On this self-guided holiday through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary you'll cycle along the Danube on Europe's most famous cycle path. Pedal through lowland forests, wide floodplains and follow the Danube River through three capital cities. This wonderful cycling trip from Vienna to Budapest combines unspoilt nature, hidden artistic treasures, charming monuments and peaceful cycling.
Travel to Vienna. After checking in to the hotel go to the city center, where you will enjoy the sight the marvellous St. Stephen's and taste a slice of the world-famous (and well deserved!) Sachertorte.
Hand over of rental bikes directly at hotel. Start cycling in the metropolis of Vienna but soon find yourself in the verdancy of the National Park "Donauauen". Passing Schönau and Orth castle to the Habsburg castle of Eckartsau. A detour to castle Hof is recommended - magnificent castle which was built at the behest of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. Its impressive park (65.000 m²) and the gorgeous architerctural monuments are definitely worth a visit. You will reach Bratislava via Hainburg.
Free time to do some sight-seeing in Bratislava; you leave the capital of Slovakia while cycling along a very beautiful cycling path. You continue cycling and soon cross the Slovakian/Hungarian border near Kunovŏ; via Dunasziget (in the past the village was located on an island in the middle of the Danube) you reach the small town of Mosonmagyaróvár.
Cycle tour to Hedervár (castle) and further on, partly along the idyllic Danube to Györ, the "metropolis" of west-Hungary. Individual sightseeing in Györ.
On the country road to the border Hungary/Slovakia, to Medvedov and on the very beautiful Slovakian bank to the baroque city Cicov and further via Zlatna to the Slowakian/Hungarian city Komárno/Komárom.
Over the bridge back to the Slovakian part of the city; passing the Roman fort Kelemantia and lonesome farming villages, where time seems to stand still, you reach Moča and the twin village of Štúrovo/Esztergom. Across the well-know Maria-Valeria bridge to Esztergom (possibility to visit the cathedral/it’s free of charge); further on along the right bank of the Danube all the way until the village Bùbàntvölgy, following again the cycle path for approx. 4,5 km. Cycle tour down to the ferry (signed at the cycle path). Cycling on the left bank of the Danube to Nagymaros, catching a ferry boat (to be paid directly at the ferry station; approx. EUR 2,70 pp) to Visegrád.
Cycle tour to Szentendre-Island. Continue the tour again by ferry to Szentendre-City (about 20 km before Budapest). Individual sight-seeing; by bike to the city centre of the Hungarian capital Budapest.
If desired: delivery of the rental bikes in Szetendre-City; there you catch the local train (payable on spot, approx. EUR 4,- per person) to Budapest. Or in the late afternoon by boat to Budapest (departure 5.00 p.m. in Szentendre (payable directly on spot; approx. EUR 11,- per person).
The trip ends after breakfast.
7 nights in double rooms in 3/4* hotels with breakfast
This Hotel is located a few steps from the city center and from subway. Room are spacious, clean and comfortable with free Wifi, air conditioning, TV, telephone, electric kettle. Buffet breakfast is rich with savoury and sweet food. Staff is helpful. The restaurant offers local and international dishes.
Austria Trend Hotel is located near the pedestrian area and it offers well-finished, spacious and welcoming rooms with free Wifi, air conditioner, TV. International buffet breakfast. The hotel offers a wellness center. The restaurant proposes regional specialties and international dishes. Staff is helpful and careful.
Thermal Hotel is centrally located near the thermal baths. It offers spacious rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom, free Wifi and some of these have a balcony. The restaurant proposes hungarian and international dishes. With an enrolment you can access at the finnish sauna and jacuzzi. Staff welcoming and courteous.
Hotel Famulus situated a few steps from the Györ center with spacious rooms, functional and welcoming with free Wifi, TV, air conditioning, minibar. Breakfast is normal. Staff is helpful and courteous. The restaurant proposes international dishes.
Hotel Banderium is centrally located in Komarno and it offers a lovely courtyard. Rooms are spacious, clean and balcony with free Wifi, TV, mini-bar, private bathroom, air conditioning/heating, electric kettle. Breakfast is good. Restaurant is very good and proposes local and international dishes.
Hotel Visegrad overlooks the Danube river with a wellness center a few steps from the city centre. Rooms are comfortable and spacious with a balcony, TV, free Wifi, private bathroom, air conditioner. Staff is courteous and helpful. The restaurant proposes Hungarian dishes prepared with local products.
This Hotel is located a few steps from the city center and it offers a wellness center and a restaurant. Rooms are spacious, clean and functional with free Wifi, minibar, air conditioning/heating, TV, telephone. Buffet breakfast is rich with savoury and sweet food. The restaurant proposes international dishes and Hungarian specialties.
If clients arrive by plane in Vienna they can easily reach the city centre:
If clients arrive by plane in Budapest there are following possibilities to get to Vienna: train ride (approx. 2,5 - 3 hours) on the day of arrival to Budapest; the train tickets will be sent in advance to your company (not possible for short-term bookings!).
If booking of an additional night in Budapest on the arrival day; next morning pick-up service by bus directly from the hotel in Budapest and transfer to Vienna (possible on Fri & Sat). Remaining days train ride to Vienna (ticket will be deposited at the hotel in Budapest where clients stay overnight).
BUS Budapest hotel – airport Budapest: payable on spot find all information here:
GPS tracks are available on request.
What is included:
· 7 nights in double rooms in 3/4* hotels with breakfast
· Luggage transfer
· Telephone support 24 hours
· Maps and detailed itinerary
What is not included:
· Journey to the place of arrival and departure
· Lunches and dinners, except where otherwise noted
· Visits and entrance fees - tips
· possible sojourn taxes
· Ferry ticket
· anything not specified under "The price includes"
These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour
· Single room supplement
· Half Board supplement
· Any transfer to get to the starting point or to return from the point of arrival, which can be quoted on request.