Enjoy a leisurely ride through the heart of downtown Budapest and learn all about the city’s history on this interactive and entertaining bike tour.
Highlights and Themes
- Explore with a small group and a knowledgeable guide
- Lots of chances to ask questions and interact with the group
- Learn all about Hungarian history and culture
- See Heroes’ Square and City Park
- Explore Inner Pest – Opera, Basilica, Parliament, Chain Bridge, and see the view over Buda Castle
- Speed down promenade bike lanes in Buda & Pest
- Check out Gellert Square, Liberty bridge, Great Market Hall and Margit Bridge
- Refreshment stop included in the tour
Dates & Times
April – October
11:00 – daily
Winter Bike Tour runs between November and March
Meeting Point and Conclusion Point
Absolute Tour Center
1065 Budapest, Lazar street 16,
located right behind the Opera House.
Full Tour Description
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: approx. 16 km / 10 miles, flat ride, no elevation
Due to Traffic Laws this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years
Budapest’s original and most renowned bike tour is an innovative, entertaining and relaxing way to see city’s most interesting sights and learn a little something about them and their history with one of our expert guides. You’ll get orientated with the city in a more intimate way and get the chance to cycle down grand boulevards and charming side streets – a great way to find places to check out on your own later.
So We Begin…
Our daytime tour begins on at the Opera House, one of Budapest’s most stunning pieces of architecture. From here, you’ll ride up the tree-lined Andrassy Boulevard, one of the longest and grandest roads in the city, eventually arriving at Hero’s Square and City Park.
Here, you’ll get a quick introduction to Hungarian history and culture before biking through the park to the Vajdahunyad Castle complex – built to display the Hungarian architecture forms for the 1896 world Expo – and then to Szechenyi bath house (peek inside if open). Next, we ride back to the city centre down to the St. Stephen’s Basilica named after the first Hungarian king.
Next, we’ll glide over to Liberty Square for a look at one of the last remaining Soviet relics in the city, before moving on to take the view – and no doubt some photos, of Budapest’s truly spectacular parliament building. And, from here on the riverbank, you can also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Castle District which includes Matthias Church, the Royal Palace and the Fisherman’s Bastion. And don’t worry, your guide will be on hand to tell you more about you’re seeing.
On the final part of the tour, we’ll cross over the Margit Bridge and check out the Buda side of the city. Here you’ll ride along the banks of the Danube taking in the Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Elizabeth Bridge, Rudas Baths and the famous Gellert Hotel and Baths before crossing the Liberty Bridge back over to the Pest side to see the Grand Market Hall, and passing by the National Museum and the Great Synagogue before turning back onto Andrassy Boulevard and returning to the Opera House to finish off the tour.
A stop for a coffee and traditional Hungarian pastry is included in the daytime tour.
Our 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, bike hire and optional helmet included during the tour time. Stops for photos and refreshments. Day tour has a stop for coffee or beverage and pastry included.
Baby seats and child bike are available. On the reservation form, please tell us your requirements.
Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.
We are happy to organize your Private Bike Tour
Groups over 15 people please email us: email@example.com