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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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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 🙂
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.
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.