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Danube River Biking

Danube Bike Tour

From Vienna to Budapest

The Danube is one of the world’s most storied waterways, a centuries-old trade artery lined with towering hills, graceful vineyards, and stately capitals. More majestic than mighty, more grand than great, the Danube deserves its admiration. And there is no better way to explore it than by bicycle, as its banks offer some of the best bike paths anywhere in world, with delightful villages and views nonpareil. On this Danube bike tour you’ll cycle the left bank and right, pedal the famous ‘Big Bend’ in Hungary as well as Szentendre Island, and wander a little farther afield to discover some lesser-known but equally compelling corners of the region. Capping it off with a night in Budapest at one of Europe’s most magnificent city palace hotels will leave you anything but blue.

5 or lessPlease contact us
6 - 8From $6,795 per person
9 - 11From $6,195 per person
12 or moreFrom $5,795 per person

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Trip Details



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 how I like to do that.”

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Small group

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.

Locally Supported

Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.


Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Vienna to Budapest
6 Days / 5 Nights
per person from:
$5,495 USD
Single supplement: $500
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Limited Space / Waitlist

This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.



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Make it a private trip by taking over one of our dates, or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers.
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Day by Day



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 »

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Hedervary Kastely, Hedervar

Built as a noble mansion in the 16th Century, this intimate property has in recent years been converted to a very comfortable hotel with a decidedly Hungarian feel. The hotel sits amid acres of private forested grounds. View hotel website »

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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 »

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Activity Level


Most of the riding on this trip is perfectly flat, although there is a very occasional short, gentle climb, particularly on the second day. 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.


The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, four lunches and all dinners, including wine chosen by the combined experience of our B&R guides and our chefs
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
  • All special events and private tours
  • Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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“Travelling with B&R is an over-the-top experience. It seems that every moment from biking in the breathtaking countryside to the luxury hotels, the food, the wine, the other travellers, and the excellent guides—all are the most memorable. The hardest part of the trip is the return to reality!”

— Betsy Sampliner

Danube River Biking


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