Bike rest on Lake Balaton, Hungary. Photo via Flickr:Gonzalo Deniz
Balaton Uplands National Park, Hungary. Photo via Flickr:dungodung

Cycling through Veszprem, Hungary. Photo via Flickr:Attila Nobik

Bike and Wine in Hungary

Hungary Bike Tours

Bike Hungary Through Balaton Uplands National Park

  • The Balaton Uplands National Park is one of the youngest national parks in Hungary. However, its rich history dates back thousands of years to when the Romans planted the first vineyards and the ancient Hungarians founded the first villages. These beautiful, historic vineyards, sandy beaches, and the beauty of Balaton National Park make this a very unique tour. This tour allows you to choose between self-guided or guided.

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  • Self-Guided

    Category A: £ 745 $ 1,158 769 NOK 7818 kr 7217 $ 938

    Single supplement: £ 202 $ 315 209 NOK 2125 kr 1961 $ 255

    Category B: £ 648 $ 1,008 669 NOK 6802 kr 6278 $ 816

    Single supplement: £ 164 $ 255 169 NOK 1718 kr 1586 $ 206

    Guided

    Category A:  £ 1123 $ 1,747 1160 NOK 11793 kr 10886 $ 1,415

    Single Supplement: £ 202 $ 315 209 NOK 2125 kr 1961 $ 255

    Category B: £ 1026 $ 1,597 1060 NOK 10777 kr 9948 $ 1,293

    Single supplement: £ 164 $ 255 169 NOK 1718 kr 1586 $ 206

    extra options

    E-bike: £ 121 $ 188 125 NOK 1271 kr 1173 $ 153

    Half board supplement (self-guided option): £ 116 $ 181 120 NOK 1220 kr 1126 $ 146

    Budapest dinner cruise: On request

    Additional nights in Veszprém: On request

    Additional nights in Budapest: On request

    From (price depends on season): £ 77 $ 120 80 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98

    Airport transfers (price valid for up to 8 people)

    One way: £ 145 $ 226 150 NOK 1525 kr 1408 $ 183

    Two way: £ 266 $ 414 275 NOK 2796 kr 2581 $ 336

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Budapest Airport

    Local Travel

    A transfer between the Budapest Airport and the city of Veszprém is included in the tour price for the guided tour. This transfer can also be ordered for the self guided tour for a supplement.

    Climate

    Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature for the area: April 60/41º, May 70/51º, June 75/56º, July 79/59º, August 79/59º, September 71/52º, and October 59/43º.

    Remarks

    Free WiFi is included in 90% of the hotels


Where You’ll Stay

Overnight accommodations in high quality, 3 star hotels with the option to upgrade to 4 star hotels at an additional cost.

What’s Included

  • Valid for both Guided and Self-Guided
  • Accommodations for 8 nights in 3-4-star hotels
  • High quality, 24 speed hybrid bikes equipped with water bottles, front bags, mudguards, rear packs, panniers, and lights
  • Helmets
  • Maps
  • Detailed roadbook in English which includes tips on sights, cultural highlights, scenic stops and recommended restaurants
  • Guided
  • Half board: 7 x breakfast and 7 x three course dinners including unlimited wine
  • Two experienced bilingual guides
  • Support vehicle
  • 6 x wine tasting
  • Luggage Transfer
  • Entrance fees and tickets for excursions
  • Bus transfers to and from airport
  • Self-Guided
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Service hotline
  • Maps
  • GPS device preloaded with GPS tracks

What’s Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Dinners (self guided tour)
  • Entrance fees and tickets for excursions (self guided tour)
  • Airport transfers (self guided tour)
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike
TypeBoth
SkillModerate
Length8 days
From669 Rates
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Tour Dates

Self Guided: Daily from April 1 to September 30, 2017
Guided: May 14, June 25, and August 27, 2017

Skill Level

A moderate guided or self-guided bike tour on well maintained bike paths that are mostly flat with occasional hills. Average daily distance is 24 miles.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Veszprém
Day 2: Veszprém - Balatonfüred,  23 mi. (38 km)
Day 3: Balatonfüred - Badacsony,  30 mi. (50 km)
Day 4: Badacsony - Szentbékkálla or Szentantalfa, 18 mi. (30 km)
Day 5: Szentbékkálla - Tótvázsony,  22 mi. (36 km)
Day 6: Tótvázsony - Balatonfüred, 23 mi. (39 km)
Day 7: Balatonfüred - Veszprém, 21 mi. (34 km)
Day 8: Departure

*All distances are approximate. 

Day 1: Veszprém
The first day of this cycling vacation begins in Veszprém. This city is often called the "City of Queens", because Hungary's first queen, Gisel, and every Hungarian queen after her was crowned here. After settling into your room, you are free to explore the city. Take some time to enjoy the historical and the unique places of Veszprém before beginning the first day of cycling.

Day 2: Veszprém - Balatonfüred, 23 mi. (38 km)
After breakfast, you will begin to cycle to Lake Balaton. The beautiful landscape, charming villages, and the beautiful scenery surrounding Lake Balaton is a picturesque sight. You will cycle this pike path until you reach Balatonfüred. The route changes to an old Roman road which follows the coastline. Along the route, grape fields which were planted in the Roman times, are visible. Today's route will end in Balatonfüred, the capital of lake Balaton, a city known for its history, culture, wine, and hospitality.

Day 3: Balatonfüred - Badacsony, 30 mi. (50 km)
Today's route takes you on a bike path that follows the coastline. You are free to stop anywhere you wish to swim and relax. This day is dedicated to nature, sunshine and the water. Tonight's accommodations will be in Badacsony, at the foot of the Badacsony Mountain. This wine area is the oldest in Hungary and the wines are excellent paired with the authentic, local cuisine.

Day 4: Badacsony - Szentbékkálla or Szentantalfa, 18 mi. (30 km)
Today in Badacsony will be an opportunity to visit the Szegedy Róza House and Museum. After spending some time at the museum, you will cycle on an old Roman road and the Balaton cycle road to Szigliget. In Szigliget, you will visit the Eszterházy Wine Museum and climb up to the Castle which was used in the Turkish War. From here, the route takes you across the land of extinct volcanos and the vitnessing mountains which are in the heart of the Balaton Uplands National Park. You will cycle trough the oldest Hungarian villages and end the day in the authentic village of Szentbékálla.

Day 5:Szentbékkálla or Szentantalfa - Tótvázsony, 22 mi. (36 km)
Today you will use hidden roads which go through charming little villages such as Köveskál, Szentantalfa, Óbudavár. On today's route, you will discover the beauty of Balaton Uplands National Park which is full of beautiful grape fields. You will cycle through Nivegy valley wine area which played important role in wine export in the Roman times. Today's cycle tour will end in a nice, quiet hotel in Tótvázsony, at the foot of Bakony Mountain.

Day 6: Tótvázsony - Balatonfüred, 23 mi. (39 km)
You will cycle down to Pécsely and Aszófő and reach the city central of Tihany where you can spend a whole day exploring. A visit to the Benedict Abbey which was built to the top of the extinct volcano is highly recommended. From here, you can take a look down to the middle of the peninsula to the old caldera and the Inner lake. After the sights of Tihany, you will head to Koczor wine cellar for a picnic lunch and wine tasting in the square. After lunch, you may head to the hotel in Balatonfüred which is just 25 minutes away.

Day 7: Balatonfüred - Veszprém, 21 mi. (34 km)
On the last cycling da, you use the Balaton cycling road which leads next to the coastline. You will have the opportunity to stop as many times as you wish for a refreshing swim or an ice cream. Cycle along the embankment from Balatonalmádi and take in one last view of the lake before turning in the direction of Veszprém. This day is an ideal cool down after the whole bike tour. After arriving in Veszprém you can explore or do a little shopping. 

Day 8: Departure
You cycling tour ends after breakfast. 

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