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Lake Balaton Round Trip

  • The great Balaton Bicycle Trail – all around the Lake
    Arriving and Departure in Budapest

    - Independent, by service van escorted and supported, self-guided tour with luggage transport -
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  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

    Cycling distance

    222 km /139 miles
    4-5 hours of cycling/day

    Difficulty

    Manily flat, some gentle rises, low traffic, excellent cycle path

  • Support

    Technical service van supports by following your path, transporting luggage

    Start city

    Budapest(Hungary)

    End city

    Budapest(Hungary)

  • Tour Price

    BETWEEN 26 MARCH - 31 MAY
    AND 01 SEPT. - 20 OCT.

    IN DOUBLE ROOM/PERSON(NORMAL BIKE INCLUDED)
    €546
    IN DOUBLE ROOM/PERSON WITH ELECTRIC BIKES
    €596
    SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
    €98


  • BETWEEN 01 - 30 JUNE

    IN DOUBLE ROOM/PERSON(NORMAL BIKE INCLUDED)
    €596
    IN DOUBLE ROOM/PERSON WITH ELECTRIC BIKES
    €646
    SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
    €98


  • BETWEEN 01 JULY - 31 AUG.

    IN DOUBLE ROOM/PERSON(NORMAL BIKE INCLUDED)
    €646
    IN DOUBLE ROOM/PERSON WITH ELECTRIC BIKES
    €696
    SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
    €114

During the cycling tour you get acquainted with the most famous Holiday Resort of Hungary. Lake Balaton is the biggest natural freshwater lake in Europe with water surface of 600 square km (232 square mile). The length of the shoreline is approximately 200 km (125 miles). The southern shore of the lake is known for its shallow water beaches and its spectacular panorama. One of the many reasons why so many tourists the southern shore choose to see the marvellous sunset behind the hills. The northern shore has hills and the most beautiful region with its meadows, forests and ravines. The area is well known for its white & red wines, therefore nice vineyards surround it. After 7 km (4 miles) of cycling the World’s third largest thermal lake, Hévíz can be reached as well. The place is known as a curative centre from the time of the Roman emperors. May and June, when fruit trees are flowering, is a very romantic part of the year to come and ride a bike through this area. September and October are restful and colored.

Day 1 – Individual arrival in Budapest. Overnight in Hotel of Budapest.

Day 2 – ALONG THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF THE HUNGARIAN SEA – After breakfast meeting with the Driver of the transport-van at the hotel at 8:45 AM. The transfer bus/van takes you collectively to the south side of the Lake Balaton (approx. 1 hour) Handing over the bikes and information material. You cycle on the flat south lakeside. Panoramic view and chance for swimming en route.
(approx. 46 km / 29 miles cycling)

Day 3 – THE CAPITAL OF THE BALATON ON THE WEST SHORE – Cycling on the south lakeside and swimming if possible. You cycle first towards the northern lakeside and then to the “capital of the Balaton” – Keszthely. Worth visiting is here the Palace Festetics with Palace Garden - a part of Austria-Hungary history.
(approx. 50 km / 31 miles cycling)

Day 4 – TWO WONDERS: TAKING A BATH AND CYCLINGY – We recommend to do a walking in the downtown of Keszthely and/or to make a short bike trip to the thermal lake of Hévíz where you can enjoy Europe’s largest thermal lake with a water temperature of 30/34 C. Early afternoon you start off cycling along the northern lakeside, passing by some amazing dormant volcanoes, splendid panorama and wonderful vineyards.
(approx. 30 or 44 km / 19-28 miles cycling)

Day 5 – ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST – Last chance to take a look at the tuff organ pipes on the Badacsony hill. Continue towards Eastern and the peninsula Tihany ahead of us. The peninsula is very rich in sights and natural attractions. After the visit the last 5 biking miles begin until we reach Balatonfüred (thermal-spa resort). There are 5 springs and also a beautiful park located near the harbour.
(approx. 52 km / 33 miles cycling)

Our last cycling day has been started. Bicycling along the north-east bay of the Lake Balaton. The Holy Right Hand Chapel with its gold mosaics is located in Balatonalmádi. During this stage you will pass by an impressive yellow soil wall. You say goodbye to your bikes in Balatonakarattya. The transfer bus/van is ready to take you together to our hotel in Budapest. (1 hour). Accommodation in Budapest again.
(approx. 37 km / 23 miles cycling)

Day 7 – Individual departure after breakfast or exploring Budapest’s, additional night/s in Budapest or in Vienna. Maybe participate at the 4-hours Budapest city Bike tour (extra booking).
Included Services
  • 6 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast in 3-and 4-star hotels and country inns, free Wi-Fi internet in 99% of the hotels, en-suite rooms with bath or shower/WC
  • 6x breakfasts
  • To and back transport Budapest-Lake Balaton-Budapest by bus/van.
  • Service/Follower van for luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
  • Special bike-transporting trailer for every bicycle & spare bikes.
  • Service hotline (cell/mobile phone) at the driver on the spot.
  • Full technical support, included transport your own bikes along the way.
  • “Bicycle atlas Lake Balaton” (-ring binder-) & Map Lake Balaton to rent or buy
  • Information sheets per booking, on the spot.
  • Local expert advice at the accommodation (morning & evening) by the driver of the transport vehicle.
  • NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE (own organization):
    - Your arrival and departure between Vienna and your home and Budapest and your home, before/after the tour.
    - Travel insurance (accident and health), as well as your official free European Health Insurance Card(European guests only).

    Optional (not included in the tour price,extras):

    -City bike tour in Budapest
    -Lunch and drinks during cycling
    -Extra night before/after the tour