Country:
Hungary
Travelcode:
1HUBAL154_EN

Bike & wine in Balaton Uplands National Park

Discover Hungary´s youngest Nationalpark

  • The Balaton Uplands National Park is one of Hungary´s youngest national parks. Thousand years of history, culture and nature create a unique and unforgettable mixture.

    Strong wines, sandy beaches, delicious hungarian meals and the beauty of nature will inspire you on this special tour away from mass tourism!

    Tour profile

    Terrain is flat, you will cycle mostly on cycle paths or side roads.

    Day 1: Veszprém

    You start your holiday in Veszprém - the city of Queens. You have the opportunity to enjoy the historical places and the unique atmosphere of this lovely town before your first cycling day.

    Day 2: Veszprém - Balatonfüred, approx. 38 km/24 miles

    This day is a special one because it includes the first meeting with the idyllic landscape, the charming villages and the lake. You will see vineyards everywhere which were planted in the Roman times. Your accommodation in Balatonfüred - the capital of lake Balaton area - is very peaceful and quiet. The most common words concerning this city are history, culture, wine and hospitality.

    Day 3: Balatonfüred - Badacsony, approx. 50 km/31 miles

    Today you cycle to Tihany peninsula, where you visit the 950 years old Benedict Abbey which was built on the top of an extinct vulcano. After the sights of Tihany you will follow the cycle path which follows the lakeside. Nearly everywhere you can stop for a little swim. Todays destination will be Badacsony, located in one of Hungarys oldest wine regions.

    Day 4: Badacsony - Szentbékkálla, approx. 30 km/19 miles

    After breakfast you will visit the Szegedy Róza and Museum in which you can see how people lived in this region 200 years ago. Afterwards you will follow the Roman way and the Balaton cycle path to reach Szigliget, where you visit the 250 years old Winemuseum. Passing extinct volcanos and the oldest villages of Hungary you will arrive in the authentic village of Szentbékkálla.

    Day 5: Szentbékkálla - Tótvázsony, approx. 36 km/22 miles

    Today you will use hidden roads which lead through charming little villages like Köveskál, Szentantalfa or Óbudavár. You discover the beauty of Balaton Uplands National Park and the idyllic landscape of vineyards. You finish the leg in a nice and quiet hotel in Tótvázsony at the foot of Bakony mountain.

    Day 6: Tótvázsony - Balatonfüred, approx. 39 km/24 miles

    You leave your accommodation in direction Nagyvázsony where you visit the famous castle for which many battles have been fought since the XV. century. The castle is unique for its five storey living tower. Afterwards you cylce through small charming villages until you reach the Pécsely basin and winearea. It is always worth to taste a glass of wine in a local cellar and continue the trip to Aszófö. From here you follow the cycle path to Tihany and Balatonfüred.

    Day 7: Balatonfüred - Veszprém, approx. 34 km/21 miles

    On your last cycling day you use the Balaton cycle path which follows the coastline. You will have the opportunity to stop for a refreshing bath or an ice cream on every corner. At Balatonalmádi you can climb to the Óvári look-out from which you have a wonderfull view over the lake district. Afterwards you return to Veszprém for a nice walk through town.

    Day 8: Veszprém

    Individual departure or extended stay.
  • DATES

    Arrival day: daily from April 01 - September 30 (individual tour)
                         June 15, July 18, September 19  (guided tour)


    TOURMAP




    ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

    ARRIVAL BY PLANE

    Airport: Budapest (BUD)


    ARRIVAL BY CAR

    Parking: free of charge at the arrival hotel


    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

    Train station: Veszprém


    TRANSFER

    Budapest Airport/Hotel - Veszprém € 275,-/car tour & retour, reservierung required!


    PARTICIPANTS

    Minimum participants for group tour: 8 Pax


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    In Category A you will have 2 tournights in Badacsony and no night in Szentbákkálla!


    Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
  • Included services:

    • 7 nights in room with private facilities, breakfast
    • Luggage transport
    • GPS-System with usefull information along the route
    • Handlebar bag with maps and information material

    additional services for guided tour:

    • 7x half board
    • Housewine during dinner
    • 6 x picnics
    • 6 x wine tastings
    • Guide
    • Support vehicle
    • Bike rental and rental helmet
    • Entrances according to the program
    • Bus transport Airport - Hotel and back

  • 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
  • Category A: 4* Hotels, some of them with wellness area

    Category B: 3-4* Hotels and comfy Inns with familiar atmosphere, some of them have wellness areas

  • Bikes with panniers

    High quality trekking bikes with 24-speed Shimano gearshift, light aluminium frame and front suspension.
    Ladies-, gents- and kids bikes available. E-bikes and kids equipment on request.

    Bike helmet, water bottle, light, luggage rack, panniers, repair kit, pump and spare tube included.

  • 5,1 Maj Britt K. | 19.07.2015 Bike & wine in Balaton Uplands National Park

    Wine and food tour

    We had a very nice tour in Hungary. But it was not the route that we booked. We booked a tour at level 1. But it was much harder than that,so it was almost too hard for some in the group. So the tour we got ,was different from the tour in the catalog. ...
    • Generelle Zufriedenheit 5
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    • Reiseunterlagen 3
    • Informationen zu Beginn 6
    • Unterkunft 6
    • Verpflegung 6
    • Gepäcktransport 6
    • Streckenbeschreibung 5
    • Betreuung vor Ort 6
    • Streckenverlauf 3
    • Fahrrad + Zubehör 4
    • Preis-Leistungsverhältnis 5
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