Hungarian Nature and Spas Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £629 per person
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• Combine spas and cycling on this relaxing break
• Hungary is a world leader in spa tourism
• All spa pools are chlorine-free and are heated to 80/100 celsius
• Time to explore Budapest
Route: Lakeside cycling
The Puszta – almost as flat as a table. It lies 88-90 meters (288/295 feet) above sea level. Easy daily stages, suitable for all age groups. Specific cycle tour of our range, which leads for most cycling days quite on bitumenized (concreted) bike paths of the River Tisza flood protection dam.
This tour is not a simple “Wellness Offer” as much as an opportunity to enjoy this spas and thermal waters in the context of a cycling holiday. Every night you will stay where you can bathe or swim in the curative waters. There is a saying in Hungary that all you have to do is push a stick into the ground to reach the thermal water rich in minerals and trace elements.
Thanks to this natural phenomenon, and with more than 400 hot springs and 200 thermal spas, Hungary is a world leader in spa vacationing. All Hungarian spas have chlorine-free mineral pools of varying temperatures of 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit (28-38 Celsius). Different temperature basins suitable for bathing and swimming. Cycle and enjoy the healthy waters of Hungary!”
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN 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: DOBA-PUSZTA/BEREK-SPA
After breakfast the driver/guide of the back-up van will welcome you at 8:45 a.m. in the same “partnership basis” hotel. (Meeting point: hotel reception) Route briefing and luggage loading. The transfer van/bus takes you collectively near Szolnok (at the River Tisza). Handing over the bikes and information material.
A beautiful stretch (nature reserve) on the dike lies ahead. River crossing by cable ferry boat. Through calm villages until we reach Kunhegyes. Short van/bus transfer to the hotel. Fun in the thermal spa/swimming pool. /Hotel for 2 nights.
(approx. 43 km / 27 miles cycling)
Day 3: LAKE TISZA AND TISZAÖRVÉNY
Time for visit in Kunhegyes, afterwards you cycle in the direction Lake Tisza, cultural and natural landscape of World Heritage. Beyond the barrage is the second largest lake in the country. Again a beautiful, “nature-full” cycling stage. Today’s destination is the boat-harbour Tiszaörvény. In this “Puszta” region gush effective thermal waters.
(approx. 48 km / 30 miles cycling)
Day 4: BIRD RESERVE IN THE NATIONAL PARK
Cycling towards the strictly protected bird sanctuary of Lake Tisza. You can explore by boat (guided tour extra to book) the wild and romantic water world. The Tisza embankment is all around well paved, so it is easily “rideable”. Arrival in the region of the riding and herdsman life. In horse stud farm will bred the fabulous Nonius-breed. Time for bathing, swimming and relaxing.
(approx. 40 km / 25 miles cycling)
Day 5: WILDLIFE PARK HORTOBÁGY
Today is possible to book and to do a tour with a “Puszta-Taxi” (covered horse carriage). Take a varied journey to see the horses, gray cattle, spiral-horned sheep and the typical draw well of this region.
The largest continuous natural grassland of Central and Western Europe is ideal for birds and unique plants. Continuing towards to the environment of Hajduszoboszló (Nádudvar), a popular place for small game hunters and mainly for open-air spa and thermal-bath fans. Pleasant bath adventure here.
(approx. 38 km / 24 miles cycling)
Day 6: BICYCLING, RELAXING, THEN BUDAPEST
Visit in Hajdúszoboszló, where is located the largest open-air thermal spa of Hungary with 17 pools, swimming- wave- spring- and thermal pools. Today opportunity to swim again, maybe for a walking. Transport together to the River Tisza embankment and continuation the easy day tours.
Now follows the last kilometrers/miles of your bicycle tour on the calm dyke. Finally bathing-fun-option in Tiszaújváros with their well-cared, pleasant & local open-air + partially covered spa. Slowly, you say goodbye to “Haiduk” region and to the Puszta. The van/bus takes you together to Budapest in the late afternoon.
(approx. 32 km / 20 miles cycling)
Day 7: Individual departure after breakfast
Exploring Budapest, and for additional night/s. Maybe participate at the 4-hours Budapest City Bike Tour (extra booking).
The Puszta – as flat as a table. It lies 288/295 feet (=88-90 meters) above sea level. Easy daily stages, suitable for all age groups. Our easiest bike tour. (Level 1)
This tour starts in Budapest. You will be transfered to the start at Doba-Puszta.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Hungarian Nature and Spas Tour stays in 3-and 4-star hotels and country inns carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
|The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
|Hungarian Nature & Spa Tour||Sample Hotel List|
|Berekfurdo||Thermal Hotel Szivek|
|Berekfurdo||Thermal Hotel Szivek|
- 6 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast 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 x buffet breakfast.
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
– Service and luggage van with our driver for complete technical support.
– Bicycle transportation in a special bike trailer.
– 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.
– Carefully selected routes.
– Information sheets and map per room on the spot.
– The driver/guide is reachable via cell (mobile-) phone /Service Hotline/ for additional information and requests and in case of emergency as well. (on-site tour hotline).
– Transportation of cyclists according to the program.
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.
- Electric bicycles with Shimano 21-gear system and 21-gear tandem bicycle
are available upon request as well. (advance reservation needed, special price)
– Technical assistance and immediate repair, and/or spare bike during the tour.
– 20“, 24“, and 26“ children‘s bikes, „Tag-a-Longs“, as well as bicycle trailers for babies became also available
Hungarian Nature and Spas, 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
Category A: B&B accommodation in 3-and 4-star hotels and country inns.
Cat A: From £629
Cat A: From £149
April – October
Departure Days: Saturdays and Sundays
Duration: 7 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike: From £99
Holiday Price: From £629
Single Supplement: From £149