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Danube cycle tour: from Vienna to Budapest Ref. : VB

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  • from 640 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 8 days | 6 days riding
  • Departure : from May 2017 to October 2017
    on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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Along the Romantic Danube, discover 3 countries by bike: Austria, Slovakia and Hungary!
Different countries, different landscapes but same wonder. From Vienna to Budapest, what a beautiful escapade!


Total Distance: approx. 270 km

Your cycling trip along the Danube:

Day 1: Arrival in Vienna

Take time to visit the capital of Austria.

Day 2: Vienna – Bad Deutsch Altenburg  |  42 km

Leave Vienna riding through the National Park Donauauen and cycle past Castle Orth, then Castle Eckertsau which has a baroque hunting lodge before reaching soon the spa town of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg.

Day 3: Bad Deutsch Altenburg  – Bratislava  |  26 km

Let the Carpathian winds guide you along the blue ribbon of the river Danube nestled between the Hainburger Mountains. Today's destination is the Slovakian capital of Bratislava with its charming old town, its castle and its many magnificent buildings.

Day 4: Bratislava – Györ  |  50 km + transfer by train

The marshy landscape is a paradise for birds and fish. In the midst of this unspoiled landscape with little islands you will find quaint farming villages and a maze of Danube channels and creeks. From Mosonmagyarovar, also called the town with 17 bridges, train transfer to Györ and its medieval town. Worth seeing are the Bishop's castle with its gothic chapel.

Day 5: Györ – Komarno (or surroundings)  |  47 km / 73 km

Make a stop at Babolna stud farm, famous for its Arabian horse breeding. Then cycle through the lowlands in the hill country of Transdanubia before reaching the divided city of Komarno, the favourite city of King Matthias Corvinus who was one of the greatest king of Hungary in the 15th century.

Day 6: Komarno (or surroundings) – Esztergom (or surroundings)  |  35 km / 52 km

Along the Slovakian Danube bank, cycle past the Roman fort of Kelemantia and continue to the Episcopal and Royal City of Esztergom, whose Basilica, is the largest church in Hungary. Esztergom is a glamorous highlight of your trip.

Day 7: Esztergom (or surroundings) – Budapest  |  58 km + transfer by boat

Change banks and ride along the island of Szentendre to the artist town with the same name: Szentendre with its offshore island and the open-air museum of Skanzen. You can see there a lot of small galleries and studios. Boat transfer to Budapest. You can enjoy a unique view of the most famous attractions of this city.

Day 8: Departure during the day.

Possibility to book this tour with upgraded accommodation. More details: see 'Options'.

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From May 1st 2017 to June 29th 2017 640,00 €
    Single room supplement : 193,00 €
    Bike discount : - 69,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From June 30th 2017 to August 31st 2017 680,00 €
    Single room supplement : 193,00 €
    Bike discount : - 69,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
  • From September 1st 2017 to October 1st 2017 640,00 €
    Single room supplement : 193,00 €
    Bike discount : - 69,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
This price includes :
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in simple guest houses and pensions (and 4* hotels in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest) - (in a two-person bedroom)
  • 7 partly "buffet" breakfasts
  • 1 train transfer from Mosonmagyarovar to Györ
  • 1 boat transfer from Szentendre to Budapest
  • Travel folder (English or German)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Luggage transfers between accommodations
  • Equipped cycle rental for 6 days (21-speed VTC/hybrid bikes with 1 rear pannier bag) and repatriation
This price does not include :
  • Dinners & lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Multirisk Insurance)
  • Single room supplement(7 nights included)
  • Transfer by train from Budapest to Vienna
  • Luggage transfer from Budapest to Vienna
  • Personal bike repatriation
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Upgraded accommodation (Ref. VB up)

    Accommodation in good hotels and guest houses, similar to 3-star / 4-star hotel.

    Supplement : 
    + 120.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 34.00 €  (amounts to €227 for the single supplement)
  • HALF BOARD supplement

    This half board supplement is only available on the "classic" tour - ref VB

    Supplement : 
    + 143.00 €  6 dinners - drinks not included (the night in Vienna on Day 1 remains on a B&B basis)
  • HALF BOARD supplement ('upgraded' version)

    This half board supplement is only available on the "upgraded" tour - ref VB up

    Supplement : 
    + 191.00 €  6 dinners - drinks not included (the night in Vienna on Day 1 remains on a B&B basis)
  • Helmet purchase
    Supplement : 
    + 28.00 €
  • Extra night in Vienna

    4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis. For "classic" and “upgraded” version.

    75.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 33.00 €
  • Extra night in Budapest

    4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis.

    52.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 34.00 €
  • Extra night in Budapest (upgraded accommodation)

    Superior 4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    61.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 38.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +105 €
More info

> At the end of the tour:

 

. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.

. Possibility to come back to Vienna from Budapest by train : Budapest-Keleti train station > Wien Westbahnhof train station.

About €38 (booking on spot only).
(2nd class - departure approximately every 2 hours - 2h45 duration).

 


 

> Your rental bike:
VTC bike - 21 speed gears

Equipped with : 1 rear pannier (saddlebag), 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!
Equipped with : 1 rear pannier (saddlebag), 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.

 


Helmets are not provided, therefore we suggest you bring yours. Please note that helmets are required in Slovakia.

Unfortunately it is not possible to rent a helmet, but you can buy one: 28 €

 

See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.

 


 

> How to arrive in VIENNA:

 

TRAIN:Wien Westbahnhof train station or Wien Meidling train station
www.voyages-sncf.com
http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en?

 

PLANE:

From Vienna airport : transfer "City Airport Train"  Vienna town centre : Flughafen Wien train station > Wien Mitte-Landstraße train station

http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en?

 

Testimonials
  • Nadine D. (France) - Juin 2016

    "Nous avons voyagé en petit groupe de 11 personnes depuis St Brévin-les-Pins jusqu'à Budapest. Toutes les étapes ont été formidables par beau et mauvais temps et nous n'avons qu'une envie, c'est de continuer. Merci à toute l'équipe de Rando Vélo et en particulier Aurélie et Julien."

  • Marielle G. (France) - Août 2016

    "Circuit en famille, avec nos deux ados. Tout le monde a apprécié. Niveau physique pas trop dur, de belles étapes dans des villes intéressantes. De beaux paysages!"