The main attraction of the region is the Cistercian monastery of Bélapátfalva – this Romanesque building is one of the best-preserved medieval abbeys of Central Europe nested in a scenic mountainous landscape.
We are also passing by the towering cliffs of Szarvaskő before continuing our journey to Eger where we discover the charming cobbled old city center and grab our dinner.
Bükk is the second highest mountain range of Hungary which towers above the village of Bélapátfalva: the settlement got its name from the 815 metres tall Bél-kő which is a bare limestone cliff cultivated by miners for centuries and one of the highest rock walls you can find in Hungary.
Our other main stop, Eger is one of the most popular touristic destinations of Hungary, the small town is famous for its historical castle, cathedral, minaret, the scenic downtown, and the famous wine which is sold in cosy wine cellars in the Western part of the city. l for our 11-kilometre hike down to the castle ruins of Szarvaskő, a famous viewpoint over the gorge of the Eger-patak stream.
Our other main stop, Eger is one of the most popular touristic destinations of Hungary, the small town is famous for its historical castle, cathedral, minaret, the scenic downtown, and the famous wine which is selled in cozy wine cellars in the Western part of the city.
The length of the hike: 11 km, 300 meters ascend and descend
Duration of the hike: approx. 5 hours
Difficulty: This hike is doable for everyone but don’t forget to bring your proper trekking shoes!
Student: 8500 HUF
Adult: 9500 HUF
What is included?
– An experienced tour guide
– Packed Hungarian gourmet lunch
6h40 – Meeting at Keleti railway station, right at the main entrance of the main building, on the small stairs, under the clock and the statues (address: Baross Gábor tér)
9h50 – Arriving at Bélapátfalva railway station (after a 20 min change in Eger)
10h20 – Getting to the abbey
15h50 – Taking our train from Szarvaskő to Eger
City tour & dining time in Eger
19h00 – taking the train from Eger to Budapest (changing in Hatvan)
21h25 – Arrival back to Budapest-Keleti
Some pro arguments to definitely join this hike:
You can visit one of the most beautiful abbeys of Central Europe in the forest of the Bükk mountain
– Hike in the autumn-coloured beech and oak tree forests🍂
– Walk along the famous Hungarian Blue trail (Kéktúra) path
– Discover the charming downtown of Eger with the hiking group!
– Last but not least, you can spend your day with lovely international people!
Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier!
Looking forward to hiking with you,
The Budapest Hikers and BAIS team