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Danube Monarchy / Vienna - Budapest

Vienna - Budapest



Tour profile / Level 1-2

The tour is mostly flat and sometimes slightly hilly. The Austrian section follows well-maintained and equipped cycling paths, in Hungary you will often cycle on country back and side roads. Upon entering and leaving cities there is, but of course, traffic that must be closely observed!

Day 1: Vienna

Individual arrival.

Day 2: Vienna – Bad Deutsch-Altenburg/ surroundings, approx. 42 km

On the Danube-Cycle-Path you bike through the idyllic meadows along the Danube, passing the castle of "Orth" to Petronell-Carnuntum (significant roman excavations) or Bad Deutsch-Altenburg/surroundings.

Day 3: Bad Deutsch-Altenburg/ surroundings – Szigetköz, approx. 58 km

Still following the Danube-Cycle-Path you will reach Bratislava. Shortly after you reach Hungary, you bike through small typical villages using the dam cycle path (gravel) and country roads.

Day 4: Szigetköz – Györ, approx. 45 km

Cycling through the former marsh region of the "Little Alföld". Taking side roads you pass through delightful villages and arrive at the provincial capital of Györ.

Day 5: Györ - Komarom – Danube bend, approx. 57 km

You travel over the densely wooded hills of the "Gerecse" range. Some uphill stretches are rewarded with wonderful descents. In Esztergom you can admire the imposing cathedral.

Day 6: Danube bend – Budapest, approx. 62 km + ship

Steep mountain-slopes frame the picturesque landscape of the Danube Bend up to Szentendre island. Go by boat or transfer-bus (according to season) to Budapest. On the boat, the view on the sun deck is overwhelming. Note: Boat ride depending on the season at the beginning or end of the stage. Outside the boat season train ticket as a substitute.

Day 7: Budapest

Individual departure or extension.


  • 6 nights in rooms with private facilities and breakfast 

  • Breakfast or 5x dinner halfboard (surcharge applies)

  • Daily luggage transport up to hotel in Budapest 

  • 1x ship or train (before/after seasonal shipping schedule - dates will follow) Szentendre - Budapest incl. bike 

  • 1x Handlebar bag with maps and informational material per room

  • Tour-App (also as GPX file available) 1x per room

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    • S1   27.04. - 03.05.24
    • every SAT
    • S2   04.05. - 28.06.24
    • every SAT/SUN
    • S3   29.06. - 13.09.24
    • every SAT/SUN
    • S2   14.09. - 04.10.24
    • every SAT/SUN
    • S1   05.10. - 12.10.24
    • every SAT


    Discount for 3rd person (in double room with 2 adults)
    Children 0-6,99 years -100%
    Children 7-11,99 years - 50%
    Children 12-14,99 years - 25%
    15-99 years - 10%
    Bicycles & equipment
    21-/24-speed-bike UNISEX 99
    E-bike 219
    Children bike, trailer, tagalong on request
    Additional nights
    Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 76/110
    Budapest 4* (dbl/sgl) 76/129
    Return transfer of own bikes through RAD+REISEN 69

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR


    Hotel samples

    typical inns/B&B’s on the countryside, in the smaller cities 3* hotels, in Vienna and Budapest 4* hotels

    Vienna: 4*Hotel Arcotel Donauzentrum
    Bad Deutsch-Altenburg/ surroundings: Landgasthof Marc Aurel
    Szigetköz: Szigetköz Pension Diamant
    Györ: 3*Hotel Ibis Györ
    Danube bend: 3*Hotel Szent Adalbert
    Budapest: 4*Hotel Mercure Castle Hill

    NotePlease be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Rental bicycles & equipment

    Our bicycles are state-of-the-art quality bikes, designed specifically for the requirements and wishes of our guests. This is how we created easy-running, robust touring bikes with a low comfort entry, precise Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gears, modern V-brakes, hollow aluminum rims and puncture-proof tires. The elevating handlebars allow for comfortable and back-friendly riding. The bikes in our fleet are mostly not older than 3 years. During the duration of the trip you are liable for any damage, loss or theft.

    The following bikes are available with 28" tires in various frame sizes (Men’s frames are provided for men over 188 cm):

    • 24-speed trekking bikes UNISEX* with hand brakes and freewheel
    • E-bikes (pedelecs) UNISEX
    • child seat, child trailer, pull-along bikes

    Our rental bikes are equipped with a spacious waterproof pannier, a handy handlebar bag, service kit with tools, air pump,bike lock per room.

    E-Bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide you with modern quality e-bikes (pedelecs) with 7 or 8-speed hub gears, gradually selectable aid of pedaling power, puncture-proof tires and low UNISEX comfort entry. The bikes have a powerful motor and a strong lithium-ion battery, one battery charge is enough for up to 70 kilometers. You conserve your battery by starting with the lowest possible assistance and increasing it as needed. You charge the batteries at night using the charger.

    IMPORTANT: please reserve ebikes early, as they are only available in very limited numbers.


    Breakdowns or punctures can occur even with new wheels and the best maintenance. Fix punctures yourself, in case of major damage please contact our on-site staff. Please do not have any repairs done to the bikes without our approval.

    Bringing of own bikes

    You are welcome to bring your own bike. This is specially adapted to your needs and we understand very well that you would naturally like to have it with you on your bike trip. Do not forget to bring a tool bag including necessary keys and spare tube as well as a lock and check the bike for functionality before your departure.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Vienna (VIE), Bratislava (BTS)
    Bustransfer: Vienna Airport - Arrival Hotel: Vienna Airportlines or TAXI www.airportdriver.at

    Arrival by car

    Parking garage at the arrival hotel: approx. € 28,- per day, unguarded, locked (Cat. A), reservation not possible

    Public parking: unguarded, free of charge, directly in the back roads

    Public parking garage = Park & Ride: approx. € 21,- per week, unguarded, at the underground station Leopoldau (line U1)

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Vienna central station, then underground line U1 to arrival hotel. See timetable >>here


    RAD+REISEN-Transfer of own bikes in Season 1 on Friday and in Season 2+3 on Saturdays (arrival in Vienna approx. 9 pm) - extra night in Vienna recommended

    Additional information

    Formula I Grand Prix Budapest
    Tour start in Vienna on July 13 + 14 2024 | supplement of € 60,- per room per night in Budapest due to Formula I Weekend
    Additional: 2 Nights minimum stay in Budapest in Category B

    The included cruise is possible in the following times:
    Szentendre - Budapest
    April 28 - October 01, every FRI, SAT and SUN
    (train ride will be organized in times not meeting the boat schedule)

    Safety equipment
    In Austria it is mandatory for children under the age of 12 to wear a bike helmet when on a bike. Please protect your little ones and bring their own helmet. Reflective vests are not obligatory, but surely useful.

    In Slovakia you are obliged to wear a bike helmet outside of villages, for children under 15 years it is mandatory to wear a helmet in general. Reflective vests are mandatory at bad sight, at night and dawn.

    In Hungary it is mandatory to wear safety vests at bad light and sight outside of villages, but there is no obligation to wear a helmet.


    minimum participants: 6 persons


    Travel stories

    4,8 of 6 Stars | 10
    First of all my wife and I had a really good time. all the operational side by rad & Reisen was excellent. the hotels where satisfying. some of the roads where monotonous but overall the route was lovely and gave us a taste for more...I.J.T. 10/18
    4.8 22.07.2019 | Aline L. Danube Monarchy

    Hungary 2019

    We would have appreciated a bit more options based on the biking level of the the team. For instance, in our case, our average speed was 15 km/h, and with a 60 km per day, we didn’t have enough time to visit around. So shorter steps would have been ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 2
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 3
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5.1 03.10.2018 | ilan jacob T. Danube Monarchy

    my bicycle trip - wonderfull

    first of all my wife and I had a really good time. all the operational side by rad & Reisen was excellent. the hotels where satisfying. some of the roads where monotonous but overall the route was lovely and gave us a taste for more. one thing regarding ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 4
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5.3 27.08.2018 | Samuel S. Danube Monarchy

    Overall a very good experience

    Overall a very good experience, however the planning was not ideal because the trip segments were too long sometimes, and a better selection of overnight hotel points could have been made. For example, the Petronel-Carnuntum location was very inconvenient ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 4
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.5 12.05.2017 | Aleksandr T. Danube Monarchy Vienna - Budapest


    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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