A Cycling Journey: Three Incredible Capitals of Central Europe
Pedal along the Danube River to experience Austria, Slovakia and Hungary’s magnificent countryside, while plunging into their deep-rooted culture and exploring significant landmarks.
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Program No. 23058RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Some of the world’s earliest civilizations made their homes along the Danube, Europe’s second-largest river. Hear the history of these fascinating communities – and experience modern cultures – as you cycle from Austria’s artistic capital of Vienna to the cobblestone streets of Budapest. Pedal past postcard-worthy meadows and surreal natural landscapes, peppered with fishing villages that use the river’s bounty to provide for their people. Along the way, learn from local historians and discover thriving cultural epicenters and striking pear-shaped domes sculpted by Baroque architects.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Novice to experienced cyclists. Cycling up to 12-36 miles (5 hours) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent stops. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours on uneven terrain and cobblestones and climbing stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Cycle along the scenic paths of the Danube River Valley for an immersion into the cultures of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
  • Discover the ancient history of Arabian horse breeding during a visit to an equestrian museum and stud farm.
  • With a local historian, embark on a walking field trip of the Old Town Bratislava to learn about its history and landmarks.
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