FROM FADING COMMUNISM TO... BUDAPEST BIKE TOUR
This bike tour is recommended for people who have seen the main sights and most attractive buildings of Budapest and wants to see some extraordinary, different parts of the city, even some communist block houses and once beautiful, but now neglected districts of Budapest.
Also if you are trying to dig a little deeper in Hungarian history and demography. We will also show you lovely parks and huge factory sites that got new interesting uses recently.
- Beautiful parks
- Communist era houses
- Old factory sites
- Deeper Hungarian history and demography
- Markets and market halls
- Unusual faces of Budapest
During this bike tour you will also experience a part of Budapest with a very different social life compared to the running, bustling center, a little bit like a travel to a countryside town or to the past of Budapest.
This tour is not for the faint-hearted, if you are only looking for the most beautiful parts of Budapest, we recommend you to take our Wheels & Meals Bike Tour. There is no bike path in all areas on the route of this tour, we take streets with low traffic, a little experience is needed in city traffic. All of our other tours follow bike paths.
- Live guiding
- Use of bikes
- Water refreshments
- Gratuities for guides
Tour’s Meeting Point
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.
We always stop at each site, so there’s plenty of time to take great pictures!
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.
Our bikes are brand new high quality tracking bicycles with 24 gears in all sizes. Children, junior bikes, child seats and helmets are available.
The tour concludes few minutes walk away from the meeting spot, at our bike store.
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.
Other tours you might want to join
My partner and I did a bike tour on our recent trip to Budapest (August 24 – 27, 2019) and loved it! I read a recommendation for Budapest Bike Breeze on Reddit and booked one day before our bike tour. We loved it! Bike tours are a great way to see the city, get oriented, hit the historic sites and get a bit of history. This bike tour was all of those things AND easy and relaxed. The group was just the right size—we were 9 in total—and our guide, Greg, always made sure everyone had arrived at each spot before speaking. He also made sure everyone has a chance to take photos and ask questions before moving on. I appreciated the relaxed feel of this bike tour and loved that lunch was included. (Maybe everyone could introduce themselves before the tour starts so that everyone was already acquainted before sitting down to lunch!) In truth, the tour was only supposed to be 4.5 hours but it lasted closer to 6. We didn’t mind! Other bike tours might rush you along or cut the ride short, but Greg was flexible and again, the tour felt relaxed and easy going. Totally our speed! It’s also extremely reasonably priced. Special thanks to our wonderful tour guide, Greg for touring us around Buda AND Pest. We will definitely book again when we are next in a Budapest 🙂
This a a fabulous way to see this beautiful city. Our guide John was informative and very helpful. Very suitable for novice riders. It is easy, slow, flat riding so if you’re looking for a solid workout, this is probably not for you. However for a city highlights package, it’s perfect.
We had a delightful time on our bike tour! The meet location was very easy to find, and our guide on time. He did an excellent job of showing us the city and providing a compelling review of Hungarian history. It was supposed to be a group tour, but only we booked for that time. Rather than cancelling the tour, the company went ahead and provided us with a private tour. I am so very grateful for that excellent service. The tour is on the Pest side (no hills), and covered an extensive area of the city. The bikes were of a really nice quality (much better than I had expected) making it that much more enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to get a feel for the city and Hungary.