Learn all about Budapest's interesting history while enjoying a leisurely ride through its spectacular and beautiful streets on this interactive and entertaining bike tour.
Highlights and Themes
- Small-group tour
- Learn the basics of Hungarian culture and history
- Visit Heroes’ Square and the City Park area
- Cycle around the Opera House, St Stephen’s’ Basilica, the Parliament and Chain Bridge
- Enjoy both Buda and Pest promenade bike lanes and Margaret Bridge
- Ride to Gellert Square, Liberty Bridge, the Market Hall
- Refreshment stop with dessert
- Approx. 16 km / 10 miles, flat ride without elevation
Dates & Times
April to October 11:00 – daily
March – November our Winter Bike tour is available
Meeting and Conclusion Point
Absolute Tour Center – 1065 Budapest, Lázár utca 16 (just behind the Opera House)
Know before you go
- Participants must know how to ride a bike and needs be fit for continuous biking for up to 4 hours.
- Tour goes in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
- Due to Traffic Laws this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years
- Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to ride and forfeit their right to do the tour, without refund.
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No show or non-participation on the tour will not be refunded.
Full Tour Description
Join us on the Yellow Zebra Budapest Bike tour. This is a most popular bike tour for an innovative, entertaining and relaxing trip to see the city’s most interesting sights and learn a little something about them and their history with one of our expert guides. You’ll get to know the city in a more intimate way and get the chance to cycle down grand boulevards and charming side streets – giving you plenty of ideas for places to check out on your own later.
Opera House Start
We start the ride at the Opera House, one of Budapest’s most stunning pieces of architecture. From here, you’ll ride up the architecturally beautiful Andrassy Boulevard, one of the longest and grandest roads in the city, eventually arriving at Hero’s Square and City Park for your first history lesson.
Cruising in Pest
Next, we’ll go biking through the park to the Vajdahunyad Castle complex – built to display the Hungarian architecture forms for the 1896 World Expo – and then to Szechenyi bath house (peek inside if open). Next, we ride back to the city centre down to the St. Stephen’s Basilica named after the first Hungarian king.
Next, we’ll glide over to Liberty Square to check out one of the last remaining Soviet relics in the city, before moving on to take the view – and no doubt some photos, of Budapest’s truly spectacular parliament building. Here you’ll also get to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Castle District and the buildings which make it up including Matthias Church, the Royal Palace and Fisherman’s Bastion. Meanwhile, your guide will tell you all about the history of these stunning buildings.
Onwards To Buda
On the final part of the Yellow Zebra Budapest Bike tour, we’ll cross over the Margit Bridge and check out the Buda side of the city. Here you’ll ride along the banks of the Danube taking in the Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Elizabeth Bridge, Rudas Baths and the famous Gellert Hotel and Baths before crossing the Liberty Bridge back over to the Pest side to see the Grand Market Hall, and passing by the National Museum and the Great Synagogue before turning back onto Andrassy Boulevard and returning to the Opera House to finish off the tour.
A stop for a coffee and traditional Hungarian pastry is included in the daytime tour.
Our bike Yellow Zebra Budapest Bike tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips and hints of where to go and what else to do.
We reserve the right to alter and change the Yellow Zebra Budapest Bike tour program without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
English speaking guide, bike hire and optional helmet included during the tour time. Stops for photos and questions, coffee or soft drink and dessert included.
Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.