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.