Cycling tours in Hungary - Castles and lakes-Budapest-Vienna

A wonderful bike tour from Budapest to Vienna, cycling along Lake Balaton & Fertő, West Hungary. Enjoy the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufacture, nicest antique towns Kőszeg and Sopron, the fantastic Thermal Lake Hévíz, splendid castles and interesting museums. Biking through most picturesque landscapes, historic wine regions, untouched nature, and charming villages, stay in lovely castles & mansions, and taste unique wines & local specialities in lovely restaurants.

Bike Tour details

TOUR DATES - 2017

22 - 31 July - Budapest - Vienna
3 - 12 Sept - Vienna - Budapest
30 Sept - 9 Oct - Budapest - Vienna

LENGTH OF TOUR

10 days / 9 nights

START in Budapest - Hungary
FINISH in Vienna - Austria

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy to moderate, flat or undulating

CYCLING DISTANCE

Daily 22 - 74 km / 14 - 46 miles
Total 282 - 323 km / 177 - 202 miles appr

SUPPORT

Fully guided and supported

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TOUR PRICE

In double room / person

€2190

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

€250

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Bike Tour by Day

Day 1: Arriving in Budapest

Your lovely design hotel is on Buda right at the Danube, few minutes’ walking from the downtown and the Castle Hill. 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

In the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufactory, you’ll learn how they make their products by hand, and their history. We cycle down the hills to Tihany, the most beautiful point of Lake Balaton with a famous Benedictine abbey, charming thatched houses & souvenir shops. We take a walk here, enjoy the wonderful view, 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 of the biggest lake of Central Europe, most popular holiday area of Hungary, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and the volcanic hills in the Káli Basin. We bike among picturesque vineyards & thatched houses in the famous Badacsony wine region, and stay 2 nights in a Castle Hotel with a lovely park and swimming pools. (cycling appr 53-74km/33-46m

Day 4: Keszthely and Hévíz

We visit the wonderful Baroque palace of the Festetics family & Hungary with an English Garden, rich furniture, and its biggest treasure, the Helikon Library. The Festetics founded the first agricultural college of Europe, and developed a cultural center in Keszthely. Then you can swim among lovely water-lilies in the second biggest thermal lake of the world in Hévíz, a famous & unique cure resort of Hungary and Europe.

Day 5: Bike trip from Castle to Castle

Our cycling tour brings us through softly undulating lands, beautiful woods, sleeping hamlets in a really hidden area of Hungary, where the time stops, and silence finds home. We taste some typical local specialities in a lovely old “csárda” inn, and bike to a small 19th century Castle with lovely rooms and nice ambience. (cycling appr 46-66km/29-41m)

Day 6: The Írott Kő Nature Park & Kőszeg

Cycling along nice landscapes & cellars, you’ll enjoy a fantastic experience in a unique „iron-curtain museum” & some local wine in a picturesque vineyard. We ride along wonderful woods and hills, and take a walk in the prettiest town of Hungary, „the Sub-Alpine jewel-box”. Every house has its individual story and decoration, as well as the castle. Then we get to an old watermill, our lovely hotel with a small park, swimming pool and cosy restaurant. (cycling appr 38km/24m)

Day 7: Cycling to the Greatest Hungarian

We bike through nice and quiet woods to visit the castle of Count István Széchenyi, a prominent statesman of the 19th century. The museum gives us a deep insight into his life & outstanding work promoting Hungary’s agriculture, industry, transport, and some of the world-famous Hungarian inventions. We stay 2 nights in a fantastic monastery, to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the 15th century, combined with the comfort of the 21th, and a lovely dinner in the frescoed dining room. (cycling appr 54km/34m)

Day 8: Sopron & Lake Fertő

A walk in Sopron, a wonderful historic town, surrounded by the original Roman city walls, & lots of sights. We cycle through lovely woods to Lake Fertő, take a boat trip in one of the most interesting wild water areas of Central Europe, and visit a fantastic quarry with enormous halls. We enjoy a gourmet dinner and organic wines in a unique restaurant of Hungary, full of antiquities and special decoration, made by the “Winemaker of winemakers” awarded owner. (cycling appr 22km/14m)

Day 9: Cycling from Sopron to Vienna

We bike among charming vineyards and villages along Lake Fertő and stop in the pretty Rust, town of storks. Cycling in the Fertő-Hanság National Park to the northernmost part of the lake, we ride to Vienna, and stay at a nice small 19th century Art Nouveau villa in the finest residential area. We have our farewell dinner in a Heuriger in the famous Grinzing wine-area. (cycling appr 45km/28m)

Day 10: Tour end in Vienna

You can enjoy the beautiful garden of the hotel, or have some free time in Vienna, and we hope you will get home with nice memories for a lifetime.

Whatʼs Included

What’s Included:

  • 9 nights accommodation in 3-4* antique castles, mansions & a monastery
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 9 gourmet dinners with excellent wines
  • 7 delicious lunches & refreshing mineral water during cycling 
  • 2 special wine tastings in lovely 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 in West Hungary
  • Free transport in Budapest from the airport / station to our hotel 

Optional: (not included)

  • Your extra nights in Budapest and Vienna
  • Transport from Vienna to Budapest with our bus on the last tour day
  • Transport in Vienna from our hotel to the airport / station

Not Included:

  • Your trip between Budapest or Vienna and your home
  • Your travel and health insurance 
  • Your private & extra costs
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