self guided Hungary bike and wine tour
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour

Hungary - Culinary Delights Bike Tour

from €1,422

Experience the wine, cuisine and culture of the Balaton Uplands by bike. Enjoy relaxed cycling through the Uplands National Park, passing numerous vineyards along the way. There are 7 extinct volcanoes on the north side of the lake, providing ideal conditions for growing wine producing grapes. You will also visit ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Moderate: 2/5
  • Tour Type
    Self Guided Bike Tour
  • Availability
    Starts any day of the week, May-October
  • Duration
    7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Distance
    38 km/day

Arrival day to Vezprem

Your tour starts as you arrive in Veszprem, the City of Queens. Your charming hotel is conveniently located near the castle and the Old Town area. Explore the town and discover the Saint Michael Chapel, where several Hungarian queens have been crowned. We recommend dinner at the hotel, which has a highly rated, authentic Hungarian restaurant.
Recommended: Arriving in Budapest at least 1 day early and booking a guided city tour with our local expert Gabor. He is an historian and will give a very thorough and fascinating trip through Old Buda Pest.

Overnight: Veszprem

Olivia Hotel


Vezprem

Olivia Hotel

In the heart of the historic downtown of Veszprém, right in the city center, in a calm environment, a few minutes walk from the Castle and 20 Mediterranean-style rooms await our guests. The location of our rooms, the interior architecture of the hotel, the color scheme and the marvelous steps of the Mediterranean are a mood. The total capacity of the hotel is 45 people. Our rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with a minibar and Wifi. Our business guests can accommodate up to 45 people, and those who are looking for a refreshment in our wellness area with a Finnish sauna, jacuzzi and various massages.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Restaurant ';
self guided Hungary bike and wine tour

self guided Hungary bike and wine tour

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Veszprem to the Nagyvázsony: 52 km / 32 mi

Today you will ride through the Balaton Uplands at the foot of the Bakony Mountains, to the castle ruins in Nagyvazsony. The route is almost completely on a dedicated bike path and is mostly flat, with some light rolling hills towards the end of the ride. After visiting the enchanting medieval castle ruins, you will ride through quaint, small villages in the Balatonfured wine region. Your accommodation for the night is the storied Anna Grand Hotel, located just 150 meters from Lake Balaton and widely known for its luxurious wellness center.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 52 km / 32 mi
Highlights: Uplands landscapes, castle ruins, Balatonfüred wine region
Overnight: Balatonfured

Anna Grand Hotel


Balatonfüred

Anna Grand Hotel

Anna Grand Hotel shaped of ancient and modern stones is different than the others. As an art relic building it rises above the other hotel offers in Balatonfüred and just as every good place has its own story, Anna Grand Hotel also bears the marks of historic events of the past 200 years.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Restaurant ';

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Loop Ride from Balatonfüred to Balatonalmádi and back: 36 km / 22 mi

Today’s loop ride will take you into the heart of the Balaton Uplands National Park. You will ride an old Roman road past numerous hillsides covered in grapevines. This route passes numerous vineyards with great views of both the lake and the surrounding hillsides. Accommodation is back at the Anna Grand, where you can enjoy more offerings from the wellness center or take a stroll down the lakefront and enjoy a gelato. Be sure to save room for dinner though! You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to a small village for a very special dining experience.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 36 km / 22 mi
Highlights: Balaton Uplands NP, , special dinner
Overnight: Balatonfüred

Anna Grand Hotel


Balatonfüred

Anna Grand Hotel

Anna Grand Hotel shaped of ancient and modern stones is different than the others. As an art relic building it rises above the other hotel offers in Balatonfüred and just as every good place has its own story, Anna Grand Hotel also bears the marks of historic events of the past 200 years.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Restaurant ';

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Balatonfüred to Nivegy Valley wine district to Szentantalfa: 40 km / 25 mi

This day is sure to create lifelong memories! From your hotel, you will take the bike path to the Tihany Peninsula to visit the 1000-year-old Benedict abbey. The road up to the abbey is quite steep, but not too long. After exploring the abbey, you will ride into the Nivegy Wine Valley, passing more vineyards with views of the ancient extinct volcanoes that give the soil the vital nutrients for growing grapes used for wine. Your final destination for the night is the Gergely Winery & Inn. This family owned and operated winery is also a small inn and the owner is known throughout the area not only for his wine, but also his cooking abilities. He has been featured on several local cooking shows and will have an incredible feast prepared for you this evening, including unlimited wine!

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 40 km / 25 mi
Highlights: Benedict abbey, Nivegy Wine Valley, winery visit & stay
Overnight: Szentantalfa

Gergely Winery B&B


Szentantalfa

Gergely Winery B&B

The Gergely Wine House is situated on the shore of Lake Balaton, 7 km from Zánka, on the Szent Balázs-hegy in the heart of the Nivegy valley, at the border of Szentantalfa and Balatoncsicsó villages. For the sake of our wine culture and the preservation of our health, we recommend our wines to all those who need bio wine and love good Hungarian wine!

Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Restaurant ';

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Nivegy Valley wine district to Badacsony: 30 km / 19 mi

Today we leave Gergely Winery and continue riding through the Nivegy Valley, passing more vineyards and small towns, enjoying views of the basalt mountainsides and surrounding ancient volcanoes. Your destination is Badacsony, which is beautifully situated at the foot of Badacsony Mountain. Here you can browse the numerous cute shops and markets on the lakefront or hike up to Róza Szegedy House, where the Hungarian poet Sándor Kisfaludy met his wife Róza Szegedy. Accommodation is at the Hotel Neptun, featuring a restaurant with an award winning chef from Budapest. We highly recommend dining here this evening!

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 30 km / 19 mi
Highlights: vineyard & volcano cycling, Badascony exploration, Róza Szegedy House hike
Overnight: Badacsony

Hotel Neptun


Badacsony

Hotel Neptun

Neptun Panzio and Hárskert Restaurant In the center of Badacsony there are 13 double rooms, 1 family room and 1 apartment and a garden for 80 people. Private parking, cable TV and free Wi-Fi in the entire building! From the Badacsonytomaj Wine Bar Restaurant, the Neptun Pension is approx. 1300 meters away.

Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV ';

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Loop ride from Badacsony to Szigliget: 26 km / 16 mi

Today’s ride is short because you will need some energy and time to hike to the top of Szigliget Castle, situated on top of an extinct volcano. Here you will see the old castle ruins with amazing views of all 7 extinct volcanoes and Lake Balaton itself. Be sure to enjoy some freshly-made gelato at the bottom of the hike -the gelato here is considered by many as some of the best in all of Hungary! Accommodation is back at the Hotel Neptun.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 26 km / 16 mi
Highlights: Szigliget Castle hike with panoramic views
Overnight: Badacsony

Hotel Neptun


Badacsony

Hotel Neptun

Neptun Panzio and Hárskert Restaurant In the center of Badacsony there are 13 double rooms, 1 family room and 1 apartment and a garden for 80 people. Private parking, cable TV and free Wi-Fi in the entire building! From the Badacsonytomaj Wine Bar Restaurant, the Neptun Pension is approx. 1300 meters away.

Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV ';

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Badacsony to Balatonfüred: 45 km / 28 mi

Enjoy a relaxing ride on the bike path along the lakeside, passing beautiful gardens, beaches, small lakeside towns, shops and more. Your destination is once again the Anna Grand Hotel. Tonight you will be transferred to the lovely Koczor Winery for a special farewell dinner.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 45 km / 28 mi
Highlights: lakeside riding, beautiful views, Koczor Winery visit & meal
Overnight: Balatonfüred

Anna Grand Hotel


Balatonfüred

Anna Grand Hotel

Anna Grand Hotel shaped of ancient and modern stones is different than the others. As an art relic building it rises above the other hotel offers in Balatonfüred and just as every good place has its own story, Anna Grand Hotel also bears the marks of historic events of the past 200 years.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Restaurant ';

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Departure

Today is your departure day but your journey doesn't have to end here. We are happy to make additional arrangements for you, providing you with our inside tips and suggestions! Please inquire at time of booking.

Meals: breakfast

self guided Hungary bike and wine tour

self guided Hungary bike and wine tour

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

INCLUDED:
- Transfers from and to Budapest airport
- Briefing at the start, service hotline during the cycling (welcome drink)
-1 night in Oliva Hotel and Restaurant**** Veszprém
- 1 night in Gergely Winery B&B Szentantalfa
- 3 nights in Anna Grand Wine&Vital Hotel **** Balatonfüred (wellness and spa
usage included)
- 2 nights in Neptun Hotel**** Badacsony (wellness and spa usage included)
- 2 wine tastings (Gergely Winery, Koczor Winecellar,)
- 3 gourmet dinners:
- Unlimited high quality wine at the dinners
- 6 days cycling
- maps, route description, Garmin GPS or GPX file for smartphone navigation
- 24/7 service background

Available Options:
- Hybrid bike
- E-bike
bicycle rentals include helmet, front bag,rear panniers, water bottle
- Extra nights Budapest
- Additional dinners can be included
- guided experiences such as kayaking on Lake Balaton

Lodging

Accommodation: Deluxe 4 star and 1 winery/guest house. In Hungary, these are great values with a number of deluxe amenities. All accommodations include private bathroom and a variety of other services. Hotels included:
- Night 1: Oliva Hotel**** Veszprém
- Nights 2&3: Anna Grand Hotel**** Balatonfüred
- Night 4: Gergely Winery B&B; Szentantalfa
- Night 5&6: Hotel Neptun**** Badacsony
- Night 7: Anna Grand Hotel **** Balatonfüred
 
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **
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Rates - Hungary Culinary Delights Bike Tour
Double Occupancy 2 persons:
1550€/person
Double Occupancy 4 persons:
1470 €/person
Double Occupancy 6 persons:
1435 €/person
Double Occupancy 8+ persons:
1422 €/person
Single Supplement:
338 €/person
Guided Budapest City Tour - Walking:
225 euros/group (1-8 persons)

Options to add dinners and wine experiences on other nights is possible, please inquire for rates

We can 'curate' custom programs, guided or independent, for groups of 6 or more.
Hybrid Bike Rentals and E-bikes are available on this tour. Hybrid bikes are for a supplement of 115 euros, and e-bikes for 265 euros. please see the Bike information below for details.


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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:

Arrival Info: We include an arrival transfer from Budapest airport or city hotel. If you are arriving on your own in advance, getting to your hotel via public transportation can be complicated. It is best to take a taxi from the airport to your hotel in Budapest. There are fixed fares apprx. 5000 HUF / person. (approx $20) It takes 20 min. to the city center. Helpful link from the airport to the city central: Transport Info
We return you to Budapest at the end of the tour; to the airport or city hotel.

Need to Know:
- flying into and out of Budapest recommended; European stop over usually necessary
- this tour is mostly an moderate bike tour but we always recommend a minimum amount of cycling experience and preparation, even if using an ebike. Multi-sport activities can be added such as hiking and paddling.
- recommended: Guided city of Budapest with Gabor! Ask for details.
- good multi purpose shoes recommended, but minimal cycling gear necessary; we recommend functional fitness wear
- This off the beaten trail adventure takes you well out into the Hungarian countryside for a very authentic experience where English is not widely spoken

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
This is a self guided trip local assistance at the start and local agency support by phone. Any date is possible subject to availability and parties of 2 or more are welcome. Private guided group tours available from 6 persons. please inquire

Level: Level 2+ Moderate; cycling is rated moderate but requiring some experience

Best Time To Go:May-October; July and August are great for weather but can be busier at the hotels.

Average temperatures:
January: 34 °F (1 °C) 27 °F (-3 °C)
February: 39 °F (4 °C) 28 °F (-2 °C)
March: 50 °F (10 °C) 36 °F (2 °C)
April: 59 °F (15 °C) 43 °F (6 °C)
May: 70 °F (21 °C) 52 °F (11 °C)
June: 75 °F (24 °C) 57 °F (14 °C)
July: 79 °F (26 °C) 61 °F (16 °C)
August: 79 °F (26 °C) 59 °F (15 °C)
Sept: 71 °F (22 °C) 54 °F (12 °C)
October: 61 °F (16 °C) 45 °F (7 °C)
November: 45 °F (7 °C) 36 °F (2 °C)
December: 37 °F (3 °C) 30 °F (-1 °C)

Useful Information:
Lake Balaton | Wine and Traditional Food | Learn About Hungary

Local Coordinator

Kornél: Economist (special field in tourism), guide who worked in Canada, Vietnam, Peru, Azori ISlands, Spain, Mallorca, speaks English, German and Spanish. He is the yoga guy. Ákos: owner, he is a Mechanical Engineer, responsible for the all the logistics and maintenance. Speaks English, he is a cross country mountain biker and a rower. No problems just solutions guy = Mc Guyver of the team. Gábor: I am speaking English, German and some Norwegian. I am a licensed triathlon coach. I am a Master of Economics (marketing and tourism special field).

Reviews

This is a new tour in 2019 - Come join us! This self guided trip one is the most value driven experience and 'off the beaten path' - be bold, your money goes much farther in Hungary and you will be amazed by the food, the wine, and the people!
"I have just returned home from our wonderful trip to Eastern Europe and wanted to tell you how pleased we were with all your arrangements. The service on the ground was really amazing. Tom was always easy to reach with the cell phone that was part of our gear, and more than accommodating. The hotels that we stayed at surpassed our expectations in every case. And the breadth of exposure to Czech history and culture was lovely. And best of all, the GPS kept us on the straight and narrow most of the time. "
- Paula S./Canada

"Fantastic Trip! You folks really have this bike trip thing down. Every aspect of the trip was great..."
- Tom M./USA
Bikes Available on This Tour:
Caprine hybrids and Neuzer E-bikes:

High quality hybrid bikes with 24 gear Shimano drive train; front suspension, light aluminum frame. The cycling on this tour is best on a hybrid bike and the ride distance are moderate enough that these bikes work well for the tour program. Hybrid Bike rental is 115 euros for the duration of the tour. Ebike rentals are 265 euros.

Included with bikes: Helmets, water bottle, front bag, mudguards, rear rack, panniers, lights, repair kit, pump, extra tube. Also, Garmin GPS navigation

Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed.

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