Oberstdorf to Budapest E-Bike Tour

Lifestyle Cycling Tour from $6433 NZD
(5/5) from 5 reviews

Saddle up for the tour of a lifetime, as you e-bike your way through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. You’ll see some of Europe’s grandest cities, including Vienna and Budapest; travelling via cycle-ways and by-ways.

The landscapes will be constantly changing as you cycle from the lower slopes of the Bavarian Alps, past historic castles, around lakes and alongside the mighty Danube river. Each day there will also be enough time to stop at some of the cultural highlights in each region. You’ll stay in carefully selected hotels, plus great local cuisine will be on offer throughout the tour.

Non cycling partners are also welcome.

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  • Best time to travel: May - September
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Reviews for Oberstdorf to Budapest E-Bike Tour - Tour

Oberstdorf to Budapest Cycling Tour | Global Cycling Adventures

If you want a tour where every day is different, the scenery stunning and the distances long enough that you have earned that extra piece of apple strudel then this is the tour for you!

Vicki June 22, 2018

What an incredible romp through Bavaria and along the Danube!
An amazing journey of changing sights and sounds, whether biking through meadows accompanied to the sound of cow bells, past castle ruins, under historic Abbeys, through vineyards, or alongside the mighty Danube it was never a dull moment.

Lisa June 22, 2018

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So many special experiences with lots of "Firsts" ie. 141kms in one day!!!! Klaus and Sabine's dedication to us, making it such an awesome experience with their ongoing help in explaining and interpreting local customs and language.

Alistair & Ann August 21, 2013

If you could hand pick your group you would never come up with a team like this one. The biking is the catalyst but it was so much fun that some days, the face and the sides hurt more than the legs.
It seemed that most of the time there was a thrilling view or a surprise around every corner.
The inclusion of some iconic cultural and heritage sites into the program is a highlight.

Carolyn & Warren Mckenzie August 11, 2013

Oberstdorf to Budapest Cycling Tour - Global Cycling Adventures

The wonderful scenery & the choice of towns/cities were well researched. We both had a great time.

Marianne & John August 11, 2013

Oberstdorf to Budapest

Munich Airport
  • Lifestyle
  • Grade
  • Minimum number is 6
  • EUR 885 single room surcharge
  • EUR 360 E-bike hire available
  • This tour is invoiced in EUR
You'll stay in carefully-selected hotels and enjoy great local cuisine throughout. Cycling is mainly on flattish sealed roads, with some rolling hills. Daily distances average 40-70 km which is made easy with an e-bike. If you'd prefer less cycling, our support vehicle is always available. Non-cycling tour members are also welcome.

Full Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival Day: Oberstdorf (Germany)

Cycling: none

Welcome to Germany! Please make your own way to Oberstdorf which is just 2.5 hours by train from Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Located in the Bavarian Alps, Oberstdorf is a hiking and skiing village, making it a traditional and popular holiday destination for Europeans. Later this afternoon there will be a pre tour briefing where you will be introduced to your tour guide(s) and support driver.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Oberstdorf to Füssen

Cycling: ~60 km (hilly terrain)

We begin our ride through the beautiful lower Bavarian Alps, stopping for lunch just before we reach the lakeside resort town of Füssen. There will be some free time in Füssen before our scheduled visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle. Just a 5 minute drive from town, this iconic castle, built by enigmatic King Ludwig II, is perched on steep rock faces. It is the model for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland, and has inspired many artists, including Andy Warhol. We’ll spend the night in the town of Füssen (at 800m asl).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3

Füssen to Tegernsee

Cycling: 40-70 km (hilly terrain)

Today we gently descend to 500m, then continue to the Pilgrimage Church of Wies which has been miraculously preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley. Designed in the 1740’s, its the work of architect Dominikus Zimmermann and is a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo – exuberant, colourful and joyful. We continue riding, past idyllic Bavarian lakes which are a popular summer and winter holiday destination, especially for people from Munich. After lunch, our transfer to Tegernsee will include a stop at the Benediktbeuern Monastery (founded 739 AD), one of the oldest and most beautiful in Upper Bavaria. Later, relax at our Tegernsee hotel which has a great pool & fantastic spa facilities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Tegernsee to Burghausen

Cycling: 40-70 km (rolling)

After 20km of rolling hills we descend from 800m to 300m and arrive in Rosenheim, an important economic centre in the 19th century due to brine. Our destination today: the scenic old town in the Bavarian city of Burghausen, located on the banks of the river Salzach. Burghausen Castle sits along a ridgeline and is the longest castle in Europe (at 1,043m). With almost all of its medieval fortifications intact and extending over 1000m in length, its one of the largest castle complexes in the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

Burghausen to Passau

Cycling: 40-70 km (mostly flat)

We will be riding along the German–Austrian border, crossing the Inn River, then cycling to the beautiful Danube River. Today’s route is mainly flat. We’ll spend the night in Passau, the ‘City of 3 Rivers’ (the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz). Our hotel is in the heart of the picturesque Old Town near its famous Cathedral, which boasts the largest organ in the world. Passau is known for its baroque architecture and is one of the most beautiful towns along the Danube.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Passau to Linz (Austria)

Cycling: 40-70 km

This morning we’ll leave the charming city of Passau and cycle through beautiful landscapes along the Danube. Both river banks are covered in dense forest, and you will see ruins of castles and monasteries scattered high up along the way. We’ll cycle peacefully into Austria (there is no official border crossing here). Linz has a young, vibrant atmosphere despite its many historic buildings, and is a great place to spend an afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

Linz to Melk

Cycling: 40-70 km

We’ll leave Linz (2009 European Capital of Culture), and cycle through rural countryside and riverside villages. On the way there is the opportunity for a short detour to visit the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. Then we’ll follow quiet side-roads and cycleways until we see Melk Abbey, a stunning baroque Benedictine monastery which is one of the highlights of the Wachau Valley. Melk is a small and picturesque town with many well-preseved historic buildings.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

Melk to Vienna

Cycling: 40-70 km

A beautiful ride awaits as we set off through the Wachau’s historic vineyards and villages, taking in views of the steep terraces on the south-facing river banks. The Wachau, a 33 km stretch of the Danube, has a lot of natural beauty, plus stunning Baroque architecture and quaint old towns. We’ll pass through Austria’s oldest city, Krems, then follow the Danube towards the ‘City of Music’: Europe’s cultural capital — Vienna.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9

Vienna (Rest Day)

No cycling

You have a full day to explore Austria's capital city which is one of the world’s most liveable. Perhaps visit Schönbrunn Palace and its remarkable gardens. Also, the Vienna State Opera and other sites on the Ringstrasse, the beautiful boulevard circling the inner city. Other attractions include the Naschmarkt, a food/ goods market that’s run for more than 500 years; the eccentric Hundertwasser house and museum; the Prater amusement park, and many other places of interest.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10

Vienna to Mosonmagyaróvár (Hungary)

Cycling: 40-80 km

Starting from our Vienna hotel we can cycle back to the Danube River where we’ll join the well-marked cycleway. From here its an easy ride to Bratislava, Slovakia's capital, mostly following the left bank of the Danube. After lunch there will be plenty of time to explore this historic city including its hilltop Castle before transferring to charming Mosonmagyaróvár with its 17 bridges. Later you might like to visit the local thermal spa bath.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11

Mosonmagyaróvár to Komárno (Slovakia)

Cycling: 40-70 km

We’ll cycle through rural villages and back alongside the Danube river towards the pretty historic town of Komárno, just over the Slovakian border. This port city is connected by bridge to the Hungarian town of Komarom, once part of Komárno. Before crossing the bridge you may like to visit Fort Monostor (in Komarom). Komárno's population today is around 37,000 and sights to see include the Komárno Castle, Zichy Palace, the Town Hall and Museum of Danubeland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12

Komárno to Budapest (Hungary)

Cycling: approx 55 km

Our second-to-last day is one to remember. We’ll cycle to the beginning of the famous Danube Bend at historic Esztergom, the so-called “Rome of Hungary” and one of the country’s oldest towns. The huge Esztergom Basilica is the largest church in Hungary with a 72m high central dome and can be seen from a great distance. It also has a restaurant/cultural centre in its cellar which is worth a visit (you may like to sample the local wines). Next: one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Budapest, “the Paris of the East”. We’ll arrive via the river on a boat from Szentendre, past the impressive parliament building, and into the city’s hustle and bustle. Tonight is our farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13

Departure Day: Budapest

No cycling

This unforgettable tour comes to an end today, so it’s time to say goodbye to your guides and fellow travellers, and head off to your next adventure. Or perhaps stay and enjoy beautiful Budapest for a few more days.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation in mainly 4 star hotels
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Support vehicle(s) and driver(s)
  • Local tour guide
  • Drinking water while cycling
  • Danube boat trip (day 12)
  • Entry to Castle 'Schloss' Neuschwanstein in Fuessen
  • Travel documents including maps and detailed itinerary

Tour Excludes:

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Lunch & dinner on rest day in Vienna
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional trips and sightseeing tours
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for sights unless specified
  • Tips