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.

    Be sure to check out our full list of bike tours in Hungary.

  • Self-Guided

    Category A: £ 830 $ 1,324 879 NOK 8717 kr 8046 $ 1,046

    Single supplement: £ 207 $ 330 219 NOK 2172 kr 2005 $ 261

    Category B: £ 736 $ 1,173 779 NOK 7725 kr 7131 $ 927

    Single supplement: £ 188 $ 300 199 NOK 1973 kr 1822 $ 237

    Guided

    Category A:  £ 1199 $ 1,912 1269 NOK 12584 kr 11616 $ 1,510

    Single Supplement: £ 207 $ 330 219 NOK 2172 kr 2005 $ 261

    extra options

    E-bike (self guided option): £ 66 $ 105 70 NOK 694 kr 641 $ 83

    E bike (guided option): £ 132 $ 211 140 NOK 1388 kr 1282 $ 167

    Half board supplement (self-guided option): £ 123 $ 196 130 NOK 1289 kr 1190 $ 155

    Budapest dinner cruise: On request

    Additional nights in Veszprém: On request

    Additional nights in Budapest: On request

    From (price depends on season): £ 76 $ 121 80 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95

    Airport transfers (price valid for up to 8 people)

    One way: £ 142 $ 226 150 NOK 1488 kr 1373 $ 179

    Two way: £ 260 $ 414 275 NOK 2727 kr 2517 $ 327

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    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc 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. Ordering the transfer is recommended due to public transportation costs and travel time.

    From the airport, it is best to catch a taxi if you are staying overnight in Budapest. There are fixed fares approximately 5000 HUF / person. It takes 20 minutes to reach Budapest central. First take the bus to the metro station Kőbánya/Kispest and there go to city central. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes to city central.

    Helpful link from the airport to the city central:

    http://www.bud.hu/english/passengers/transport_and_parking/by_public_transport

    From Budapest you can reach the starting city (Veszprém) by train or bus. By train go to Déli Pu. (South railway station) and from there to Veszprém. For bus go to Népliget (central bus station) and from there to Veszprém.

    Useful link for train travel: http://www.mav.hu/english/index.php

    Useful link for bus travel: http://www.volanbusz.hu/en/

    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 7 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
From779 Rates
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Tour Dates

Self Guided: Daily from April 1 to September 30, 2018
Guided: May 19, July 7, September 22, 2018

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: Veszprém
Day 2: Veszprém - Balatonfüred, 23 mi. (38 km)
Day 3: Balatonfüred - Tótvázsony, 20 mi. (32 km)
Day 4: Tótvázsony - Badacsony, 30 mi. (49 km)
Day 5: Badacsony - Szigliget - Badacsony, 17 or 26 mi. (27 km or 43 km)
Day 6: Badacsony - Balatonfüred, 31 mi. (50 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 - Tótvázsony, 20 mi. (32 km)
You begin cycling to the city central of Tihany where the whole day could be spent sightseeing. Visit the 950 years old Benedict Abbey which was built at the top of the extinct volcano. From the top, the view reaches to the middle of the peninsula, the old caldera, and the Inner lake. After the sights of Tihany, cycle to Koczor Winecellar for lunch and winetasting. Climb up to Tótvázsony at the end of the day.

Day 4: Tótvázsony - Badacsony, 30 mi. (49 km)
Cycle across the land of extinct volcanos, the so called vitnessing mountains which are in the heart of the Balaton Uplands National Park. Today you'll ride along hidden roads which go trough charming little villages like Köveskál, Szentantalfa, Óbudavár. Lunch & winetasting at the excellent Gergely Winecellar. After lunch you'll continue on until reaching the old wine region, Badacsony.

Day 5: Badacsony - Szigliget - Badacsony, 17 or 26 mi. (27 km or 43 km)
On this day, visit the Szegedy Róza House and Museum in Badacsony, in which you can see how people lived in the XIX. Century in this area. After this visit, use the Roman way and the Balaton cycle road to reach Szigliget. In Szigliget, visit the 250 years old Eszterházy Wine museum and climb up to the Castle which was used in the Türkish war in XVI Century.

Day 6: Badacsony - Balatonfüred, 31 mi. (50 km)
Today you'll follow the bicycle road which goes along the coast. There are multiple opportunities to stop for a swim. A cold beer or ice cream helps you press as you pedal closer to Balatonfüred. The picnic lunch is again a homemade Hungarian dish by chef Joseph at Wineflowers Winecellar. The whole day is about cycling, sunshine, and the lake.

Day 7: Balatonfüred - Veszprém, 21 mi. (34 km)
On the last cycling day, 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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