislava to Györ | Distance 31 miles (50km, includes train ride)

Very quickly today the scenery changes from a metropolis to the marshland of the Szigetköz , where you can expect to see an array of wildlife. This inland delta is the hope to all maner of animals, from beavers and wild bore to migratory birds, so keep your eyes open ready for an encounter with nature. Your route wends through quaint farming villages and across a litany of canals, before a short train ride brings you into the Baroque town of Györ.

Day 5 | Cycle Györ to Komarno | Distance 35 miles (57km)

This part of the world is renowned for the fine Arabian horses that are reared here. As you cycle out of Györ, you may well see some fine examples in paddocks along the route. There is an interesting Stud Museum in the Babolna for those with an interest in equestrianism. From here, it's a gently rolling ride into the town of Komarno, the favourite village of King Matthias, one of Hungary's national heroes.

Day 6 | Cycle Komarno to Danube Bend | Distance 32 miles (52km)

Day 6 of the tour follows the Slovakian side of the Danube, passing through a number of quaint, quintessential towns and the Roman fort of Kelemantia along the way. Later in the day you will enter Eztergom, also known as 'The Hungarian Rome' or 'Royal City'. The basilica here is the largest in Hungary and is a highlight of the day.

Day 7 | Cycle Danube Bend to Budapest | Distance 38 miles (62km, includes boat ride)

Todays ride offers some of the most spectacular views of the tour, whether that be the dramatic landscape of the Danube Bend or the first sight of Budapest's parliament building on the riverbank. As you ride along the river, you'll see the river splitting, creating the island of Szentendre. As you cycle on the island, you'll find numerous boutiques selling local hand crafted goods. The day ends with a boat ride into Budapest, the city of spas (and so much more!).

Day 8 | Departure

We say 'viszlat' before transferring you to Budapest airport.

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Danube From Vienna to Budapest | Self Guided

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Danube From Vienna to Budapest | Self Guided

Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Austria

The Danube From Vienna to Budapest | Self Guided

Tour Only Prices

Departure Dates 2019 Nights Adult Price  

13 April – 28 April

4 October - 12 October

7 £755 Enquire Now

29 April - 30 June

26 August - 3 October

7 £845 Enquire Now
1st July - 25 August 7 £885 Enquire Now

Package Prices (Includes Flights and Transfers)

Departure Dates 2019 Nights Adult Price  

13 April – 28 April

4 October - 12 October

7 £995 Enquire Now

29 April - 30 June

26 August - 3 October

7 £1095 Enquire Now
1st July - 25 August 7 £1125 Enquire Now

Single Occupancy : £35 per night

eBike Supplement: £95 per person

Helmet Purchase: £25 per person

Prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Departure Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Saturdays only in low season)

Child prices are available on request. Please speak to one of our Activites Experts on 020 7471 7750 for more details.

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