Budapest comes alive in the summer and we want you to see it. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the heart of downtown Budapest and learn all about the history behind it on an interactive and entertaining bike ride.
Highlights and Themes
- Small-group tour
- Learn the basics of Hungarian culture and history
- 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
- Approx. 10 km/7 miles, flat ride without elevation
Dates & Times
May to August 17:00 – daily
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 2,5 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
Distance: approx. 16 km / 10 miles, a flat ride with no elevation
Budapest Evening Bike Ride Introduction
Budapest’s original and most renowned bike tour is an innovative, entertaining and relaxing way to see city’s most interesting sights and learn a little something about them and their history with one of our expert guides. You’ll get orientated with the city in a more intimate way and get the chance to cycle down grand boulevards and charming side streets – a great way to find places to check out on your own later.
Our Budapest Evening Bike Ride will take a relaxed and very flat route and cover areas along the bank of the River Danube. Starting from our office, you’ll cruise along the Andrassy Boulevard, checking out some of Budapest’s most stunning examples of architecture along the way, before stopping to see the magnificent St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Onwards to Pest
Next, we’ll glide over to Liberty Square for a look at 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. And, from here on the riverbank, you can also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Castle District which includes Matthias Church, the Royal Palace and the Fisherman’s Bastion. And don’t worry, your guide will be on hand to tell you more about you’re seeing.
On the final part of the Budapest Evening Bike Ride, 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.
During Budapest Evening Bike Ride tour all of the sights will be seen at dusk and some will even be illuminated, giving great photo opportunities during the stops.
Our 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 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 refreshments. Stop for a coffee or other beverage and pastry 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.