Cycling tours in Hungary - Castles and wines in northern Hungary

A fabulous bike tour in North Hungary, cycling & trips in must-see World Heritage Sites, the absolutely spectacular Aggtelek Stalactite Caves, the world-famous Tokaj & historic Eger wine-regions, medieval Castles of Füzér, Sárospatak, and the “Baroque Jewel” Eger. Bike through untouched forests, National Parks with magnificent scenery, enjoy wonderfully located Luxurious Castle and Family Hotels, gourmet experiences, and the unique Tokaj Aszú & Bull’s-Blood wines in antique cellars of Hungary’s top-wineries.

Bike Tour details

TOUR DATES - 2018

9 - 17 June
23 - 31 July
13 - 21 October

LENGTH OF TOUR

9 days / 8 nights

START & FINISH

In Budapest - Hungary

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy to moderate, flat or undulating, with some hills

CYCLING DISTANCE

Daily 29 - 48 km / 18 - 30 miles
Total 267 km / 166 miles appr

SUPPORT

Fully guided and supported

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TOUR PRICE

In double room / person

€2070

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

€300

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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 the „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 & Eger

Cycling through beautiful forests and meadows on the Bükk Plateau, you can see lots of scarce flowers, or even the Lipizzan stud. After an awesome downhill bike ride to the “Baroque Jewel” Eger, it’s time to taste our famous red wine, the „Bull’s Blood” in a unique cellar of a peak winemaker of Hungary. A nice walk in the historic town (protecting it from the Turks was our great victory in 1552) to admire its Cathedral, Main Square, or the County Hall’s wrought iron gates. Then we drive to our hotel in Budapest, and have our farewell dinner in a traditional local restaurant. (cycling appr 29km/18m)

Day 9: Tour end in Budapest

After enjoying breakfast in your lovely hotel, we hope you will get home safely, with nice memories for a lifetime.

Whatʼs Included

What’s Included

  • 8 nights accommodation in luxurious 4* castles & lovely 3* family hotels
  • 8 buffet breakfasts,
  • 8 gourmet dinners with excellent wines
  • 7 delicious lunches & refreshing mineral water during cycling 
  • 4 wine tastings in antique wine-cellars of peak wine makers of Hungary
  • 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, cave, and ferry 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 North Hungary
  • Free transport in Budapest between the airport / station and our hotel

Optional: (not included)

  • Your extra nights in Budapest

Not Included:

  • Your trip between Budapest and your home, before and after the tour
  • Your tavel and health insurance 
  • Your private costs, souvenirs, gifts, telephone, minibar, etc
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Cycling tours in Hungary - Castles and wines in northern Hungary

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