Bike Tour by Day
Day 1: Arrival in Budapest
Your comfy design hotel is perfectly situated 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: Cycling in the Mátra Hills
Rolling down in beautiful woods with panoramic views we visit a Crystal Workshop to see (or buy) their unique products, and biking to a Horse-Carriage Museum you can learn why the word „coach” derives from Hungary. We stay 2 nights in a marvellous Neobaroque Castle surrounded by a wonderful park in a small village famous for Lipizzan horses and trouts. (cycling appr 34km/21m) .
Day 3: Bike tour among miracles of nature
Cycling through the forests in a most beautiful National Park of Hungary we’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Bükk Hills from a look-out tower. We cycle along the picturesque Szalajka Valley and its highlights, the Veil-Waterfall, Rock Spring, and incredibly clear lakes with lots of trouts. We visit the famous Lipizzan horses, and ride back to our Castle where you can enjoy its lovely swimming pools and atmosphere. (cycling appr 35km/22m)
Day 4: A magical world of dripstones
You’ll take a fantastic walking tour in the Aggtelek Stalactite Caves. This is one of the most imposing caves of Europe, and part of the World Heritage. After this unique experience we cycle along nice landscapes to a cosy hunting lodge, enjoy their home-made game specialities, the peacefulness and the great view from the terrace. (cycling appr 45km/28m)
Day 5: Cycling from Zemplén Treasures to Tokaj Wines
We visit a fantastic medieval fortress on the top of a volcanic hill, with breathtaking scenery and panorama. We bike through lovely forests & villages to another World Heritage, where the noblest sweet wine of the world, the Tokaj Aszú is made. A unique wine-tasting in an antique 13th century cellar of a top winery of Hungary, and we’ll be guests of a noble family in their 19th century luxury castle for 2 nights. Now you can get refreshed inside on their terrace, or outside in the swimming pool. (cycling appr 45km/28m)
Day 6: The Rákóczi Castle in Sárospatak
We cross the Tisza on an ancient ferry, and cycle through peaceful countryside to Sárospatak. We visit the Rákóczi Castle, one of the most valuable monuments of Hungary, representing the styles of several ages. The Rákóczis played an outstanding role in our history. They were reigning princes of Transylvania, and leaders of the freedom fights against the Habsburgs in the 18th century. After this experience we taste the organic Tokaj wines of the Contessa in our Castle. (cycling appr 31km/19m)
Day 7: Cycling from Castle to Castle
We bike along a small river to another Rákóczi Castle, and cycle through the Geometrical Central Point of Europe. A real culinary experience with tasting „Wine of Kings, King of Wines” in a lovely gourmet restaurant, before we leave Tokaj and end up in Lillafüred. Here we stay in a splendid Neo-Renaissance Palace at a beautiful lake wedged between massive hills, providing a really picturesque impression. (cycling appr 48km/30m)
Day 8: Bike & Wine trips in the Bükk
Cycling through beautiful forests and meadows on the Bükk Plateau, you can see lots of scarce flowers, or even the Lipizzan stud. Then an awesome downhill bike ride to our small family hotel right at the woods. It’s a fantastic place, full of antique furniture, with a totally relaxed atmosphere. We will be members of the family for 2 nights, and tonight we have a wine-dinner in a 100 year old cellar of a „Best winemaker of Hungary” award-winning family. Their oven-baked bread, cakes and home-made specialities will slide well into your tummy with their lovely wines. (cycling appr 29km/18m)
Day 9: Eger, the town of “Bull’s Blood”
We take a walking tour in the historic Eger, the “Baroque Jewel”, and see the medieval fortress (protecting it from the Turks was a great victory in 1552) the Cathedral, the Minorite church, and the Baroque County Hall with its unique wrought iron gates. It’s time to taste our famous red wine, the „Bull’s Blood” in a unique cellar of an eminent winemaker of Hungary, and then you can relax in our hotel’s garden, before Mummy’s home-made dinner surprises.
Day 10: Folk art, old traditions
Cycling through charming villages we arrive at the town of the Matyós. Their ornamented costumes are wellknown throughout Hungary. We visit here nice old thatched houses where you can see beatifullly hand-embroidered dresses, table-cloths, dolls or gingerbreads. A perfect place to by some typical Hungarian souvenirs. Then we get to our hotel in Budapest, and have our farewell dinner in a traditional local restaurant. (cycling appr 19km/12m)
Day 11: Tour end in Budapest
After enjoying breakfast in your lovely hotel, we hope you will get home safely, with nice memories for a lifetime.