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Hungary proclaims its beauty through nature. If you want to discover the natural enclaves of Hungary you can do it on foot, by bicycle, kayak, horseback, boat or even through the clouds. If you visit Hungary, you cannot miss these natural charms.

Currently Hungary has an enviable nature in Europe, it has 10 national parks, 9 natural parks, 22 forest areas and hundreds and thousands of green kilometers for hiking and cycling. Do not miss the natural oasis of Hungary where you will find star locations such as Lake Balaton, Fertő-Hanság National Park, the Zemplén Mountains and the Aggtelek caves.

Lake Balaton: 210km of lake perimeter

The lake Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in Hungary and Central Europe. This expanse offers a wide variety of things to do. Depending on the time of year, you can go boating, fishing, and even ice skating. In addition, this lake offers a 210km route for cycling enthusiasts.


Views of Lake Balaton in Hungary.

Two of the most beloved corners of Hungary are the Kis-Balaton, or Small Balaton and Káli Basin. What makes them stand out is their fauna and flora characteristic of the mountainous region, making them an ideal region for ecotourism. Golf lovers will also find several golf courses where they can practice their favorite sport.

Aggtelek stalactite caves: a journey into Hungary’s depths

The caves that are distributed throughout the territory of Hungary are a very remarkable part of the singularity and beauty of the country. Hungary is a country synonymous with adventure as it has a multitude of trails of different levels of difficulty, ski trails, bike paths, as well as adventure parks. But one of Hungary’s brightest gems are the Aggtelek Stalactite Caves. This set of more than thousand caves declared a World Heritage Site, apart from offering adventure tourism also offer amazing scenery.


Aggtelek Cave

An example of this is the Tapolca Cave, of volcanic origin which has 300 meters in length in which the more adventurous can enjoy renting small boats to paddle and dive into its beautiful caves.


The caves of Lake Tapolca in Hungary.

Another example is the Pál-Völgyi Cave which is located in Budapest and is the most flexible and suitable option for all audiences. It offers a guided tour of 500 meters as the tour is a stellar option for those who wish to explore the secrets of the cave.  In this same cave, for thrill-seekers, you can sign up to join a research team to delve into the depths of Pál-Völgyi where at times, you will have to  crawl..

Zemplén Mountains: privileged views from the mountain 

One of the highlights of your travel itinerary are the Zemplén Mountains which border Slovakia. Megyer Hill is enveloped by the wonderful views of the surrounding cliffs about 100 meters above the water. This region is highly recommended for mountain biking enthusiasts, as the EuroVelo 11 international cycling trail crosses this mountain.


View from the Zemplén Mountains, Hungary.

Added to this region is the value of the Zemplén Adventure Park. This is a quiet place for visitors who need to recharge their inner energy through nature. This adventure park is unique in its region, in summer, you can ride the country’s longest chairlift, zip-line or toboggan down so the restless ones won’t get bored. If you want to extend your adventure in Hungary, for kayaking lovers, very close, you will find the North Tisza region where the wildest stretch of the Tisza River offers.


Lake Tisza

You can also get to know the area by renting a Segway and if you are not into adventure sports, you can also cruise the river with an electric boat where you can discover the flora and fauna on the riverbanks.

Hortobágy: The largest plain in Europe

In the east of the country is Hortobágy, the most extensive plain in Europe that has earned the name of UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural park. Another highlight, which puts it on the list of Hungary’s best nature experiences, is that it is home to the Hungarian Grey, a breed of domestic cattle.


Protected area of Hortobágy, Hungary.

You can visit the plain and take a ride on the narrow-gauge train near its pond. For relaxation, you can also take a walk and enjoy the peace of the flora and fauna of the Puszta from the various observation points. For fans of horses, you can also enjoy horse shows.

In this region is the town of Poroszló which is close to Lake Tiszla, which has the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe which is worth a visit.

Bakony Mountains: one of the star stops on the Blue Route 

An activity that no one should miss, especially if you are traveling with your family, are the via ferrata routes in the Bakony Mountains. Narrow-gauge railroads are scattered throughout Hungary, offering train rides along fascinating forest routes.


Image of a family exploring Hungary.

For the more adventurous we recommend not stopping at the via ferrata, and continuing through the Bakony Mountains, along the Cuha Valley, as well as in Csesznek and Tatabánya.

Fertő-Hanság National Park: discover Hungary on two wheels

The Lake Fertő is one of the country’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The charm of nature will surround the area, which you can access on foot or by bicycle, you can also enjoy water activities such as fishing or sailing along the coasts. If you access If you access by bike, you will find wonderful routes, such as the EuroVelo 13, the bike path that surrounds the lake.


Hungary by bicycle

The Sopron Mountains are well known to hikers from all over the world. They are home to a dense network of nature trails on which to walk. The Park’s nature trails guarantee an excellent leisure time with a rich variety of activities.



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