Would you like to explore the Danube Bend on two wheels? Vác is a real cycling destination, and if you are brave enough, you can even ride out to us from Budapest to roam one of the most beautiful cities in the region. 

Although there are many destinations around Vác that can be reached by bike, it is also important to add a sightseeing tour of Vác by bike to your bucket list. You only need to ride a few minutes from the bike path to stop at the beautiful city baroque main square, where the ruins of St. Michael's Church, the Church of the Whitesthe Memento Mori Exhibition and Tourinform office castle. If you are hiking with children, the Pannonia House should also be a mandatory station, and there is plenty of space for parking here as well. 

Thanks to the Sajdik collection, Maria Theresa's visit to Vác comes to life before you, and the arrival of the first train to Vác, and in Andrea Vertel's Fairy Garden you can discover frogs, small birds and other fairy-tale figures. 

Continuing along the bike path, you can explore the cozy waterfront promenades of Vác, and a few minutes from here you can see the only triumphal arch of our country, to which exciting legends are tied.

Bicycle tree on the banks of the Danube

Photo: Dezső Dér

Bicycle wood – bicycle storage

Do you only want to ride within Vác? Head to the shores of Lake Grove, where you will be greeted by a tangerine duck in love and her happy partner, a duck. From here, the József Attila promenade is only a few minutes' ride away, where there is an ingenious bicycle tree. The tree's canopy is made up of spokes, so it signals to cyclists from afar that they are arriving at a cycling point. There is enough space at the tree to accommodate 12 bicycles.

If you are going to ride further, it is worth stopping on the St. Elizabeth promenade even for a picnic, the promenade awaits those who come here with a large grassy area and a playground.

Pump pitch

In the southern part of the Danube bank in Vác, next to the cycle path, a pump track awaits enterprising cyclists. Bikes, skateboards, scooters and roller skates can also test how brave you are. 

Visiting the pump track is an exciting leisure activity for all ages, the track can be taken over by children and amateurs alike. 

Váci PumpWay

Bicycle service in Vácon

You might need bike service during a bike ride in Vac, in which case feel free to ask Crazy Biker's or dZ Bike for help. Both bike shops are also bike repair shops, where you can leave your bike in the capable, experienced hands of a professional.

Crazy Biker's Bike Shop and Service

Address: 70 Árpád út, Vác.

Tel: +36-27/308-230


dZ Bike Bicycle and Ski Service

Address:Vác, Galcsek u 8-10.

Tel: +36-20/263-6371


What kind of cycling experiences await you in the Vác area?

Forest cycle path
EuroVelo 6 cycle path

You will be riding in one of the most beautiful regions of the country if you start from Vác on the EuroVelo6 international cycle path, ride in a northerly direction through Verőce, Kismaros to Nagymaros, where you will be greeted by the panorama of the incomparable Visegrád Castle. On the way, you can not only admire the Danube, it is also worth exploring the ice cream parlors, restaurants and waterfront cafes of the settlements.

There is minimal difference in level along the Danube, so cycling is an ideal program not only for groups of friends, but also for families.

Discover Verőce on two wheels!

Leaving Vác, you will arrive in Verőce, but here the cycle path does not run along the Danube, but within the village. Verőce is a great destination for cyclists, as there are several attractions easily accessible in the center of the settlement. 

In Verőcén, the danube free beach, which has been renovated, awaits those who want to bathe, in summer it is almost obligatory to stop here and cool down a little. In addition to the beach, it is worth seeing the Bell of the Seven Chiefs, as well as the open-air stage, the marina, a cozy playground, and the Verőce photo point.  

A few minutes' ride you will reach King Louis the Great Square, only 2 minutes on foot from the square is the statue of Miklós Ybl and the famous retaining wall on the Danube. Of course, the retaining wall can be seen from the beach, but the shore is very pebbled, it is not possible to ride on it by bicycle. 

Bike path through forest field
Bicycle rest area
Meet Kismaros!

The next exciting cycling stop on the EV6 cycle path is Kismaros, where fields and a row of trees surround the road, so shady and sunny parts alternate.

You can decide to continue the journey to Nagyaros or make a detour to Királyrét, where you can travel from Kismaros by the Királyréti Forest Railway. It is worth checking the timetable of the light rail before departure. Arriving in Királyrét, you can walk along the Királyréti learning path, visit the Várhegy lookout point, the Királyréti Excursion Center, or even climb to the Csóványosi lookout point. With the latter children, it is not an ideal place to visit, they will rather close to their hearts the Királyréti Driveway, which winds at the terminus of the railway. 

Enjoy the hospitality of Nagymaros!

As soon as you reach the Nagymaros section, look to the left, in the direction of the Danube, from here you can wave closer to the Citadel, which will show itself to you already on the way. 

The waterfront of Nagymaros is a great cycling rest not only because of the Visegrád panorama. As in Verőce, there is a free free beach on the Danube, next to which there are several buffets and a huge playground for hikers. The local farmers' market lures you with artisanal delicacies, while the waterfront promenade is a must-see spot for a romantic walk. You can even combine cycling with a light paddle, as Nagymaros has a great kayak-canoe rental. 

After Verőce, Kismaros and Nagymaros, you can even ride further to explore the sights of Zebegény and Szob, but we do not recommend this distance with smaller children from Vác.  

Panorama along the Cycle Path

Cycling tour recommendations


Did you like the sightseeing tour of Vác on a bike? Would you like to tour the most beautiful parts of the EV6 cycle path in the Danube Bend? During the bike tour, you are guaranteed to get many experiences!