In old world Bohemia, the lilting Danube River hides a secret that is every cyclist’s dream: the International Danube Bike Path. Our VBT Slovakia bike tour helps you take utmost advantage of one of Europe’s most enriching rides into a lush countryside, through quaint villages, and past majestic castles. Europe’s youngest capital city, Bratislava, holds its own secrets, brimming with architectural marvels and rich history. From river bank to cultural hub, Slovakia is a magical setting ripe for you to discover.
On a VBT Slovakia bicycling trip, the riverside Danube Bike Path takes center stage. Nothing compares to tracing the route of this legendary waterway on two wheels. Inspiration to composers, writers and artists, and witness to pivotal moments in history, its country lanes and village-dotted river banks tell countless stories. Slovakia’s daily life unfolds before you as you ride past quiet farmlands and into the tree-lined squares of lovely Sturovo … or ride along a dam into the 800 year-old village of Cunovo for a fresh perspective on the river.
Off the saddle, Bratislava invites endless strolls and invigorating exploration. In the shadow of the city’s namesake hilltop castle, baroque architecture recalls the days of the Hapsburgs and whimsical bronze sculptures enchant and delight. The leafy squares and cobbled lanes of the remarkably restored Staré mesto, or Old Town, offer hints of a proud history. Linger over a meal at night here, when Bratislava transforms into a vast open-air café.
The timeless old-world feel of Slovakia invites you to take it slow throughout your Slovakia bike trip. Pause for a tranquil picnic in Cunovo and soak up the waterfront, perhaps spotting Slovakia’s Olympic rafters as they slip past. Park your bike and enjoy a pint of Slovakia’s finest beer in Sturovo. Embark a leisurely boat ride along the Danube’s peaceful waters. If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy Slovakia in the slow lane, our VBT Trip Leaders can point you in the right direction.
Along the way, savor meals prepared with the freshest ingredients. And indulge in elegant accommodations at one of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, set in the midst of Bratislava’s Old Town and just a short walk to the Danube bike path, so you’re always ready to wheel away into the best of Slovakia’s bounty.
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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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