Highlights of this cycling holiday:
- Cycling tour on a flat country from thermal spa to thermal spa
- Cycling on the paved embankments without car traffic for days
- Nature reserves, natural parks, protected landscape areas
- Countless stork nests, entopic animal species
- Hortobágy Puszta, the largest continuous natural grass-steppe in Europe
- Bird Sanctuary on Lake Tisza - "just nature and we..."
- Daily spa visits: Bathing, Swimming and Relaxing
- An easy bicycle tour for young and old
This tour is not a simple "Wellness Offer" as much as an opportunity to enjoy this spas and thermal waters in the context of a cycling holiday. Every night you will stay where you can bathe or swim in the curative waters. There is a saying in Hungary that all you have to do is push a stick into the ground to reach the thermal water rich in minerals and trace elements. Thanks to this natural phenomenon, and with more than,Hungary is a world leader in spa vacationing. All Hungarian spas have chlorine-free mineral pools of varying temperatures of 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit (28-38 Celsius). Different temperature basins suitable for bathing and swimming. Cycle and enjoy the healing waters of Hungary!
Day 1 – ARRIVAL IN BUDAPEST – Arrival to the Hotel of Budapest in your organisation. Overnight stay in our contractual hotel in Budapest.
Day 2 – DOBA-PUSZTA / BEREK-SPA– After breakfast the driver/guide of the back-up van will welcome you at 8:45 AM in the same hotel. (Meeting point: hotel reception) Route briefing and luggage loading. The transfer van/bus takes you collectively near Szolnok (at the River Tisza). Handing over the bikes and information material. A beautiful stretch (nature reserve) on the dike lies ahead. River crossing by cable ferry boat. Through calm villages until you will reach Kunhegyes. Short van/bus transfer to the hotel. Fun in the thermal spa/swimming pool. /Hotel for 2 nights/
(approx. 42 km / 26 miles cycling)
Day 3 – THE LAKE TISZA AND TISZAÖRVÉNY – Time for visit in Kunhegyes, afterwards you cycle in the direction Lake Tisza, cultural and natural landscape of World Heritage. Beyond the barrage is the second largest lake in the country. Again a beautiful, "nature-full" cycling stage. This day's destination is the boat-harbour Tiszaörvény. In this region "Puszta" gush effective thermal waters.
(approx. 47 km / 29 miles cycling)
Day 4 – BIRD RESERVE IN THE NATIONAL PARK – Cycling towards the strictly protected bird sanctuary of Lake Tisza. You can explore the wild and romantic water world by boat (guided tour). The Tisza embankment is all around well paved, so it is easily "rideable". Arrival in the region of the riding and herdsman life. In horse stud farm will bred the fabulous Nonius-breed. Time for bathing, swimming and relaxing.
(approx. 40 km / 25 miles cycling)
Day 5 – WILDLIFE PARK HORTOBÁGY – On this day you can book and do a tour with
a “Puszta-Taxi” (=covered horse carriage). Take a varied journey to see the horses, gray cattle, spiral-horned sheep and the typical draw well of this region. The largest continuous natural grassland of Central and Western Europe is ideal for birds and unique plants. Continuing towards to the environment of Hajduszoboszló (Nádudvar), a popular place for small game hunters and mainly for open-air thermal-bath fans. Pleasant bath adventure here – if you want it!
(approx. 44 km / 27 miles cycling)
Day 6 – BICYCLING, RELAXING, THEN BUDAPEST – Visit in Hajdúszoboszló, where the largest open-air thermal spa of Hungary is located with 17 pools, swimming- wave- spring- and thermal pools. Opportunity to swim and continuation of the easy day tour. Finally bathing-fun-option in Kaba (or later in Tiszaújváros) with their well-cared, pleasant & local open-air spa. Slowly, you say goodbye to "Haiduk" region and to the Puszta. The van/bus takes you to Budapest late afternoon.
(approx. 37 km / 23 miles cycling)
Day 7 – Individual departure after breakfast or exploring Budapest, additional night/s. Maybe participate at the 4-hours Budapest City Bike Tour (extra booking).