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Danube Cycle Path – Vienna to Budapest

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Homepage > Austria > Danube Cycle Path – Vienna to Budapest
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Saturdays from 27th April to 12th October and also Sundays from 4th May to 4th October.
  • Location: Vienna

Vienna to Budapest

Tour Details

Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our Cycling Holiday in Austria and Cycling holiday in Hungary. This cycle tour follows the direction of the River Danube from Vienna to Budapest. This is a three-country tour as we start in Austria, then we cycle to Slovakia and lastly into Hungary. This cycle tour is a seven-night self-guided tour. Firstly you spend a few days along the Danube before heading away from the river a little. Eventually, you join the Danube again for your final journey to Budapest. On this cycle tour, you will experience Austria, the fascinating culture of Hungary and the stunning yet unusual Slovakia. We have graded this cycling tour as a level 2 tour.

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Price Includes

  • 7 Nights bed and breakfast
  • 3 / 4 star hotels – 3 nights 4 star
  • Information Pack
  • Navigation by Smart Phone App
  • Routes & Maps
  • Luggage transfers
  • GPS Files on request
  • 1 x ship or train Szentendre to Budapest ( not included on alternative schedule)

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • Dinners
  • Ferry Tickets
  • Extra nights in Budapest and Vienna
  • City Taxes
  • 1 x train Mosonmagyarovar to Gyor
Trip Info

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival to Vienna

Individual arrival to Vienna and enjoy the day looking around this wonderful historic city. Vienna is a wonderful city to explore with endless restaurants for your first Austrian meal.

Day 2Vienna to Bad Deutsch Altenburg or nearby, 26 miles 42 km.

Today you set out on your bike along the Danube cycle path. As you cycle out of the city you enter the National Park Donauanem and its nature reserve with wonderful flora and fauna. Soon you will arrive at your destination for the night Bad Deutsch Altenburg has had a Roman influence in years gone by. You can visit the archaeology park Carnuntum where you get to know the Roman history of the area. These are the most important excavations in Austria! Further on to Wolfsthal and to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.

Day 3Bad Deutsch Altenburg or nearby to Bratislava 17 miles 26km.

Today you cycle further along the Danube between the Hainburg hills and the Carpathian Mountains. Today’s ride is a little shorter to allow you ample time to explore Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Bratislava has a wonderful old town to explore.

Day 4Bratislava – Mosonmagyarovar – Györ 50 miles 82 km, train Mosonmagyarovar to Györ (Makes cycling section 28 miles 45km, ticket paid for locally).

Today you can first explore Bratislava before continuing along the Danube cycleway on the very beautiful riparian cycle path to the border of Slovakia and Hungary near Kunovo. Then you continue in Hungary through Donasziget which was in the past actually located on an island on the Danube, then onto Mosonmagyarovar, and then onto Gyor.

You can shorten the day by taking a short train ride to Györ which has a beautiful Baroque style old town to explore.

Day 5Györ to Komárno or nearby 36 miles 57 km

Today you have a chance to visit the Stud farm of the world-famous Arabian horse breeding centre. Today you are cycling along the river Raba to the border of Hungary and Slovakia and on some very quiet cycling paths to Medved’ov, Cicov, Zlatna and Komarno.

Day 6 Komarno or nearby to Esztergom/Visegrad/Danube bend 33 miles, 52km

Today you cycle over the bridge back to the Slovakian part of the city; passing the Roman fort of Kelemantia and some lonesome farming villages, where time seems to stand still, you reach Moča and the twin village of Štúrovo/Esztergom. Then you cycle across the well known Gisela bridge to Esztergom (Possibility to visit the cathedral). Cycling further on along the right bank of the Danube all the way until the village Bùbàntvölgy, following again the cycle path for about 3 miles 4.5 km. The Bascilica of Esztergomis worth a visit as the largest Catholic church in Hungary.

Day 7Visegrad/Esztergorm or nearby to Budapest 39 miles 62km, 18km by ship/train.

Today you cycle further on by bike through the famous “Donauknie” which is also known as the Hungarian Switzerland to the Szentendre-Insel. In Szentendre city, you catch the local train (payable on the spot, approx 3€) to the Hungarian capital Budapest or late afternoon take the boat to Budapest (departure 5.00 pm payable locally approx. 11€ per person). Szentendre is well known for its handicraft boutiques and the Skanzen open-air museum which highlights the Carpathian folk architecture and life in various areas of Hungary.

Day 8Departure

Departure after breakfast of book additional nights in Budapest.


Alternative schedule during busy times

Day 1 Arrival to Vienna

Day 2 Vienna to Bratislava  42miles 67km

Day 3 Bratislava to Mosonmagyarovar  23 miles 37km

Day 4 Mosonmagyarovar to Gyor 26 miles 42km

Day 5  Gyor to Komarno  37 miles 59km

Day 6 Komarno to Visegrad 52 miles 83km

Day 7 Visegrad to Szentendre – cycle, ship or train to Budapest  21-35 miles 34-56km

Day 8 Departure  


How to get there

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