Austria: Treasures of the Danube – Vienna to Budapest

  • Tours & Multi-centres in Austria

This unescorted cycle tour gives you total freedom to discover the picturesque and vast River Danube from Vienna to Budapest. The riverbanks are brimming with historical culture, castles, forests and towns– summer is a beautiful time to explore this medieval trade route, which was once integral to the Roman Empire. The route takes you through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary before your final stop in Budapest.

Tour highlights

  • Explore the historic Austrian capital city of Vienna
  • Take in the beautiful river-side views by bike
  • Experience Budapest's stunning architecture including the parliament building, Gellért baths and Heroes Square
  • Discover the unspoiled Szentrendre Island which provides a taste of true Hungarian life
  • Venture along the flood plains and streams in Mosonmagyaróvár

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Day 1: UK to Vienna

Fly to Vienna and transfer to your hotel by private taxi. Explore this Imperial city (optional extension possible).

Day 2: Vienna to Bratislava

Begin your cycle adventure (bike delivered to your hotel) from Austria’s beautiful capital city of Vienna and cross the Austrian/Slovakian border to the charming Slovak capital of Bratislava.

Approximate distance travelled: 66km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Bratislava to Mosonmagyaróvár

Cycle the short distance from Bratislava to the Hungarian border and on to the characterful old town of Mosonmagyaróvár passing floodplains and streams branching off from the main River Danube.

Approximate distance travelled: 45km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Mosonmagyaróvár to Gyor

Pedal through the rural landscape past numerous small villages and cultural highlights until you reach the most important city of northwest Hungary, Gyor.

Approximate distance travelled: 45km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Gyor to Komárno

Explore the gently rolling scenery from Gyor to the old Roman town of Komárno, Slovakia's principal port on the Danube and home to the city’s three fortifications.

Approximate distance travelled: 64km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Komárno to Visegrád

Cycle past many cultural gems on your journey to the small castle town of Visegrád set on the right bank of the Danube.

Approximate distance travelled: 69km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Budapest

45km - End the tour with a journey past the ‘knee’ of the Danube, the impressive Danube Bend, and on to Szentendre Island where you can travel by local train or later afternoon boat to Budapest, (pay locally approx. 3-10€). The option to cycle to Budapest is also available.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Budapest to UK

Depart for Budapest airport in your private taxi or extend your stay in Budapest.

Meals included: Breakfast

In case of bad weather or fatigue, guests may shorten the tour and spend the remaining days in Vienna (by notifying our agent by 3pm the day before). 

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Your holiday includes

  • Return flights into Vienna from the UK daily and out of Budapest
  • Return airport ½ hr transfers by private taxi
  • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation for 7 nights on a bed/breakfast basis as hotels stated below
  • Bike hire for 7 days (21 gear freewheel bike with saddle bag)
  • Detailed map & route description in English
  • Telephone assistance throughout the tour
  • Luggage service

Your holiday excludes:

  • Upgrade to E-bike hire (8 gears): Adult approx £84 / Child £42
  • Helmet approx. €32 (available in Vienna)
  • Half board upgrade 3 course evening meals (may be at a nearby restaurant)
  • Extend your stay in Vienna and/or Budapest
  • Room upgrades and single/sole occupancy rooms are available at a supplement
  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

Bring your own bike (deduct £50 from package price, but carriage supplement may apply). For guests taller than 1.90m or shorter than 1.60m, please notify us at time of booking. Credit card needed for local security deposit for optional upgraded E-bike or bike accessories.

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★★★★ NH Danube City, Vienna (1 night)

★★★★ Hotel Austria Trend or Crowne Plaza, Bratislava (1 night)

★★★ Thermal Hotel, Mosonmagyaróvár (1 night)

★★★★ Hotel Famulus, Gyor (1 night)

★★★ Hotel Banderium, Komárno (1 night)

★★★★ Hotel Visegrád, Visegrád (1 night)

★★★★ Hotel Lions Garden, Budapest (1 night)

Hotels are subject to change and will always be of the same standard, excluding a possible 3* alternative in Gyor.

Departure dates

  • Flights depart daily from May to September


"We would just like to say a massive thank you for what can only be described as a brilliant holiday experience. From the choice of hotels to the standard of the bikes and your friendly professionalism in all matters, it made this a holiday neither of us will ever forget and we will and are definitely going to travel again with you. We are off to Igls next month and are planning to do the Passau to Vienna cycle tour with you next year.
Thanks again."

- Mr Crick

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This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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