Cycling tours in Hungary - Castles and spas around West Hungary

An amazing bike tour in West Hungary, cycling along the River Danube, Lake Fertő & Balaton, fascinating landscapes, National Parks, charming villages & vineyards. Visit palaces of most famous Hungarian noble families, nicest antique towns Tata, Sopron and Kőszeg, a unique spa & Thermal Lake Hévíz, and interesting museums of West Hungary. Stay in wonderful castles & monasteries, and taste superb wines in historic wine regions & gourmet local food in excellent restaurants.

Bike Tour details

TOUR DATES - 2020

25 May - 4 June

LENGTH OF TOUR

11 days / 10 nights

START & FINISH

In Budapest - Hungary

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy to moderate, flat or undulating, with some inclines

CYCLING DISTANCE

Daily 15 - 57 km / 9 - 35 miles
Total 290 km / 180 miles appr

SUPPORT

Fully guided and supported

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TOUR PRICE

In double room / person

€2690

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

€300

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Bike Tour by Day

Day 1: Arrival in Budapest

Your lovely design hotel is on Buda side at the Danube, few minutes’ walk from the downtown and the Castle Hill. You’ll enjoy your welcome dinner here with us, and a beautiful view of the Royal Palace or the Danube from your room.

Day 2: Nice ride to Tata & Pannonhalma

An easy bike ride in beautiful woods around picturesque lakes of the charming town Tata, and a delicious lunch in a gourmet restaurant at the medieval castle. An interesting tour in the Benedictine monastery of Pannonhalma, one of the most outstanding symbols of the 1000 years culture of Hungary, and you can enjoy the home made wines and lovely dinner of the owner in our cosy village-style inn. (appr 12km/7m cycling)

Day 3: Cycling in a mysterious marshland

Riding to an amazing Romanesque church, we cycle through the untouched World Heritage Fertő-Hanság National Park. We look at its rich flora and fauna in a little museum, and then the splendid Esterházy Palace, Versailles of Hungary. We stay 2 nights in a fantastic monastery, a perfect place for relaxation. Here you can enjoy the cultural heritage of 500 years, combined with the comfort of the 21th century, and a lovely dinner in their fresco-decorated dining room. (appr 57km/36m cycling)

Day 4: Biking at Sopron & Lake Fertő

A walk in Sopron, a nice antique town with its original Roman city walls, and lots of sights. We cycle through lovely woods to Lake Fertő, take a boat trip in one of the most interesting steppe lakes of Europe, and visit a fantastic quarry with giant halls. We enjoy a gourmet dinner and organic wines in an absolutely unique restaurant of Hungary, full of antiquities and special decoration, collected by the “Winemaker of winemakers” award-winning owner. (appr 22km/14m cycling)

Day 5: Bike trip to the Greatest Hungarian

We visit the castle of Count István Széchenyi, a prominent statesman of the 19th century. The museum gives us a deep insight into his life & 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 swimming pool, park and cosy restaurant for 2 nights. (cycling appr 53km/33m)

Day 6: Cycling around Kőszeg and 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 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 ancient wine-cellars, and get back to our hotel.(cycling appr 38km/24m)

Day 7: Cycling from Castle to Castle

We continue our bike tour through sleeping hamlets, softly undulating lands, beautiful woods in a really hidden and fascinating area of Hungary, where the time stops and silence finds home. You can taste excellent organic wines and specialities in an antique & fantastic wine cellar, and stay 2 nights in a nice Castle Hotel with a lovely park and swimming pools. (cycling appr 40km/25m)

Day 8: Trip to Keszthely and Hévíz

We visit the Festetics Castle, a wonderful Baroque palace of Hungary with an 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 in Hévíz you can swim among lovely water-lilies in the second biggest thermal lake of the world, a unique & famous cure resort of Hungary and Europe.

Day 9: Cycling along Lake Balaton

Cycling along the North side of the biggest lake in Central Europe, most popular summer resort of Hungary, you can see breathtaking scenery with the volcanic hills & nice vineyards at Badacsony, and charming thatched houses at Szigliget. Biking through the Káli Basin with unique „stone seas” and „basalt organs”, you can enjoy staying in a lovely Chateau in picturesque vineyards, and tasting the superb wines & dinner of the owner. (cycling appr 53km/33m)

Day 10: Nice ride from Tihany to Budapest

Walking among lovely thatched houses and souvenir shops In Tihany, the nicest place of Balaton, you can enjoy the wonderful view, and see the Benedictine Abbey, with its foundation document from 1055, and the grave of the founder King Andrew I. Then we cycle through Balatonfüred, an old health resort, and get to Budapest to have our farewell dinner in a nice local restaurant. (cycling appr 15km/9m)

Day 11: Tour end in Budapest

After enjoying the friendly atmosphere of your hotel, we hope you get home safely, with nice memories for a lifetime.

Whatʼs Included

What’s Included:

  • 10 nights lodging in 3-4* antique castles, mansions & a monastery
  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 10 gourmet dinners with excellent wines
  • 8 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 
  • Transfers in Budapest between the airport / station and our hotel 

Not Included:

  • Your trip between Budapest and your home, before & after the tour
  • Your travel and health insurance 
  • Your private costs, souvenirs, gifts, telephone, minibar, etc
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