3.9/5 (39)
7 nights | 34 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 699
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours
3.9/5 (39)

7 nights | 34 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 699

Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

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  • Vienna to Budapest

    7 night self guided bike tour in Austria and Hungary

    On this bike path you will explore lowland forests, original villages and magical cities. Of course the 3 metropolises Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest are the best-known. In Carnuntum and in the Roman castle Kelemantia you find Roman relics from the past. Discover the diversity of the flora and fauna in the lowland forests. The small villages, which you cycle through, still keep their original charm.

    You pass through the Rye Island that is a real natural paradise. Don´t forget the numerous castles and palaces, which are proudly situated nearby the Danube. But although the small towns along the bike trail have a special flair and their charming historic centers invite visitors to discover and enjoy. Overall this bike tour will inspire everybody!

    Highlights

    • Danube Bike Path
    • Beautiful cities of Budapest and Vienna
    • Lowland forests
    • Roman castle Kelemantia
    • Rye Island
    • Castles and palaces

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  • Traveler photos

    • Photo 1 (photo by Wesley)
    • Vienna at the Volksgarten (photo by Wesley)
    • Bratislava Skyline featuring St. Martin's Cathedral (photo by Wesley)
    • Bratislava Castle (photo by Wesley)
    • Michael's Gate in Bratislava (photo by Wesley)
    • Main Square in Gyor where a photo exhibition was being presented (photo by Wesley)
    • Happy (photo by Victor Gonzalez)
    • Nice roads (photo by Victor Gonzalez)
    • Photo 1 (photo by Emmanuel)
    • Photo 2 (photo by Emmanuel)
    • Photo 3 (photo by Emmanuel)
    • Photo 4 (photo by Emmanuel)
    • Photo 1 (photo by Mattman)
    • 2 Hungarian Goulash Cook Off Competitors (photo by Mattman)
    • Hungarian Goulash Cook Off (photo by Mattman)
    • Bratislava (photo by Mattman)
    • We are crossing the Danube via ferry on a rainy day and we met up with a few other groups doing the same tour. (photo by Thrivin sixtyfiven)
    • Visegrad's cemetary (photo by Thrivin sixtyfiven)
    • Our first day...leaving Vienna (photo by Thrivin sixtyfiven)
    • The journey begins from Vienna to Bratislava on my Bike Friday Pakit Travel Bike (photo by Passenger2J)
    • Stage 2 Bratislava Slovakia to Mosonmagyarovar Hungary. Beautiful Town (photo by Passenger2J)
    • Bratislava Castle (photo by Passenger2J)
    • Stage 3 Mosonmagyarovar to Gyor. Town of Gyor was beautiful and one of my best stops (photo by Passenger2J)
    • West Hajo Restaurant in Gyor. Duck Breast Steak Hungarian style was my best meal (photo by Passenger2J)
    • The Finish Line- Budapest Hungary. Parliament Building at Night (photo by Passenger2J)
    • Sunflowers in Hungary (photo by Fishchico)
    • Photo 1 (photo by Silas)
    • Photo 2 (photo by Silas)
    • Photo 1 (photo by JG2017)
    • Fort Monostar, Kormarom (photo by JG2017)
    • Photo 3 (photo by JG2017)
    • Photo 1 (photo by Calgary)
  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival to Vienna
    It is recommended to arrive early. This metropolis on the Danube has plenty to offer and it is worth it to stay extra time. Enjoy a cup of coffee and the typical Vienna cake "Sachertorte" in one of the numerous coffee houses, or treat yourself to a small trip with the horse-drawn cab "Fiaker."
    Overnight in Vienna

    Day 2: Vienna – Bratislava (42 miles/68 km)
    The first distance of your bike trip guides you through the national park Donau-Auen. There you will get to know the diversity of the flora and fauna as well as the manifold types of landscape. You pass the castle Orth and the village Eckertsau to eventually reach Bad Deutsch Altenburg. There you can make an excursion on the Roman bike trail (Römerweg) to Carnuntum. The archaeological park is regarded as one of the most significant archaeological sites in Austria. After Hainburg you reach the border to Slovakia and it's capital city Bratislava that is your next overnight stay.
    Overnight stay in Bratislava

    Day 3: Bratislava – Mosonmagyaróvár (28 miles/44 km)
    You cycle a short distance in Slovak territory before you pass the Hungarian border in Rajká. Within the first few kilometers of your cycle trip in Hungary you will discover charming villages. The complete section is influenced by agriculture. Your route guides you through the so-called Szigetköz (a small Rye Island). This is characterized by numberless side arms of the Danube. Today´s destination is Mosonmagyaróvár which is also called "City of 17 bridges."
    Overnight in Mosonmagyaróvár

    Day 4: Mosonmagyarovar – Györ (25 miles/41 km)
    Also today you cycle through the nature paradise of the small Rye Island. On your way you pass Hédervár, which is perfectly suitable for lunch break. The castle is situated in the middle of a protected park. You should schedule plenty of time for visiting Györ. The district capital offers many sights and a breathtaking historic center.
    Overnight in Gyor

    Day 5: Györ – Komárom (34 miles/55 km)
    Soon you reach the Hungarian Böny. From there a route version guides you to Bábolna, a well-cultivated town with a beautiful inner city. Racehorses are bred in the splendid inner courtyard. The local National Stud is known far beyond its borders. The last part of the route takes you back to the Danube. Then you reach the divided town Komárom/Komárno. At night you can relax in the spa.
    Overnight in Komarom

    Day 6: Komárom – Esztergom/Visegrád (35 miles/57 km + trip by boat)
    Today's route runs near riverbanks in the flat Danube valley. In the course of this you pass different villages and while cycling you can view the vineyards in the background. The sporty cyclists can choose a route over Tata but there is an increase of elevation. This requires a basic level of fitness. Those interested in history should plan time for the Roman castle Kelemantia which is on the way. However, the absolute highlight today is Esztergom (also known as "Hungarian Rome"). Its basilica is the largest church of the country. Take time for a comprehensive visit before you board a riverboat, which takes you to your destination Visegrád. Amazing views into the beautiful landscape will impress you.
    Overnight in Esztergom/Visegrád
    Note: The overnight stay takes place either in Esztergom or in Visegrád (depending on availability at time of reservation). In the case of Esztergom, shipping takes place on the next day from Szentendre to Budapest. The different distances remain the same in both. You will receive detailed information together with your booking confirmation. Additionally, the boat ride isn ́t possible in Apr, Sep, or Oct, or on Mondays; during these periods/days you will receive a train ticket instead.

    Day 7: Esztergom/Visegrád – Budapest (36 miles/56 km)
    The Royal Palace and the castle of Visegrád will delight you, and the open-air museum, as well as the baroque old town of Szentendre, invites you to linger. The first part of today will guide you again through the "Donaukie," probably the most attractive section of the Danube bike trail at all. After arriving in Budapest, you can review all impressions of this wonderful bike trip during a walk through the city.
    Overnight in Budapest

    Day 8: Individual departure from Budapest
    In the Hungarian capital there are many things to discover. If you are interested we would be pleased to book some extra nights for you.

    Surface and terrain

    You cycle on bike trails, along a dam and partly on relatively quiet side roads. Occasionally you will be on busy roads but only for a short while. You cycle off road only for 3 short distances otherwise you will be on asphalt. On the whole the route is signed very well with a few exceptions in the Slovakian part. Altogether the tour is relatively easy with occasional slight hills.

    Direct train connections between cities are possible on the following days (to skip a day's ride):

    Day 2: Vienna to Bratislava
    Day 4: Mosonmagyaróvár to Györ
    Day 5: Györ to Komárom
    Day 7: Estzergom to Budapest


    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    4-star hotels

    Arcotel Kaiserwasser in Vienna
    www.arcotelhotels.com

    Hotel Devin in Bratislava
    www.hoteldevin.sk

    Hotel Lajta Park in Mosonmagyaróvár
    www.hotellajtapark.hu

    Barokk Hotel Promenad in Györ
    promenadhotelgyor.hu

    Hotel Peklo in Komárno
    www.hotelpeklo.sk

    Wellness Hotel in Visegrad
    www.hotelvisegrad.hu

    NH Hotel Budapest City Center
    www.nh-hotels.de

    Note: Where due, visitor's tax is not included in the tour price.

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    How to get there

    Tour start
    Nearest airport and train station: Vienna (VIE), Austria

    Tour end
    Nearest airport: Budapest (BUD), Hungary
    Nearest train station: Keleti Pályaudvar, Hungary

    Private transfers are available upon request for a surcharge (minimum 4 participants).

    Tips for getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Saturdays: Apr 2-21, Sep 24-Oct 8, 2022; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: Apr 22-Jun 30, Sep 2-Sep 23, 2022; Daily: Jul 01-Sep 1, 2022

    Low Season: Apr 02, 2022 - Apr 21, 2022, Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 08, 2022

    Shoulder Season: Apr 22, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022, Sep 02, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

    High Season: Jul 01, 2022 - Sep 01, 2022

    Prices

    Tour package

    Per person, double occupancy € 699
    Shoulder season surcharge € 80
    High season surcharge € 130
    Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 359
    Optional dinner package € 129

    Bike Rentals

    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame € 89
    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame € 89
    Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade € 139
    Electrically assisted bike € 199

    Extra Nights, Bratislava

    Single room (1 person/1 room) € 119
    Per person, double occupancy € 69

    Extra Nights, Budapest

    Single room (1 person/1 room) € 129
    Per person, double occupancy € 69

    Extra Nights, Vienna

    Single room (1 person/1 room) € 115
    Per person, double occupancy € 69

    Included services

    • 7 nights accommodation in chosen category
    • Breakfast (buffet style)
    • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
    • Detailed travel documents (1 set per room)
    • 7-day emergency service hotline
    • Well-planned routes
    • Personal welcome meeting and bike fitting
    • Boat ticket from Esztergom to Visegrád or from Szentendre to Budapest including transfer of bikes (on Mondays, and in the months of Apr, Sep, and Oct this will be a train ticket as the boat is not operating)
    • Rental bike insurance
    • GPS tracks (upon request)
    • If half-board is booked: 5 x dinner (in Vienna and Budapest B&B only)

    Note: Where due, visitor's tax is not included in the tour price.


    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, unisex and men's frames
    • Electrically assisted bike, Pedelec, unisex
    • Tandem bikes are available (upon request only)

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:

    • Saddle bag (water-repellent), rear
    • Handlebar bag (water-repellent), with clear cover on top for easy map viewing
    • Tools
    • Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
    • Pump
    • Combination lock

    GPS tracks available upon request.

    Additional specifications on the Hybrid touring bikes:

    • Modern, high-resistant aluminum frame
    • V-brakes
    • Aluminium-rims
    • Reliable tires, which ensure high duration
    • Shimano NEXUS gears on 7-speed
    • Shimano Alivio derailleur on 21-speed
    • Selle Royal Saddles

    Additional specifications on the Electrically assisted bikes:

    A Pedelec is an electrically assisted bike which assists you only when pedaling. You can turn the motor on/off, and also increase the amount of assistance you would like depending on the terrain. The motor is fixed in the bottom bracket of the bike, right in front of the rear tire, and can assist you up to a speed of 15 miles/hour (25 km/hr). The supply of energy comes from a removable battery, which can last for up to 50 miles (80 kms). An additional battery is provided too, just to make sure that you always have power (you can charge batteries each night at the hotels). The weight of the e-bike is approximately 50 pounds (23 kgs). It has an illuminated LCD display, cycle computer, and wattage display.

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are not included with the bike rentals. You can buy a helmet (not rent) from the tour company for €40. It will be a high quality, brand new helmet. You must let us know your helmet preference upon booking. If you do not buy a helmet through the tour company, we recommend you bring your own.


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • Mike Corney 4 days ago

      Vienna - Budapest

      I rate the tour over 6 attributes: Terrain, Scenery, Bikes & Equipment, Hotels, Directions / Maps and Cycling Infrastructure over the toute.
      Terrain - was as advertised - mostly flat
      Scenery - was disappointing. I expected to be cycling along the Danube. For large parts of the route the Danube was nowhere in sight.
      Hotels - Hotels and the food that they provided were very good.
      Directions / Maps - These left something to be desired. The directions were in English, but the maps were in German. It was often difficult to match up the written directions with the maps. Finding our way into and out of towns and locations of hotels was particularly difficult.
      Cycling Infrastructure - This was often poor. The designated route often had us on busy roads. We had to traverse unpaved portions of the route that were often little more than tractor ruts in a field. Paved paths were often in poor condition with many uneven patches and bumps. Very poor.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      8
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      0
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from jan September 25, 2022

        Thanks for the feedback. The directions / maps issue will be fixed in next years version of this tour. Our apologies for that but this year we simply didn't have the time or resources to provide our own branded concise and consistent tour directions. Your route feedback is also very useful and will be carefully reviewed at the end of the season. Thanks for traveling with us as we and the rest of the tourism industry slowly reboot from covid.

      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • Colleen Mcintyre 1 week ago

      Ride is awesome! Assistance could use some assistance

      The ride is one of the most amazing experiences I have had. Having the bags transferred is priceless and went very well. The hotels - both quality and location - also excellent. I got an e-bike and so happy I did because two days had a lot of dirt, gravel, and mud that bike helped power through.
      The maps?!?! A book that has copied step by step from a bike app. This is great for walking, but if you never stop or detour, or in the city where there are multiple turns rapidly, it doesn’t function. The other book has pictures - excellent - except where there are multiple rapid turns or irregular intersections. They also don’t indicate the charge for necessary ferries on the map. They company needs to have someone who has never ridden it, use the book, and make indicators, or tips in it. Going between the books is nearly impossible. I reviewed both books, google maps, and a bike app (I don’t have a subscription) the night before. That with the signs that are not always available helped a lot.
      Last, upon my early arrival in Budapest, my bags were not there yet. I checked in to shower and change into my spare outfit. When I returned, the bike was gone. No notification …I assumed the company. I would have assumed I had the bike, like the hotel room, through the end of the tour.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 24, 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 2/5 Route selection
    • Scott McCormick 4 weeks ago

      Amazing, awesome time

      Really great trip that we would love to do again or extend to other parts of Europe.

      A normal day for us:
      * Wake up and drop bags at front desk
      * Get a casual breakfast
      * Ride bikes and take breaks as needed
      ** We usually went about 15-20 miles/hour
      ** Took anywhere from 4-6 hours
      * Check into hotel & explore
      * Usually pretty tired, so not a lot of late nights

      You're following the eurovelo 6 trail the whole time which is well marked. Very little chance you get lost, but there is a eurovelo 6 app which you can use if you're worried. Or just get lost. It's Europe, you'll be fine.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      0
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Wesley November 13, 2019

      Beautiful cities and hidden gems of Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary

      I went on this tour as a BikeTours.com staff member. It is a popular option for our members who have already experienced the Passau to Vienna tour. The tour follows EuroVelo 6 along bike paths, quiet roads, and a few sections of gravel and dirt roads. The route starts and ends in two of the great cities of Europe; Vienna and Budapest. But I'll tell you a little secret, the hidden gems of this tour are the picturesque towns and cities that you visit along the way! My favorite cities were Bratislava and Gyor. In Bratislava, it is a must to take the short hike or bike up to Bratislava Castle. A beautiful view of the city and of the Danube river await you at the top. The castle itself is astonishing and it is easy to spend 2 or 3 hours just walking around admiring the garden, the castle, and the views. The old town of Bratislava is another area worth exploring on foot. Make sure you visit St Martin's Cathedral and Michael's Gate. If Wes Anderson was looking for a European city to film his next movie, it would be Gyor. This pastel wonderland of a city is not well known but it may have been my favorite city of the entire tour. Be sure to set aside a few hours to walk around the historic old town where there are many shops, restaurants, and bars to pop into. The dollar greatly outweighs Hungary's currency, the forint, so don't be afraid to take a tour of all the little pubs and restaurants. The local food and beers are great and incredibly inexpensive. The cycling for most of the route is flat and leisurely with a few shorter stretches of more moderate, slightly uphill cycling. Be prepared for a few sections of gravel roads as well as single lane dirt roads which can get a little rough at times. The distances vary from day to day with the longest day being 42 miles and the shortest being 25 miles. On day 6 you cycle to Visegrad from Komárom. If you are interested in getting some extra cycling miles in at this point, my recommendation is to skip the boat ride and cycle the entire route. The cycling is uphill at certain points and it makes for a very long day, about 53 miles, but the last 10-12 miles of the route as you cycle into the town of Nagyarmos are absolutely gorgeous (my favorite section of the entire route)! I highly recommend getting a drink and exploring Nagyarmos before you take the ferry across the river to your final destination, Visegrad. Another recommendation is to add a few extra nights throughout the tour. If you love big cities then think about adding extra nights before and after the tour in Vienna and Budapest. If you are like me and you love smaller cities that are very walkable and have a lot of character, Bratislava and Gyor would be my recommendations for extra nights. It is important to point out that while this route follows the Danube river, most of the time you cycle through the river valley, out of sight of the river. There is a lot of farmland and quaint villages and towns in this part of Europe so for large stretches of the route, this will be your surroundings. If you are interested in cycling along the Danube river, look into our “Danube Bike Path” tours.

      What was the date of your tour?
      09/15/2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Wesley)
      • Vienna at the Volksgarten (photo by Wesley)
      • Bratislava Skyline featuring St. Martin's Cathedral (photo by Wesley)
      • Bratislava Castle (photo by Wesley)
      • Michael's Gate in Bratislava (photo by Wesley)
      • Main Square in Gyor where a photo exhibition was being presented (photo by Wesley)
      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • AJNZ November 2, 2019

      Hungary

      An interesting adventure, not as scenic as the Danube in Austria, but a different slice of old Eastern bloc Europe. Hotels were good and well-located. Trail was difficult to find in several places, (think an extra 20km on dirt roads..) and is definitely not as well-marked as other Velo 6 routes. It is mostly away from the Danube through farms and small villages.
      Some towns were definitely low on charm, but Bratislava, Szentendre and Budapest were terrific, extra time there is recommended.
      Back-up from bike company was good - a new bike was delivered quickly when mine suffered a serious problem. E-bikes were good quality and easy to use, and baggage was always there at the hotel when we arrived.

      What was the date of your tour?
      22 September
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe November 3, 2019

        Thanks kindly for your candid review. While we're sad you wouldn't recommend this tour. We certainly understand it's not everyone's cup of tea (for the exact reasons you have mentioned). We're glad you had an interesting adventure, experienced some terrific towns, and had a good experience with the tour operator. Thanks again for the feedback.

      • 3/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • Karen5 October 21, 2019

      Hungary countryside

      Fortunately I always have fun. If the group had not taken lunch from breakfast buffet we would have been without food until lunch. Route directions could have bern clearer.

      What was the date of your tour?
      9/30 - 10/5
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 22, 2019

        Hi, Karen. Thanks for your review. We're glad to hear you're a person who always has fun! Thanks for letting us know about the need to be cognizant of lunch stops and/or availability of options and the directions. We will pass your feedback onto the tour operator so they can improve these aspects of the tour. Thank you again for this feedback.

      • 3/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 2/5 Route selection
    • Bike and ski October 17, 2019

      Trip review

      The ride was somewhat boring, lots of farm lands. Not as scenic as I had hoped for

      What was the date of your tour?
      Oct 1
      How many tours have you completed?
      4
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 18, 2019

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We're sorry to hear that this tour was not as scenic as you had hoped for. There is a good bit of country and farmland cycling as you have mentioned. We find that many clients enjoy the contrast of the destination cities and the more relaxing and rustic cycling. Thanks again for sharing your feedback!

      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 2/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 1/5 Route selection
    • Spain October 12, 2019

      An Adventure

      We selected a self guided tour which we have done several times in the past. Unfortunately the gps link did not work for us so we used the cue sheets and map. We got lost several times which was an adventure but difficult on the larger mileage days and in bad weather. There were many more miles on roads than we expected. Often the traffic was heavy and fast and the cycle paths in poor condition.We managed as we are experienced riders but it was not what we expected. We were glad to have the suspension of hybrid bikes. However when by the river on a good cycle path the ride was beautiful. We enjoyed the ferry rides. We were 15 riders and all liked the accommodations!

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 1, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 13, 2019

        Thanks very much for your review. If you have been on several tours, this one may feel more rustic than others (less developed paths, more adventurous - as you have noted). We're sorry to hear that the GPS link did not work for you. We know that can be frustrating. However, we appreciate that you were able to use the maps and cue sheets. We'll be on the lookout for further reviews denoting frequent heavy traffic. We've not heard that this was occurring outside when in Budapest and upon entering/leaving cities. We're glad to hear there were some enjoyable aspects and everyone liked the accommodations. Thanks again for your feedback on this tour.

      • 3/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 2/5 Route selection
    • BobW October 12, 2019

      Great Tour

      Yes highly recommend this. Mostly off road on good or at least reasonable paths. Bikes were heavy but sturdy and quite fun to ride. The geometry of the bikes means that you can get a good view of the countryside as you pedal through it. The standard of the hotels was good and we had no language problems. The guides and maps were pretty good but we also used a supplementary map we purchased. It is usually a bit tricky getting out of towns back on to the trail. My favourite place was Gyor which was unexpectedly really nice - great central old town. We added on days at either end so we got to see Vienna and Budapest properly - worth doing. We only had one significant problem which was the bikes were incorrectly sized - not sure whether our fault or theirs - but this was swiftly rectified on Day Two.

      What was the date of your tour?
      21st Sept 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      first of this type
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Middle Europe October 2, 2019

      Mighty Danube

      We enjoyed the experience of cycling from Vienna to Budapest through 3 different countries. The people were lovely as was the ever changing scenery along the mighty Danube. All the hotels chosen were excellent. We appreciated that our luggage was always there when we arrived usually in the late afternoon. Distances were very manageable. Loading the electric bikes on the trains in Slovakia and Hungary was a challenging feat. Locating our hotel in beautiful Budapest was somewhat difficult due very busy traffic and not much cycling infrastructure. The reward of a lovely hotel with thoughtful staff soon eliminated any angst we may have had. Overall this is a trip I would happily endorse.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      over 20
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Eric September 3, 2019

      Lackluster field tour!!

      Hate to be the negative Nelly,but this tour was nowhere near where i'd hoped it to be...It really shouldn't be listed as a Danube River tour,as the only day i saw the river all day,was the last.Several days of riding through corn and sunflower fields on unmarked trails with poor direction. Let me be clear,I chose to follow the map and directions given,as I had no cell phone service in Europe. The last tour I did was Prague to Dresden.Clearly marked trails,with a GPS that wasn't great,but sufficient. Apparently I got my hopes up too high after that one.Spent most of my time checking and double checking Km markers in the guide Vs. Km markers on the bike. Not the relaxing ride I had hoped for.I,along with several other riders,spent some extra time looking for the actual trail. I was watching many people do the same as me...looking for the trail!! Too many unmarked junctions,this trail is really undeveloped in this part of Europe,which was unfortunate-this is what i went for,the ride.A lot of off road time,which would be fine,if I wasn't so busy checking and double checking maps.Really stressful when it should've been relaxing. The positive is the towns were great,the hotels were all very nice,the bike was better than I expected and handled everything-including the off road,and my luggage was always where it was supposed to be.I just so badly wish the ride would've been more relaxing....As i said when i began-the last day of the tour was what I had hoped for the whole length of the tour,relaxing and enjoyable.Unfortunately,it was the only one...

      What was the date of your tour?
      8-13-19
      How many tours have you completed?
      4
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe September 4, 2019

        Eric, thanks kindly for your review. We're sorry to hear that this tour was not what you'd expected. We hope that your feedback may serve to educate future clients. As you have noted this tour is quite different from the Danube Bike Path from Passau to Vienna, as it doesn't follow the river. And, it's a more rustic trail that requires navigating, as opposed to the Prague to Dresden tour. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the towns, hotels, bike, and that the luggage transfer was well executed. Thanks again for your feedback - we appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.

      • 2/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 1/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 1/5 Route selection
    • Sequoia August 18, 2019

      Not quite the Danube River Trip we expected

      Too much of the trip was off the river, and off trails. Going through corn fields was not our favorite. Dams should be called levees. The route through Budapest on sidewalks was difficult, too busy with trucks and traffic. It is not a bicycle friendly city. Hotel could have been closer to the river. We would recommend 2 nights in Bratislava, there is so much to see there. Add another day to sleep over in Hainburg. We loved the hotel in Vienna. We recommend the lower trail through the National Park on day one, to go swimming!!! The day one detour was difficult because of traffic, maybe there's a walk around the detour on bike path instead of so much road. We loved Gyur. Three days were totally off the river. We enjoyed the ferry rides very much. The last two days were on the river and were the best days.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July
      How many tours have you completed?
      over 10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe August 19, 2019

        Thanks for taking the time to submit a review of this tour. We find that clients have varying opinions of this tour. We agree that it's quite different from the (Danube River cycle path) Vienna to Passau section. The tour itself doesn't have the same feel, and the country infrastructures are more varied. While I'm sorry to hear it was not your cup of tea, we're glad you found some aspects you enjoyed. And thanks for the note regarding the lower trail on day one, perhaps future clients will also go for a swim!

      • 2/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 2/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 2/5 Route selection
    • Kathleen August 1, 2019

      Vienna To Budapest

      Bike Tours did a nice job connecting us with a good tour operator.
      Bikes were in good condition. The route was excellent.
      They also accommodated our hotel request change for Budapest and were very responsive to a small financial glitch. Highly recommend them

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      more than 10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Victor Gonzalez July 18, 2019

      My first leasure biek trip

      Everyuthing was perfect. Since the metting to give us all the details, the bikes, the hotels, the suitcase transportation, etc. But the best was the views and the roads

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 1-6
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Happy (photo by Victor Gonzalez)
      • Nice roads (photo by Victor Gonzalez)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Hermann Vestri July 6, 2019

      Good trip, wish I had more time

      What was the date of your tour?
      Every day were good
      How many tours have you completed?
      1 before
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Dmendrop July 2, 2019

      Vikes on Bikes

      This tour was not exactly what we expected. We brought our own tandem, but were often on dirt or gravel roads for miles, which was difficult with our tires. The directions were confusing and not clear often, a GPS option would be so helpful. Sometimes there was construction on bike baths, obviously not new, which caused us to take alternate route. Accommodations were excellent, I loved seeing all the small towns along the way. Don’t be fooled, you are not often on the Danube.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 14-21
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe July 3, 2019

        We appreciate this feedback. Thanks for letting us know the directions were sometimes confusing; we can forward this feedback to the tour operator. GPS tracks are available (We can send the files to you after you have booked, although you'd need a GPS or appropriate device). And I'm sorry to hear your tandem was not ideally suited for this tour but so glad that you enjoyed all the small towns and accommodations. Thanks again for this review -- all very helpful information!

      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • Vikes on Bikes June 27, 2019

      Once in a lifetime adventure

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 15 - 20 inclusive
      How many tours have you completed?
      Three
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Emmanuel June 23, 2019

      Excellent trip around the Danube, with plenty of sights and lovely lodging. Sadly tainted by really bad weather (4 days of storm and heavy rain) at the end of May.

      What was the date of your tour?
      2019/05/26
      How many tours have you completed?
      0
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Emmanuel)
      • Photo 2 (photo by Emmanuel)
      • Photo 3 (photo by Emmanuel)
      • Photo 4 (photo by Emmanuel)
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Mattman November 12, 2018

      Easy cycle with plenty of time to enjoy

      This was our third self guided bike tour. Very easy, casual ride along the Danube for the most part. However, even when riding along the Danube your view is often obscured by the trees that grow alongside the river. Accommodations were charming and never had a bad meal. We opted for a layover day in Gyor which was spent at the local spa, and urban hiking through the town. Well worth the visit. Our highlight during the ride was our side trip to the Danubiana Art Museum on the way out of Bratislava. DO NOT MISS OUT on this beautiful gem of contemporary art. Plan on spending at least a couple of hours including your picnic. We got there on a Monday when it was closed, but fortunately we met the curator locking up the door, and when he learned that we were from the states he graciously opened up the doors to us and we had the whole museum to ourselves. When we said our goodbyes and pedaled away, we thought how disappointed we would have been had we missed this! As good as any of the Museums we saw in Vienna or Budapest. Weather was delightful in mid September. We spent a few extra days in Budapest after the ride. The Gellert Spa is a good way to spend 3 hours after walking around and seeing the sights. If you plan on going to the Parliament would probably suggest buying tickets online in advance. Definitely put the New York Cafe (1894) on your list of places to visit for coffee and desert while in Budapest. Overall a wonderful trip. Our other rides have had a little more variety when it comes to scenery, but this ride was well off roads and traffic.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Mattman)
      • 2 Hungarian Goulash Cook Off Competitors (photo by Mattman)
      • Hungarian Goulash Cook Off (photo by Mattman)
      • Bratislava (photo by Mattman)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Kimberly September 28, 2018

      Great trip

      We enjoyed different sceneries including river, forest, corn and sunflower fields. We didn't use a GPS, the instructions were fantastic until the last day when it was confusing and misleading. This was a great experience to see the country and a nice way to avoid tourist crowds. Highly recommended!

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 21
      How many tours have you completed?
      this was the first one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Bruce and ilona September 5, 2018

      Enjoyable holiday

      The bikes were good. Although if you can take your own saddle , cleats and shoes might improve your comfort.
      Hotels were really good with incredible breakfasts
      Overnight stops were well selected for tourism
      We used no navigation aids (gps, phone etc) possibly an electronic route would make navigating easier but getting lost is part of the fun
      Any fitness level could do this
      As a couple we loved it

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      This one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • sandrak June 20, 2018

      Amazing experience! will repeat.

      Great experience!!! I absolutely recommend this tour and this company, everyone very professional and responsive. Looking forward to my next tour with them!

      What was the date of your tour?
      may 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      none untill this one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Eliesco October 28, 2017

      Trip Vienna to Budapest

      What was the date of your tour?
      6-15 August 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with young kids
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Chris 77 September 27, 2017

      Good way to visit two great cities

      Rated a four out of five only because we have done many of these self guided tours and some have been better based mostly on scenery and route

      What was the date of your tour?
      August
      How many tours have you completed?
      12
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Thrivin sixtyfiven September 24, 2017

      Get out there and LIVE!

      This tour was well orchestrated with every detail Jozef (our "pre-tour" guide) gave us perfect instructions so we stayed on course without troubles. We upgraded, and the hotels were all nice and in good locations regarding the bike trail (with the exception of the huge city of Budapest). We also used the ride with GPS app, which was extremely helpful. We had some rainy windy days, but overall the experience was delightful. I thought the breakfasts were ample except the one in Visegrad.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 15, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      None
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • We are crossing the Danube via ferry on a rainy day and we met up with a few other groups doing the same tour. (photo by Thrivin sixtyfiven)
      • Visegrad's cemetary (photo by Thrivin sixtyfiven)
      • Our first day...leaving Vienna (photo by Thrivin sixtyfiven)
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson, Founder and president September 25, 2017

        Thank you so much for your review and ratings. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour!

      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Ron S September 11, 2017

      Classic

      Nice hotels. Great company rep. (Joseph ) Lousy route. Too many dirt trails including one which may have been a garbage dump.l Less than twenty five percent of the route was along the Danube. The signage was not good. I have run four trips thru Bike Tours but this one is not a winner. All the others were great. One participant who had a patellar injury rented an electric assist bike but the battery pack did not hold charge very long. We had additional niggling bike problems.

      What was the date of your tour?
      9/2/2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      4 thru Bike Tours
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson, Founder and president September 12, 2017

        Ron,

        I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience on the Vienna to Budapest tour and for the issues you faced. While most feedback we've received on the tour has actually been quite positive, it's sometimes the negative feedback that's most instructive to us--so we will definitely look into the issues you mentioned. So we thank you very much for your feedback!

      • 2/5 Value
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 2/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 1/5 Route selection
    • Passenger2J September 4, 2017

      Vienna to Budapest Classic was a life changing experience

      The Vienna to Budapest Classic was my Bike Tour. It will always remain as one of my best experiences in life. The Tour Operator was helpful and provided useful information in the travel documents. Majority of Tour stays on the EV6 route and allows you to see many beautiful things along the Danube. The best part of booking this tour is that you get to cross borders and cycle through 3 European Countries and Capitols. Highlights of tour include beautiful city of Vienna, Bratislava Castle and Budapest. I would definitely book with company again. Only change is some sections of the tour are challenging due to rough roads and crushed gravel for quite a few kilometers. Luckily my tires never gave way.

      What was the date of your tour?
      19-26th of August 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      First Tour
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • The journey begins from Vienna to Bratislava on my Bike Friday Pakit Travel Bike (photo by Passenger2J)
      • Stage 2 Bratislava Slovakia to Mosonmagyarovar Hungary. Beautiful Town (photo by Passenger2J)
      • Bratislava Castle (photo by Passenger2J)
      • Stage 3 Mosonmagyarovar to Gyor. Town of Gyor was beautiful and one of my best stops (photo by Passenger2J)
      • West Hajo Restaurant in Gyor. Duck Breast Steak Hungarian style was my best meal (photo by Passenger2J)
      • The Finish Line- Budapest Hungary. Parliament Building at Night (photo by Passenger2J)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Chris 77 August 29, 2017

      Another good trip via Biketours

      Would have spent an extra day in Bratislava - route was clear save one left turn near Budapest. Overall we enjoyed the the self guided tour. Note we only gave four stars because we have to compare it with about a dozen others we have done.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 18
      How many tours have you completed?
      12
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Fishchico August 18, 2017

      Biking from Vienna to Budapest

      The Vienna to Budapest Classic was the last portion of three trips linked together. We cycled along flat levees and country roads through small villages and sunny fields of sunflowers. Weather was perfect for biking with no rain. We had a wonderful fellow for support who gave us so many suggestions for stops along the way at bike cafes and points of interest.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 10 - July 16, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      9
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Sunflowers in Hungary (photo by Fishchico)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Silas August 10, 2017

      Vienna to Budapest (Classic)

      fantastic trip with wonderful landscapes of the Danube and the fields around.

      What was the date of your tour?
      06-113/07/2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      around 15
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Silas)
      • Photo 2 (photo by Silas)
      • 3/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • JG2017 August 9, 2017

      Lost in Europe: Vienna to Budapest

      The English directions were poor. Please insert photos when you say bike bath is hidden and hard to find so we have some idea of what we are looking for. Sometimes we just took the main road since we couldn't find the bike path.
      The same goes for bridges and statues. Eg Bratislava ends at the big statue. Which statue? Even at our hotel they didn't know where you meant. We rarely found the exact end point so the next day we also couldn't find the starting point and that put our mileage off for the day.
      Also, a bit misleading to show pools as part of a hotel in the hotel booklet and then find when we arrive there is a €15 charge if we want to use them.(Hotel Thermal, Mosonmagyovar) Either include the pools in the price or leave them out of the hotel photo. Also the luggage on our last day arrived long after us, at around 5:00. We want our bags when we get to the hotel since we are hot and sweaty and need a change of clothes for after a shower. It was no fun sitting around waiting for our bags in 37C weather.

      Having said all that, the scenery was great, especially the fields of sunflowers. Most of the hotel rooms were fine with comfortable beds and excellent breakfasts. The Hotel Forras in Komarom was a real treat with the most amazingly pools and grounds all included. Also don't miss the fort in Komarom. The bikes were sturdy and easy to use. Overall a good trip but could have been better if directions were clearer or more photos inserted. It is stressful getting lost in a country where you don't speak the language.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 23, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by JG2017)
      • Fort Monostar, Kormarom (photo by JG2017)
      • Photo 3 (photo by JG2017)
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson August 10, 2017

        Thanks so much for your helpful feedback, which we'll pass along the Radreisefreunde, the local tour operator we represent. Directions seem to have been a challenge this year, and we'll work with them to make sure documents are improved for the coming season. Please know that we and they take client feedback quite seriously, and therefore we really appreciate the time you took to share your comments with us in order to benefit future clients' experiences.

      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • marni55 July 8, 2017

      went off without a hitch

      Very enjoyable trip. Rad + Reisen supplied bikes that were in great working order and no problems at all with repair issues. We never had to wait for our luggage; they reported luggage would be delivered by 6pm each day, but our luggage was delivered before we arrived every day, even when arriving early, around 1300 or sooner. The hotels were comfortable and generally in good locations, although I might consider spending a bit extra next time in order to be in a more central location in the large cities (Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest).
      Much of the riding was on peaceful and beautiful country bike trails. There were some parts that were on gravel or poorly paved roads, but that was the minority.
      The only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is due to rather poorly written directions, mainly in the direction booklet showing the way from the end of the day's route to the hotel. We got lost many times trying to find our hotels. By the end, we gave up on using their directions to the hotel and just looked at the map. I would recommend revising these directions with more landmarks and STREET NAMES.
      I would definitely use this company again.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June30-July 6, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      this was the first
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson July 9, 2017

        Thanks for your feedback! We're glad you had a great time. We'll pass along your comments about the directions to Rad & Reisen.

      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Calgary June 7, 2017

      Beautiful route!

      A perfect way to enjoy the warmth, hospitality, food and beautiful landscapes of Hungary! The bikes provided were well maintained and comfortable, the hotels and buffet breakfasts were excellent and it was nice to know that we had a local contact to call if we ran into difficulties. I am already looking at another cycle trip for next year!

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Calgary)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Wayne October 27, 2016

      New Mexico Touring Society (NMTS) Vienna to Budapest

      Overall a great ride, but some issues with the tour company in Austria.

      Bikes were excellent and the route for most of the trip was well marked. We were on highways a very short period of time. Traffic on the highways was not an issue. We had about 10 kilometers of non-paved bike path. Unfortunately, we rode that in the rain, but we made it without any incidents.

      Our complaint about the tour company is that they cheated us on the trip materials that we were promised. Not every rider received a map of the route. Because people doubled up in the hotel rooms, they only provide one map per hotel room. The pre-ride briefing was very poor and the tour person appeared to be in a hurry to complete the briefing. The route out of Vienna can be confusing, but we had rented city bikes the day before and scouted the route ourselves. The tour company only gave us very general instructions on how to leave the city.

      He did do a good job of fitting everyone to their bikes. I asked him for a floor bike pump, but he never responded to my text message requests and the tour company never returned my phone calls. The small bike air pumps that are in the bike saddle bike are not adequate to fully pump up a tire.

      The bikes were excellent and perfect for the route with the variation in road surfaces and occasional gravel stretches. We had no flat tires during the trip. We were a group of 17 riders, so that is a remarkable feat.

      The hotels were all excellent except for the hotel outside of Esztergom, the Hotel Bellevue. In addition to being in a remote location, it was well past its prime. The only dinner option was a buffet which ran out of food before some of our group had the opportunity to dine. The breakfast was once again a poor selection of items, most of which ran out early. The rooms were dark and poorly equipped with the usual features.

      Everyone’s favorite city was Gyor. The hotel was excellent and the large city plaza with the historical buildings surrounding it was fascinating. Dining options were excellent.

      The boat ride into Budapest was excellent and a nice way to finish the trip.

      Overall, a terrify ride with the exceptions noted above. Not every rider having a map was an ongoing frustration that caused some confusion on the occasions when the group got separated into smaller groups.

      Wayne Friesen
      Albuquerque, NM

      What was the date of your tour?
      2 - 8 Sep 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      8
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Lindsay Nash October 28, 2016

        Dear Wayne,

        Thanks very much for your feedback and your 4-star rating of this popular tour. We're so glad to hear, overall, your tour was terrific!

        It's a typical practice that tour operators in Europe provide one route map and details per room (2 people). However, in the future, we can work with you to make special requests about this on future tours.

        Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience, and for helping us spread the joy of bicycle tourism!

      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Sphen October 20, 2016

      Great way to tour!

      The tour was excellent from beginning to end. Joseph was a very knowledgeable guide. The route was explained clearly and was as leisurely or challenging as we wanted to make it. The hotels chosen were excellent and well located for checking out museums, restaurants, shopping and historical sites. All in all, a terrific experience and one that I would do again with this company!!

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 22 - Oct 2
      How many tours have you completed?
      0
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Donte September 18, 2016

      Vienna to Budapest

      Beautiful trails. Exceptions were about 7 K in muddy conditions, 10-12 K on poorly packed gravel. Touring bicycle handled trails well and we're quite stable plowing through mud. Biking guide was inadequate with confusing written guidance separated from related maps. Need detailed cue sheets with clear details on turns, distance etc. Hotels mostly above my expectations although those with no elevators were burdensome.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 2 to 8
      How many tours have you completed?
      10+
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Frequent Traveller August 22, 2016

      Great tour and helpful staff

      The tour was well organised although there was an initial communication problem at the first hotel. We were told by the tour company to meet at 7 am on the day of the trip and it should have been 7 pm. With a bit of luck and good timing it worked out fine. The local company was amazing. One of our party had an illness in the middle of the trip and the local company took care of us and drove him to the next destination along with his bike and baggage which gave him the time to recover and continue the trip. Amazing service. Will definitely do another tour.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      4
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 3/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Ron USA August 22, 2016

      Perfect week

      This was a perfect European week for us. We rode 5 days self-guided, and, speaking for myself, I would have loved to do another 5. I was in the groove.
      The biketours and their contractors are a well-oiled machine. They do this well. Our 3 Bikes were perfectly designed for this trip and had no problems. The luggage were there waiting at our hotel like clockwork.
      The route, Vienna to Budapest, has its spectacular moments especially coming into Esztergom (Hungary) and Budapest. and it has many tranquil lovely phases of riding right beside the Danube. There were a few duller stages early on-- riding for long stretches on the river levies-- but I didn't expect every moment to be picture-postcard.

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      zero
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
    • Neal July 2, 2016

      Fabulous week on a bike

      Jozef and his staff took care of the logistics and my wife and I just rode. The sights beyond belief. The only issue, beyond control of the tour, is there were a few segments of pretty rough road. Highly recommended

      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)