Danube cycle tour: from Vienna to Budapest

from 695 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : VB
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From April to October
Departure:
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling trip from Vienna to Budapest:

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!

Day 1 : Arrival in Vienna


Take time to visit the capital of Austria.

Day 2 : Vienne - Bad Deutsch Altenburg (or surroundings) | 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 (or surroundings) - 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 + train transfer


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) | 57 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) | 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 | 62 km + boat transfer (or train)


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 (or train depending on the time of year) to Budapest. You can enjoy a unique view of the most famous attractions of this city.

In case of staying overnight in Budapest between September 17th and 19th 2020, a surcharge of 35€/pers applies (due to the visit of the Pope).

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: VB STD
superior category
Reference: VB SUP
Low season
  • from April 18th to 26th
    from September 28th to October 10th
  • Departure: Saturday
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
695 € / pers.
175 € / pers.*
790 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 27th to June 28th
    from August 31st to September 27th
  • Departure: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
760 € / pers.
175 € / pers.*
895 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*
High season
  • from June 29th to August 30th
  • Departure: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
815 € / pers.
175 € / pers.*
950 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights in simple guest houses and pensions (and 4-star cat. hotels in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest), with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental (without helmet) for 6 days
• 1 train transfer from Mosonmagyarovar to Györ (incl. bike)
• 1 boat (or train) transfer from Szentendre to Budapest (incl. bike)
• 1 travel folder (English or German) and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Budapest to Vienne and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 7 nights in good hotels and guest houses, similar to 3-star / 4-star hotel, with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental (without helmet) for 6 days
• 1 train transfer from Mosonmagyarovar to Györ (incl. bike)
• 1 boat (or train) transfer from Szentendre to Budapest (incl. bike)
• 1 travel folder (English or German) and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Budapest to Vienne and personal bike repatriation

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-75 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 120 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: VB STD
superior category
Reference: VB SUP
Half board supplement

(including 6 dinners (excluding drinks) – the night in Vienna on Day 1 remains on a B&B basis)

+ 155 € / pers.
+ 205 € / pers.
Extra night in Vienne
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom) In case of staying overnight in Budapest between September 17th and 19th 2020, a surcharge of 35€/pers applies (due to the visit of the Pope).
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Extra night in Budapest
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom) In case of staying overnight in Budapest between September 17th and 19th 2020, a surcharge of 35€/pers applies (due to the visit of the Pope).
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*

Extras

• Bus transfer Budapest > Vienne

Departure every 2 hours – duration approx. 3 hours

+ 30 € / pers.

• Return transfer by bus of your personal bike (only on Saturday)

(personal bike only)

+ 50 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

Hybride bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 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 (on request): 29 € (payable on site).

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Vienna
> Return

Your journey

Total Distance:  about 289 km

How to arrive in Vienna

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

> By 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?

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: see tabs “rates” and “see all the rates”.
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en?
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Budapest-Keleti train station >> Wien Westbahnhof train station


Trip overall rating : / 6 testimonials

Catherine
Canada
travel date: 09 September 2018.
" Un séjour parfait! "

De Vienne à Budapest avec mon amoureux en vélo ! Quelle belle aventure à travers les champs, campagnes et villages avec de magnifiques villes comme haut points de nos journées. Tout était parfaitement bien organisé – les auberges variées, pittoresques, le service de transport des valises impeccable et l’aide en tout temps disponible. C’était notre deuxième voyage avec RandoVélo et ce ne sera pas le dernier – merci++

Pascale
Canada
travel date: 27 May 2018.
" Bel itinéraire diversifié "

Instructions généralement claires. Hôtels bien choisis. Bonne idée de faire un courte journée avant d’arriver à Bratislava pour avoir le temps de découvrir la ville. Merci pour ce parcours qui nous a fait découvrir trois capitales fascinantes.

Raymond
France
travel date: 01 September 2017.
" Voyage bucolique "

Avons apprécié l’équipement des vélos, selle, compteur kilométrique. Voyage bucolique à travers des réserves naturelles et une campagne d’un autre temps

Cécile
France
travel date: 15 July 2017.
" Superbe "

Circuit authentique fait avec mes deux ados! Elles l’ont côté 9/10 malgré certains soirs de fatigue. Paysages authentiques, achat du pique nique dans les boutiques de village et nombreuses possibilités de se baigner surtout les deux derniers jours.

Marielle
France
travel date: 12 August 2016.
" Très belle expérience "

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!

Nadine
France
travel date: 27 May 2016.
" Merci à toute l'équipé pour votre compétence et gentillesse. Nous gardons de très bons souvenirs "

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.