Oberstdorf to Budapest Bike Tour

Road Cycling Tour from $3875 NZD
(5/5) from 2 reviews

Saddle up for the tour of a lifetime, road cycling through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

You’ll see some of Europe’s grandest cities, including Vienna and Budapest; travelling as few visitors do, via cycle-ways and by-ways.

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, and great local cuisine will be on offer throughout the tour.

Make this tour even more enjoyable with an electic bike! E-Bikes are available to hire on this tour.

13 Days
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  • 2018
  • Best time to travel: May - September
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Reviews for Oberstdorf to Budapest Bike Tour - Tour

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

Oberstdorf to Budapest

Munich Airport
  • Road Cycling
  • Grade
  • Minimum number is 8
  • EUR 885 single room surcharge
  • EUR 360 bike hire, e-bike hire available
  • This tour is invoiced in EUR
You'll stay in carefully-selected hotels and B&Bs, including one in the Bavarian alps with its own cable car! You'll enjoy great local cuisine throughout. Cycling is mainly on flattish sealed roads, with some rolling hills. Daily distances average around 100 km. If you'd prefer less cycling, our support vehicle is always available. Non-cycling tour members are also welcomed.

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. If required, transfers can be arranged from Oberstdorf train station to your hotel. 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: approx. 70 km (hilly terrain)

We ride through the beautiful lower Bavarian alps to Schloss Neuschwanstein castle. We’ll have lunch, and spend the afternoon. 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 (800 asl).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3

Füssen to Schliersee or Tegernsee

Cycling: 105 km (hilly terrain)

Today we gently descend to 500 m, then climb to 900 m. We will pass idyllic Bavarian lakes including Staffelsee, Kochelsee and Tegernsee, to name a few. The area is a popular summer and winter holiday destination, especially for people from Munich. Our hotel for the next 2 nights has its own cable car (seilbahn) and is 300 m above lake Schliersee.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Schliersee or Tegernsee to Burghausen

Cycling: 110 km (mainly flat)

After a short sharp climb, we will descend from 1100 m to 300 m, cycling around the well-known Chiemsee, a freshwater lake bordering Austria. Our destination today: the scenic old town of in the Bavarian city of Burghausen. Burghausen Castle is the longest in Europe (1043 m).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

Burghausen to Passau

Cycling: 100 km (flat, with one small hill)

We will be riding along the German–Austrian border, crossing the Inn River, then cycling to the beautiful Danube River. Today’s route is flat except for a small climb right at the end. 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 and directly below Passau’s famous Cathedral, which boasts the largest cathedral organ in the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Passau to Linz (Austria)

Cycling: 90 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’s third largest city, Linz (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. Linz is also known for its evening shopping.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

Linz to Melk

Cycling: 100 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. The Wachau Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

Melk to Vienna

Cycling: 106 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. We’ll cycle through Austria’s oldest city, Krems, then follow the Danube towards the ‘City of Music’: Europe’s cultural capital — Vienna. At Klosterneuburg we’ll take the train for the last few kms (~30mins) into the city to avoid the traffic. Our hotel is near Schönbrunn Palace, Austria’s top attraction, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9

Vienna (Rest Day)

No cycling

Today, a full day to enjoy one of the world’s most liveable cities. 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 others.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10

Vienna to Mosonmagyaróvár (Hungary)

Cycling: approx 93 km

This morning we depart the beautiful city of Vienna by taking the train to Himberg (~30 mins). Then on our bikes we cross the border into Hungary where we may want to stop at the castle of Halbturn. From here you’ll notice the road has a different surface, and is an adventure to ride on! We’ll have a unique drink stop at a friendly Hungarian garden restaurant, before continuing to our destination: charming Mosonmagyaróvár, the ‘city of 17 bridges’. There’ll be time to visit the local thermal spa bath.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11

Mosonmagyaróvár to Komárno (Slovakia)

Cycling: approx 105 km

We’ll cycle through rural villages and back along the Danube river to the pretty historic town of Komárno, just over the Slovakian border. This port city is connected by bridge to the Hungarian town of Komaŕom, once part of Komárno. There’ll be time to visit Komárno’s fortress.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12

Komárno to Budapest (Hungary)

Cycling: approx 92 km

Our second-to-last day is one to remember. We’ll cycle to the beginnings of the famous Danube Bend at historic Esztergom, the so-called “Rome of Hungary”, and one of the country’s oldest towns. The huge basilica, can be seen from a great distance. It also has a restaurant/cultural centre in its cellar which is worth a visit. 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. We’ll hold our farewell dinner tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13

Departure Day: Budapest

No cycling

This unforgettable tour comes to an end today, after nearly 1300 km of cycling! 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation in mainly 4 star hotels
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Arrival transfer (day 1) from Oberstdorf train station to tour hotel
  • Support vehicle(s) and driver(s)
  • Cycling 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 (or any meals not listed)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional trips and sightseeing tours
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for sights unless specified
  • Tips