Heart of Balaton Hike

Hike details:

Hello Hikers! ⛰️

To start off the spring cheer, we have prepared a fun hike to Balatonföldvár and on to Zamárdi to explore nature, swim and suntan on the beach!🏝️🏖️
We all know, the famous lake Balaton and the most popular destinations like Tihany or Siófok. This adventure will take us to a lesser known destination Balatonföldvár and to a picturesque overlook tower! 👀
To keep things simple, we will take a direct path through the forest and then to the beach in Zamárdi afterward. Along this path, we will have a lovely view of the lake along the way!🌅🌳 Water may be chilly, but we can still go swimming or sunbathing, this is up to how daring you feel that day. 😆
On our day trip, we will see lovely views and have a nice hike through the hills between Balatonfoldvar and Zamardi. Along the route, we have some nice overlooks. If all goes well, we may see some tulips still blooming. 🌷
At the final destination there are plenty of restaurants.
The length of the hike: 16 km, 300 meters ascend and descend
Duration of the hike: approx. 5 hours
Difficulty: This hike is doable for everyone!


7h20 – Meeting at Kelenföld railway station, right at the main entrance, the stairs that go down to the underpass (address: Etele tér, there is also a Pizza King next to the entrance) > https://maps.app.goo.gl/e3JAm7VUU8HDeXbv7
09h08 – Arriving at Balatonföldvár railway station
If the blooming of the tulips is still going strong, we will visit the tulip fields ( https://www.koroshegyilevendulas.com/tulipanszuret2023 ) Entrance fee: 1000 HUF (not covered)
14h00 – Optional lunch in Zamárdi (not covered)
15h00 – Sunbathing and Swim-time (for the brave:))
17h54 – taking the train from Zamárdi to Budapest
19h17 – Arrival back to Budapest
Some pro arguments to definitely join this hike:
Scenic walk 🤩
Picturesque views of lake balaton🌅
Donkey statue and “heart of balaton”❤️
Scenic lookout towers 👀
Last but not least, you can spend your day with lovely international people! 🥰
Please note that our participation fee includes only the travel, but not the lunch! That’s up for you to bring or buy on our way!
Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier!
Looking forward to hiking with you,

The Budapest Hikers and BAIS team

Easy: < 10 km 
Moderate: 10-20 km
Difficult: > 20 km