Type of tour:Guided
Level:2
Duration:9 Nights
Distance:20 Miles/day average
Dates: Jul 19, Sep 13, 2014
Tour price:€1798
Start city:Budapest, Hungary
End city:Vienna, Austria
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Picturesque Landscapes and Historic Wine Regions
Budapest to Vienna: Castles and Lakes

Tour Description: Guided

Taking this beautiful cycling tour, you will ride from Budapest to Vienna, along the nicest areas of Lake Balaton and Lake Ferta, picturesque landscapes and historic wine regions, through untouched woods, and charming villages of West Hungary. You will visit the famous Herend Porcelain Manufacture, splendid castles and Romanesque churches, nicest medieval towns: Kaszeg and Sopron, the healing Thermal Lake Hévíz, and interesting museums, stay in wonderfully located castles and small hotels with special atmosphere, and taste excellent Hungarian wines and gourmet meals in small but outstanding restaurants and wine-cellars.

Hotels
A great feature of this tour is the nice accommodation. You will stay in castles, mansions and historic buildings. All are selected for their antique or unique atmosphere, quiet and beautiful location, lovely wellness possibilities, kind hospitality, and high standards. They are small intimate 3-or 4-star hotels. 

Food
Hungarian cuisine and wines form an important part of this tour. You will have buffet breakfasts, gourmet dinners in small, but outstanding restaurants or wine cellars, where you can taste the finest local specialities and wines. You will also be offered drinks during cycling, and picnic lunches featuring typical homemade Hungarian food always at beautiful spots.

Routes and sights
This tour combines visits to lovely historic towns, castles, museums, churches and thermal spas. You cycle along the most beautiful and quiet routes and through unspoilt woods and nature reserves with picturesque landscapes. You ride along quiet country lanes, cycle and forest paths, or river embankments, with very low or no car traffic. 

Guiding
All our tours are led personally by the 2 owners of the local company. They will make you thoroughly acquainted with Hungary's history, life, flora and fauna. One of them will cycle with the group, showing the way and the sights, and helping you if you have any kind of trouble. The other drives the support minibus, providing full technical background and catering service en route. They both speak fluent English (and Hungarian).

Back-up van
The comfortable, air conditioned minibus, is available for the whole group at any time. It provides the opportunity to cycle only along the nicest and most quiet areas of the routes, avoiding unpleasant conditions such as car traffic, rain or steep hills. The minibus also ensures that you can have flexible cycling distances every day. Of course your luggage will also be transferred.

Group size
The group size ranges from 6 to 15 people. Because of the same size, you can stay at charming small hotels, intimate restaurants and visit secret places where the crowd can't get in. The atmosphere is more friendly and will provide personal attention.

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