Day 1: Vienna
Individual arrival to Vienna, a vibrant and beautiful city with such sites as the cathedral and Hundertwasser House, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1985.
Overnight in Vienna.
Day 2: Vienna – Bad Deutsch/Altenburg (32 miles/51 km)
In the morning you will meet your contact person, who will introduce you to the program and provide necessary materials. The first day of the tour cycles along levees through the wetlands forests of the Danube-Auen National Park. From there, the route follows along the Danube River Valley to the town of Bad Deutsch/Altenburg, a site with many Roman ruins.
Overnight in Bad Deutsch/Altenburg.
Day 3: Bad Deutsch/Altenburg – Bratislava – Mosonmagyarovar (40 miles/65 km)
Today’s route takes you briefly through Slovakia, visiting Bratislava with its historic old town center. Then you continue to Hungary, where the day's ride stops in Mosonmagyarovar. This town is located in the winding curves of a small river flowing from the Danube River.
Overnight in Mosonmagyarovar.
Day 4: Mosonmagyarovar – Gyor (28 miles/45 km)
The ride between Mosonmagyarovar and Gyor winds its way through farming pastures dotted with countless, quaint farming towns. The destination of today's route is the city of Gyor, originally a Hungarian stronghold from 900 A.D., which has a superb cathedral from the 12th century.
Overnight in Gyor.
Day 5: Gyor – Tata (45 miles/71 km)
Cycling close to the Danube River in rustic farming landscape, you finish in the town of Tata situated on Lake Tatal.
Overnight in Tata.
Day 6: Tata – Esztergom (35 miles/57 km)
On today's route there is an ascent to handle as you cycle through forested landscape. Following the ascent, it is a straight run to Esztergom. This town has an immense cathedral, the largest in Hungary, dating from 1822 that incorporates an earlier, renaissance church from the 16th century.
Overnight in Esztergom.
Day 7: Esztergom – Budapest (49 miles/77 km)
Cycling along the Danube River Valley takes you to the small town of Visegrad. The route continues to the town of Szentendre, a gem of the tour, where you can visit its many churches, galleries and river island of the same name. Finally you reach Budapest. This magnificent city, once a center of the Austro-Hungarian empire, boasts incredible architecture with many sites to see.
Overnight in Budapest.
Day 8: Budapest
Sightseeing around Budapest; individual departure or extra nights.