Danube Cycle Path 3 Country Tour

On this classic cycle tour you will experience the combination of nature along scenic riverbanks of the Danube as well as the unique opportunity to visit the most important metropolies that lay alongside the Danube.

Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have an overwhelming history with genuine notions of the yester-year. Nostalgia is combined with a deeply intriguing history along the ever-changing riverbanks of the Danube.

Just to scratch the surface of this tour; it takes you to The Castle of Eckartsau, which happens to be the place where Austrian Emperor Karl the Bend 1st and his wife Zita met their fate.

In Bratislava, where the coronation of Hungarian Kings took place and the famous empress Maria Theresia acquired much of her fame, prestige and honour. In Esztergom, the first Hungarian king, King Stephan was born and accepted his coronation. Empress Sissi of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary in Budapest.

Itinerary & prices - see below

Getting here - we can…

  • Day 1: Vienna

    Individual arrival in Vienna. (Tip: use low-cost carriers to Vienna/Bratislava) Tonight, the evening belongs to you!

    How about a spectacular stroll through the imperial city or visit a typical Viennese tavern with local foods and goodies “Heurigen”? The possibilities are endless in the “City of Waltz”.

    For getting to Vienna - we can advise on transfers from Munich (taxi transfer) or from Vienna (train or taxi transfer).

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  • Day 2. Vienna – Bad Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings (approx. 42 km)

    Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a Nature Reserve with stunning and diverse Flora and Fauna.

    Get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet only interrupted by the twittering chirps of birds.

    The ancient Romans have left their print and also have relaxed in the nice warm water of Bad Deutsch Altenburg. The Archaeological Park of Carnuntum will invite you into an exciting journey to the past.


  • Day 3: Bad Deutsch Altenburg area - Bratislava (approx. 26 km)

    Nestled between the hills of Hainburg and the Carpathian Mountains you cycle onto Europe’s youngest capital, Bratislava.

    The Slovak capital is an enchanting and sleepy city that today also boasts magnificent modern-day buildings.


  • Day 4: Bratislava - Szigetköz - Györ (approx. 50 km) + train ride

    The marshy landscape of the Szigetköz is an ideal environment and paradise for birds and fish alike. In the midst of these wild and untouched lowlands and its more than 500 tiny islands, you will find quaint farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube canals and creeks.

    After a short and relaxing train ride you reach the day’s final destination, Györ with its gorgeous Baroque-style old town squares.


  • Day 5: Györ – Komarno/surroundings (approx. 57 km)

    The National Stud of Babolna is world famous for its Arabian horse bredding and is definitely worth a stroll through.  

    While you are visiting the Studs and the Stud Museum you can catch a glimpse of some secret Hungarian horse breeding techniques and methods!

    After cycling through the lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, the favourite village of renowned King Matthias.


  • Day 6: Komarom area - Danube Bend (approx 52km)

    Today you will cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube on small low traffic roads through quaint and quintessential villages.

    On your way to Esztergom, also known as the Royal City, you will pass the Roman fort of Kelemantia.

    The Basilica of Esztergom is well worth a visit as the largest Catholic Church in Hungary.


  • Day 7: Danube Bend - Budapest (approx. 58 km) + boat ride

    Amidst the hilly landscape the river Danube is split to create Szentendre Island where you cycle through typical Hungarian villages.

    Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and the open air Museum Skanzen. On your boat ride into Budapest you will see many of the famous attractions of this beautiful city.


  • Day 8: Budapest

    Today you can enjoy the Hungarian capital at your leisure. Departure can be arranged by daily scheduled buses at 3 pm with arrival in Vienna at approximately 6 pm. (other departure times on request).

    Schedules are subject to change!

    However, if you decide to spend more time in Budapest, we can offer an extension in the city - do get in touch and we can make some suggestions

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Category A (3 Country Tour)

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05/10/2019 19/10/2019 On request £490 REQUEST NOW
27/04/2020 28/06/2020 On request £693 REQUEST NOW
29/06/2020 30/08/2020 On request £736 REQUEST NOW
31/08/2020 27/09/2020 On request £693 REQUEST NOW
28/09/2020 10/10/2020 On request £631 REQUEST NOW
18/04/2020 26/04/2020 On request £631 REQUEST NOW

Category B (3 Country Tour)

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Price per person based on std occ
05/10/2019 19/10/2019 On request £490 REQUEST NOW
18/04/2020 26/04/2020 On request £552 REQUEST NOW
27/04/2020 28/06/2020 On request £588 REQUEST NOW
29/06/2020 30/08/2020 On request £631 REQUEST NOW
31/08/2020 27/09/2020 On request £588 REQUEST NOW
28/09/2020 10/10/2020 On request £552 REQUEST NOW
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What we like

  • The quality and variety of hotels offered in this tour
  • Entry into 3 different countries

Highlights

  • 3 capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest 
  • National Park Donauauen 
  • Archaeological Park Carnuntum 
  • Protected Area “Szigetköz” 
  • Basilicain Esztergom Hungary’s biggest church 
  • Danube Bend 
  • Artist town Szentendre 

Tour Profile

  • Level 1-2; the tour is mostly flat and sometimes slightly hilly.
  • The Austrian section follows well-maintained and equipped cycle Itinerary paths, in Hungary you will sometimes cycle on back country and side roads.
  • Upon entering and leaving cities there is traffic that must be closely observed.

 

What's included

  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities 
  • Breakfast or dinner (Cat. A: 7x dinner, Cat. B: 6x dinner, Vienna breakfast only)
  • Daily luggage transport Vienna-Budapest (max. 2 pieces of luggage (max.20kg/piece) with max. 30 kg/Person)
  • Return transfer by public bus from Budapest to Vienna (excl.bike) (inform us about the departure time at the time of booking)
  • 1x train Mosonmagyarovar – Györ (incl. bike) 
  • 1x ship or train transfer (before/after seasonal shipping schedule) Szentendre – Budapest (Cat. B) 
  • 1 x ship or bus transfer (before/after seasonal shipping schedule) Esztergom – Visegrad (Cat. A) 
  • Service-hotline (also accessible on weekends) 
  • Handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room

General information

  • All bike tours are un-escorted.
  • The mileages and approximations are distances of the recommended routes
  • Please be prepared by packing all necessary items for example, proper rain gear, sun hat, sunscreen and proper sport shoes.
  • Arrival and departure to and from Vienna is a personal obligation and not included in the tour price.
  • In Hungary you will have to wear a safety vest at night 

Additional charges

  • Helmet – payable locally €25
  • Return transfer of own bikes on Saturdays only €29
  • Return bus Budapest – Vienna €22
  • Lunches
  • Tourist tax

Rental bikes and equipment

  • 7 speed touring bikes with back pedal brake or 21 speed bikes
  • Electric bikes, children's bikes, specialised equipment for children upon request.
  • All rental bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and an odometer (except Electro bike.

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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