MOUNTAIN BIKING

Duration

4-5 hours

Group Size
4-12 person

Languages
English

Activity Level
Heavy

Overview

The hills of Buda are quite close to the center, easy to access and a huge forest spreads all the way to Pilis hills and the Slovakian border.

There are many paved paths through the forest that is perfect for biking, several signed forest bike routes and it is also possible to ride on the little dirt roads across the woods.

Places with great panorama to Budapest are easy to ride to, like Janos hill lookout tower, the highest point of Budapest with 527 m.

Our bikes are hybrid bikes with front forks, can ride on the paved forest routes and light dirt roads as well. The mountain tour takes place in Buda hills.

The bike tour is in English.

Start time: flexible

Duration: 5 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire great panorama from the highest point of Budapest
  • Travel on Budapest’s only cogwheel train
  • Get out of the city and enjoy nature
  • Have a strudel, a local pastry
  • Small groups, interactive, friendly atmosphere, local, expert guides.
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Detailed information

The tour starts from the center with a 20 minutes ride on bike lanes to the cogwheel train station, from here we travel with the cogwheel train to Buda hills, the ride is about 15 minutes long.

After arrival we start our ride, according to your fitness level we choose the difficulty of the route.

We will stop for a strudel, a local pastry, which is a must whenever you are at the top of the city.

You will also get to the highest point of Budapest, Erzsébet lookout tower with amazing panorama.

Included/Excluded

  • Live guiding
  • Use of bikes
  • Helmets
  • Tickets
  • Strudel
  • 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  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.

    thumb Matthew McKay
    7/02/2019