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Weather

The Central European continental climate consists of long, hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The best time for cycling tours is between April and October.
In the summer months it can get quite hot. May, June and September are generally good months to take advantage of the cooler, but still warm weather.

Dates 2020:



Self-guided tours:
Every day from April
to the end of October
Guided tour:
July 6-13
 

Sept 7-14

Send us an email for custom guided tours in different dates.

Crowds

It must be noted that, according to the tourism calendar, the first two weeks in August are when most people go for their holidays. Generally July and August are the busiest months.
We mention this with regard to seeing cultural monuments and UNESCO protected areas with greater ease and with less people around.

Cultural Events

You might wish to adjust the times of your tour to coincide with the following festivals and cultural events:

Vienna

Genussfestival (May) presents culinary specialties from Austria.

The Vienna Festival (May-June) is renowned for its superb international theatrical performances, it invites musical ensembles and opera companies from all over the world, in addition to staging many Austrian musical productions.
www.festwochen.at

Jazz-Fest Wien (June-July)

World Choral Festival (July)

Vienna Popfest (July)
popfest.at

Budapest

Budapest Spring Festival (April) is a huge music festival taking place in the outstanding city of Budapest.
btf.hu

Jazz Spring (April)

Danube Carnival - Duna Karnevál (June) is the framework event for music and dance presentations, held by various settlements alongside the Danube.

Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival (June)

International festival of choirs and orchestras in Budapest (June)

Danube day (June) is an annual international event celebrated in 14 countries that are connected through the Danube River system.

Budapest Summer Festival (June-August) is one of Europe’s greatest water events to be organized in Budapest on 1.5 km section of the Danube between Margaret Bridge and Chain Bridge includes sports events – rowing, kayak, canoe and motor boat competitions – await spectators during the whole day. Besides these events, hand-driven and motor boat processions are organized both in the morning and in the evening. Burning candles float down on the river and Midsummer Night’s fireworks are presented in the closing event.

Red Bull Air Race World Series (July) is a spectacular acrobatic flying competition.

Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival (July-August) presents classical music, swing, klezmer as well as traditional Hungarian gypsy music.

Island Festival - Sziget Festival (August) is a multicultural youth festival which makes thousands of young people move out to a deserted shipyard island (Hajógyári sziget) in tents for a week to participate in a giant pop festival better known as Pepsi Island, the largest concert festival in Central Europe.
szigetfestival.com

Festival of Folk Arts - Mesterségek Ünnepe (August) brings the finest Hungarian craftsmen and their work to Buda Castle from across the country.

Foundation of the State and Constitution Day (August) includes a large-scale fireworks display. All are welcome to join the crafts fair and concerts held along the Pest side of the Danube Embankment in the days before and after the festivities.

The Jewish Summer Festival (September) is a celebration of Hungarian and indeed Central European Jewish Culture. Events range from exhibitions to music concerts and theatre performances.

'Junibor' Wine Festival (September)

Budapest International Wine and Champagne Festival (September) presents famous Hungarian wine specialties and wine regions

Budapest Pálinka Festival (October)

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