Group photo on Lake Balaton Hungary Bike Tour.

Fresh fruit during the Lake Balaton Hungary Bike Tour.

Lake Balaton Family Bike Tour

Hungary Bike Tours

A family friendly bike tour in Hungary featuring the beauty of Lake Balaton

  • This bicycle tour in Hungary was designed with the whole family in mind. Balaton offers everything for a cycling vacation suitable for both children and adults. The cycling itinerary features a mostly flat route and the daily distances are appropriate for a child's pace and fitness level. This tour provides you independence and flexibility to set your own pace. Every accommodation along the route is close to the beach so the children will celebrate. Adults will celebrate as well. Surrounding Lake Balaton, beautiful volcanic hills are laced with vineyards, producing world-renowned wine. Finish your days with a gourmet dinner accompanied with a glass of the best.

    Highlights:

    • The unique Balaton Uplands National Park
    • The safe bike paths and roads along the coastline
    • Child-friendly accommodation
    • Beaches!
    • Great wine!

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  • All pricing on request

    Twin/double
    Child under 12 in extra bed:
    Child under 12 in twin/double based on double occupancy
    Single supplement

    extra options

    Extra night in Balatonfüred (4 star): price on request
    Electric bike rental: on request

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If you are spending some time in Budapest, and we hope you do, it is best to catch a taxi to your hotel in Budapest. There are fix fares apprx. 5000 HUF / person. It takes 20 min. to the center. Public transportation is very complicated so save yourself the stress!

    Local Travel

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

    A private transfer can also be arranged on request and of course this is the most convenient way to travel to your tour start.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions prior to departure. The climate of the region is rather continental, with warm and sunny weather prevailing from May to October. The microclimate around Lake Balaton has also made the region ideal for viticulture. The Mediterranean-like weather, combined with the soil (containing volcanic rock), has made the region notable for its production of wines since the Roman period two thousand years ago. The lake affects the local area precipitation, which receives approximately 5–7 cm (2–3 in) more precipitation than most of Hungary, resulting in more cloudy days but less extreme temperatures. A good website to use to explore regional weather conditions, including average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com.

    DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa


Where You’ll Stay

Overnight accommodations in high quality, 3-4 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights in family friendly 3-4-star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts and 7 three-course dinners
  • One soft drink, beer, wine, juice, or water included per person with dinner
  • 24-speed hybrid bikes with front suspension and light aluminum frame equipped with water bottles, front bags, mudguards, rear packs, panniers, and lights
  • Child trailer if necessary
  • Helmets
  • Maps
  • Detailed road book in English which includes tips on sights, cultural highlights, scenic stops, and recommended restaurants
  • GPS navigation
  • Free WiFi and internet in 90% of hotels
  • Luggage transfer
  • Emergency service hotline

What’s Not Included

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

2020

Arrivals possible daily from April 1 to September 30, 2020

Skill Level

An easy, self-guided bike tour on well-established bike paths that are mostly flat with occasional hills. Average daily distance is 13 miles. The tour is designed for families or for those who want a very leisure cycle tour.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Lake Balaton Family Bike Tour Map

Day 1: Balatonfüred
Day 2: Balatonfüred - Tihany - Balatonfüred, 9 mi. (15 km)
Day 3: Balatonfüred - Balatonkenese, 17 mi. (29 km)
Day 4: Balatonkenese
Day 5: Balatonkenese - Siófok, 13 mi. (22 km)
Day 6: Siófok
Day 7: Siófok - Balatonfüred, 14 mi. (23 km)
Day 8: Balatonfüred

*All distances are approximate. 

Day 1: Balatonfüred
This city, the capital of Balaton, is full of many sights and programs that welcome visitors. It is known for its rich history, culture, wine, fun and hospitality. Lake Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe.

 Day 2: Balatonfüred - Tihany - Balatonfüred, 9 mi. (15 km)
Today, a visit to the Tihany peninsula and the Benedict Abbey is highly recommended. The Abbey was established in 1055 by King Andrew the first. One of it's distinct features is its two bell towers that stand side by side. Adjacent to the Abbey is a museum which tells more about the rich history of this ancient church, which is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Following a visit to the museum, you may also stop for a relaxing swim at the free beach in Tihany.

 Day 3: Balatonfüred - Balatonkenese, 17 mi. (29 km)
After breakfast, you will leave Balatonfüred and cycle towards Csopak. Today will lead you along the shoreline on a well-maintained bicycle path. Your ride will take you through charming villages and small towns which have existed since roman times. During today's ride, you will really witness the beauty of Balaton. The beautiful beaches in Alsóőrs and Balatonalmádi are the perfect place to stop and relax. You can also stop at the biggest summer bob-track and adventure park in Balatonfűzfő for a thrilling ride. From here, your destination for the evening, Balatonkenese, is not far away.

 Day 4: Balatonkenese 
Today is a day to rest and enjoy the hotel beach or go for a sailing excursion on the lake. 

 Day 5: Balatonkenese - Siófok, 13 mi. (22 km)    
You will leave behind Balatonakarattya and Balatonkenese and cycle a bike path that leads around the lake. The highlight of today's bike ride is the top of the lake. This is the so-called high coast sits 200 m above the sea level and is simply beautiful. As you continue our journey, you ride along the lake through Balatonvilágos towards the exciting city of Siófok. This city is the location of the most famous beach around the lake where there are always programs and events for the whole family.

 Day 6: Siófok
Today is another day to rest and enjoy the beach and sights of Siófok. You will find many opportunities in this city to experience Hungarian culture. There are countless shops, museums, beaches, and restaurants that will provide plenty of entertainment for the whole family. 

 Day 7: Siófok - Balatonfüred, 14 mi. (23 km)  
This cycling day will be an easy one. If you would like to further explore Tihany, you may take the ferry from Siófok back to Tihany. From the peninsula, Balatonfüred is just 3 miles (5 km) away. Upon your arrival at your accommodation for the evening, you may choose to stay and relax or visit the exciting Annagora aquapark. This park is the largest water park around the lake and is equipped with 15 slides, several tempered pools, wave pools, and a wellness center. It is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon.

Day 8: Balatonfüred
End of tour after breakfast.

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