Medieval Delights of Eger

Hike details:

Autumn is definitely the high season for hiking in Hungary, the temperature, soil moisture and canopy colours are perfectly optimal!
This time we’ll guide you to the Bükk mountains and Eger, the famous historical (and wine-producing) town of Northern Hungary.
Our main destination is the fabulous Ottoman-era bath of Eger, but before getting there we’ll be roaming through the colourful forests above the city and pass by the Bélapátfalva monastery, one of the most scenic medieval buildings of Central Europe.
The medieval abbey is situated at the bottom of the mountain, hence it is a common starting point for hike routes in the area, including the famous Blue trail which goes across the whole country connecting the most remarkable natural sights. We will also take the Blue trail for our 11-kilometre-long but a rather easy hike down to the castle ruins of Szarvaskő, a famous viewpoint over the gorge of the Eger-Patak stream.
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 centre, taste some local wines and dip in the hot tubes of the scenic Ottoman bath.
The main building of the spa is slightly more than 400 years old, it was constructed during the Turkish occupation of the country and boasts not only several warm water pools but also a wellness department with saunas and other facilities.
The length of the hike: is 11 km
Ascend&descend: 300 meters
Duration of the hike: approx. 3.5 hours
Difficulty: This hike is rather easy and doable for everyone but doesn’t forget to bring your proper trekking shoes!
9500 HUF / hiker
online tickets are coming SOON
x Superb guide
x Train tickets
x Entry tickets to the spa
! food is not included this time.
7h40 – 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)
10h50 – Arriving at Bélapátfalva railway station (after a 20 min change in Eger)
11h20 – Getting to the abbey
15h20 – Taking our train back to Eger
Short City tour in the old town of Eger, with food and wine options
16h30 – Arriving to the turkish bath
20h00 – taking the train from Eger to Budapest
22h00 – Arrival back to Budapest-Keleti
▲ Dipping in the pools of a 400 years old Ottoman-style thermal bath
▲ Explore Hungary and the surroundings of Eger
▲ You can visit one of the most beautiful abbeys of Central Europe in the forest of the Bükk mountain
▲ Hike in the autumn-colored 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 the least, you can spend your day with lovely international people!

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