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Balaton Roundtrip

around Hungary’s paradise

Map

Route

Tour profile: Level 1-2

You cover around 35-65 km a day, mainly on flat surfaces. The bike tour on Lake Balaton does not require many years of practice or special fitness.

Day 1: Siófok

Individual arrival in Siófok. After checking in, there will be an information meeting.

Day 2: Siófok – Balatonkeresztúr, approx. 65 km

Your journey starts with a cycle tour along the southern shore of Lake Balaton. Today’s route takes you through small vacation resorts, past beaches, inviting cafés and restaurants to Balatonkeresztúr.

Day 3: Balatonkeresztúr – Badacsony, approx. 54 km

Today’s tour first takes you along Little Balaton, which was declared a nature reserve in 1951. You cycle through the home of numerous bird species, aquatic plants and other animals. Today’s destination is the historic town of Keszthely, some of whose monuments date back to the 13th century.

Day 4: Badacsony – Tapolca – Badacsony, approx. 33 km

After breakfast, you set off for Tapolca, also known as the town of waters. The Tapolca basins between the famous basalt basins are impressive. It is also worth visiting the lake cave and the mill pond before returning to Badacsony.

Day 5: Badacsony – Köveskál – Tihany, approx. 35 km

Today the route takes you through the Kali Basin and back to the shores of Lake Balaton. You cycle through small villages, picturesque landscapes and orchards. Through the Balaton Uplands National Park and on through Zánka you return to the Balaton cycle path before reaching your destination for today: the picturesque Tihany peninsula.

Day 6: Tihany – Balatonfüred – Siófok, approx. 75 km

Before you cycle back to the starting point of Siófok today, you will pass a few popular small vacation resorts on Lake Balaton. In summer, for example, the spa town of Balatonfüred attracts visitors with its numerous wine festivals and events. Alternatively, you can shorten the tour from Tihany to a total of 15 km by taking the ferry (not included, ticket approx. € 3) across the lake to Szántód.

Day 7: Siófok

Individual departure or extension

Services

  • 6 nights with shower/WC

  • Daily breakfast

  • visitor’s tax

  • Cab transfer in Siófok: train station - hotel - train station

  • Luggage transfer

  • Repair kit for bicycles

  • Reception at the hotel and handover of the information package on the day of arrival

  • 24 hour service hotline

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    • S1   06.04. - 10.05.24
    • Cat. A
    • every WED + SAT
    • S2   11.05. - 14.06.24
    • Cat. A
    • every WED + SAT
    • S3   15.06. - 20.09.24
    • Cat. A
    • every WED + SAT
    • S2   30.09. - 30.10.24
    • Cat. A
    • every WED + SAT
    • S1   06.04. - 10.05.24
    • Cat. B
    • every WED + SAT
    • S2   11.05. - 14.06.24
    • Cat. B
    • every WED + SAT
    • S3   15.06. - 20.09.24
    • Cat. B
    • every WED + SAT
    • S2   30.09. - 30.10.24
    • Cat. B
    • every WED + SAT

    Extras

    Discount extra bed
    0-3,99 yrs -100%
    4-11,99 yrs in dbl with 1 full paying adult (max. 1 child) -20%
    4-11,99 yrs in dbl with 2 full paying adults -35%
       
    Bikes and equipment
    21-speed 55
    E-Bike 220
    Children’s bike on request
       
    Additional nights
    Siófok Cat. A+B (DZ/EZ) on request

    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

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A
    You mostly sleep in selected hotels within national 4 star level.

    Siófok: Premium Hotel Panoráma
    Balatonfenyves: Fenyves Yacht Club Hotel
    Badacsony: BonVino Hotel
    Tihany: Atrium Hotel


    Category B
    You mostly sleep in selected hotels within national 3 star level.

    Siófok: Hotel Lido
    Balatonkeresztúr: Hotel Zsanett
    Badacsony: Halászkert Hotel
    Tihany: Yacht Club Hotel


    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.

    Bicycle

    Rental bikes and equipment

    21-speed trekking bikes, children’s bikes and e-bikes are available for hire. The bikes are equipped with a saddle bag, repair kit and pump.


    E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    This makes every tour a pleasure. With our electric bikes, every incline is easily mastered and even cyclists with different fitness levels can go on a bike tour together!

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Budapest (BUD)
    The best-known airlines flying to Budapest from Germany are German Wings, Air Berlin, Ryanair and Wizz Air.


    Arrival by car

    Take the highway towards Vienna as far as the Nickelsdorf/Hegyeshalom border (toll sticker required)

    M1 highway, exit Veszprém-Balaton - this will take you to road 82. Continue from Veszprém in the direction of Lepsény, Enying, this will take you to road 70, which leads directly to Siófok.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Siófok
    Several connections daily via Budapest. (Keleti and Deli Station) A transfer will be organized from Siófok station to the starting hotel.


    Additional information

    In Hungary, high-visibility vests must be worn outside the local area in poor visibility and darkness. Bicycle helmets are not compulsory.

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