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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Ride from Austria to Hungary
Before it dissolved after World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire represented a golden age for both Hungarians and Austrians, the culmination of 300 years of learning how to live together, despite differences of language and culture. On this trip, we unite the empire once again—at least symbolically. The storied waterways of the Danube River provide a link between two fascinating, unique cultures, and two of Europe’s most resplendent cities. Culminating with a night in Budapest at one of Europe’s most magnificent city palace hotels, this trip will leave you feeling anything but blue (pardon the pun).
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Day by Day
Start your first ride in the village of Potzneusiedl. Have lunch on the banks of Lake Neusiedl at Mole West restaurant. Tonight, dinner will be at a restaurant included in the World's Top 100 list, a definite trip highlight!
Pedal inland through the villages surrounding Eisenstadt. Stop for mid-morning coffee in the historic village of Rust. Enjoy a private guided tour of the Esterhazy Palace, and an evening wine tasting in nearby Purbach.
Cross the former Iron Curtain. Then, enjoy a full day of easygoing cycling through the Hungarian heartland that ends with a free flow a la carte dinner at the hotel.
Take a loop ride around the northern end of Lake Balaton through tiny shoreline villages. Ferry back to the hotel and either spend the afternoon on another ride or relaxing at the hotel, taking advantage of all the Villa has to offer!
Ride via wine country to the riverside hamlet of Erd along a stretch of uninterrupted bike path hugging the Danube’s left bank. Enjoy a private cruise on the Danube into Budapest and our splendid hotel before venturing out into the city for a dinner finale.
After a breakfast worthy of the hotel’s grandeur, you will depart at your leisure to head home or explore more of this vibrant city!
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Taubenkobel, Schuetzen am Gebirge
Famed most for its superb restaurant, the classy hotel side of Taubenkobel is often overlooked. Showing his versatility, it was Chef Walter Eselböck himself who stepped out of the kitchen to design the rooms, matching his culinary prowess with decorative excellence in the creation of this Relais & Chateaux property. View hotel website »
Villa Vitae, Balatonfured
This recently opened 17-room property takes its design inspiration from the south of France, from the airy interior spaces to the blue shutters framing its windows and doors. Views from the terrace and infinity pool overlook the lake; inside, a private cinema seating 20 is a favourite with guests. View hotel website »
Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest
A bucket-list property if ever there was one, the Gresham Palace ranks among the most grandiose and awe-inspiring hotels in Europe. Recently named the #1 hotel in all Europe by T+L readers, it truly has to be seen to be appreciated. View hotel website »
We travel all over the world and have high expectations from our travel providers. Never before have we had a trip that exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Getting off the beaten path, seeing our children ride along without a care in the world, delighting in each others company and the new sights and experiences they encountered each day... it was sublime. Thank you!— Ginger Salazar
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— George Butterfield
Most of the riding on this trip is perfectly flat, although there is a very occasional short, gentle climb, particularly on the second day. Daily elevation gains are roughly 50 m (164 feet). The daily distances average 50 km (31 mi.). There are two layover days, which allow for some shorter routes and, for avid cyclists, longer options.
“I’m in relatively good shape but I haven’t been on a bike since my last B&R trip.”
Relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches and all dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes.
- B&R water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. Check out our bikes
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