The many beautiful bridges that span the Danube (a total of 10) are best toured by bike, as is much of the rest of the city. Luckily, there are a number of reputable operations geared up to make just such a proposition possible.
If you’re new to the city, try and find a tour that includes some exposure to the city’s many beautiful water crossings. Among the best are Elizabeth Bridge (inaugurated in honor of Empress Elizabeth in 1903), Lagymanyosi Bridge (constructed in 1995 for a planned World Exposition that never came to fruition), and Liberty Bridge (known informally as the “Franz Joseph,” after the renowned emperor).
There are few better ways to peruse Budapest’s assorted UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Heroes’ Square, City Park, St. Stephan Basilica, Inner Pest, the Buda Castle District, and Matthias Church then via a means of transportation that is human-powered. Most tours also include a pleasant ride down beautiful Andrassy Avenue.
A little expert assistance doesn’t hurt when you’re trying to familiarize yourself with a foreign capital, and bike tours tend to be both cheaper and more entertaining than traditional bus or auto tours. If you’re picky, you can even find tours that offer catered options featuring traditional Hungarian cuisine.
Some tours will even meet you at the airport, guide you to your hotel, and then promptly provide the opportunity to stretch your legs after what has most likely been an extended period of travel.
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