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Lake Balaton Round Trip Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £499 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 mainly on the wonderful Lake Balaton cycle trail (signposted) around the “Hungarian Sea”, several times on excellent cycle path. 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. 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 into Budapest

Individual arrival in the capital of Hungary, in Budapest. Overnight stay in the Hotel of Budapest.

Day 2: Along the Southern Shore of the Hungarian Sea (approx 46 km / 29 miles)

After breakfast meeting with the Driver of the transport-van at the hotel at 8:45 clock. The transfer bus/van 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.

Day 3: The capital of the Balaton on the West shore (approx 50 km / 31 miles)

Cycling on the south lakeside and swimming if possible. You cycle first towards the northern lakeside and then to the “capital of the Balaton” – Keszthely.

Day 4: Two Wonders: Taking a bath and Cycling (approx 30 or 44 km / 19-28 miles)

We recommend to do a walking in the downtown of Keszthely and/or make a short bike trip to the thermal lake of Hévíz where you can enjoy Europe’s largest thermal lake with a water temperature of 30/34 C.

Early afternoon you start off cycling along the northern lakeside, passing by some amazing dormant volcanoes, splendid panorama and wonderful vineyards.

Day 5: Along the Northern Coast (approx 52km / 33 miles)

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 5 biking miles begin until we reach Balatonfüred (thermal-spa resort). There are 5 springs and also a beautiful park located near the harbour.

Day 6: From the North East shore, then Budapest (approx 37km / 23 miles)

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. You say goodbye to your bikes in Balatonakarattya. The transfer bus/van is ready to take you together to the hotel in Budapest. (1 hour). Accommodation in Budapest again.

Day 7: Individual departure

Depart after breakfast.

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 tour stays in local guesthouses & hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

- 6 nights accommodation: in comfortable hotels or guesthouses
– 6 breakfasts, in many quarters buffet.
– There and back transport Budapest-Lake Balaton-Budapest by coach/van.
– Service/Follower bus/van for luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
– Special bike-transporting trailer for every bicycle & spare bikes.
– Service hotline (cell/mobile phone) at the driver on the spot.
– Full technical support, included transport your own bikes along the way.
– Bicycle atlas Lake Balaton ring binder & Map Lake Balaton
– Information sheets per booking, on the spot.
– Local expert advice at the accommodation (morning & evening) by the driver of the transport vehicle.

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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, 6 days, 5 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 26.03 – 31.05.2017
Arrival Sundays and Mondays
Season 2: 01.06 – 30.06.2017
Arrival Sundays and Mondays
Season 3: 01.07 – 31.08.2017
Arrival Sundays and Mondays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £499 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £549 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £589 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Electric Bike Upgrade: £49

Hotel Category Descriptions
Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC

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 £499
Single Supplement: £109

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