Danube Bend Outdoor Duathlon

We spend an unforgettable and active day in the marvelous Danube bend with hiking and canoeing. This is a brand new and unique adventure that you can’t get from any other providers in Hungary.

After picking you up with my air conditioned van in Budapest, we start our one hour drive to the starting point of our day that is a little romantic town in the Danube bend called Nagymaros. We climb up to a scenic lookout tower, where you can admire the stunning panorama to the Danube bend where we will paddle later the day. We search for animal traces, get familiar with the tree species that live on the mountain, and we talk about anything of your interest about our country.
After fulfilling our soul with the the touch of nature and walking 8 km in the calm and green forest we arrive down to the riverside and to reload the carbs we burned with local hamburgers (vegetarian option available).
After a short lesson about safety, technique, rules and ethics on the river we jump into our boats and start the second activity of the day that is canoeing on the lovely Danube river.
The paddling is easy as we go with the river and the Danube is quite calm and easy river to handle.
During our canoe ride we admire the beautiful mountains around us and we can also see the famous castle of Visegrád from the river. If the weather is fine, we stop by at a nice, sandy beach and refresh ourselves. We finish our day next to a beer or a refreshing soft drink in a hippie bar on the river bank.

Difficulty:

Hike: 8 km w 450m ascent

Canoe: 12 km down the river

The first uphill section of the hike is quite steep, so a certain fitness level is needed to manage it in a good mood, but everybody can make it who is in an average shape. Swimming skills are compulsory. 

Need to know:

In case of heavy thunder or windstorms we do not set sail. Please always get in touch prior to booking as the availability depends on the water level of the Danube.

Price:

1 person – 150€
2-4 persons – 110€/person
5-8 persons – 90€/person
9 or more: please contact for details

The prices mentioned above are for private trips, should there be a booking request for the same day we always ask the participants if they are OK to do a group trip. 

Meeting point:

  • Anywhere in Budapest

The price includes:

  • English speaking mountain & river guide during the whole trip

  • Free hotel pick up & drop in Budapest up to 8 persons – 1 hour drive from and back to Budapest

  • Snacks, cereal bars, water

  • Hamburger lunch
  • Safety equipment for the rowing
  • Transportation of the boats

Additional costs:

  • Food other than the buffet lunch
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