Itinerary

Following cycling tour take us throughout towns with rich history and unique views of nature leading through Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.
You can enjoy impressive towns and mountain vistas with limited disturbing by any traffic.
The great cities of Budapest, Esztergom and Banska Bystrica, UNESCO sights of Hronsek and Banska Stiavnica, mountain villages of Zakopane and Oravice provide some cultural and natural highlights on the way!

On this beautiful bike tour you will always find a lot of variety - nature, culture and mountains - this tour has something to offer for everyone!

  1. Day 1 Meeting in Budapest, Hungary. Route: Budapest - Szentendre.

    - Morning meeting with our guide or representative in Budapest
    - Cycling route: Budapest - Szentendre
    - Accommodation in Szentendre
    - Dinner


    Szentendre town abounds with Mediterranean atmosphere with many cultural and historical attractions including museums, churches, galeries and nearby open air museum with traditional Hungarian village architecture.
    You can take a rest in one of many cozy cafés or have a delicius meal in a good-value restaurant.

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  2. Day 2 Route: Szentendre - Esztergom.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Szentendre - Esztergom
    - Accommodation in Esztergom
    - Dinner

    Esztergom town is located on the bank of the Danube, north-west of Budapest. This historical town was Hungarian capital from the 10th till the mid 13th century. Nowadays, Esztergom is a seat of Hungarian Roman Catholic bishops. The monumental Basilica cathedral is the largest church in Hungary and it is one of the highlights of this tour.

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  3. Day 3 Route: Esztergom - Sturovo, Slovakia - Dudince.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Esztergom - Sturovo - Dudince
    - Accommodation in Dudince
    - Dinner

    Dudince spa town is famous for its healing thermal springs and Roman bathtubs carved out of the travertine rock in the time of the Roman Empire when Roman army had settled in the area.

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  4. Day 4 Route: Dudince - Banska Stiavnica.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Dudince - Banska Stiavnica
    - Accommodation in Banska Stiavnica
    - Dinner

    Banska Stiavnica is former mining town and lies amid the forests of the Stiavnicke mountains. Banska Stiavnica is one of the most beautiful anf historically one of the most interesting towns in Slovakia. The town is inscribed on the List of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
    Banska Stavnica progressively became the biggest mining centre in the Habsburg Monarchy in the 18th century. In 1735, the oldest mining school in the Kingdom of Hungary was founded here, few years later it became the first university of its kind in the world. Banska Stiavnica monument town reserve comprises as many as 360 structures. Together they present a unique set of high cultural and historical value, which is set into the wonderful environment of the Stiavnicke mountains.

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  5. Day 5 Cycling around Banska Stiavnica town in Stiavnicke Mountains.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Banska Stiavnica town - Stiavnicke mountains circuit
    - Accommodation in Banska Stiavnica
    - Dinner

    The special elements of the landscape are artificial lakes called tajchy. They were founded for mining purposes. There are 23 of such lakes, now used for recreation.

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  6. Day 6 Route: Banska Stiavnica - Hronsek - Banska Bystrica.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Banska Stiavnica - Hronsek - Banska Bystrica
    - Accommodation in Banska Bystrica
    - Dinner

    The wooden articled church in Hronsek from 1726 is set in the wonderful environment of big lime trees. There are 1,100 chairs in this church. Its organ was fitted in 1764. Fine wooden belfry from 1726 stands nearby. The church has a central floor plan in the form of uneven Cross (longer arm is 23 m, the shorter 18 m). Height is 8 meter. The construction is completely of solid oak and red spruce. Inside the church roof recalls the inverted ship shape. There are elements of Scandinavian architecture, distinctive colonnade on the galeries. The altar of the church has six interchangeable images, originating from 1771. In early November 2000, the English Crown Prince Charles visited the church.

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  7. Day 7 Route: Banska Bystrica - Liptovska Osada - Liptovska Mara dam.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Banska Bystrica - Liptovska Osada - Besenova - Liptovska Mara dam
    - Accommodation in Besenova
    - Dinner

    The best day for the route is Sunday. The road leads from Banska Bystrica to Liptovska Osada by busy road through the valley.

    There is a possibility to have a quick stop at UNESCO site - Vlkolinec village with its perfectly preserved folk architecture.

    In Liptovska Osada village, a very challenging terrain of the Low Tatras begins.

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  8. Day 8 Route: Liptovska Mara dam - Zuberec.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Liptovska Mara dam – Zuberec
    - Accommodation in Zuberec
    - Dinner

    This day you will ride through terrain of Western Tatras and along north-east part of Liptovska Mara reservoir.

    A unique open-air Museum of the Orava Village covers an area of about 20 hectares.Typical folk buildings wre moved here from various regions of Orava. Visitor can see authentic peasant houses, larders, lumber rooms, farmsteads, shepherd's huts, haylofts, sacral buildings (a wooden church, cemetery and belfry) and the craftsman's and linen-maker's houses (a Wallachian mill and sawmill, a potter's furnace and fulling mill).

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  9. Day 9 Route: Zuberec - Zakopane, Poland.

    - Breakfast
    - Cycling route: Zuberec - Zakopane
    - Accommodation in Zakopane
    - Dinner

    Zakopane village is situated at the foot od the Tatra Mountains and it is a centre of Polish Goral culture. In the winter, Zakopane is the most popular ski resort of Poland.

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  10. Day 10 Transfer to Krakow. Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transport to the airport or Krakow city (possible to bike to Krakow as well)
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €1156/€556 per person

Duration: 10 days

Type/style: Guided/self-guided cycling tour

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Szentendre Town Esztergom Town Dudince Roman Spa Banska Stiavnica Trinity Square New Castle in Banska Stiavnica Tajchy of Banska Stiavnica Banska Bystrica Town The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek UNESCO heritage Vlkolinec Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture Zuberec Orava Village Zakopane town

Included

- Accommodation in hotels and guest houses for 9 nights:
- 1 night in Szentendre
- 1 night in Esztergom
- 1 night in Dudince
- 2 nights in Banska Stiavnica
- 1 night in Banska Bystrica
- 1 night near Liptovska Mara
- 1 night in Zuberec
- 1 night in Zakopane
- Half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Services of a private guide for 7 days (available for guided option only)
- Information materials and maps, GPS device
- Car transfer from Zaskopane to Krakow on Day 10

Excluded

- Overnight night in Krakow (last day of the trip)
- Luggage transport (can be arranged for 217,-EUR/ max. 2 person)
- Bike rental (can be arranged for 12-EUR/bike/day)
- Airport transfer on arrival/departure day (can be arranged for an extra charge)