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Biking around Budapest

What could be more enjoyable than discovering one of the most beautiful capitals in Central Europe on two wheels? Whether you’d like to embark on the adventure alone or with a group, Budapest has many opportunities to discover both sides of the Danube on a bike.

If you opt for a guided tour, you will get commentary in addition to a bike: this way, you can not only see the landmarks but also hear about the history of the city.

Budapestbike offers many options: their sightseeing programme includes many of the most interesting sights in Buda and Pest. With the help of your guide, you can get a glimpse of the tiny secrets in the capital. Having discovered all the famous sights, you should choose the cafés and markets tour. In addition to biking and tasting delicious coffee, you can also visit the best markets in the city. Budapestbike is also a good option for those who would like to go on a bike trip on their own. The bikes are well-equipped, including a helmet and a high-visibility vest upon request. Wheeling around on the paths in City Park makes for a pleasant and relaxing ride.

Behindbudapest also believes that biking is one of the most effective and entertaining ways to discover the city. Their guided tours accommodate a maximum of 10 people, but you can also contact them if you have special requests. The 4-hour trip is an easy task even for beginner bikers, so there’s no need to worry if children or the elderly would like to join.

Bike & Relax offers many extraordinary tours in addition to the traditional sightseeing tours. You can choose from a night tour, as well as a cultural, a gastronomic and an adventure tour. If you’d like to visit the countryside, they also have your back: you can spend time in Szentendre, go on the combined canoe-bike trip or bike all the way to Vienna.

If you’d rather skip the guided tours, the best idea is to use the bicycle-sharing system, MOL Bubi. You can purchase tickets for 24 hours, 72 hours, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. The bike network comprises 126 stations which allows you to leave the busy city center behind. You can enjoy the tranquillity of the Danube if you head to Római part or Kopaszi gát on the Buda side of Rákóczi Bridge. Both places are excellent for getting away from the workaday routine and enjoying your holidays in Budapest with a homemade raspberry drink.

For more information about the bike sharing system read our previous article HERE

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