Danube cycle tour: from Vienna to Budapest

from 775 € / pers.
/ 6 testimonials
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 - Bratislava | 68 km


Today you ride through the national park Donau-Auen. You pass the castle Orth and the village Eckertsau and reach Bad Deutsch-Altenburg. There you can make an excursion on the Roman bike trail (Römerweg) to Carnuntum. The archaeological park is regarded as one of the most significant archaeological sites in Austria. After Hainburg you reach the border to Slovakia and its capital city Bratislava for your next overnight stay.

Day 3 : Bratislava - Mosonmagyaróvár | 44 km


You cycle a short distance in Slovak territory before you pass the Hungarian border in Rajká. Within the first few kilometers of your cycle trip in Hungary you will discover charming villages.  Your route guides you through the so-called Szigetköz (a small Rye Island). This is characterized by numberless side arms of the Danube. Today´s destination is Mosonmagyaróvár which is also called „City of 17 bridges“.

Day 4 : Mosonmagyaróvár - Györ | 41 km


Today you also cycle through the nature paradise of the small Rye Island. On your way you pass Hédervár, which is perfectly suitable for lunch break. The castle is situated in the middle of a protected park. You should schedule a plenty of time for visiting Györ. The district capital offers many sights and a breathtaking historic center.

Day 5 : Györ - Komárom | 55 km


Soon you reach the Hungarian Böny. From there a route version guides you to Bábolna, a well cultivated town with a beautiful inner city. The local National Stud is known far beyond its borders. Racehorses are bred in the splendid inner courtyard. The last part of the route takes you back to the Danube. Then you reach the divided town Komárom/Komárno. At night you can relax in the local spa.

Day 6 : Komárom - Esztergom / Visegrád | 56 km + boat


Today´s route runs near riverbanks in the flat Danube valley. The sporty bikers can choose a route over Tata but there are some increases. This requires a basic level of fitness. Those interested in history should plan time for the Roman castle Kelemantia which is on the way. However, an absolute highlight today is Esztergom (also known as „Hungarian Rome“): It´s basilica is the largest church of the country. Take time for a comprehensive visit, before you will board a riverboat, which takes you to your destination Visegrád. Amazing views into the beautiful landscape of the so-called “Donauknie” will impress you.

Note: The overnight stay takes place either in Esztergom or in Visegrád (depending on availability at time of reservation). In the case of Esztergom, shipping takes place on the conscious day from Szentendre to Budapest. The different distances remain the same in both. You will receive detailed information together with your booking confirmation. Additionally, the timetable for the boat has not yet been set. It might not be possible in April, September, October, and every Monday; during these period/days you will receive a train ticket as replacement

Day 7 : Esztergom / Visegrád - Budapest | 56 km


The Royal Palace and the castle of Visegrád will delight you and the open-air museum as well as the baroque old town of Szentendre invites you to stay. The first part of today will guide you again through the “Donauknie”, probably the most attractive section of the Danube bike trail at all. Soon you will arrive in Budapest, where you can review all impressions of this wonderful bike trip during a walk through the city.

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: VB STD
superior category
Reference: VB SUP
Low season
  • from April 2nd to 21st
    from September 24th to October 8th
  • Departure: Saturday
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
775 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*
885 € / pers.
370 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 22nd to June 30th
    from September 2nd to 23rd
  • Departure: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
850 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*
970 € / pers.
370 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 7th to September 1st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
930 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*
1 050 € / pers.
370 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights in simple guest houses and pensions, similar to 3 & 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 boat (or train) transfer from Esztergom to Visegrád or from Szentendre to Budapest (incl. bike)
• 1 travel folder (English or German) and GPS tracks
• 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 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 boat (or train) transfer from Esztergom to Visegrád or from Szentendre to Budapest (incl. bike)
• 1 travel folder (English or German) and GPS tracks
• 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

According to the category(price per person)

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

(including 5 dinners (excluding drinks) – the night in Vienna on Day 1 remains on a B&B basis)

+ 130 € / pers.
+ 165 € / pers.
Extra night in Vienne
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Extra night in Budapest
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 65 € / pers.*

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-80 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 140 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

28-Zoll-Unisex-KTM-touring bike - with 21 speed gears

Low-step 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): 40 € (payable on site).

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
e-bike
E-bike

Low Unisex 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 320 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 by van:  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in low and mid seasons, and daily in high season. Departure at approx. 3 PM. Duration: approx. 3.5 hours. Price: 59 € per person and 19 € for own bikes, respectively (both to be paid on spot but to be booked in advance).
  • 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.