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Danube cycle path

  • Danube cycle path

3-Country-Tour| Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest

Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

8-days / 7 nights - 6 biking days
Self-guided tour or Tailor Guided tour
Length 285-310 km / 170-186 miles, depends on route

Self Guided
Touring Bike

On this classic cycle tour you will experience the combination of nature along the 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 yesteryear. 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 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.

Travel dates

04.05.2024 - 28.06.2024

Season 2
Arrivals every Saturday and Sunday

29.06.2024 - 13.09.2024

Season 3
Arrivals every Saturday and Sunday

14.09.2024 - 04.10.2024

Season 2
Arrivals every Saturday and Sunday

05.10.2024 - 12.10.2024

Season 1
Arrival on Saturdays only.


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”?
Possibilities are endless in the “City of Waltz”.

Day 02 - 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 silence, 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 03 - Bad Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings – Bratislava, approx. 26 km

Nestled between the hills of Hainburg and the Carpathian Mountains, cycle on to
Europe’s youngest capital, Bratislava. The Slovak capital has an enchanting, sleepy old
town in addition to magnificent modern buildings.

Day 04 - Bratislava – Györ, approx. 50 km + train ride Mosonmagyarovar – Györ

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 with more than 500
tiny islands, you will find quaint farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube
canals and creeks.

Recommendation: Enjoy the route between Mosonmagyarovar and Györ comfortably by train. Train tickets are available at ticket machines at the train station and cost approx. € 1,- per ride. This shortens the cycling stage to approx. 44 km.

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

Day 05 - Györ – Komarno/surroundings, approx. 57 km

The National Stud of Babolna is world famous for its Arabian horse breeding 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 06 - Komarno/surroundings – Danube Bend, approx. 52 km

Today you cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube on small low-traffic roads
through quaint and quintessential villages. On your way to the “Town of Bishops and
Kings”, Esztergom, also known as the „Hungarian Rome“ or “Royal City”, you pass the
Roman fort of Kelemantia. The Basilica of Esztergom, the largest Catholic Church in
Hungary is another highlight and glamorous part of the overall tour.

Day 07 - Danube Bend – Budapest, approx. 50-67 km + ship or train ride

Amidst the hilly landscape, the river Danube divides itself into parts creating the
Szentendre-island. You cycle through typical Hungarian villages on this island.
Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and the Open-air
Museum Skanzen. A few particular highlights include some of the most famous
attractions in Budapest. During your boat ride to Budapest you´ll enjoy the beautiful
view of Budapest´s most popular sights.
Note: Boat ride at the beginning or end of the stage, depending on the season. Outside the boat season train ticket as a substitute.

Day 08 - Budapest

Enjoy this day in the metropolis Budapest. If you want you can go back to Vienna by
bus, departures by scheduled bus every 2 hours on a daily basis. The bus has to be
booked prior to the guests´ arrival. Duration of trip


Season 1
April 27 – May 03 + October 05 – October 12 2024
Season 2
May 04 – June 28 + September 14 – October 04 2024
Season 3
June 29 – September 13 2024

Additional charge

  • Local tax payable on the spot (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)

-Helmet – payable locally: € 40,-
-Return transfer of own bikes: S1+S2 Friday, S3 Saturday only € 69,-
-Rental bike disclaimer touring-/e-bike: € 19 / 45

Reduction with 2 full paying adults in double room (additional bed):
0-6,99 years -100%
7-11,99 years -50%
12-14,99 years -25%
15-99 years -10%


-7 nights in rooms with private facilities
-Breakfast or 7 x dinner (surcharge applies)
-Daily luggage transport Vienna-Budapest (max. 2 pieces of luggage (max. 20 kg / piece) with max. 30 kg / person)
-1 x ship or train transfer in Danube Bend area
-Service-hotline (also accessible on weekends)
-Handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material incl. tour app + GPS data per room


Bicycles for rent inclusive panniers:

The offered bikes are tourbikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres. E-bikes are also available for this tours, while kids’ bikes and accessories are at hand for all family-friendly holidays.

You can choose between the following bikes:

-7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
-21-speed-bike with hand brakes
-E-bikes unisex
-children seat, children's trailer

All rental bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and an odometer (except electric bikes).

In Austria it is mandatory for children under the age of 12 to wear a bike helmet when on a bike. Please protect your little ones and bring their own helmet.
Reflective vests are not obligatory, but surely useful.

In Slovakia you are obliged to wear a bike helmet outside of villages, for children under 15 it is mandatory to wear a helmet in general. Reflective vests are mandatory at bad sight, at night and dawn.

In Hungary it is mandatory to wear safety vests in bad light and sight outside of villages, but there is no obligation to wear a helmet.

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