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Vienna – Danube – Bratislava – 3Lakes – Budapest

  • 1 River + 2 Countries + 3 Lakes + Castles

    River Danube Cycle Path - Lake Neusiedl Bike Way – Thermal Lake Hévíz – Lake Balaton Cycle Route - Cycling between the three Capitals of the old Danube Monarchy

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

    7 days / 6 nights

    Cycling distance

    282 km /176 miles
    5-6 hours of cycling/day

    Difficulty

    Manily flat,some gentle rises,low traffic, silent roads

  • Support

    Technical service van supports by following your path, transporting luggage

    Start city

    Vienna(Austria)

    End city

    Budapest(Hungary)

  • Tour Price

    In double room/person(normal bike included)
    €706
    In double room/person with electric bikes
    €756
    Single room supplement
    €159

Highlights of this cycling holiday:
  • Cycling on 3 famous cycling routes: Danube Cycle Path, Lake Neusiedl Bike Way and Lake Balaton Cycle Route
  • National Park “Donau-Auen” along the Danube River
  • Getting to know 3 famous capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
  • Romantic medieval city of statutory free town Rust (also known as the city of storks)
  • Memorial site of the "Pan-European Picnic" 1989 (First hole in the former Iron Curtain)
  • World famous Esterhazy Palace (“Hungarian Versailles”)
  • Spa town Heviz with the unique natural Thermal Lake
  • Largest freshwater lake of Central Europe: Lake Balaton

Day 1 – WELCOME TO VIENNA (Austria) – Arrival at the Hotel in Vienna in your organisation. Discover the Danube-Metropolis Vienna, the capital of the Republic of Austria. Experience the down-to-earth Vienna today in the coffee houses and typical restaurants, by a Sacher cake, or during a leisurely stroll on the ring road, even in the Prater. Overnight stay in our partner hotel in Vienna.

Day 2 – RIVER DANUBE AND BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)– After breakfast the tour- coordinator/driver of the back-up van will welcome you at 8:45 AM in the same hotel. (Meeting point at the hotel reception) Route briefing. The bikes will be adjusted and the cycling adventure is finally ready to start. There is a beautiful cycle path ahead on the Hubertus-embankment along the Danube River (nature reserve). On this day you have the opportunity to see two fantastic Castles as well. You will arrive in the spa site Bad Deutsch Altenburg. Finally transport directly to the hotel in Bratislava the capital and historical coronation town of Slovakia. A walking tour in its charming downtown is highly recommended for you!
(approx. 50 km / 31 miles cycling)

Day 3 – LAKE NEUSIEDL CYCLE PATH – The first destination is Parndorf then you cycle along the shore of Lake Neusiedl, through Rust (“the town of the storks”) and Mörbisch. Sopron, this days destination, is the only Hungarian town where almost the entire city centre has survived from the Middle Ages. In October 1820 entered the nine-year-old Franz Liszt with the performance of a piano concerto for the first time publicly at a concert in Sopron town.
(approx. 60 km / 37 miles cycling)

Day 4 – HAYDN AND THE ESZTERHÁZY DYNASTY – On this day, you will enjoy the beautiful view over Lake Fertö (Neusiedl) and the nice scenery of the region. A landscape of vastness, which influenced the horizon, views and the genius mind of Haydn. Visit the magnificent baroque palace of the prince family of Eszterházy in Fertöd (Eszterháza)! Joseph Haydn has worked in the castle for almost 30 years as a court composer and conductor.
(approx. 56 km / 35 miles cycling)

Day 5 – NATURE AND THERMAL LAKE – Cycling through the small, dream like villages with their quaint atmosphere. Stork nests decorate the roofs and the masts. You will reach the famous Spa resort Hévíz with Europe's largest natural thermal lake and then the great freshwater of Lake Balaton. Here is the town Keszthely with the Castle and Castle Park Festetics - also a part of Austria-Hungary history.
(approx. 60 km / 37 miles cycling)

Day 6 – LAKE BALATON CYCLE ROUTE, THEN BUDAPEST – You will leave the town of Keszthely at the Lake Balaton. Cycling first on the western- and then on the southern side of the lake. Enjoyable cycling along the flat southern lakeside. Along the way there are swimming option with panoramic view. We reach the mid-southern shore of the Lake Balaton right away. Goodbye look on Lake Balaton; a transfer bus/van is waiting to transport you to Budapest - „Queen of the Danube” (about 1.5 hour travel). Leisure time, then overnight stay in the Hotel in Budapest.
(approx. 56 km / 35 miles cycling)

Day 7 – Individual departure after breakfast or exploring Budapest, 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 buffet breakfast
  • Service and luggage vehicle accompanies the cyclists discreetly (undisturbing) on the daily stages
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Service and luggage van with our driver for complete technical support
  • Bicycle transportation in a special bike trailer
  • Personal welcome with the tour info
  • Options for discussion about the cycling stages on the spot
  • Help in case of a breakdown or/and bicycle change on the spot quickly and for free
  • Carefully selected routes
  • Route maps and information brochure per booking on the spot
  • The driver/guide is reachable via cell (mobile-) phone /Service Hotline/ for additional information and requests and in case of emergency as well. (= on-site tour hotline)
  • Transportation of cyclists according to the program.
  • 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