Tokaj Adventure

8 500 Ft9 500 Ft

Easy: < 10 km

Moderate: 10-25 km

Hard: > 25 km

Hike details:

Hello Hikers! πŸŒžπŸ‘‹

In the midst of the summer heat, we are inviting you to the most scenic Hungarian river beach, the Tisza riverbank at Tokaj! πŸŒŠπŸ–οΈ To max out the experience, we’ll also hike to the peak of the Tokaj mountain πŸ”οΈ and descend down to the largest, medieval cellar of the world-famous wine region! 🍷🏰

The entire Tokaj wine region was granted the world heritage title πŸŒπŸ…, it is the unique white dessert wine that has brought world fame to Tokaj but there’s much more to try and see around this little Northeastern Hungarian town! πŸ˜οΈπŸ‡

Tokaj is situated in the Northeastern part of Hungary, 230 km away from Budapest on the Eastern slopes of the ZemplΓ©n mountain range, upon the confluence of river Tisza and Bodrog. πŸŒπŸ—ΊοΈ This odd combination of the volcanic soil, the wide damp floodplains, and the mild climate is what made Tokaj an excellent wine-producing area. πŸŒ‹πŸŒ±πŸ· Throughout the centuries, these wine hills generated an enormous wealth for their owners and the local merchants as the consumers were not only Hungarian aristocrats but also royalties from all across Europe, explaining why it is called the king of wines and the wine of kings β€˜Vinum Regum Rex Vinorum’. πŸ‘‘πŸ‡ We will find the pertaining historic spots along the cobbled streets of Tokaj! 🏞️🏘️

Our 4-hour long hike will start immediately with a stunning mountain quarry lake and the viewpoint over the village. From Tarcal we will climb up to the top of the Tokaj hill (514 metres) which juts deep inside the Great Hungarian Plain, providing us with a scenic view. πŸŒ„πŸ“Έ Once conquering the summit we’ll descend to the town of Tokaj and continue directly to the charming sandy river beach where we can also have our lunch and do some watersports. πŸŒŠπŸ½οΈπŸ„β€β™‚οΈ Before taking the Budapest train πŸš†, we take a look at the old monuments of the downtown and visit a well-known wine cellar where you will have the chance to taste and buy either the must (grape juice) or the famous Tokaj wine. πŸ‡πŸ·

πŸ₯Ύ The length of the hike: 13 km, 420 meters ascend and descend

⏰ Duration of the hike: approx. 5 hours

πŸŒ„ Difficulty: This hike is doable for everyone but it lacks shadowed places, so bring your hat, sunglasses, sun cream, and water bottle! πŸ§’πŸ•ΆοΈβ˜€οΈπŸ’§

⌚ Schedule:

– 7h10 – 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 GΓ‘bor tΓ©r, 47.50051813713912, 19.08266946521916) β°πŸš‰

– 10h30 – Arriving at Tarcal railway station πŸš‰

– Hike-time πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

– 15h00 – Arriving at the beach β€œTutajos”, bathing time and optional lunch! 🌊🍽️

– 18h00 – Visiting a medieval wine cellar in Tokaj – optional wine shopping! 🍷🏰

– 19h50 – Taking the train from Tokaj to Budapest πŸš†

– 22h50 – Arrival back to Budapest πŸ™οΈ

πŸ€“ Some pro arguments to definitely join this hike:

πŸ‡ You will discover one of the most famous wine regions of Europe
🏞️ Visiting one of the most beautiful mountain lakes of Central Europe and a scenic river beach as well
πŸ”οΈ We will hike up to the top of the extinct Tokaj volcano and have an amazing view over the Great Hungarian Plain and its winding rivers
πŸ“Έ Shabby old wine cellars – highly Instagrammable

Last but not the least, you can spend your day with lovely international people! πŸŒπŸ€— Down in the cool cellars you can have some wine, spritzer, or nonalcoholic grape must – to get in tune with the harvesting season πŸ™‚

Please note that our participation fee includes only the travel and the beach entrance, but not the lunch or the wine. It is up to you to choose what you want to try in Tokaj! 🍽️🍷

Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier! πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬
Looking forward to hiking with you, πŸ₯ΎπŸžοΈ

The Budapest Hikers and BAIS team

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