Type of tour:Guided
Level:2
Duration:10 Nights
Distance:20 Miles/day average
Dates: Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 30, 2014
Tour price:€1969
Start city:Budapest, Hungary
End city:Budapest, Hungary
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Castles and world-famous Tokaj
Castles and Wines in Northern Hungary

Tour Description: Guided

Taking this cycling tour, you will ride in beautiful woods in the Mátra, Bükk and Zemplén Hills, enjoying fascinating views, picturesque landscapes, and the tranquillity of the most unspoilt areas of North Hungary. See the miraculous Stalactite Caves of Aggtelek/Jósvafo, and visit famous medieval Castles of Füzér, Sárospatak and the baroque town Eger. Along the route, you will pass through charming old village houses and have countless opportunities to visit museums. You will stay in wonderfully located castles and have superb food in small but outstanding hotels and restaurants. On top of all this, you will taste special regional wines in the old cellars of the world-famous Tokaj and the historic Eger wine-region.

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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