Cycle through traditional Hungarian towns and villages until you reach Szentendre and take a short ferry into Budapest to shorten your day.
Amid the hilly landscape of Hungary, the River Danube divides into parts and gives form to Szentendre Island where you will cycle through traditional Hungarian villages and settlements. One of the highlights are the handicraft boutiques and the Open Air Museum of Skanzen. After a short ferry* you will reach your final destination Budapest, where you’ll experience the atmosphere and attractions of this cosmopolitan capital. It’s a city where Eastern Europe meets Western.
*Depending on the time of year the ferry may not be operating and you will be provided with train tickets instead of ferry tickets. Please check your tourbook to see which transfer applies to you.
Please note that your route may differ depending on your overnight accommodation. In some cases, it may be in a neighbouring town or village. Check your personalised tourbook for more information.
The Danube Cycle Path is one of Europe’s most popular cycling routes and largely traffic-free. Where it is unavoidable there are short sections on roads which may become busier as you are entering or leaving towns, villages, and cities where traffic flow tends to be highest. Always wear a helmet when cycling. Our advice is to stay on the shoulder of the road where possible and take special care when crossing traffic.
Do remember to ride on the right-hand side of the road and whilst drivers in Europe are respectful of cyclists', please do be mindful of other road users at all times, obeying local road signs and any change in road conditions.
Before starting your ride it’s always worth inspecting your bike for any potential damage. Check for any damage to the frame, components, or wheels. Ensure there are no loose cables and that the tyres are inflated, and the brakes are working. If you are doubtful of the condition of your rental bike, please call the Rad & Reisen office.
Tips and hints
This documentation is to be used in conjunction with your personalised tourbook which is received on arrival at your first hotel.
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Always be prepared to cycle through a change of weather conditions and do check for any local weather warnings before cycling. Make sure to always carry weather-appropriate gear and clothing with you (including sun protection). Most cyclists wear [fingerless] cycle gloves for some padding on the handlebars. Remember to always wear a helmet when cycling.
Don't forget a spare battery pack for your smartphone if you are using it for navigation. Always carry plenty of provisions including water, a packed lunch, and snacks to keep you fuelled during your ride.
Please note that different laws and regulations apply, depending on the country you are visiting. In Hungary, it is mandatory to wear a safety (high visibility) vest at night and in poor vision when you are riding outside of the city borders. Make sure that you are prepared and feel comfortable with rules for cyclists. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer and a day pack.