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 beautiful castles & mansions, and taste unique wines & local specialities in lovely restaurants.

Bike Tour details

TOUR DATES - 2020

On special request

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 - 54 km / 14 - 34 miles
Total 276 km / 173 miles appr

SUPPORT

Fully guided and supported

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TOUR PRICE

In double room / person

€2590

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. You will enjoy your welcome dinner with us here, and a beautiful view of the Royal Palace or the Danube from your room.

Day 2: Nice ride from Budapest to Balaton

In the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufactory, you’ll see how they make their products by hand, and learn about their history. Cycling 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 and admire the wonderful view. Then you can taste the superb wines of the owner with your dinner in our lovely Chateau in one of the nicest vinyards of Hungary. (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 53km/33m)

Day 4: Trip to Keszthely and Hévíz

We visit the Festetics Castle, a wonderful Baroque palace of Hungary with a beautiful 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: Bicycling from Castle to Castle

We continue our cycling tour through softly undulating lands, beautiful woods, sleeping hamlets in a hidden & fascinating area of Hungary, where the time stops, and silence finds home. You can enjoy excellent “hand crafted” local wines and delicacies in a fantastic wine cellar of an antique Bishop’s Palace, and 2 nights in an old watermill, our lovely hotel with a small park, swimming pool and cosy restaurant. (cycling appr 40km/25m)

Day 6: Bike trip in Kőszeg & its Nature Park

Let’s walk around the prettiest town in Hungary, „the Sub-Alpine jewel-box”. Every house has its individual story and decoration, as well as the frescoed city hall and the castle, protected from the Turks in 1532. Cycling along wonderful woods and hills, you’ll enjoy an incredible experience & some local wine in a unique „Iron-Curtain museum” in picturesque vineyards. Then we bike along antique wine cellars, and get back to our hotel. (cycling appr 38km/24m)

Day 7: Cycling to the Greatest Hungarian

We bike through nice and quiet woods to visit the mansion of Count István Széchenyi, a prominent statesman of the 19th century. The museum gives you a deep insight into his outstanding work promoting Hungary’s transport, industry, agriculture, and some of his projects such as the renowned Chain Bridge in Budapest. 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: Biking at Sopron & Lake Fertő

A nice stroll in the lovely town Sopron among its Roman city walls & historic buildings, and we bike through nice woods to Lake Fertő. You will enjoy a boat trip in one of the most interesting steppe lakes of Europe, an old quarry with a fantastic paleontological exhibition, and a gourmet dinner & organic wines in a unique restaurant of Hungary, full of antiquities and special decoration, collected 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 lodging in 4* antique castles, mansions & a monastery
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 9 gourmet dinners with excellent wines
  • 7 delicious lunches & refreshing mineral water during cycling 
  • 3 unique wine tastings in lovely cellars of top winemakers
  • Best personal service of your friendly guides Marietta & Peter 
  • Air conditioned support van for the whole group 
  • Your luggage & other transports 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 & peaceful routes in West Hungary

Optional: (not included)

  • Your extra nights in Budapest and Vienna
  • Transfers in Budapest & Vienna between our hotel & 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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