Day 1 Arrive Budapest:
Travel by subway to the picturesque town Szentendre.
Day 2 Szentendre / Esztergom (51 km):
Cycle along the Danube. Challenging option of the climb to Visegrad's crag-top castle. In Esztergom, allow time to visit the monumental basilica.
Day 3 Esztergom / Sturovo/ Dudince (59 km):
Enter Slovakia across the Danube and cycle easy rolling hills to Dudince.
Day 4 Dudince / Banska Stiavnica (40 km):
Mountain cycling today that can be shortened or a transfer provided to Banska Stiavnica, a UNESCO World Heritage town and one of the best stopovers on the Amber Trail.
Day 5 Banska Stiavnica / Kremnica / Banska Bystrica (37 km):
Optional rest day or choose to cycle a challenging section with two ascents or take a train ride with wonderful views of Kremnica, where the castle dominates the town. Transfer to Banska Bystrica to see the old part of the town under restoration.
Day 6 Banska Bystrica / Liptovska Osada / Liptovsky Mikulas (44 km):
Transfer to Liptovska Osada and enroute stop at the small mountain village of Vlkolinec, a UNESCO World Heritage site for its traditional Slovak architecture. Cycle the very challenging areas of the Lower Tatras.
Day 7 Liptovsky Mikulas / Dolny Kubin (47 km):
Cycle through the pretty Chocsky and Oravsky Hills. See hand-made rug making in the town of Malatina and in the town of Lestiny, see a wooden church made without one single nail. Transfer to Sucha Beskidzka in Poland.
Day 8 Sucha Beskidzka - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Krakow (29 km):
Highlight today is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, an imposing Bernadine Monastery and pilgrimage site. Transfer to Krakow.
Day 9 Krakow:
Visit the Wawei Castle; the Old Market Square; the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter; the town walls and Royal Way; as well as the pubs, cafes, theatres and restaurants. Arrangements conclude after breakfast.
Moderate to challenging, however there are transfers available on days 4 and 5 to avoid the steep climbs on these 2 hardest days. Be aware there is an 11km climb on day 6. A back-up vehicle accompanies the guided tour to offer lifts if required.