The Danube Bend
The “Dunakanyar” is a big curve in the Danube with breathtaking panoramas and exciting routes combined with the calmness of endless nature.
We can choose even the method of transport to get there as there are plenty of ways to get to Visegrád or Esztergom. Here are some tips: by train from the city center of Budapest – which is a kind of time travel back to the past; by boat – during the trip we can take part of a city tour as well as the main attractions lie alongside the river; by car or of course by bike – which is our preferred way of traveling. Or the combination of the above mentioned ones.
Visegrád is a small, picturesque castle town in Pest County on the right bank of the Danube in the Danube Bend. Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the medieval citadel.
Summer Bobsleigh - Visegrád
The ride takes approximately 10 minutes with 700m of downhill session. It’s better to see around upon getting on the hill because when you come down you won’t have time for a sightseeing as you have to manoeuvre between the bends. It’s a nice program for adults and children as well, and we can guarantee you won’t stop after one slide...
Cycling and hiking trails
The Danube Bend has a plenty of hiking trails and literally this is the best way to explore the region. In Hungary all the tourist routes are marked with colorful signs, so you do not have to worry about getting lost in between the woods. It is really worth not to choose the Google maps recommendations on getting to one or other attractions but rather take one way within the forest – the routes are not so difficult and the panorama compensates every tiring steps.
Other cities to visit within the Danube Bend:
Esztergom is a city in northern Hungary, 46 kilometres northwest of the capital Budapest. It lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.
Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th till the mid-13th century when King Béla IV of Hungary moved the royal seat to Buda.
Zebegény is a picturesque historic village in Pest county, Hungary. It is located 60 km north of Budapest in the Danube Bend, next to the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It is a favourite destination for tourists, who love the quiet and the fresh air. Due to its nice beaches, mountains, and forests, the village was nicknamed "The marble of the Danube Bend".
And the unmissable gastronomical stops:
KerékBár (= cycling-bar) Zebegény
The recreation park where the bar is located can be found alongside the European cycling route nr. 6. The terrace serves not only the local and foreign cyclists but it could be a perfect starting point of a Danube Bend tour let it be on foot, water or two wheels.
There is a small but good kitchen where they serve huge retro-burgers, have all the Hungarian Spritzer-classics and also come equipped with cherry-beer.
Basically that’s why they have a lot of returning guests within the cycling community
Èdeske (= sweety) Nagymaros
This cute, small confectionary is literally obligatory for sweet lovers. You can choose from dozens of cakes, creams, handmade chocolates, ice creams, and basically everything which contains sugar. Beside the sweets they serve delicious coffee on a reasonable price and with great care.
The place is located in a renovated old farmhouse, where we can have our daily sugar dose in a tastefully furnished room or in its cozy garden.
Do not miss out the homemade elderflower syrup either!
And if you choose to reach this region by bike, do not miss to book one of our tours so we can show you the hidden beauties of this part of Hungary!