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Danube Trail Vienna - Budapest

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Length: 363 km / 226 miles
Daily avg.: 60 km / 37 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Self-guided or guided cycling trip

Day 1)
Arrival to Vienna

Arrive to Vienna and enjoy sightseeing in this city where old traditions of the Habsburg monarchy meet the modern way of life. There are many things to see, just to name some: the impressive St. Stephen's cathedral or famous Hundertwasser House designed in 1985.
Overnight in Vienna.

Day 2)
Vienna - Hainburg (60 km / 37 miles)

After breakfast meet our representative who will introduce you to the tour, give you the bike and all information materials.
Leave Vienna through the vast Prater Park with a giant ferris wheel, the symbol of the city. Then cycle down the Danube National Park and touch the natural riverbed on your way to Carnuntum, where archaeological reconstruction brings back to life the capital of the Roman province of Pannonia. Arrive to Hainburg, the easternmost Austrian town with well preserved medieval fortification.
Overnight in Hainburg.

Day 3)
Hainburg - Bratislava - Mosonmagyarovar (58 km / 36 miles)

Leave Austria for Slovakia and have lunch in its capital Bratislava, with the historical town centre by the Danube bank. Then follow the Danube sidearms into Hungary and ride down the rural countryside to Mosonmagyarovar, a spa town on the meandering Lajta River.
Overnight in Mosonmagyarovar.

Day 4)
Mosonmagyarovar - Gyor (47 km / 29 miles)

The route from Mosonmagyarovar winds its way through farming pastures and rural villages. You can relax in the open-air thermal pool in Lipot before you skim the Mosoni-Duna River meanders on your way to Gyor. This ancient town, dated back to Roman era, has got a lively town center in the intact Baroque layout.
Overnight in Gyor.

Day 5)
Gyor - Tata (72 km / 45 miles)

Today’s ride will bring you back to the main Danube river course. You can even pop into Slovakia for a while, crossing the river in the twin town of Komarom-Komarno and admire their impressive, never conquered fortresses. Continue back to the rural Hungarian inland heading for Tata, a lakeside town with Mediterranean atmosphere.
Overnight in Tata.

Day 6)
Tata - Esztergom (46 km / 28 miles)

This shortest day begins with an ascent to cover, fortunately there is a hilltop winetasting restaurant with a great view of the countryside. Then descend back to the Danube and follow it to Esztergom, since 1000 the archbishop's seat, and the former Hungarian capital. No wonder, that the magnificent Esztergom basilica is the largest cathedral in Hungary.
Overnight in Esztergom.

Day 7)
Esztergom - Budapest (82 km / 51 miles)

The final leg follows the Danube all the way to Budapest. Ride a riverside bike path winding its way through the narrow Danube bend, then continue onto Szentendre Island and to the Szentendre town, a popular artists' haven with numerous churches and galleries. From there you can take a boat ride to Budapest or continue cycling along the river for next 25 km.
Overnight in Budapest.

Day 8)

Enjoy the magnificent city of Budapest with the UNESCO enlisted city center which boasts incredible architecture such as the imposing Neo-Gothic Parliament, the largest building in Hungary. The city is rich in parks and spa springs, together with the Danube river islands they offer host of places to relax.

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