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

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

Bike Tour details

TOUR DATES - 2018

2 - 11 September

LENGTH OF TOUR

10 days / 9 nights

START in Vienna - Austria
FINISH in Budapest - Hungary

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy to moderate, flat or undulating

CYCLING DISTANCE

Daily 15 - 60 km / 9 - 37 miles
Total 286 km / 178 miles appr

SUPPORT

Fully guided and supported

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TOUR PRICE

In double room / person

€2240

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

€250

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Bike Tour by Day

Day 1: Arriving in Vienna

Your lovely family hotel is a 19th century Art Nouveau villa with a beautiful garden in the finest residential area of Vienna. You will meet us in the hotel, and taste some typical Austrian specialities at a Heuriger restaurant in the famous Grinzing wine region.

Day 2: Cycling from Vienna to Sopron

Just a short ride, and we bicycle along Lake Neusiedl. Biking through picturesque vineyards and villages in the Fertő-Hanság National Park, we stop in Rust, the pretty town of storks. We ride to Sopron, and stay 2 nights in a perfect place for relaxation, a fantastic monastery where you’ll enjoy the cultural heritage of 500 years, combined with the comfort of the 21th century, and a delicious dinner under wonderful 18th century frescoes. (cycling appr 45km/28m)

Day 3: Sopron & Lake Fertő

A nice stroll in the lovely town Sopron, among its Roman city walls & historic buildings. We bike through nice woods to Lake Fertő, 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, made by the “Winemaker of winemakers” awarded owner. (cycling appr 22km/14m)

Day 4: Cycling to the Greatest Hungarian

We visit the mansion of Count István Széchenyi, a prominent Hungarian 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. Cycling through nice and peaceful landscapes, we get to an old watermill, our lovely hotel with a small park, swimming pool, and cosy restaurant. (cycling appr 53km/33m)

Day 5: Kőszeg and the Írott Kő 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 antique wine cellars, wonderful woods and hills, you’ll enjoy an incredible experience & some local wine in a unique „iron-curtain museum” in picturesque vineyards. Then we ride to a small 19th century Castle with lovely rooms and a friendly atmosphere. (cycling appr 38km/24m)

Day 6: Bicycling from Castle to Castle

Our bike tour takes us through sleeping hamlets, beautiful woods, softly undulating lands in a quite hidden and fascinating area of Hungary, where the time stops and silence finds home. You can enjoy an interesting village museum with old thatched houses, typical local specialities in a lovely “csárda” inn, and 2 nights in a beautiful Castle of a famous Hungarian noble family, with a nice park and spa. (cycling appr 60km/37m)

Day 7: 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 family founded the first agricultural institute of Europe, and developed a cultural center in Keszthely. Then you can swim among lovely water-lilies in the 2nd biggest thermal lake of the world in Hévíz, a unique & famous cure resort of Hungary and Europe.

Day 8: Cycling along Lake Balaton

We bike on the North side of the largest lake in Central Europe, most popular summer resort of Hungary, with breathtaking scenery of the volcanic hills & nice vineyards at Badacsony and Szigliget. Biking through the picturesque Káli Basin with unique „stone seas” and „basalt organs”, we get to Tihany, the nicest place of Balaton with a famous Benedictine abbey (founded in 1055). We enjoy a lovely stroll among the charming thatched houses & souvenir shops, the wonderful view, and a home made dinner in the cosy restaurant of our family hotel. (cycling appr 53km/33m)

Day 9: Tihany - Budapest

We cycle through Balatonfüred, an old health resort, and visit the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufactory, where you’ll learn their history, and how they make their wonderful products by hand. We drive to Budapest, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Royal Palace or the Danube from your lovely design hotel, and our farewell dinner in a nice traditional restaurant of Buda. (cycling appr 15km/9m)

Day 10: Tour end in Budapest

After enjoying the friendly atmosphere of your hotel, we hope you get home safe & sound, 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 our hotel to the airport / station

Optional: (not included)

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

Not Included:

  • Your trip between Vienna or Budapest and your home
  • Your travel and health insurance 
  • Your private & extra costs
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Cycling tours in Hungary - Castles and Lakes - Vienna - Budapest

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