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 - 2020

10 - 19 May
30 Aug - 8 Sept

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 - 54 km / 9 - 34 miles
Total 267 km / 167 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 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

We bike along Lake Neusiedl, and cycling 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: 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 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 for 2 nights. (cycling appr 54km/34m)

Day 5: 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 6: Bicycling from Castle to Castle

We continue our bike tour through sleeping hamlets, beautiful woods, softly undulating lands 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 a beautiful Castle of a famous Hungarian noble family, with a nice park and spa. (cycling appr 40km/25m)

Day 7: 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 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. Cycling through the picturesque Káli Basin with unique „stone seas” and „basalt organs”, 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 appr 53km/33m)

Day 9: Nice ride from Balaton to Budapest

In Tihany, the nicest place of Balaton with a famous Benedictine abbey, we take a stroll among the charming thatched houses & souvenir shops, admire the wonderful view of Balaton, and cycle through Balatonfüred, an old health resort. In the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufactory you’ll see how they make their wonderful products by hand, and then you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Royal Palace or the Danube from your lovely design hotel in Budapest, 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 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 Vienna and Budapest
  • Transfers in Vienna & Budapest between our hotel & the airport / station

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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