- Rich culture of Vienna and Budapest, two of Europe's most beautiful cities
- Three countries in one day of cycling!
- Quiet cycling route along broad lush flood plains of the Danube
- Explore the riverside woodland and shady hills around the famous 'Danube Bend'
This is a classic one week ride through the beautiful peaceful scenery that links these two historic cities. Vienna requires little introduction, with a wealth of history, famous sites, entertainment and culture.
The route passes numerous rural villages and takes in the famous 'Danube Bend', one of the most picturesque sections of this famous river. This section makes more use of the roads, which can be busy, and also moves away from the banks of the river more often, but follows cycle paths and good quality flat tracks for much of the time.
There is one hilly day. After a few miles in Slovakia the route continues to Hungary. Riverside woodland gives way to farmland, avenues of walnut trees, wide flat landscapes and the shady hills towards the famous Danube Bend.
The end point of the trip is the beautiful city of Budapest with time to soak up the wonderful atmosphere, enjoy the stunning architecture and visit Buda Castle and the Royal Palace.
What makes this trip responsible?
As a self-guided trip you will be pedalling under your own steam and at your own pace. You will not be part of a group so the impact of your visit on the landscape and communities you pass will be absolutely minimal. Our local operator works with local suppliers and hoteliers to ensure that we support the communities we visit, maximising the benefit to them and also our enjoyment of the region. We will stay in characterful, locally run hotels and the route notes will often give you hints and tips of local restaurants you can try, giving you a taste of the local cuisine while helping to support these establishments. Moreover, we encourage you to journey by train to minimise your carbon footprint.
Extracts magazine article about Cycling Along The Danube ...
Sasha Reid, Exodus' Direct Marketing Manager writes about Self Guided cycling along the Danube: Go Your Own Way (January 2013).
Architecture on the Danube