Experience Hungary on a VBT bike tour and you’ll surround yourself with soul-stirring vistas and inspirational Old World culture. The single most beautiful stretch of the Danube flows north of Budapest, where forested hills guide the river into its famous bend. Quiet lanes climb toward imposing castles. Riverside and island bikeways follow the river in a ribbon of easy routes perfect for a leisurely ramble. Simply, there’s no end to the beauty and pleasures of Hungary on two wheels.
VBT’s Hungary Bike Tour sends you pedaling beneath linden trees en route to a castle and along the Danube Cycle Path, Europe’s most beloved bike route. You’ll also be treated to cycling along a tranquil island in the heart of Budapest, past a treasure trove of medieval ruins and blooming gardens, and by the reflective waters of the Fertod lake region.
Your VBT bike tour steeps you in Hungarian culture. Wheel around Szentendre Island, a rural haven surrounded by Danube waters, picnic on authentic fare around an open fire at the preserved grounds of a citadel. Learn to make the perfect strudel in a quaint village. And answer the call of Budapest’s ornate spas for a soothing soak.
Beyond Danube shores, Hungarian legacies grand and small dot the rustic landscape. In Sopron, cycle amidst Roman, medieval, and baroque beauty. Off the saddle, an extravagant display of elegance and grandeur greets you at Esterházy Palace, “Hungary’s Versailles.” In Esztergom, once Hungary’s glorious capital, the nation’s largest basilica still dazzles 170 years after its dedication.
Fittingly for the land of the Habsburgs, you’ll revel in luxurious accommodations. Settle in to a 16th-century castle updated in gorgeous modernist style by a Roaring 20’s ambassador. And on the Danube Cycle Path, step right off your bike into your lodge. Delicious authentic fare meets you at the dining table throughout your Hungarian bike tour. Add freshly-made strudel, hearty goulash and local gruit brandy and you have a journey that’s pleasing to the palate, body, and spirit.
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VBT has partnered with Emerald Waterways, among the finest river cruise providers, for a European bicycle vacation on a grand scale. From Nuremberg to Budapest, you’ll sail the fabled Danube, disembarking to ride the continent’s longest riverside bike path and other car-free byways.
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