Balaton Uplands

Guided and self-guided

Day 1: Veszprém

Our first day starts in Veszprém in the City of Queens. The accomodation is in a relaxing place nearby the Castle and the Old Town. After a refreshing shower take your camera and discover the Saint Michael Chapel wich is famous because our first queen Gisel and after Her every hungarian queen were crowned there. Enjoy the historic places and the unique atmosphere of Veszprém and discover this lovely town before the first cycling day.

Day 2: Veszprém – Balatonfüred (38 km)

After the square breakfast take the full equipped bicycles and start the trip in direction of the lake Balaton. This day is a special one because this is the first meeting with the idylic landscape, the charming villages and the lake. Until Balatonalmádi we use the built bicycle road. After it we change it for the old Roman road which goes next to the coastline. We will see everywhere grapefields which were planted in the Roman times. The accomodation stand still in Balatonfüred the capital of lake Balaton. The most common words in connection of this city are history, culture, wine, and hospitality.

Day 3: Balatonfüred – Badacsony (50 km)

We start cycling today in western direction following the coastline on the built cycle road. We can stop for a bath almost everywhere. This day is about the nature, sunshine and the water. The accomodation will be in Badacsony in a charming pension at the foot of the vitnessing mountain Badacsony. This winearea is the oldest in hungary and the wines are excellent with the local meals.

Day 4: Badacsony – Szentantalfa or Szentbékkálla (30 km)

On this day we visit in Badacsony the Szegedy Róza House and Museum in which we can see how did the people lived in the XIX. Century in this area. After this we use the Roman way and the Balaton cycle road to reach Szigliget. In Szigliget we visit the 250 years old Eszterházy Winemuseum and climb up to the Castle which was used in the türkish war in XVI. Century. From here we roll across the land of extinct volcanos, the so called vitnessing mountains which are in the heart of the Balaton Uplands National Park. We will cycle trough the oldest hungarian villages and our accomodation will be in an authentic village in Szentbékálla.

Day 5: Szentantalfa or Szentbékkálla – Tótvázsony (36 km)

We use this day hidden roads which go trough charming little villages like Köveskál, Szentantalfa, Óbudavár. We discover the beauty of Balaton Uplands National Park and the idylic landscapes with grapefields. Today we go trough Nivegy valley winearea which played important role in wine export soon in the roman times. We finish the trip in a nice quiet hotel in Tótvázsony at the foot of Bakony mountain.

Day 6: Tótvázsony – Balatonfüred (39 km)

We roll down to Pécsely and Aszófő to reach the city central of Tihany where we could spend a whole day without boring. We visit the 950 years old Benedict Abbey which was built to the top of the extinct vulcano. From here we can take a look down to the middle of the peninsula to the old caldera and the Inner lake. After the sights of Tihany we are heading to Koczor Winecellar for square picnic lunch and winetasting. After lunch the accomodation in Balatonfüred is just 25 minutes.

Day 7: Balatonfüred – Veszprém (34 km)

On the last cycling day we use the Balaton cycling road which leads next to the coastline. We will have the opportunity to stop for a refreshing bath or an ice cream as many times as we want. We follow from Balatonalmádi the embankment to take a last look to the lake and we turn in direction of Veszprém. This day is an ideal cool down after the whole biketour. We arrive in Veszprém in the right time for a nice walk or shopping. The dinner will be the last moment to enjoy the holiday and Hungary because the next day is the end of the tour.

Day 8: Veszprém

Our journey unfortunately ends after breakfast.

Dates and prices – Self-guided

Dates: 2018. April 1. – 2018. September 30. daily start

Included

  • 7 nights accomodation at 3-4-star hotels and charming country inns with familiar atmosphere, high quality and superb surrondings.
  • Half board: 7 breakfasts, 7 gourmet dinners (3 course) with excellent wines (unlimited wine consumption at dinners)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Service hotline
  • High quality hybrid bikes with 24 gears, front suspension, light aluminium frame
  • Helmets, water bottle, front bag, mudguards, rear rack, panniers
  • Maps
  • Detailed GPS navigation and roadbook (tips on sights, cultural highlights, scenic stops and recommended restaurants)

Free wi-fi internet in the hotels

Price

  • Wine and bike self-guided  789 EUR
  • Four star hotel supplement: 100 EUR
  • Single supplement 155 EUR
  • Transfer:

Return: 1-8 person/minivan 280 €

  • from Budapest (airport or any hotel in the city) to Veszprém and back to Budapest (airport or any hotel in the city)

One way: 1-8 person /minivan 150 €

  • from Budapest (airport or any hotel in the city) to Veszprém or from Veszprém to Budapest (airport or any hotel in the city)

We are able to organize different transfers for the best price for special request

  • extra night in Veszprém double 69 EUR/room/night in 4 star hotel
  • extra night in Veszprém single 59 EUR/room/night EUR in 4 star hotel
  • extra night in Budapest on request (between 100-130 EUR/room/night) in 4 star hotel

Dates and prices – Guided

Dates: 2018.19.05-26.05 ; 2018.07.07-14.07 ; 2018.22.09-29.09

Included

  • 7 nights accomodation at 3-4-star hotels and charming country inns with familiar atmosphere, high quality and superb surrondings.
  • Full board: 7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches in the nature, 7 gourmet dinners (3 course) with excellent wines (unlimited wine consumption)
  • 6x wine tasting
  • Full english speaking guiding during the whole tour with 2 professional and friendly guides
  • Two guides cycle with you (above group number 10)
  • One attendant drives the support car
  • Luggage transfer, full technical service and a trailer for the bicycles
  • High quality hybrid bikes with 24 gears, front suspension, light aluminium frame
  • Helmets, water bottle, front bag, mudguards, rear rack, panniers, lights
  • Maps
  • Detailed roadbook in English (tips on sights, cultural highlights, scenic stops and recommended restaurants)
  • All the entrance fees and tickets of the sights written in the programme
  • Bus transfer from/back to the airport or your hotel

Free wi-fi internet in the hotels

Price

  • Wine and bike guided 1150 EUR
  • Single supplement 190 EUR
  • extra night in Veszprém double 69 EUR/room/night in 4 star hotel
  • extra night in Veszprém single 59 EUR/room/night EUR in 4 star hotel
  • extra night in Budapest on request (between 100-130 EUR/room/night) in 4 star hotel