WHEELS & MEALS BUDAPEST BIKE TOUR

Duration

5 hours

Group Size
1-12 person

Languages
English

Activity Level
Leisurely

Overview

Ride to the most attractive sights of Budapest by bike, including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ square, Szechenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen’s Basilica, Chain-bridge, House of Parliament, Margaret island and more, with about 15 scenic stops.

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

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

Refreshment breaks on the way at scenic places.

Best Goulash in town – during the bike tour we will take you to a restaurant for a Hungarian
specialty
meal – Goulash (included in the tour price, vegetarian substitute meal is also available).

  • Visit UNESCO World heritage sights with professional guides.
  • History, entertaining stories, excellent photo opportunities, local food 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)

Start time: 10:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours

Get a 2 EUR discount!

Book your tour in spring online and get a 2 EUR/person discount! 

Use promo code WM-spring at your booking

Highlights

  • Erzsébet square / Ferris wheel
  • Andrássy Avenue
  • Heroes’ square
  • City park
  • Széchenyi Thermal bath
  • House of Terror
  • St.Stephen’s Basilica
  • Chain-bridge
  • House of Parliament
  • Margaret island
  • 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. 

Budapest is becoming a more and more bike friendly city every year.

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.

You arrive to Margaret island, the most beautiful park of Budapest. We take you around the park and show you the most interesting and prettiest parts of it with a few informative stops.

Our we 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
  • 13:00 – 13:45
  • Enjoy your Goulash meal and chat with other tour members
  • 15:00 – 15:30
  • Arrive back to our bike store, the tour concludes

Included/Excluded

  • Live guiding
  • Use of bikes
  • Helmets
  • A large bowl of Goulash/vegetarian meal is available
  • 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  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 🙂

    thumb Liana Mestas
    9/11/2019

    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 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.

    thumb Laura Johnson
    5/02/2019