Budapest Highlights Bike Tour

Duration

4 hours

Group Size
1-12 person

Languages
English

Activity Level
Leisurely

See the highlights of Budapest by bike 

Ride to the Highlights of Budapest, including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ square, Széchenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen’s Basilica, Chain-bridge, House of Parliament and more, with about 15 scenic stops.

This is the perfect tour to start your time in Budapest – great way for introduction, orientation in Budapest and to get the best suggestions of what to do for the rest of your stay.

Learn about Budapest and the people live in it. Understand the origins of Hungarians and their lifestyle. 

  • Visit UNESCO World heritage sights of Budapest
  • History, entertaining stories, excellent photo opportunities and fun
  • Small groups, interactive, friendly atmosphere, local, expert
    guides
  • The bike tour is in English. (Private tours available in other languages, please see here)

Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours

Highlights

  • Erzsébet square / Ferris wheel
  • Andrássy Avenue
  • Opera house
  • Heroes’ square
  • Vajdahunyad castle
  • City park
  • Széchenyi Thermal bath
  • House of Terror
  • St.Stephen’s Basilica
  • Szabadság square
  • Chain-bridge
  • House of Parliament
  • Várkert Bazár/Castle garden
  • Elizabeth bridge

 

Detailed information

From the meeting point we walk two minutes to pick up the bikes. Your guide will help to adjust the saddle to suit you perfectly

We only ride in car free areas, bike lanes, parks. It is absolutely a safe ride. 

The bike tour starts in the center of Budapest near Deák square. At the first stop we give you useful orientation and summary of Budapest’s past and present. 

From Deak square we bike along the prettiest avenue of Budapest, Andrassy road, which is listed as UNESCO world heritage. We stop to see and explain about the State Opera House and with a pleasant ride soon arrive to Heroes’ square.

With all the statues of Hungary’s most famous statesman we are in the right place to explain and let you understand the origins and past of Hungarian nation. 

We enter the lush City park and passing the lake, arrive to the Vajdahunyad Castle where you can admire Hungarian architecture.

During our bike ride back to the center we stop at the House of Terror and St.Stephen’s Basilica.

Soon we make a turn towards the House of Parliament, but before arriving there we stop by at Szabadság square, where you will see and learn about a Soviet army memorial.

Our ride back is along the Danube, an amazing bike route with great scenery.

What you will do

  • 10:15 – 10:30
  • Meet with the guide and with other participants at our meeting spot
  • 10:30
  • Walk to our bike store few minutes away
  • 10:35
  • Receive your bike and get ready
  • 10:45
  • The tour departs
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • Arrive back to our bike store, the tour concludes

Included/Excluded

  • Live guiding
  • Use of bikes
  • Helmets
  • Water refreshments
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Pick-up/transportation
  • Insurance

Tour’s Meeting Point

Meeting point details

Tours meet on Deák Ferenc square, at the stairs of the Lutheran church.
(NOT the basilica with the high domes)

Address: 1052 Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér 4.

Our guide will meet you there, the bikes are 2 minutes walk away.

How to find the meeting point:

  • on the corner of Deák Ferenc square and the main road (Károly Krt)
  • near to the metro entrances in Deák Ferenc square
  • 50 meter from the end of tram lines 47 – 49
  • 50 meter from the parking tour buses
  • 50 meter from Ritz Carlton Hotel and McDonalds in Sütő street.

FAQs

Taking photos

We always stop at each site, so there’s plenty of time to take great pictures!

Weather

The tour starts in all weather conditions. In case of rain we provide rain ponchos free of charge. In case of very severe rain/thunderstorm we might wait until it stops in a dry place. Please dress according to the daily weather forecast and bring warm clothes, jacket if necessary.

Bikes

Our bikes are brand new high quality tracking bicycles with 24 gears in all sizes. Children, junior bikes, child seats and helmets are available.

Tour’s ending location

The tour concludes few minutes walk away from the meeting spot, at our bike store.

Luggages

Each bike has an easy-to-use luggage rack, perfect for small bags or extra layers.  Larger bags can be locked up in our shop during the tour.

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Reviews

    review rating 5  Had a great tour with Lori who gave detailed history of Budapest in English along with stories and information about the many attractive buildings. Tasty lunch too with goulash and bread. Would recommend this company.

    thumb Paul Baker
    6/01/2019

    review rating 5  I went on the Wheels & Meals bike tour. It was nothing short of incredible. The guide was knowledgeable and efficient. We were able to see so much of the city and gain a basic understanding of a culturally rich history. We stopped for goulash soup near one of the thermal baths, which provided a great way to interact with other travelers. I especially enjoyed the trip to Margaret Island. I'm an experienced cyclist, but it seems like the other members of the bike tour who didn't ride regularly were able to keep up. Other than the wonderful views, my favorite part of the tour was the guide. He provided extra details for me knowing I was American, like pointing out the American Embassy and a statue of George Washington in one of the parks. He was also very attractive, which didn't hurt! Thank you for showing our group this fantastic city.

    thumb Cat Conner
    9/13/2019

    review rating 5  We had an awesome time on our bike tour with Eve. She was knowledgeable and fun. Very patient with all our needs or stops for ice-cream! Really made out time in Budapest that little more special being able to get around to all the important sites and places. Well worth the money for our family of five- youngest being eight loved the tour and rode close to Eve the whole time. A must for first timers in this wonderful city!

    thumb Dellouise Aikins
    9/11/2019