Free tour

The Essential Bike Tour of Budapest

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on June 27, 2022

We offer this tour through our group of professional guides from Budapest. We have been riding bikes and e-scooters in the city for a long time, and we're excited to share our knowledge and passion with you. We know the best routes, all the interesting stories and most of the gems that would be hard to find on your own. Let's ride together while we show you around our lovely city!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Why walk around and melt like ice cream on the concrete in the summer heat, when you can ride a bike with ease, enjoy the breeze and see much more in the same amount of time? Explore Budapest with expert guidance on our tip-based bike tour! 

This is a great tour to start your discovery after arriving in Budapest. You will be led by one of our enthusiastic local tour guides, who will take you around the city on good-quality, 21-speed lightweight trekking bikes to show you famous landmarks as well as some gems that you'd probably miss on your own. 

During the ride, we will visit several iconic spots to show you the best side of this city we love. We will travel almost exclusively on bike lanes, taking you to landmarks such as the Parliament or St. Stephen's Basilica, with stops to take in the panoramic view of Budapest from the bank of the Danube, and the clean air of traffic-restricted Margaret Island

The tour starts and ends at our shop located at Várkert rakpart (on the Buda side), by the foot of Erzsébet/Elizabeth Bridge.

Join us and let's ride together while we show you why Budapest is often called the "Gem of the Danube"!

Please note:
- We provide the bikes free of charge.
- We can only provide adult-sized bikes.
- Pay what you want: tip your guide at the end of tour with the amount you think is fair.
- Some cycling experience is required. Please only join if you can confidently ride a bicycle, to ensure the whole group can move together at a good pace.
- Tours start with a minimum of 3 participants. If this is not met, the tour can start if the participants agree to pitch together at least €50 for your amazing tour guide. As Guruwalk allows free last-minute cancellations and no-shows, we will only know the final turnout after the tour is scheduled to start. Thank you for understanding.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Várkert rkp. 16, 1013 Hungary
    Budapest, Várkert rkp. 16, 1013 Hungary
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    Meet us at the E-Magine Tours Budapest shop located on the side of the building facing the river. Look for the bicycles outside or just walk down the stairs to our shop and our friendly colleague will help you.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Castle Garden Bazaar
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Margaret Island
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Margaret Island Musical Fountain
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hungarian Parliament Building
  • 5
    Outside visit
    St. Stephen's Basilica

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

(96 ratings)
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Eileen 23 Jul 2024

Guided by Benjamin
Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Whoa! Ben is fast and super fun and informative! Always a great way to see a city, especially Budapest! 5 stars ⭐️ !!
Sylvia 19 Jul 2024

Guided by Bianca
Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Bianca was our guide she was great! Great at taking photos and we stoped plenty of times for photos :) she took us to really nice locations too :) I recommend this tour for anyone!
Dugald 18 Jul 2024
Lennox Head

Guided by Simon
Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Honestly Simon was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. Doing this tour with him specifically should be the top of every tourists trip to Budapest. He was informative but also so relaxed and fun and just made the experience amazing. We got to see so much of Budapest and the amount he knew about the history and current affairs of the country was incredible. You really get such a great encapsulation of the city in the space of two hours. Simon is the only 10/10 tour guide I’ve ever had and I hope more and more people go on this tour with him!
Feza 10 Jul 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Jul 2024
We were 2 and they told us we have to be at least 4 or we have to pitch 50 euros. Which, in my opinion isn't a fair price and too expensive. Maybe they can let people know that nobody else has registered before coming all the way. When we said we don't have euros, they offered to take it as forints or even by card. The only thing they didn't offer was another tour or how to rent their the bikes by ourselves without the tour.
Demetri 09 Jul 2024
Santa Fe

Guided by Benjamin
Travelled alone - Jul 2024
I had one of the best tours I've taken with guide Benjamin. This tour was very informative, picturesque, beautiful and also it was a good workout. Benjamin was both professional and entertaining and full of character and knowledge of his city's history and culture. He took us to many amazing places to explore further that one might miss as a typical tourist and shared some valuable city secrets too. The highlight of my tour which really made it a step above most was when at the end of the tour I realized I had left my day bag at one of our stops. Benjamin immediately insisted on going back to help me find it and provided two E- Scooters to do so quickly and for free. We rid indeed find my bag = a positive statement on Hungarian people. This was truly a great and memorable day of my vacation. köszönöm Benjamin!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 12 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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