Here is our first hike after the pandemic confinement! We are going to the Balaton, again! So save the date: 21 June!
Everyone loves the Hungarian sea… and really, this is the ultimate destination for all Hungarians in summer, so we picked Tihany for our next hike!
The Tihany Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the shiniest gems of Hungary, this postvolcanic wonderland situated at the very centre 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 which borrowed the area the epithet “Hungarian Provence”.
The trail is brimmed with photogenic natural sights, lakes, protected forests and authentic folk architecture … During this hike, you will not only have a chance to taste the local wines and lavender ice cream, but you can also enjoy one of the most famous Hungarian beaches in Zamárdi (the lakeside park that also hosts Balaton Sound festival), and you can also take the scenic Tihany ferry cruise with us across the lake!
The length of the hike: 15 km, 280 meters ascend and descend
Duration of the hike: approx. 4 hours
And then? We will go down to the lake to refresh ourselves & dip in the water!
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!
Difficulty: This hike is doable for everyone but it lacks shadowed places, so bring your hat, sunglasses, sun cream and water bottle!
8h50 – Meeting at Kelenföld railway station, right at the railway platforms, upstairs
11h00 – Arriving at Aszófő railway station
15h00 – Embarking on the ferry and then grabbing our lunch on the beach of Zamárdi
15h30 – Beach fun
17h40 – taking the train from Zamárdi to Budapest (several later options as well)
20h00 – Arrival back to Budapest
After hike drinks
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 is fortunately not active any longer
– We will visit mystical medieval church ruins in the forest
– We will go to the beach together to play games, swim and chill out,
– Lavender fields – soo instagrammable,
– Last but not the least, you can spend your day with fun international people!