Cycling Tour of the Danube

Cycling Tour of the Danube




Join us on this extraordinary cycling tour along the Danube River.  Follow this famous river from Vienna, Austria, to Budapest, Hungary.   This cycling tour in central Europe promises an immersive journey.  Combine the joy of cycling with the richness of incredible cultural experiences, and the fun and social atmosphere of a small group locally led bike tour.

This cycling tour starts on the banks of the Danube, in stunning Vienna, surrounded by imperial architecture and historic landmarks. Pedal through cobblestone streets, taking in the beauty of the Schönbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral.  We follow the Danube's winding path, tracing the footsteps of empires and revolutions that have shaped this iconic European route.

Each stop whilst cycling along the Danube River unveils a blend of medieval charm, vibrant vineyards, and architectural wonders.

We indulge our tastebuds in local delights, from Vienna's savory schnitzels, to Budapest's exquisite goulash, creating a unique culinary experience on your cycling tour in Europe.  In the Wachau Valley, renowned for its vineyards and apricot orchards, we sample the local wines, making this cycling tour along the Danube a sensory delight.

The river's timeless flow mirrors the passage of history, with each turn offering a glimpse into Central European culture.

Join us on this captivating cycling exploration where history, architecture, gastronomy, and the breathtaking beauty of the Danube converge.

One of the great cycling tours of Europe, we have specifically tailored this bike based adventure for our guests, and we know you will create incredible memories by joining us.

What We Love About this Cycling Tour on the Danube

  • The Imperial Majesty of Vienna: Cycle through Vienna's regal streets, marvelling at the imperial architecture of Schönbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral.

  • Charming Danube Towns: Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein and Melk, where medieval charm meets vibrant vineyards along the river's edge.

  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in local flavors, from Vienna's savory schnitzels to Budapest's exquisite goulash, creating a culinary journey along the Danube.

  • Wachau Valley's Vineyards: Savor the finest wines in the picturesque Wachau Valley, surrounded by vineyards and apricot orchards, a sensory delight for wine enthusiasts.

  • Historic Landmarks: Uncover the rich history as you pedal through iconic landmarks, tracing the footsteps of empires and revolutions along the Danube's timeless path.

  • The fun and social atmosphere the Tour de Vines' cycling tours are famous for.  New friends, great memories. 

What's Included in Your Cycling Tour on the Danube

This cycling tour is great value when you consider the quality inclusions, as follows: 

  • 6 nights 4* quality hotel accommodation (see below for 2024 properties)
  • 6 x full breakfasts each morning before riding and on last morning of departure
  • 3 x lunches during cycling (picnic & cafe style lunch stops whilst cycling)
  • 2 x gourmet dinners incl special Welcome Dinner and celebratory Farewell Dinner
  • 1 x winery lunch with tastings  
  • Food, wine & produce tasting experiences as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Quality bicycles & helmets (if required)
  • Enviro friendly cycling water bottle & lightweight cycling t-shirt
  • 2 experienced bilingual guides with each tour and support van throughout
  • Delivery of your luggage to your hotel room each day
  • Entry fees to attractions and historical sites as stipulated in itinerary.
  • Arrival and departure transfers to airport or train stations on start date and end date of the cycling tour
  • An unforgettable experience!

Hotels for Danube Cycling Tour trips in 2024:

Vienna – Hotel Regina ****
Bratislava – Hotel Devin****
Gyor – Hotel Domus Collis****
Tata – Hotel Kiss****
Visegrad – Hotel Visegrad****
Budapest – Hotel Central Basilica****

Cycling Tour on the Danube Dates & Prices

This Danube Cycling Tour from Vienna to Budapest is 6 nights/7 days.

Up to date prices and real time availability can be viewed on the calendar below. 

2024 Danube Tour Dates
14th – 20th September 2024    

2025 Danube Tour Dates
31st May - 6th June 2025
5th - 11th July 2025
31st Aug - 6th September 2025
14th - 20th September 2025

Prices are per person based on 2 sharing (double or twin share on request). We have worked very hard to reduce the Single supplement to $A600.  

E-bikes for Cycling the Danube Tour

E-bikes are available to hire for this cycling tour.  This trip is graded as easy and is almost entirely flat throughout.  There are some reasonable distances on some of the days so if in doubt an e-Bike is worth it.   Request an itinerary below for more info on the daily cycling. 

Trusted Cycling Tour Operator
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.

You will stay in very comfortable hotels, mostly 4*. All rooms have en-suite shower or bath facilities. Prices are based on two sharing in twin or double rooms. Singles are available with supplement. Where possible, we choose hotels well located to enable you the freedom the explore the local area.  

Specific properties for 2024 on the Cycling tour on the Danube are:

  1. Hotel Regina, Vienna: Immerse yourself in Viennese elegance at this 4-star gem. Centrally located, it offers historic charm, modern comfort, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city.

  2. Hotel Devin, Bratislava: Discover sophistication on the banks of the Danube. Hotel Devin, a 4-star haven, boasts stylish rooms, river views, and an ideal location near Bratislava's historic sites.

  3. Hotel Domus Collis, Gyor: Experience comfort in the heart of Gyor at Hotel Domus Collis. This 4-star retreat features well-appointed rooms, a tranquil courtyard, and proximity to Gyor's cultural landmarks.

  4. Hotel Kiss, Tata: Find tranquility in Tata at Hotel Kiss, a 4-star oasis. Surrounded by nature, it offers comfortable rooms, a garden terrace, and a peaceful escape near Tata's scenic attractions.

  5. Hotel Visegrad, Visegrad: Unwind in the historic town of Visegrad at Hotel Visegrad. With 4-star luxury, riverside views, and proximity to the castle, it's an ideal retreat after a day of exploration.

  6. Hotel Central Basilica, Budapest: Culminate your journey in Budapest's heart at Hotel Central Basilica. This 4-star haven combines modern luxury with historic charm, featuring stylish rooms and a central location near key landmarks.

We carefully select the restaurants for cuisine and ambience, and favour those with a strong regional influence where possible. We can arrange for our restaurants to cater for specific dietary requirements and allergies etc. where notified in advance.

Bikes & Support
Bikes are available, that are well maintained hybrids or mountain bikes or e-bikes, perfect for this style of cycling. Comfortable, easy to use, puncture resistant tyres and well-padded comfortable seats. BYO bikes are possible only with prior arrangement. BYO seats & pedals can also be accommodated with prior notice.

Tour de Vines has an express policy of hiring local guides.  We believe this is important to not only give back to the local regions we travel in, but to also have the benefit of deep local knowledge.  We want you to find the secret places, stories and history during your cycling tour with us. 

On this small group tour a qualified local guide is present throughout, as well as back up support.  Guides are trained in First Aid, capable bike mechanics and are local experts.  More importantly they will look after your every need and ensure you are happy, have fun and stay smiling! 

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Itinerary at a Glance

Arrive Vienna, and as always a special Welcome Dinner to meet fellow riders and guide team.  Overnight Vienna.  

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