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Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Distance: 355 km / 220 miles
Daily avg.: 59 km / 37 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Self-guided / semi-guided / guided tour

Not recommended for road bikes

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.
Guided tour: evening briefing with our guide who brings bikes and information materials.
Overnight in Vienna.

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

Self-/semi-guided tour: morning briefing with our representative/guide who brings bikes and 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 - Komarno (52 km / 32 miles)

Today’s ride through Hungarian countryside will bring you back to the main Danube River course. Cross the river in the Hungarian / Slovak twin town of Komarom-Komarno, where you can admire their impressive, never conquered fortresses.
Overnight in Komarno.

Day 6)
Komarno - Esztergom (56 km / 35 miles)

This riverside day will take you along the Danube following mostly paved bike paths to Esztergom, since 1000 the archbishop 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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