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Lake Balaton Round Trip Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £589 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights

• Get to explore the most famous Holiday resort in Hungary
• Enjoy marvelous sunset behind the hills of the southern shore
• Enjoy Europe’s largest thermal lake
• Sample some of the local vineyards

Cycle Route:

You ride a bicycle mainly on the wonderful Lake Balaton cycle trail (entirely well signposted) around the “Hungarian Sea”, mostly times on excellent cycle path. The stage is easy, only the North and East shore of the Balaton Lake has a few hillside routes, but the south and the west shore is completely flat. This tour is well recommend for every cyclist with average experience and suitable for families and seniors. An easy bicycle-aficionado-tour for everyone.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: ARRIVAL TO BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Arrival to the Hotel of Budapest in your organisation. Overnight stay in our contractual hotel in Budapest. (its location is favourable to the 1st-cycling-day-program)

Day 2: ALONG THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF THE “HUNGARIAN SEA”

After breakfast meeting with the Driver of the transport-van at the hotel at 8:45 clock. The transfer van/bus takes you collectively to the south side of the Lake-Balaton (approx. 1 hour) Handing over the bikes and information material. You cycle on the flat south lakeside. Panoramic view and chance for swimming en route.

(Stage approx. 46 km / 29 miles cycling)

Cycling on the south lakeside and swimming if possible. The lake panorama with the old volcanic mountains on the opposite side will charm you for miles. You cycle first towards the western lakeside and then to the “capital of the Balaton” – Keszthely.

(Stage approx. 45 km / 28 miles cycling)

Day 4: TWO WONDERS: TAKING A BATH AND CYCLING

Worth visiting is today the Castle and Castle Park Festetics or/and to do a walking in the downtown of Keszthely after a short bike trip from the thermal Lake of Hévíz – where you can enjoy Europe’s largest thermal lake, with a water temperature of 32 C. Early afternoon you start off cycling along the northern lakeside, passing by some amazing dormant volcanoes, splendid panorama and wonderful vineyards.

(Stage approx. 39 or optional 53 km / 24-33 miles cycling)

Day 5: ALONG THE VOLCANIC NORTHERN COAST

Last chance to take a look at the tuff organ pipes on the Badacsony hill. Continue towards Eastern and the peninsula Tihany ahead of us. The peninsula is very rich in sights and natural attractions. After the visit the last few biking miles begin until we reach Balatonfüred (thermal-spa resort). There are 5 springs and also a beautiful park located near the yacht harbour.

(Stage approx. 52 km / 33 miles cycling)

Day 6: ROUND TRIP COMPLETED, GO TO BUDAPEST!

Our last cycling day has been started. Bicycling along the north-east bay of the Lake Balaton. The Holy Right Hand Chapel with its gold mosaics is located in Balatonalmádi. During this stage you will pass by an impressive yellow soil wall down the eastern bank. Today will your circular trip completed and say goodbye to your bikes at the worth seeing high coast by panoramic wiev. The transfer van/bus is ready to take you together to the hotel in Budapest. (1 hour). Accommodation in Budapest again.

(Stage approx. 38 km / 24 miles cycling)

Day 7: Individual departure after breakfast

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Map & Route Information

Route Profile

The stage is easy, only the North and East shore of the “Hungarian See” has a few hillside routes. But the south and the west shore is completely flat. This tour is well recommend for every cyclist with average experience and suitable for families and seniors.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Lake Balaton Round Trip Tour stays in 3-and 4-star hotels and country innscarefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

- 6 nights accommodation with in 3-and 4-star hotels and country inns, free Wi-Fi internet in 99% of the hotels, en-suite rooms with bath or shower/WC.
– 6 breakfasts, in the most quarters buffet.
– There and back transport Budapest-Lake Balaton-Budapest by van/bus.
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
– Service & back-up van with our driver for complete technical support.
– Special bike-transporting trailer for every bicycle & spare bikes.
– Personal welcome with the tour info.
– Options for discussion about the cycling stages on the spot
– Help in case of a breakdown or/and bicycle change on the spot quickly and for free.

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Rental Bike Information

For the tours we use well equipped touring bikes from Merida and Neuser that suit our high demands for a comfortable, easily handled travel bike.

28” bike size, Shimano 21-Speed SIS chain gearshift with optical display for selected gear, traffic-ready installation, luggage-rack and fender as well as front and rear brakes (most modern V-Brake and Cantilever brakes).

The rental of bikes and pannier bags is included in the price.

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Your Prices

Lake Balaton Round Trip, 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 24.03 – 19.04.2019 | 01.09. – 12.10.2019
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays
Season 2: 20.04 – 07.06.2019
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays
Season 3: 08.06 – 31.08.2019
Arrival Saturdays and Sundays

Sun 24th March – Sat 30th March
Sat 13th April – Fri 19th April
Sun 5th May – Sat 11th May
Sun 19th May – Sun 25th May
Sun 2nd June – Sat 8th June
Sun 16th June – Sat 22nd June
Sun 23rd June – Sat 29th June
Sun 7th July – Sat 13th July
Sun 21st July – Sat 27th July
Sun 04th Aug. – Sat 10th Aug
Sun 25th Aug – Sat 31st Aug
Sun 08th Sep – Sat 14th Sep
Sun 15th Sep – Sat 21st Sep
Sun 06th Oct – Sat 12th Oct

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £589 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £629 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £669 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £149
Electric Bike Upgrade: £49

Hotel Category Descriptions
3-and 4-star hotels and country inns.

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: From £589
Single Supplement: £149

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