Wheels & Meals Budapest Bike Tour
See Budapest by bike and enjoy a Hungarian Goulash!
The most comprehensive bike tour of Budapest, including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ square, Széchenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen’s Basilica, Chain-bridge, House of Parliament and more, with about 15 scenic stops.
Local food – during the bike tour we will take you to a restaurant for a Hungarian specialty meal – Goulash (included in the tour price, vegetarian meal is also available).
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, 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.
- Visit UNESCO World heritage sights of Budapest
- History, entertaining stories, excellent photo opportunities, local food and fun
- Small groups, interactive, friendly atmosphere, local, expert
- The bike tour is in English. (Private tours available in other languages, please see here)
Included: bikes, helmets, water, English speaking, local, professional guide
Duration: 4,5 hours
Distance: 15 km
Terrain: Completely flat
Number of stops: 12
- Erzsébet square / Ferris wheel
- Andrássy Avenue
- Opera house
- Heroes’ square
- Vajdahunyad castle
- City park
- Széchenyi Thermal bath
- House of Terror
- St.Stephen’s Basilica
- Szabadság square
- House of Parliament
- Várkert Bazár/Castle garden
- Elizabeth bridge
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.
Then we ride 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
- Walk to our bike store few minutes away
- Receive your bike and get ready
- The tour departs
- 13:00 – 13:45
- Enjoy your meal and chat with other tour members
- 15:00 – 15:30
- Arrive back to our bike store, the tour concludes
- Live guiding
- Use of bikes
- Hungarian meal/vegetarian meal is available
- 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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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂