FROM FADING COMMUNISM TO... BUDAPEST BIKE TOUR

Duration

3 hours

Group Size
2-12 person

Languages
English

Activity Level
Easy

Overview

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

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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    review rating 5  The meals and wheels tour was amazing! Our guide Jombor was so helpful and willing to answer any questions we had. The ride wasn’t too hard and the local goulash was delightful!

    thumb Ryan Loney
    8/14/2019

    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

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