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Danube cycling holidays – Danube cycle path Vienna to Budapest

Originating in the Black Forest in Germany, Europes second longest river, the Danube is one of the grandest rivers in the world, meandering more than 2,000 kilometres between the Schwarzwald area in Germany and the Black Sea. It is also the most international river in the world as it passes through no less than ten different countries along the way and through four capital cities; Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade before emptying into the Black Sea through the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.

European Cycling Tours offer a unique opportunity for a once in a lifetime cycling experience through this spectacular and special corner of Europe. Untouched by modernity, the Danube still holds a rich heritage of culture and unspoiled landscape for you to explore on your bicycle. Without any hills, this leisurely ride along the Danube cycle path has been carefully designed with shorter daily distances than most other cycling trips and is ideal for groups of friends, couples and families seeking a cycling holiday experience together in this beautiful part of Europe visiting great cities, tasting great cuisine and enjoying great hospitality along the way… all fully supported by our friendly staff taking care of you along the way.

Total Distance: 295kmTotal Ascent: 850mMax Alt: 175mDifficulty Grade: 2/5
5 NightsNext Departure: Contact Us Discovery Factor: #5
Guide Price: £695pp*


Day One – Arrive Vienna airport – transfer to hotel. Times of recommended flights given at time of application.

Day Two – Vienna to Bratislava – 67km +285m

Day Three – Bratislava to Komárno – 73km +160m

Day Four – Komárno to Esztergom – 60km +170m

Day Five – Esztergom to Budapest – 65km +300m

Day Six – Easy day enjoying the the city of Budapest before evening flight home


Experienced Cycle Guide, Full Vehicle Support, Bike Mechanic, First Aiders,

Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Hotel Accommodation (5 nights inc Breakfast), Airport Transfers (designated flights)

Not Included

Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals


Recommended flight information will be given on your application. To help us help you, It is important you notify us of any extraordinary travel arrangements you may have that prevents you from arriving at the recommended times.
Your personal bags will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event.
If you are bringing your own bikes, we strongly ask your bikes to be transported by bike bags (semi-rigid/soft). Please do not arrive to the event with rigid bike travel boxes. Support vehicles will have limited space and unable stow large solid bike boxes as well as all luggage and equipment through the event.

Bike hire is available.

Weather & Kit

This ride can be done through most months of the year. Central European weather will bring us warm summers with clement temperatures and warm evenings.
This is principally an off-road cycling experience using cycle pathways and cycling lanes (on roads), in places we can expect little or no asphalt surface. You should equip yourself with a mountain bike or road hybrid bike with wide good quality ‘touring tyres’. Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order. If you have any doubt regarding your bike set-up, please contact to discuss. Please note, high-tech, lightweight sport road bikes are NOT suitable for this cycling adventure along the Danube. Bike Hire available POA.
A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.

Fitness & Training

This is a level 2 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 60km in a day (8hrs) and/or used to riding distances upto 40km over hilly terrain – minimum. If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a cal and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
Please arrive to the event ready to ride and not rely on ‘muscle memory’ or riding into ‘trip fitness’ – don’t let us or yourself down…please train to ride.

For help with training we can offer a training plan here.

* Guide price based on group size ten or more

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This incredible cycling trip is available for private booking.

If you are a group of friends or family seeking your own cycling holiday on a date of your choice then contact us to find out how we can deliver a unique Danube cycling holiday experience just for you and your group. 

To participate on this extraordinary cycling adventure or for further information hit contact us  now…

“Having never really cycled before, the challenge of cycling from London to Paris was HUGE. However, both Jason and Paul did an amazing job in supporting the team of mixed abilities and experience through the 3 day tour. Extremely professional, and a very well organised itinerary. I would seriously recommend ECT for anyone looking for a great adventure with the security of knowing it’ll be well planned and catered for. I’m looking forward to booking my next trip with these guys. Thanks again for all your support, knowledge (and patience)!!! “ – Bryony Harrison-Croft 2018

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Danube cycling holidays on the Vienna to Budapest Danube cycle path