Bike tours in Hungary - Castles and Wines around Lake Balaton

A magnificent bike tour, cycling around Lake Balaton, most popular holiday resort of Hungary, biggest lake of Central Europe. Bicycle through the most scenic landscapes, untouched National Parks, and charming villages & vineyards of Balaton. Visit the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufacture, fantastic castles, and the unique Thermal Lake Hévíz. Enjoy wonderful spa and castle hotels, excellent wines and local specialities in antique wine-cellars and lovely restaurants.

Bike Tour details

TOUR DATES - 2018

28 April - 5 May

LENGTH OF TOUR

8 days / 7 nights

START & FINISH 

In Budapest - Hungary

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy to moderate, flat or undulating

CYCLING DISTANCE

Daily 16 - 74 km / 10 - 46 miles
Total 231 - 252 km / 145 - 158 miles appr

SUPPORT

Fully guided and supported

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TOUR PRICE

In double room / person

€1780

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

€250

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Bike Tour by Day

Day 1: Arrival in Budapest

Your nice design hotel is on Buda right at the Danube, few minutes’ walk from the downtown and the Castle Hill. You can enjoy your welcome dinner with us here, and a beautiful view of the Royal Palace or the Danube from your room.

Day 2: Budapest - Tihany

A unique tour in the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufactory to learn how they make their products by hand, and their history. Cycling down the hills we bike to Tihany, the most beautiful point of Lake Balaton. Take a walk among the charming thatched houses & souvenir shops, enjoy the wonderful view from the famous Benedictine abbey, and a delicious dinner in the cosy restaurant of our family hotel. (cycling 24km/15m appr)

Day 3: Cycling along Balaton

Biking on the North side, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding volcanic hills. We bike through the picturesque Káli Basin with „stone seas” & “basalt organ-pipes”, and cycle among charming vineyards & thatched houses of Badacsony and Szigliget. We stay 2 nights in a lovely hotel, and taste nice wines of Balaton in their 19th century taverna built by a famous noble family of Hungary, the Festetics. (cycling appr 53-74km/33-46m)

Day 4: Bike tour to Sümeg

We cycle through wonderful woods to Sümeg. A special wine tasting in the antique & unique wine cellar of the Bishop’s Palace, and a small tour in the medieval fortress on the top of the hill, with a panoramic view from the walls. Then we visit the small parish church, the „Sixtus of Hungary”, and ride back to our hotel, where you can enjoy the lovely swimming pool, and the beautiful view of Balaton during your dinner. (cycling appr 37km/23m)

Day 5: Bike trip to Keszthely & Hévíz

Cycling to Keszthely, we visit the splendid Baroque palace of the Festetics family, and its biggest treasure, the Helikon Library. The Festetics developed a cultural center in Keszthely, and founded the first agricultural college of Europe. Then you can swim among wonderful water-lilies in the second biggest thermal lake of the world in Hévíz, a famous & unique cure resort of Hungary and Europe. We stay in a marvellous Castle Hotel. (cycling appr 16km/10m)

Day 6: Cycling around Little Balaton

We cycle among beautiful lakes of Little Balaton, and visit a small exhibition about the extremely rich flora and fauna of this National Park. Some biking and you’ll see our Great Hungarian Grey Cattle and Water Buffalos. Cycling through untouched areas we reach Lake Balaton, and ride along the shore to a peaceful place where we stay at a nice Hunting Lodge with a lovely swimming pool, and delicious game food. (cycling appr 57km/36m)

Day 7: Biking along Balaton

An easy bike ride through nice resort villages along the South shore of the “Hungarian See”. We will stop at lovely viewpoints, beaches and marinas to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake with the hills of the northern side in the background. We drive to Budapest, where we have our farewell dinner in a nice local restaurant. (cycling appr.44km/28m)

Day 8: End of tour in Budapest

After enjoying the lovely atmosphere of your hotel, we hope you will leave with nice memories for a lifetime.

Whatʼs Included


What’s Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in lovely 3-4* castle, spa and family hotels 
  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 7 gourmet dinners with excellent wines
  • 6 delicious lunches & refreshing mineral water during cycling 
  • 2 wine tastings in antique wine cellars
  • Best personal service of your friendly guides Marietta & Peter 
  • Air conditioned support van for the whole group 
  • Your bus transfers and luggage transport throughout the tour
  • All the private guided sight-seeing tours, and visits of the trip
  • Every museum, castle, spa and boat ticket of the program
  • Comfortable premium quality hybrid bike with panniers
  • Souvenir TNS water-bottle and T-shirt
  • Nicest sights - most beautiful and peaceful routes around Balaton
  • Free transport in Budapest between the airport / station and our hotel


Optional: (not included)

  • Your extra nights in Budapest

Not Included:

  • Your trip between Budapest and your home, before and after the tour
  • Your travel and health insurance 
  • Your private costs, souvenirs, gifts, telephone, minibar, etc
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Bike tours in Hungary - Castles and Wines around Lake Balaton

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