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Bike Tour of Budapest

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Key Highlights

  • Best way to cover all the sights!
  • Learn about Hungarian history and culture on this leisurely bike tour
  • See the Buda castle District and the famous Heroes′ Square
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar - 31 Mar: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Apr – 31 Oct: Daily
    01 Nov - 30 Nov: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    Evening Ride: 01 June - 31 August; Daily


    Daytime tour: 4 hours
    Evening ride: 3 hours

    Start time

    11:00am (Mar, Apr & Nov) and 5:00pm (1 June - 31 August)

    Meeting Point

    Tour starts from our Local Activity Operator Tour Center –Discover Budapest Tour Centre – 1065 Budapest, Lazar utca 16. behind the Opera House
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Same as meeting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Forget the cars and tourist buses and opt for a unique way of sightseeing in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Go on an entertaining and informative bike tour through the light-traffic streets of the city and cover all its major sights.

    Bike rentals and helmets are all included, and all you have to do is pedal along with your expert guide!

    Drive past the magnificent Heroes’ Square and the stunning Buda Castle district, home to the Royal Palace. The Buda Castle district with its old streets is a UNSECO World Heritage Site. Cross the famous Chain Bridge to Pest and explore this historic portion of Budapest.


    The bike ride through Budapest begins at Local Activity Operator Tour Center – Located on Lazar utca (street) 16 in the VI. District just behind the Opera House. Meet your guide here and collect your bikes, helmets (optional) and some bags. We offer two types of tour – our full day time tour and our relaxing evening ride.

    Bike Tour at 11:00am:
    Tour begins on Andrassy Boulevard and at the Opera house (outside) and then a ride up to the Heroes’ square and city park along the tree lined boulevard. Here you learn about the Hungarian history and culture before biking through the park to the Vajdahunyad castle (outside) complex built to display the Hungarian architecture forms for the 1896 world Expo and Szechenyi bath house (peek inside if open).

    Next you will ride back to the city center down to the St. Stephen’s Basilica named after the first Hungarian king (peek inside if open). After visiting the beautiful church and square and you ride to Liberty sq. for a picture of the last Soviet remembrance then on to the Parliament (outside), the second largest in Europe with its huge neo-gothic façade.

    Next you will ride across the mighty Danube river over the first and oldest bridge, the Chain bridge.

    Now at the foot of the Buda Castle, our guide will explain the visible sights and stories surrounding them before our leisurely ride up the old road to the base of the Royal Palace (outside). A break here gives the UNESCO World Heritage lookout panorama view where you can capture all the best views of the city. After this break we ride through the old castle district streets to the Matthias Church (outside) and Fisherman’s Bastion (outside).

    Next is the reward we all rode up for, the ride down! On the back road of the castle we coast down in comfort into the green park of the Taban and then back over to the Pest side slowly making our way back to Opera metro stop (Vi. Dist.). to end the tour.

    Bike Tour at 5:00pm:
    Evening tour will take a more relaxed and very flat ride and cover more areas along the bank of the Danube river.

    You’ll cruise along the Andrassy Boulevard before taking in the magnificent St. Stephen’s Basilica (outside only) and checking out the Liberty Square and Parliament building (outside only) before crossing the Margit Bridge over to the Buda side.

    Here you’ll ride along the banks of the Danube taking in the Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Elizabeth Bridge, Rudas baths (outside only) and the famous Gellert hotel and baths (outside only) before crossing the Liberty Bridge back over to the Pest side to see the Grand Market Hall (a peek inside when open), and passing by the National Museum and the Great Synagogue before turning back onto Andrassy Boulevard and checking out the Opera House before finishing the tour.

    All of the sights will be seen at dusk and some will even be illuminated, giving great photo opportunities during the stops.

    The tour ends near to Opera metro stop (Vi. Dist.).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Private English speaking guide
    • Bike rentals and Helmets
    • Day tour has a stop for coffee or beverage and pasty included


    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to attractions
    • Night tour doesn’t offer food or drink
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
    Participants must know how to ride a bike

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have