Prague to Budapest cycling holiday

“Our only cycling holiday from Prague to Budapest, taking in Austria and Slovakia too on an 11 day small group holiday. With four capitals, in many ways this is a capital trip. ”

Highlights

Prague | Ceske Budejovice | Cesky Krumlov | Vltava River | Trebon | Telc | Vienna | Danube Cycle Path | Donauauen N.P | Czech Canada NP | Wine cellars of Moravia | Bratislava | Esztergom | Budapest

Description of Prague to Budapest cycling holiday

Cycling in Prague and Budapest is just an ideal way to get around with the chance to cycle in between both capital cities certainly a unique cycle adventure never to be forgotten.

This remarkable eleven day Prague to Budapest bike tour incorporates not only the undulating hillsides and medieval heritage of the Czech Republic and Hungary but also crosses the borders into Austria and Slovakia to offer cyclists the opportunity to compare and contrast four distinctly different eastern European countries.

In the main, cyclists will find fairly flat terrain with meandering water ways and shaded forest paths providing an ever-changing scenic backdrop to accompany time spent in and out of the saddle.

A free day in Austria’s capital city, Vienna, allows cyclists to explore on foot with an eclectic mix of wine cellars, UNESCO sites and medieval castles capturing the uniquely romantic essence of a Prague to Budapest bike tour.

Marked cycle tracks and peaceful country lanes provide cyclists with a relaxed itinerary in order to cover solid distances, with time spent cycling in Prague and cycling in Budapest just a couple of capital highlights to whet your appetite for things to come.

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Our top tip:
Be organised in your packing as you are transferring a lot on this trip. Bring your own helmet.
Trip type:
Small group, max 16 people, min. age 16
Activity level:
Moderate, 9 days of cycling, 30-70 kms/day.
Accomm:
2-3* pensions and hotels.
Included:
Flights, accommodation, all breakfasts, transport and luggage transfers, tour leader, airport transfers. Note: bike hire is extra.
Meals:
Lots of lovely local restaurants en route. Budget £10-15 per meal.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Surcharge for own room.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Prague to Budapest cycling holiday

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Accommodation and Meals:
We prefer family run hotels to big international chains, so we will be spending 10 nights in locally owned and staffed hotels and pensions. All breakfasts are included and this will include locally sourced produce as much as possible. There will be a number of restaurants on offer in the evenings and many serve regional specialities- from dumplings in Austria to the Magyar cuisine of Hungary. We are keen to establish genuine connections between clients and locals, celebrating authentic cuisine and putting money directly in the community’s pocket.

Local Craft and Culture:
En-route we cycle through number of beautiful renaissance towns where we can visit castles, walk through beautifully maintained chateau´s gardens and admire the stunning architecture of the villages of southern Bohemia. We also cycle across fertile vineyards where we have the opportunity to visit a family run wine cellar. Together with a local wine maker we can taste some of their best wines and appreciate this regional craft.

Activity:
Nature is a tremendous asset to us all, so we strive to maintain the diversity of local ecosystems and the beauty of nature for future generations. As a cycling trip, we have a minimal impact on the environment; however we still take care to ensure that our itineraries do not interfere negatively with the environment in protected areas, national parks and buildings of historical significance. During our stay we take care to avoid damaging nature, such as by harming plants and animals, or littering. We also take care to maintain the natural tranquillity of the areas we visit.

A Fair Deal:
We have established a long term partnership with a local operator, who is committed to promoting tourism as a means of income throughout Central Europe, in particular to the rural communities on the tour. Your guides are native Central Europeans and in exchange for their local expertise, they are paid and treated fairly. The leaders will give a briefing on responsible tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

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Reviewed on 08 Jun 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Everything, from my first foray into Prague to my last walk on the Danube in Budapest. Its the history, the glory, the subjugation, the castles, the rivers and the people.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Do it!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Besides a small positive economic impact, the ability to interact with locals and share instances was great. And besides our effort to "leave no trace", no noticeable environmental program.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It takes a lot to help shape a trip to 4 countries with 16 people - three staff and 13 participants. And that includes daily shifting from cycling to necessary hot showers to walking tours and explainers. And it was done terrifically: Interests in cycling and history and friendships were more than satisfied. It lays the groundwork and strong desire for more travel!

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Unesco heritage sites

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be sure to book an extra day in Prague and Budapest

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. Being a cycling holiday, it was more environmentally friendly and we supported the economy by selecting local restaurants. However, it would be better if there were fewer van transfers

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


This was an excellent vacation and I am very glad I was a part of it. I will certainly look at other holidays from Responsible Travel in the future

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