Jump on one of our e-bikes and explore the sights of Budapest in a fun and exciting way. On this tour, you’ll cruise down grand boulevards and along charming side streets, and get to learn all about the city and it’s interesting history as you go.
Highlights and Themes
- Explore with a small group and a knowledgeable guide
- Lots of chances to ask questions and interact with the group
- Hungarian history and culture
- Heroes’ Square and City Park
- Inner Pest – Opera, Basilica, Parliament, Chain Bridge, view of Buda Castle
- Buda Castle area – Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church
- Buda & Pest promenade bike lanes
- Gellert Square, Liberty Bridge, Market Hall area & Margit Bridge
- Refreshment stop included on the tour
Dates & Times
1 July – 31 October 2017
10:30 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Absolute Tour Center
1065 Budapest, Lazar Street 16,
located right behind the Opera House.
49 € Adult
45 € Student
Full Tour Description
Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours + training
Distance: approx. 22 km / 17 miles. We use Pedelec bicycles where a small electric motor makes it easier to pedal
All our e-bike tours start with a quick introduction to the e-bikes and the city’s rules on bike safety and riding. Each person will be taught how to use the e-bike most efficiently and then have a practice on them until they feel comfortable and ready to go out and enjoy Budapest on these fantastic machines.
This is an exciting and extensive tour, giving you the chance to explore Budapest and its sights and get a feel for its vibrant culture. Along the way, your experienced local guide will be on hand to tell you about what you’re seeing and talk in-depth about the city’s history and people.
We’ll start the tour outside our office by the stunning Opera House, after which we’ll travel up Andrassy Avenue – one of the oldest and grandest streets in the city – which is today lined with some of its fanciest shopping stores. After hearing about the street’s unique history, we’ll arrive at our first historical site – Heroe’s Square.
Up next, it’s time to enjoy some greenery in the tranquil City Park. Here you’ll learn more about Hungary’s past and learn about some of the buildings in the park, including Vajdahunyad Castle, which was built to show off Hungary’s architectural might for the World Fair in the early 1900’s.
The next part of the tour takes us back to the center of town, travelling past the impressive St Stephen’s Basilica, the nearby Freedom Square – where stands one of the city’s few remaining Soviet memorials – before checking out the Parliament, one of the largest in Europe.
Next, it’s off for some more greenery, which we’ll find by crossing Margit Bridge and onto Margit Island – an entire park on an island – where we’ll relax and your guide will be on hand to answer questions and tell you some stories from Budapest’s tumultuous past.
Back on the bridge, we’ll finally cross the river so we can enjoy Buda’s sights up close, and get a glimpse back at the Pest side from afar. Arriving at our next stop Batthyany Square, your guide will talk more about the Buda side of the city and how it’s developed over the years. We’ll also make a stop around here for coffee and cake break.
The next part of the tour is one of the most exciting. We’ll make our way up the winding hill to reach the Buda Castle District. Luckily, thanks to your e-bikes, the trip up won’t be exhausting and your arrival at the top will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the entire city. While there, we’ll check out and talk about the sights up here, including Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
Finally, as the tour winds down, we’ll make our way back across the Danube to the Pest side of the city crossing the spectacular Gellert Bridge. Along the way, we’ll travel past the Great Market Hall, then enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube Promenade where you’ll find plenty of locals and tourists enjoying their day before finishing our tour back where we started.
Our e-bike tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips on where to go and what else to do.
We reserve the right to alter and change the tour program without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
English speaking guide, e-bike hire and optional helmet included during the tour time. Stops for photos and refreshments. Stop for a coffee or beverage and cake included.
Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.