Budapest Marathon

Budapest Marathon

  • 09.10.2016
  • 09:00 am - 03:31 pm

PRESENTATION

The ‘Danube Pearl’ as we call it, attracts more than 20 millions of visitors every year and welcomed the past year more than 16 000 runners coming from over 50 different countries. Budapest, Hungary main city, will organise its 31th intertional Marathon on October the 9th, 2016.

Its course all along the Danube, crossing bridges, bypassing parks, will permit you to enjoy of an amazing view on the city everytime your strides will lead you further, for 26miles. Cross bridges, as the Széchenyi chains, and take advantage of an overview on some UNESCO monuments like Buda castle or even the prestigious Andrassy Avenue you’ll climb back up to join or leave the departure or finish line near the local park of the city.

Traversez des ponts, notamment celui des chaînes Széchenyi, et profitez d’une vue surplombant les plus grands bâtiments de la ville comme le Parlement, ayez un aperçu des monuments classés au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO comme le Chateau de Buda ainsi que la prestigieuse avenue Andrassy que vous remonterez, pour rejoindre ou quitter le départ ou l’arrivée qui se feront aux abords du grand parc municipal de la ville.

Day 1 : Flight from your departure airport for Budapest. Transfert to your hotel (taxi, shuttle…). Free end of afternoon. Overnight.

 

Day 2 : Breakfast at the hotel. City tour with english guide : the Castle hill (Royal Palace and medieval city, entry at the Mathias church and fishing bastion). Next, visit of the National Gallery and tasting of hungarian wines before the lunch. On the afternoon, you’ll cross the Chainsbridge linking the two edges of the Danube. You’ll go on with Vaci Utca street (where the luxuous shops aer located), the central square Vorosmarty, the jewish quarter (with the second biggest worldwide synagogue after New York). Return to your hotel (possibility to reservea special dinner with gypsy or folklo music). Overnight.

 

Day 3 : Halfboard at your hotel. Possibility to go to the Szechenyi baths (thermal baths) for instance.

 

Day 4 : Breakfast at your hotel. Race. End of afternoon free. Overnight.

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Day 5 : Breakfast at the hotel. City tour of Esztergom, with its gorgeous basilica of the 19th century, then you’ll go to the city of Visegrad (with view on the mountains chains), Nagyvillam hostel near a natural lake. You’ll have the chance to have your lunch on spot. On the afternoon, you’ll discover Szentendre, home of many artists. Possibility to have dinner during a cruise on the Dnaube. Overnight.

 

Day 6 : Breakfast. Free time before being transferred to the airport.

 

Note : This is an example of a stay. We propose to our runners “a la carte” trips : you can choose your days of arrival and departure, visits or not, the board..

  • Hotels we are working with
  • Marathon Informations
  • Practical informations

Examples of hotels we’re working with :

Radisson Blu Béke Hotel **** (1.6miles from departure)

0.3miles from Andrassy Avenue. This hotel will give you free access to its indoor swimming pool and to its fitneesroom. 2478 all-equipped rooms, sat. TV, wireless connection are available.

 

Mamaison Budapest Andrassy Hotel ***** (0.3miles from the departure)

In a bauhaus style, this hotel is located in one of the most prestigious quarter of the city, clode to many embassies and to the biggest parc named ‘city woods’ and its baths ‘Szechenyi’ (0.1mile). In all, 62 rooms are ready to welcome you with the quality of the group ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’. You’ll take advantage of its sauna and of its fitnessroom.

Type of course : flat and fast, you’ll go along the two edges of the Danube and cross the Marguerite Island
Number of runners : 27,860 in 2015
Departure / Time : Heroes Square at 10AM
Arrival : Heroes Square
Time limit : 05h30
Minimum age : 18 years old
Climatic conditions : 12°C / 57mm rain
Advantages : 10 minutes free massage after the race, 30 music stands with more than 90 street singers

COUNTRY : Hungary
CURRENCY : Forint (HUF)
FORMALITIES : ID Card or passport valid
TIME DIFFERENCE : none

Venue

Budapest SPAR

Heroes Square

Details

  • Limits:
    27,860 in 2015 participants