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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Departure after breakfast of book additional nights in Budapest.
Fly to Vienna
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