The end of June is the bloom time for lavender fields, so we’ve put together a scenic hike route to take photos, collect some fragrant flowers, and visit the famous sights of Tihany!
Save the date: June 20th, 2021
Everyone loves the Hungarian sea… and really, this is the ultimate destination for all Hungarians during the summer, so we decided to take the next Budapest Hikers and BAIS hike to Tihany!
The Tihany Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the shiniest gems of Hungary, this postvolcanic wonderland situated at the very center of lake Balaton is home to outlandish rock formations, medieval ruins, a thousand years old abbey, and a breathtaking landscape with vineyards, orchards, and lavender fields hence its also called the “Hungarian Provence”.
During our hike, you will not only have a chance to taste the local wines and the unique flavored lavender ice cream, but you can also enjoy one of the scenic beaches in Zamárdi (which also hosts the Balaton Sound festival), and will have chance to hop on the Tihany ferry cruise with us to cross the lake!
Halfway on our hike we’ll offer a typical Hungarian summer lunch, lángos with sour cream and cheese, but gluten-free and vegan options are also available, so should you have any special dietary restrictions/requests please contact us and we’ll let you know how we can accommodate them.
The length of the hike: 15 km, 280 meters ascend and descend
Duration of the hike: approx. 4 hours
Difficulty: This hike is doable for everyone but it lacks shadowed places, so bring your hat, sunglasses, sun cream, and water bottle!
8h30 – Meeting at Déli railway station, right at the railway platforms, upstairs
11h00 – Arriving at Aszófő railway station
11h15 – Hike-time
15h00 – Grabbing our lunch on the beach of Tihany.
16h00 – Embarking on the ferry and after landing on the southern shore taking a walk to Zamárdi beach
18h50 – taking the train from Zamárdi to Budapest (several later options possible as well)
20h20 – Arrival back in Budapest
21h – After hike drinks
HIKE+FOOD – 9500 HUF (including railway and ferry ticket)
HIKE+FOOD WITHOUT LUNCH – 9000 HUF
STUDENT: – 8000 HUF ((including railway and ferry ticket)
STUDENT WITHOUT LUNCH – 7500 HUF
Some pro arguments to definitely join this hike:
You will see the inner lake of the Tihany peninsula,
We will hike up to viewpoints and you will have an amazing view over the whole Balaton and Tihany, this great volcanic crater area which not any longer active
We will visit mystical medieval church ruins in the forest
We will go to the beach together to play games, swim, and chill out. At the beach, we will have some free time to enjoy ourselves and to grab a beer, swim, and play in the water. Exactly what everyone needs on a hot summer day!
Lavender fields – soo instagrammable,
Last but not the 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