Budapest to Vienna Cycle Picture 1
Budapest to Vienna Cycle Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: April - September

Max alt:  400m

Dist:  300

Min age:  18

Duration:  4

Cycle Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava

Bike Adventure

Join us as we head to the wild new frontier of Cycling! The fringe of Eastern Europe that is opening up to cycle tourism. Experience the iconic capital cities of Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna, linking them all on picturesque roads, following the River Danube for much of our journey. A great adventure into little-visited countryside, making the most of the scenery. This ride blends exploration and fantastic riding into one perfect package!


We'll set out on our epic Danube adventure from the centre of Budapest, amidst some of the best historic architecture in Europe. Although we'll start and finish the day by the river, we actually spend most of our first day exploring hidden valleys and little-visited villages before rejoining the river for the final push to our overnight in the historic trading post city of Gyor. 

The next day has us following the Danube for the entire day. Enjoy mile-after-mile of paved cycling right next to the river, including crossing into the second country of the trip; Slovakia! Our overnight is in the stunning capital of Slovakia; Bratislava. A shorter day today means we'll have  more time to explore this incredible city upon arrival.

The final day of cycling has us continuing our journey along the river, following in the centuries-old footsteps of fellow travellers. Not long after leaving Bratislava, we'll cross into the third and final country of the trip; Austria. We're in the home-straight now! More gorgeous quiet riding along the river before finishing up in the Austrian capital, home to some of the best cultural sights in Europe. Take some time this evening to bask in your incredible experience and sample what Vienna has to offer.

 


Itinerary

Day One: Budapest to Gyor - 136km / +1100m

Day Two: Gyor to Bratislava - 86km / +200m

Day Three: Bratislava to Vienna - 76km / +300m

 

Route Map


Accommodation

We will stay in comfortable twin-room accommodation. 

 

What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)

 

Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit

Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Other
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure

 

Weather

We should have warm and sunny weather. Be prepared for hot and sunny conditions and to protect against the sun. Equally however, we could get unlucky! So pack rain jackets and warmer clothes too! Just in case…

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

Price on Application

Difficulty
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This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


Event Location


Budapest to Vienna Cycle Picture 2
Budapest to Vienna Cycle Picture 2

Budapest to Vienna Cycle Picture 3
Budapest to Vienna Cycle Picture 3