Why should I take a tour with iBikeBudapest?
Because with iBikeBudapest you will discover Budapest in the best way possible: by bike. Apart from the interesting history of the city, our guides will share their experiences about local life in the city and show you their favorite spots!
How do I book a tour with iBikeBudapest?
Write us a mail with your preferences at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form to book a private tour or a group tour.
If you are visiting Budapest by cruise-ship your tour can be booked by your cruise-manager or concierge.
What is the price of a tour?
Where and when do the tours start?
Most tours start in the center at Fővám Tér, close to our shop. We can start tours at any time you like.
For cruise-ship passengers we start the tours at your ship or hotel, at a time fitting your itinerary and schedule.
If you are with a group and want the bikes to be brought to a location of your choice we can arrange that for you.
Do I have to be in good physical condition to join the tour?
We adjust all our tours to our guests, so basically anybody can join. We have very comfortable bikes with 7-gears and avoid hills in our routes.
How long does a tour last?
Our tours last around 3 hours, but we are as flexible with time as you are!
Do you ride when it rains?
Yes, we do. Only when it rains so hard that it is no fun anymore we will cancel the tour.
Do I have to pay if I cancel the tour?
We are as flexible as possible when it comes to cancellations and if you cancel in time there are no costs involved. If we have to cancel a tour for any reason we’ll try to replace it for a tour at another time or date. Please read our cancellation rules here.
Can I rent a bike with iBikeBudapest?
Yes, you can rent one of our comfortable, Dutch-style bikes with 7-gears or a more sporty trekking-bike for the longer distances. You can find all info here.
Can I rent a bike for a few days if I want to go trekking out in the country, or even to another country?
Can I work for iBikeBudapest?
If you are a very nice person who loves to show Budapest to international guests you can always send your CV and letter of motivation to email@example.com, in English!
What is an electric bike?
An electric bike is like a regular bike with electric assistance. We use PEDELEC whose motor helps you when pedaling. It is not a scooter so if you do not pedal, the motor does not help you. When you hit the brakes, the motor switches off and the assistance stops. Thanks to this system ebikes are really safe. If you know how to ride a regular bike, it’s the same with an electric bike but without the struggle and effort of pedaling really hard. It is a fun and a new way to discover a bigger part of the city without a drop of sweat. The PROLITHIUM electric bikes are able to cover more than 60 kilometers, although the longest tour takes around 30 kilometers max. Before every tour there is a 10 minutes training session for you to get used to handling and being 100% comfortable with the electric bike.
I’m over 60/I’m in my 60+, can I join?
An electric bike is safe for all ages, there is no age limit for the use of the ebike. The electric assistance gives you the possibility of riding a bike with ease. On the tour everyone has the same speed limit, so you do not have to worry about being able to catch up with the group. You can adjust the speed as you wish, you can feel like Lance Armstrong in his best years.
Is it safe to ride a bike in Budapest?
We use primarily cycle paths and parks on our tours. Budapest is a green city and truly bike friendly. Cycle paths are marked brilliantly and they connect wonderfully with each of the main city sights. We try intentionally to avoid the area around the Old Town Square due to its easy accessibility on foot and the extensive amount of tourists there. We rather want to show you places which are hidden, breathtaking and not so accessible on foot. The development of cycle paths in the city is one of the priorities for authorities and due to that Budapest has changed within last few years and is becoming to be a superb place for cyclists. This can be supported by the fact that only last year Budapest ended up in the TOP 10 most bike friendly cities in the world.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
In Budapest wearing helmet is not mandatory so if you don’t want to wear it you don’t have to. Even though we recommend to wear it all times, therefore we prepare one for every ebike.
What happens if the weather is not good for biking?
If the weather is bad we try to do our best to reschedule the tour in a timely manner. We have rain coats prepared for every tour and if light rain occurs we stop for a short break to have a drink until the rain passes. We monitor the weather forecast every hour so we could inform you about the weather on your tour day through an email beforehand. We love sun as well and we will try to do everything in our power to have sunny and nice weather during your tour.
What about refreshments?
Every tour guest receives a bottle of water for free. There are a few interesting stops with drink stops included during the tour. There’s no sense of urgency, but a pleasant experience within which you can choose from several types of beverages or food. The refreshments are included in the price of the tour, but the food prices are excluded.
What is the maximum amount of people who can join on a tour?
Our limit for a group is 14 people, for any reservation over 8 people we’d advise you to book a week in advance, and for special occasions we can make do bigger groups. If the group has more than 8 people there will be two guides to ensure safety and a quality ride.
Kids can also join to the tour?
We give special care and attention to kids. Kid’s seat is for free and it is appointed for kids from 0-9 years up to 23 kg. For kids over 10 years we offer smaller types of an electric bike.
All tours with kids are being done as private without no additional fees. Any tour with a baby or child involved can be booked as a private tour. Private tours are ideal because we make sure that the kids don’t lose their concentration and enjoy the ride the same way as their parents.
With these kinds of tours cooperation with the main guide is necessary in every case.
What are the conditions?
Booking after the payment is non-refundable, however we provide a voucher which is transferable and can be used by whoever you like. It also doesn’t expire – so you can use it in a month or two years! After the payment and booking are made, we reserve your spots and a guide for you, for that reason we cannot accept cancellations of tours. Thank you for understanding! If anything happens to you and you cannot arrive on time or you cannot come, we try to be as flexible as possible and make it up to you.
Do you rent ebikes?
Unfortunately we do not rent out electric bikes.