The itinerary differs slightly based on the hotel category booked. Both itineraries are detailed below.
Category A itinerary
Day 1: Veszprém
Our first day starts in Veszprém in the City of Queens. The accomodation is in a relaxing place nearby the Castle and the Old Town. After a refreshing shower take your camera and discover the Saint Michael Chapel wich is famous because our first queen Gisel and after Her every hungarian queen were crowned there. Enjoy the historic places and the unique atmosphere of Veszprém and discover this lovely town before the first cycling day.
Day 2: Veszprém - Balatonfüred (24 miles/38 km)
After the square breakfast take the full equipped bicycles and start the trip in direction of the lake Balaton. This day is a special one because this is the first meeting with the idylic landscape, the charming villages and the lake. Until Balatonalmádi we use the built bicycle road. After it we change it for the old Roman road which goes next to the coastline. We will see everywhere grapefields which were planted in the Roman times. The wine and vital hotel stand still in Balatonfüred the capital of lake Balaton. The most common words in connection of this city are history, culture, wine, and hospitality.
Day 3: Balatonfüred - Tótvázsony (20 miles/32 km)
We start the cycling to the city central of Tihany where we could spend a whole day without boring. We visit the 950 years old Benedict Abbey which was built to the top of the extinct vulcano. From here we can take a look down to the middle of the peninsula to the old caldera and the Inner lake. After the sights of Tihany we are heading to Koczor Winecellar for lunch and winetasting. We climb up to Tótvázsony at the end of the day.
Day 4: Tótvázsony - Badacsony (30 miles/49 km)
We roll across the land of extinct volcanos, the so called vitnessing mountains which are in the heart of the Balaton Uplands National Park.We use this day hidden roads which go trough charming little villages like Köveskál, Szentantalfa, Óbudavár. Lunch & winetasting at the excellent Gergely Winecellar. After lunch we roll down to the 1000 years old wine region, Badacsony.
Day 5: Badacsony - Szigliget - Badacsony (17 miles/27 km or 27 miles/43 km)
On this day we visit in Badacsony the Szegedy Róza House and Museum in which we can see how did the people lived in the XIX. Century in this area. After this we use the Roman way and the Balaton cycle road to reach Szigliget. In Szigliget we visit the 250 years old Eszterházy Winemuseum and climb up to the Castle which was used in the türkish war in XVI. Century.
Day 6: Badacsony - Balatonfüred (31 miles/50 km)
This day we will follow the bicycle road which goes along the coast. We can stop for a bath almost everywhere. A cold beer or ice cream helps to push the pedals and get closer to Balatonfüred. The picnic lunch is again a home made Hungarian dish by chef Joseph at Wineflowers Winecellar. The whole day is about the cycling, sunsine and the lake.
Day 7: Balatonfüred - Veszprém (22 miles/34 km)
On the last cycling day we use the Balaton cycling road which leads next to the coastline. We will have the opportunity to stop for a refreshing bath or an ice cream as many times as we want. We follow from Balatonalmádi the embankment to take a last look to the lake and we turn in direction of Veszprém. This day is an ideal cool down after the whole biketour. We arrive in Veszprém in the right time for a nice walk or shopping. The dinner will be the last moment to enjoy the holiday and Hungary because the next day is the end of the tour.
Day 8: Veszprém
Our journey unfortunately ends after breakfast.
Category B itinerary
Day 1: Arrival to Veszprém
The first day of cycling starts in Veszprém, the City of Queens. The accommodation is in a relaxing place nearby the Castle and the Old Town. After checking in, take your camera and discover the Saint Michael Chapel, which is famous because it is where the first Hungarian queen, Gisel, and every Hungarian queen after her were crowned. Enjoy the historic places and the unique atmosphere of Veszprém before the first cycling day.
Day 2: Veszprém – Balatonfüred (24 miles/38 km)
Following breakfast head out on the bikes in the direction of Lake Balaton. This day is the first meeting with the idyllic landscape, charming villages and lake. You'll cycle on a dedicated bicycle path until you reach Balatonalmádi. From there you'll use the old Roman road that goes to the coastline, passing grape fields planted in Roman times. The day's final stop is Balatonfüred, capital of Lake Balaton. The most common words in connection with this city are history, culture, wine, and hospitality.
Day 3: Balatonfüred – Badacsony (28 miles/50 km)
Today you start cycling west following the coastline on the built cycle road. You can stop for a swim almost everywhere. This day is about the nature, the sunshine, and the water. The accommodation will be in Badacsony in a charming pension at the foot of mountain Badacsony. This wine area is the oldest in Hungary and the wines are excellent with the local meals.
Day 4: Badacsony – Szentbékkálla or Szentantalfa (19 miles/30 km)
A highlight today is Badacsony, featuring the Szegedy Róza House and Museum. From Badascony you follow the Roman way and Balaton cycle road to reach Szigliget. In Szigliget you visit the 250 year-old Eszterházy Wine Museum and climb up to the Castle, which was used in the Turkish war in 16th century. From here you cycle across a land of extinct volcanoes, the so called "Witnessing Mountains" that are in the heart of the Balaton Uplands National Park. Cycling through the oldest Hungarian village, you will spend the evening in the authentic village of Szentbékálla.
Day 5: Szentbékkálla or Szentantalfa – Tótvázsony (22 miles/36 km)
Today you use hidden roads that go through charming little villages like Köveskál, Szentantalfa, Óbudavár. Discover the beauty of Balaton Uplands National Park and the idyllic grape field landscapes. From there, you go through the Nivegy Valley wine area that played important role in wine export in the Roman times. Finish the day in a nice quiet hotel in Tótvázsony at the foot of Bakony Mountain.
Day 6: Tótvázsony – Balatonfüred (24 miles/39 km)
Today you cycle to Pécsely and Aszófö on the way to the city center of Tihany. Visit the 950 year-old Benedict Abbey, built on the top of the extinct volcano. From there you have great views of peninsula, old caldera and Inner lake. After the sights of Tihany, you head to Koczor Winecellar for picnic lunch and wine tasting. You spend the evening in Balatonfüred.
Day 7: Balatonfüred – Veszprém (22 miles/34 km)
On the last cycling day you use the Balaton cycling road, which leads you towards the coastline. You will have the opportunity to stop for a refreshing swim or an ice cream any time you want. From Balatonalmádi, you follow the embankment before you turn toward Veszprém. This day is an ideal lighter day of cycling, arriving in Veszprém with time for a nice walk or shopping. The dinner will be the last moment to enjoy the holiday and Hungary before the tour ends.
Day 8: Veszprém
Depart after breakfast