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Vienna via Bratislava to Budapest

Vienna via Bratislava to Budapest

Degree of difficulty - A/B

On this classic cycling tour you will experience the combination of nature along the scenic riverbanks of the Danube as well as the unique opportunity to visit the most important metropolis cities that lay alongside the Danube.

Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have an overwhelming history with genuine notions of the yesteryear. Nostalgia is combined with a deeply intriguing history along the everchanging riverbanks of the Danube and all are included in the places that you will come across. Just to scratch the surface of this in-depth tour; it takes you to the Castle of Eckartsau, which happens to be the place where Austrian Emperor Karl I and his wife Zite met their fate. And in Bratislava, where the coronation of Hungarian Kings took place and the famous empress Maria Theresia acquired much of her fame, prestice and honour. In Esztergom, the first Hungarian king, King Stephan, was born and accepted his coronation. Empress Sissi of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary in Budapest. All of this plus much more will certainly make for a trip of a lifetime.

 

Day 1 Vienna
Individual arrival to Vienna (our tip: low cost carrier to Vienna/Bratislava); this evening belongs to you! What about a short city walk or a visit at a typical Viennese tavern Heurigen?

Day 2 Vienna –Bad-Deutsch Altenburg approx. 45 km
Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a Nature Reserve with stunning and diverse Flora and Fauna. Get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful peace and silence, only interrupted by the twittering chirps of birds. The ancient Romans have left their print and also have relaxed in the nice warm water of Bad Deutsch Altenburg. The Archaeological Park of Carnuntum will invite you into an exiting journey of the past.

Day 3 Region Bad D. Altenburg – Bratislava approx. 32 km
Nestled between the hills of Hainbury and the Carpathian Mountains, you start your days journey with a short transfer by train and then cycle on to Bratislava – the capital of Slovakia. The quaint old city centre with numerous sights, a lovely pedestrian zone and countless restaurants and cafes will invite you to an extended stroll. High above the city, stand the towers and walls of an exceptional castle.

Day 4 Bratislava – Szigetköz – Györ approx. 45 km + train
The marshy landscape of the Szigetköz is an ideal environment and paradise for birds and fish alike. In the midst of these wild and untouched lowlands with more than 500 tiny islands, you will find quaint farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube canals and creeks. After a relaxing and short train ride you reach the day’s final destination, Györ with its gorgeous Baroque-style old town squares.

Day 5 Györ – Komarom/surroundings approx. 45 - 55 km
The National Stud of Babolna is world famous for its Arabian horse breeding and is definitly worth a stroll through. While you are visiting the Studs and the Stud Museum you can catch a glimpse of some secrets Hungarian horse breeding techniques and methods. After cycling through the lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, you will find your accommodations in the favorite village of renowned King Matthias.

Day 6 Komarom – Danube Bend approx. 35 - 50 km + ship (Cat. A)
Today you cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube on small low-traffic roads through quaint and quintessential villages. On your way to the “Town of Bishops and Kings”, Estergom, also known as the “Hungarian Rome” or “Royal City”, you pass the Roman fort of Kelemantia. The Basilica of Estergom, the largest Catholic Church in Hungary, and the rest of the town are a highlight of this trip.

Day 7 Danube Bend – Budapest approx. 58 km + ship (Cat. B)
Amidst the hilly landscape, the river Danube divides itself into parts creating the Szentendre island. On this island you cycle through typical Hungarian villages. Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and Open-Air Museum Skanzen. A few paricular highlights include some of the most famous attractions in Budapest. All in which you will discover on your boat ride (category B) into the city.

Day 8 Budapest – Vienna
You enjoy this day in the metropolis of Budapest. Departure by scheduled bus daily every 2 hours (11am, 1pm, 3pm), pre-reservation needed at time of booking, later changes or cancellation only possible until 10 days before arrival; 3 hours duration. The return is also comfortably possible by speedboat (extra charge). Schedule subject to change!

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

2018 SELF GUIDED TOUR 
LOW SEASON:
April 21 - April 26, October 5 - October 13 (Arrival on Saturdays only)
€585 per person sharing (Category B) 
€755 for single occupancy (Category B)
€685 per person sharing (Category A)
€895 for single occupancy (Category A)

MID SEASON:
April 27 - June 28, August 31 - October 4 (Arrival on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)
€655 per person sharing (Category B)
€825 for single occupancy (Category B)
€785 per person sharing (Category A)
€985 for single occupancy (Category A)

HIGH SEASON:
June 29 - August 30 (Arrival Saturday & Sunday)
€695 per person sharing (Category B)
€865 for single occupancy (Category B)
€825 per person sharing (Category A)
€1025 for single occupancy (Category A)

Category B: 3 & 4 star hotels/inns
Category A: 4* hotels throughout

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights ensuite 3*& 4* accommodation  
  • All breakfasts
  • 7 gear unisex or 21 speed touring bike with pannier bag.  Unisex / ladies bike provided as standard
  • Luggage transfer (max. 2 pieces, max. 20 kg/piece)
  • Return transfer by public bus from Budapest to Vienna (excluding bike)
  • ship / train transfer into Budapest as per itinerary
  • Service Hotline
  • Handlebar bag with travel info (one per room )

  • Halfboard option ( 6 dinners ) €110 supplement (cat. B), €150 supplement (cat. A)
  • €85 e-bike supplement ( subject to availability ) 

Self Guided Tour Information

Self guided tours can start from 21 April to 13 October on selected days, see above.

Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

Category A: selected 4**** comfortable hotels in all cities

Category B: 3*** hotels/inns; in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest 4-star hotels

VIENNA

Vienna Hotel Kaiserwasser Vienna Hotel Kaiserwasser1 Vienna Hotel Kaiserwasser2

Cat.A: 4*Hotel Kaiserwasser

Vienna Hotel ParkInn Vienna Hotel ParkInn1 Vienna Hotel ParkInn2

Cat.B: 4*Hotel Park Inn by Radisson



BAD DEUTSCH ALTENBURG AREA

DeutschAltenberg Hotel Altes Kloster DeutschAltenberg Hotel Altes Kloster1 DeutschAltenberg Hotel Altes Kloster2

Cat.A: 4*Hotel Altes Kloster

DeutschAltenberg Hotel Stockl DeutschAltenberg Hotel Stockl2 DeutschAltenberg Hotel Stockl1

Cat.B: 3*Gasthof Stöckl


BRATISLAVA

     

Cat.A: 4*Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava

     

Cat.B: 4*Hotel Saffron



GYOR

     

Cat.A: 4*Hotel Famulus

     

Cat.B: 3*Hotel Ibis Györ


KOMARNO

     

Hotel sample Cat.A: 4*Hotel Peklo

     

Hotel sample Cat.B: 3*Hotel Bow Garden



ESZTERGOM

     

Hotel sample Cat.A: 4*Hotel Portobello

     

Hotel sample Cat.B: 3*Hotel Szent Adalbert



BUDAPEST

     

Cat.A: 4*Novotel Budapest Danube

     

Cat.B: 4*Hotel Danubius Flamenco

 

How to get to the start point in Vienna: 

We suggest flying to Vienna International Airport, as it is only approx 25 minutes to first hotel. 
Alternatively you can also fly to Linz Danube Airport (approx 2 hrs to Vienna center) or Salzburg Airport (approx 3 hrs to Vienna center)

For airport bus info to Vienna please check AirportBus.at

 

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

We had a wonderful time. Beautiful places & hotels, great bikes and maps; though there was 4 of us - we all had a different opinion in which direction we should be going first thing each day! Met some wonderful, friendly people. 

Annette Kelly (Vienna to Budapest Self led July 2016)

We absolutely loved it! Everything went without a hitch, the bikes were very reliable and comfortable and we had no problem finding the hotels. 
We were lucky with the weather so all in all it was an amazing trip and great value.

Noelle Mac Donagh (Vienne to Budapest self led 2015)

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