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Vienna - Danube River - Lake Balaton - Budapest Tour

  • 1 River + 2 Countries + 3 Lakes + 4 Castles

    Danube Cycle Path - Lake Neusiedl Bike Way – Thermal Lake Hévíz – Lake Balaton Cycle Route Cycling between the two 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
    4-5 1/2 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)
    €696
    IN DOUBLE ROOM/PERSON WITH ELECTRIC BIKES
    €746
    SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
    €149

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
  • UNESCO World Heritage: Lake Neusiedl
  • 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, at 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– After breakfast the driver/guide of the back-up van will welcome you at 8:45 a.m. in the same hotel. (Meeting point: 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 (nature reserve). Today you have the opportunity to see two fantastic Castles as well. You cross the spa town Bad Deutsch Altenburg. Transfer to the hotel in Bruck a.d. L.
(approx. 50 km / 31 miles cycling)

Day 3 – LAKE NEUSIEDL CYCLE PATH – Our first destination is Parndorf then we cycle on along shore of Lake Neusiedl, through Rust (“the town of the storks”) and Mörbisch. Sopron, today‘s 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 / 37.5 miles cycling)

Day 4 – HAYDN AND THE ESZTERHÁZY DYNASTY – Today, we enjoy the beautiful view on the Fertö (Neusiedl) Lake 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 had been working 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 small, dreamy villages with their quaint atmosphere. Stork nests decorate the roofs and the masts. We reach the famous Spa resort Hévíz with Europe's largest natural thermal lake and then the great freshwater Lake Balaton. Here is the town Keszthely with the Castle and Castle Park Festetics - also a part of Austria-Hungary history.
(approx. 60 km / 37.5 miles cycling)

Day 6 – LAKE BALATON CYCLE ROUTE, THEN BUDAPEST – We 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 middle of southern shore of the Lake Balaton right away. Goodbye look on the Balaton; a transfer bus/van is waiting to transport you to Budapest - „Queen of the Danube” (about 1.5 hour). 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’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 buffet breakfast
  • 4x Dinner (three course dinner or buffet dinner) (No dinner on day 1 and on day 6)
  • 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