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Europa Bike Trail: Vienna - Budapest

International 'Donauwellen'

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
799.00 €
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799.00 €

International 'Donauwellen'

In Vienna the Danube bike trail does not end jet, 281 kilometers lie between the Austrian and the Hungarian capital. Enjoy unspoiled nature, little-known treasures and monuments, cultural and historical sights and long-established traditions. The landscape is characterized by wide plains, untouched meadows and small farming villages. The cultural highlights include the listed Old Town of Bratislava, certainly the Basilica of Esztergom and of course the Hungarian capital Budapest. In Austria you cycle the Danube bike trail and in Hungary and Slovakia you cycle on farm roads and small country roads.


Vienna is a city with a high quality of life. This is also appreciated by the numerous visitors to Vienna. In order not to lose sight of the historic buildings and the modern scene culture, ViennaTourismus offers comprehensive information on all the sights.


Vienna, Hofburg
For more than seven centuries, the Habsburg Empire was governed by the Hofburg. The Gothic castle chapel is still reminiscent of the medieval castle, where the Viennese choir boys organize Mass on Sundays. In the middle of the old town, you can admire pomp and splendor in the everyday life of the highest family of the Donaumonarchy during a visit to the private quarters and representative rooms. The Imperial Palace, which was inhabited until 1918 by the imperial family, was originally a castle from the 13th century, which was expanded to a splendid residence by the Habsburgs and the extension of their dominion.

Vienna, Hofburg

Bad Deutsch Altenburg
Bad Deutsch- Altenburg is the health resort with one of the strongest iodine sulfur springs in Europe. In that spa the Romans already cured their rheumatic diseases. The interesting excavations around Bad Deutsch-Altenburg also date back to this period. Right in town you find the Museum Carnuntinum, a Roman grand villa with exhibits of Roman history.

Bad Deutsch Altenburg

In the city itself there is a lot to admire and do. Bratislava's long history is testimony to this - the Celts, the Romans, Hungarians, Jews, and, of course, Slovaks, who have been home here - every nation has left its mark in the city, so today a considerable variety of architecture, languages and kitchens can be found are.


Bratislava Castle
The four-pointed landmark of the city has been inseparable from the cityscape for centuries. The first written reference to a border fortress dates back to 907. It was built in the 15th century under the reign of the Hungarian Emperor Sigismund, creating the palace with the central courtyard and the four corner towers.

Bratislava, Castle

Györ in the north-west of the country was built on the banks of three rivers, giving it the title of "city where the rivers meet". The diverse history of the town has ensured that Győr is today not only one of the economic centers of Hungary, but also the place of numerous sights, which are visited every year by thousands of visitors. Györ is also a city of the "symbiosis between nature, culture and economy", as well as being close to large forests and natural areas.


Europa Bike Trail: Vienna - Budapest

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
799.00 €
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We recommend bringing enough time to visit Vienna as it is a city of infinite possibilities! Visit for example the stately Schoenbrunn Palace with its extensive grounds and allow your eyes to wander across the city skyline, visit the colourful Hundertwasser House and the Museum Quarter, which is with 60,000 m² one of the largest cultural complexes in the world.

The Danube Bike Trail leads through riparian forests along the river, past the castle of Orth and Eckartsau to Hainburg. Enjoy the beautiful centre of the town with one of the most important preserved fortifications in Europe. Overnight stay in Hainburg / Bad Deutschen-Altenburg, where mineral springs invite to relax.

Idyllically situated between the Hainburger mountains and the small Carpathian meanders the blue ribbon of the Danube and with this a ideal road for cyclists. Look forward to the Slovak capital Bratislava. Let enchant you from the lively and yet sleepy town and marvel at the many magnificent buildings and the castle high above the Danube.

The island 'Sütterinsel' is a paradise for birds and fishes. In the middle of this pristine landscape of small islands you cycle to sleepy rural villages and through a maze of Danube side arms before you reach in the afternoon after a short ride Gyor with its beautiful baroque old town.

Look forward to the National Stud Babolna, which is world famous for its Arabian breed. Today you cycle through undulating agricultural area to the River Danube in the Slovak/Hungarian dual city Komárom/Komárno, the favourite city of King Matthias.

Along the Slovakian Danube bank you cycle through small villages, passing the Roman fort of Kelemantia to the episcopal and royal city of Esztergom. The basilica in Esztergom is the biggest church of Hungary and a highlight of this journey.

You cycle through the picturesque landscape of the Danube Bend - an impressive river loop, trapped in steep mountains of limestone and you pass Visegrád with the remarkable Royal Palace which perched high above the Danube Bend. After 20 km of beautiful bike trail you reach the bustling artists town of Szentendre whose historical part is best explored on foot. Enjoy a boat trip to Budapest where you will explore many attractions of this cosmopolitan city.

Your journey ends today at your hotel in Budapest. For those who would like to see a little more of Budapest, we are happy to book extra nights.

Arrivals on 13 July and 14 July 2024 will end up in Budapest when the Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place there. Therefore, these two dates are available on request and only with a surcharge of €60 per room and night in Budapest.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR


All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app 
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Other included services:
  • 1 x train Mosonmagyarovar - Györ incl. bike
  • 1 x boat ride (or train ride outside of the boating season) Szentendre - Budapest
Worth knowing about the bike tour Vienna - Budapest

Please find more information about the bike tour Vienna - Budapest. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by plane

Vienna and Budapest are easily accessible from most major cities by plane. From Vienna Airport you can take a train or a shuttle bus to the city or to your hotel. More detailed information you will find in the tour documents you receive at least two weeks before tour start. Information about flight connections you find under www.opodo.com oder www.swoodoo.com



Vienna Airportlines


Arrival by train

Vienna is easily accessible from all major cities by train. We recommend to go by public transportation (U1) or to take a taxi from the station to get to the partner hotels. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: 

Train schedule information Deutsche Bahn

Train schedule information OÖB

Parking facilities at the hotel

The cat. A hotels in Vienna provide parking facilities for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always plenty of parking spots available at the lockable, unguarded hotel garage, pre-reservation is not possible, 80,00 EUR per week. Alternatively there is public parking garage, park & ride, approx. 18,30 EUR per week, unguarded, close to the subway station "Leopoldau" and public parking spaces, unguarded, free of charge, in a side street next to your hotel. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

In Austria you cycle on the Danube cycle path, on the Hungarian you use cycle paths, side roads and farm tracks and in Slovakia your tour usually leads on separate bike paths along the Danube. The trails are mostly paved, gravel roads are only rarely.

Available rental bikes

You can choose between unisex bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel. From a height of 186cm, men's bikes are also provided. Furthermore, 7-speed unisex electric bikes with coaster brake are available on request.

Cycling in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

Children under the age of 13 years have to wear helmets in Austria. 

Wearing a helmet is in Slovakia outside towns an obligation!

In the dark and in case of poor visibility you have to wear a reflective vest outside towns in Hungary. 

Transfer back

There is a option to go back to Vienna by train. There is a direct connection. It is possible to take your own bikes with you. Reservation is obligatory.

Extra costs which are not inculded in the price

A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally.

7 days hotline service

Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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