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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: Every Friday, Saturday or Sundays from 13th May to 18th September.
  • Location: Vienna
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 – 4 nights 4 star
  • Information Pack
  • Routes & Maps
  • Luggage transfers
  • GPS Files on request

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
  • Train or ferry ticket Szentendre to Budapest.
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.

Day 2Vienna to Bratislava, 42 miles 67 km

Today you shall receive your bikes directly on the Danube cycle path when you shall cycle out of the city into the National Park Donauanem. Then it is onto Hainburg. Time to visit Hainburg and then to cycle to 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 3 Bratislava to Mosonmagyarovar 28 miles 45km

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.

Day 4Mosonmagyarovar to Györ, 28 miles 45 km

Today you will have the chance to visit Hedervar castle on your way to the lovely town of Gyor.

Day 5Györ to Komárno  40 miles 64 km

Today you cycle 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 to Esztergom/Visegrad 35/43 miles, 56/69km

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. Then you cycle down to the ferry at Nagymaros, catching a ferry boat (to be paid directly at the ferry station) and onto Visegrád.

Day 7Visegrad/Esztergorm to Budapest 28miles 45km, 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) or you can cycle the last 25km into Budapest.

Day 8Departure

Departure after breakfast of book additional nights in Budapest.


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