Bratislava Iron Curtain Bike Tour


25 EUR

Cycle along the Danube to the former Iron Curtain border zone with Austria, see a military bunker from the 1930s and more on an easy 3-hour bike tour!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • Spot the controversial UFO-like SNP Bridge
  • Visit the last socialist housing project in the city
  • See border fortifications built by the Czechoslovak government in the 1930s
  • Bike to the Slovak-Austrian border – once part of the Iron Curtain
  • Pass through the first public park in Central Europe
  • Enjoy amazing view of the castle and other local landmarks


This bike tour is designed for those who wish to explore off-the-beaten-path places in Bratislava and its outskirts.

Bratislava Iron Curtain Bike Tour takes you from Bratislava Old Town along the Danube river to visit the former Iron Curtain border zone with Austria, WWII Czechoslovak military bunker, beaches of the Danube, one of the oldest parks in Central Europe, modern riverside developments and the Blue Church.

Distance: 14 kilometres
Terrain: Flat
Difficulty: Easy

What’s included & not included

  • Local guide
  • Bicycle rental
  • Safety helmet (upon request)
  • Drink + waffle

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Meeting point

Up City bike rental in front of the Old Market Hall (Stara trznica)

Reviews from travellers (6)


Awesome way to see the town and learn its history
Easy cycle, mostly flat, bike was in good condition and the guide was awesome.
He did make a couple of changes to suit my love for ww2 history.
Excellent tour
We wanted a tour which wasn't just city centre and gave us a taste of Bratislava's and indeed Slovakia's history. Our tour guide Brana did just that. He used his own experience of being a local to share his knowledge as well as his education. The guide book really illustrated his points too. The bike tour was lovely.... We learnt about the city centre and beyond. Luckily it was good weather and we were treated to some historic refreshments! We loved Bratislava but loved it even more after our tour. It was flat in the main and about three hours long with plenty of interesting stops and conversations.
Great guide and tour - enjoyed doing something a bit different!
The guide was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour and were glad we chose the bike option.
Great excursion outside the city
This guided bike tour is a great way to get outside of the city for some unique sights while getting a personal perspective on the history of Bratislava and Slovakia. I can highly recommend Authentic Slovakia to anyone visiting!

We did this tour as a group of friends aged 35-40 and also took the Post-Socialist City Tour.
Fun bike tour
We did Iron curtain bike tour with Luboc. Very gentle ride mainly on cycle paths. Crossed 2 of bridges over Danube and visited 2 WW bunker. And pub. Our guide was charming. A very pleasant 3 hours. Thank you.
Iron Curtain Bike Tour: a must-do in Bratislava!
I had booked this bike tour ahead of time with Authentic Slovakia (and BikeBratislava) - Brano was very friendly and helpful.

They delivered exactly what they were promising and more! It was an absolutely amazing bike ride along the Danube, crossing the bridge (on a bike path of course), following trails, visiting an actual bunker, getting to the border between Austria and Slovakia, seeing remnants of the communist-era, etc. Our guide, Lubos, was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything and answer questions.

The tour is about 2.5-3 hours-long and is very easy if you've ever ridden a bicycle before (15 km, all flat except when going on bridges).

I highly recommend this tour!

I did it with my 3 teenage kids (14-15-17).
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  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Authentic Slovakia